HEARST TELEVISION BROADCAST NEWS FINALISTS NAMED
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has announced the student television broadcast finalists selected in the 2011-2012 Journalism Awards Program’s Broadcast News Competition II.
Five television winners, selected from 57 entrants from 33 schools, will submit additional entries for a semi-final round of judging (along with five winners from Competition I). Following the semi-finals, five television finalists will be chosen to participate in the 2012 Championship in San Francisco, along with the radio, writing, photojournalism and multimedia finalists.
The top television finalists are:
First Place, $2,600 award, NATHAN O’NEAL, Arizona State University
Second Place, $2,000 award, BLAKE HANSON, University of Missouri
Third Place, $1,500 award, LYDIA DEFRANCHI, Brigham Young University
Fourth Place, $1,000 award, DAVID EARL WIETLISPACH, University of Missouri
Fifth Place, $1,000 award, KATHLEEN WITTE, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Sixth Place, certificate, RYAN HAARER, Arizona State University
Seventh Place, certificate, TOM GEORGE, University of Maryland
Eighth Place, certificate, SARAH PHINNEY, Ball State University
Ninth Place, certificate, JEFF PACKER, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Tenth Place, certificate, DAVID KAPLAN, Syracuse University
The schools of all 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, retired Senior Vice President of News, Hearst Television Inc., Yardley, PA.
Arizona State University has won first place in the Intercollegiate Broadcast Competition with the highest accumulated student points from the Radio, Television I and Television II competitions. It is followed by University of Southern California (tie); University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (tie); University of Missouri; Brigham Young University; Syracuse University; University of Montana; Pennsylvania State University; University of Florida; University of Maryland.
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 the Web site for the winning work, which is updated shortly after the completion of each competition.
Jan C. Watten, program director
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