HEARST MULTIMEDIA COMPETITION IV – TEAM REPORTING WINNERS NAMED
San Francisco – The top ten winners in college multimedia team reporting were announced today in the William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program, in which 105 undergraduate journalism programs at universities across the nation are eligible to participate.
First Place has been awarded to Western Kentucky University’s Adam Wolffbrandt, Rae Emary, Brandon Carter, Justin Gilliland, Tyler Essary, Jabin Botsford, Alyssa Pointer, Bria Granville, William Kolb, Leah Voss, Allyson Beasecker for their winning story “Metamorphosis” published on the Wkujournalism.com. They will receive a $2,600 scholarship. Western Kentucky University’s journalism department will receive a matching grant, as do the journalism departments of all scholarship winners.
Other winning multimedia teams:
2nd place, $2,000 award, Andy Rossback, Alan Sylvestre, Wenhuan Wang, Grant Lemons, Guru Amar Khalsa, Jesse Crowell, Jessica Hollowell, Julia Reihs, Jullianne Parker, Matthew Leslie, Maximilian Länge, Melanie Burke, Ronald Clark, Sam Stites, Tiffany Han, Zoolboo Bayarmagnai, University of Oregon
3rd place, $1,500 award, Danny Guy, Rae Emary, Western Kentucky University
4th Place, $1,000 award, Daniel Roth, Abbey Crain, Matt Ford, Mazie Bryant, Mark Hammontree, Deanne Winslett, Mackenzie Brown and Austin Bigoney, University of Alabama
5th Place, $1,000 award, Michael Buisan, Lucy Ohlsen, Alison Martin,Keegan Clements-Housser, Adrian Black, Jordan Tichenor, Joseph Faltyn, University of Oregon
6th place, Abigail Johnson, Kirsten Appleton, Mike Bordick, Hannah Bressi, Maria Bryant, Noelle Mateer, Pennsylvania State University
7th place, Daisy Becerra, Kally Lyons, Chloe Gersten, Diana Pearl, Erik van Rheenen, Erika Scully, Joe Infantino, Kaitlyn Richards, Leslie Walters, Linda Gorman, Matt Hartley, Natasha Schuyler, Trish Kilgannon, Tom Charles, Syracuse University
8th place, Emma Galli, Hannah Weinberger, Natalie Taylor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
9th place, Laura Sposato, Yihyun Jeong, Arizona State University
10th Place, Kat Riley, Grace Elkus, Addie Haney, Jason Puckett, Andrew Wilson, Christine Williams, Nicole Esplin, Kristin Martin, Meredith Browne, Andrew Creech, Elon University
The Multimedia judges are: The Multimedia judges are: Cory Tolbert Haik, Executive Producer for digital news, The Washington Post, VA; Sue Morrow, Assistant Multimedia Director, Sacramento Bee, CA; Kate O’Brian, President, Al Jazeera America, New York, NY.
Western Kentucky University has won the Intercollegiate Multimedia Competition with the highest accumulated student points. WKU is followed by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Pennsylvania State University; University of Missouri; Syracuse University; Arizona State University; University of Montana; University of Oregon; and San Francisco State University. The top three winners earn $10,000, $4,000 and $2,000 respectively.
Contact: Jan Watten