HEARST RADIO BROADCAST NEWS FINALISTS NAMED
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has announced the five radio broadcast finalists selected in the Journalism Awards Program’s Radio Competition.
These five winners selected from among a record 49 entrants qualify for the National Broadcast News Championship in June 2012 along with television, writing, photojournalism and multimedia finalists.
The top radio finalists, qualifying for the Championship are:
First Place, $2,600 award, REEMA KHRAIS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Second Place, $2,000 award, HEATHER ARONNO, University of Alaska, Anchorage
Third Place, $1,500 award, CLARK HODGES, University of Montana
Fourth Place, $1,000 award, STEVEN GALLO, University of Florida
Fifth Place, $1,000 award, STEPHEN TANNER, Brigham Young University
Other winners in radio who will be receiving certificates of merit are:
Sixth Place, ERICA BRECHER, Pennsylvania State University
Seventh Place, ALLETTA COOPER, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Eighth Place, KACEY CHERRY, University of Texas
Ninth Place, LYDIA CAMARILLO, Arizona State University
Tenth Place, BONNIE JORDAN CAMPO, University of Oklahoma
The schools of award-winning finalists receive matching grants.
The judges, all professionals in radio and television, are: Edward Esposito, Vice President, Information Media, Rubber City Radio Group, Akron, OH; Kate O’Brian, Senior Vice President, ABC News, New York, NY; and Fred Young, Former Senior Vice President of News, Hearst-Argyle Television, Yardley, PA.
The 2011-2012 broadcast news competitions are held in 106 member colleges and universities of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication with accredited undergraduate journalism programs. The Broadcast News Competition was added in 1988 to the Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program that for 52 years has included writing, photojournalism, and multimedia, and now offers awards totaling up to $500,000 in scholarships, matching grants and stipends. Please check the monthly winners section of our Web site for the winning work, which is updated shortly after the completion of each competition.
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Jan C. Watten, program director