HEARST PERSONALITY PROFILE WINNERS NAMED
San Francisco – The top 10 winners in college personality profile writing were announced today in the 53rd annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program, in which 106 undergraduate journalism programs at colleges and universities across the nation are eligible to participate.
First Place has been awarded to CHARLES SCUDDER, a junior from Indiana University. Charles will receive a $2,600 scholarship for his winning article titled “A Queen Comes Homes’” published in the Indiana Daily Student. Indiana University will receive a matching grant, as do the journalism departments of all scholarship winners. Charles also qualifies for the National Writing Championship which takes place in San Francisco in June 2013.
Other top five scholarship winners are:
Sarah Peters, Pennsylvania State University, second place, $2,000 scholarship
Mike Hricik, Pennsylvania State University, third place, $1,500 scholarship
Blake Ursch, University of Missouri, fourth place, $1,000 scholarship
Jayson Jenks, University of Kansas, fifth place, $1,000 scholarship
The sixth through tenth place winners receive certificates of merit:
Samuel Lane, University of Iowa, sixth place
Anthony Dominic, Kent State University, seventh place
Connor Letourneau, University of Maryland, eighth place
Ben DeJarnette, University of Oregon, ninth place
Mary Kenney, Indiana University, tenth place
Indiana University is in first place in the Intercollegiate Writing Competition with the highest accumulated student points in the first four writing competitions. They are followed by: Pennsylvania State University; Northwestern University; University of Kansas; University of Florida; University of Nebraska-Lincoln; University of Missouri; Arizona State University; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Kent State University.
The final intercollegiate writing winners will be named upon the completion of the Breaking News Writing Competition.
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program is conducted under the auspices of accredited schools of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication and fully funded and administered by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. It consists of five monthly writing competitions, two photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions and four multimedia competitions, with Championship finals in all divisions. The program awards up to $500,000 in scholarships and grants annually.
Judging the writing competitions this year are: Ward Bushee, Editor and Executive Vice President, The San Francisco Chronicle; Marty Kaiser, Editor and Senior Vice President, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and John Temple, Managing Editor, The Washington Post.
There were 113 students from 64 universities who participated in the program’s fourth writing competition of this academic year. Samples of winning work can be viewed in the monthly winners section of our Web site.
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