2020 Hearst Team Multimedia Digital News/Enterprise Competition Winners Named

Hearst Team Multimedia Digital News/Enterprise Competition Winners Named

San Francisco – Winners have been announced in the Team Multimedia Digital News/Enterprise Story Competition of the 60th annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program. There were 79 entries from 49 schools submitted in the fourth and final multimedia competition of the year.

First Place has been awarded to Team Sofie Mortensen and Sara Krog from Western Kentucky University. They will receive a $3,000 scholarship for the winning multimedia piece titled “A Wounded Soldier”.

The second-through-fifth place winners receive awards and the journalism department of those winners receive matching grants. There is no championship component for this competition.

Second Place, $2,000 Award: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Team Members: Isaiah Somanas, Sabrina Sommer, Jessica Moore, Maddie Washburn, Peyton Stoike and
Ken Ferriera

Third Place, $1,500 Award: Western Kentucky University
Team Members: Lydia Schweickart, Ella Corder, BreAnna Luker, Grace Pritchett, Nic Huey, Dalton Puckett,
Emily Moses, Michelle Hanks

Fourth Place, $1,000 Award: University of Florida
Team Members: Tessa Bentulan, Henry Coburn, Dolores Hinckley, Alexis Howard, Grace King, Sky Lebron,
Daniella Mora, Sofia Millar, Claudia Perez Brito, Camille Respress, Lauren Reynolds, Maria Roberts, Matt Serna,
Meredith Sheldon, Raymon Troncoso

Fifth Place, $1,000 Award: University of Missouri
Team Members: Amanda Lee, Armond Feffer, Rebecca Ferguson, Joel Green, Julia Hansen, Yanran Huang,
Yehyun Kim, Sam Koeppel, Amanda Lee, Jamie Maron, Jacob Moscovitch, Matt McCabe, Liv Paggiarino,
Tristen Rouse, Daniel Shular

Sixth Place: University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
Team Members: Haley France, Zayrha Rodriguez

Seventh Place: University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
Team Members: Tenley Garrett, Peggy Mullen

Eighth Place: University of Mississippi
Team Members: Devna Bose, Brittany Brown, Christian Johnson, Hayden Benge

Ninth Place: Arizona State University
Team Members: Nicole Ludden, Julian Hernandez, Meg Potter, Erica Figueroa

Tenth Place: Syracuse University
Team Members: Rachel Day, Molly Bolan, Audrey Lee, Kristine Klein, Taylor Bradford, Katie Intner, Patrick Linehan, Kathryn Pirzadeh, Jake Smith, Lauren Steckley, Nadia Suleman, Kelsey Thompson, Ari Wodarcyk

Western Kentucky University receives first place in the Intercollegiate Multimedia Competition with the highest accumulated student points from the four multimedia competitions held this academic year.

They are followed by:

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, second place
University of Florida, third place
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, fourth place
University of Missouri, fifth place
University of Montana, sixth place
Syracuse University, seventh place
Elon University, eighth place
Arizona State University, ninth place
Stony Brook University, tenth place

The final intercollegiate winners in all categories will be announced this week. The top three intercollegiate
winners earn $10,000, $4,000 and $2,000 respectively,

The multimedia judges are: Jarrad Henderson, Senior Multimedia Producer – Investigative and Enterprise Video Team, USA Today; Danese Kenon, Director of Video & Photograph, Philadelphia Inquirer; Brian Storm, Founder,
Executive Producer, MediaStorm.

The Journalism Awards Program, now in its 60th year, added multimedia to the competitions in 2010. The
program also includes five writing, one radio, two television, and two photojournalism competitions offering up to $700,000 in scholarships, matching grants and stipends. 104 member universities of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication with accredited undergraduate journalism programs are eligible to
participate in the Hearst competitions.