HEARST NATIONAL WRITING FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has announced the eight undergraduate college journalism students from around the country who will compete in the 48th annual National Writing Championships of the Hearst Journalism Awards Program this June in San Francisco.
The finalists include six winners in monthly writing competitions and two who had the highest scores from among approximately 600 entries submitted. They will participate in various assignments – competing for additional awards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 in the Program’s National Championships, held in San Francisco, June 2 – 6, 2008.
Also competing in the National Championships will be six photo, five radio and five television broadcast news finalists, selected from more than 350 student entrants in those categories:
The 2008 National Writing Championship finalists:
MATTHEW BAKER, Northwestern University
NICHOLAS JAMES COMPTON, University of Iowa
JOHN W. COX, University of Florida
TIARA ETHERIDGE, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA
ANGELA S. HAUPT, Pennsylvania State University
ANDREW R. McGILL, Pennsylvania State University
EPHRAIM PAYNE, University of Oregon
JENNIFER J. TRAMM, University of Arizona
Judging the writing competition this year are: Arthur S. Brisbane, Former Senior Vice President, Knight Ridder, Inc., Monte Sereno, CA; Stephen Buckley, Managing Editor, The St. Petersburg Times, FL; and Jeff Cohen, Executive Vice President and Editor, Houston Chronicle, TX.
Presently, 108 colleges and universities with accredited undergraduate journalism schools participate in the program, often called the Pulitzers of college journalism. Funded and administered for 48 years by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Journalism Program awards more than $500,000 a year in scholarships, grants and stipends annually.
Jan Watten, Program Director
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