2023-24 Hearst Television News Winners Announced

San Francisco – Winners have been announced in the Television News Competition of the 2023-2024 Hearst
Journalism Awards Program.

There were 76 entries from 43 schools submitted in the second television competition of the academic year.

First place has been awarded to Chilekasi Adele from Syracuse University. Chilekasi wins a $3,000 award and qualifies for the National Television Championship which will be held June 2-7, 2024.

The second-through-fifth place finalists are:
Second Place, $2,000 award, Steven Schlink, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Third Place, $1,500 award, John Murphy, University of Missouri
Fourth Place, $1,000 award, Maxwell Williams, Syracuse University
Fifth Place, $1,000 award, Denzen Cortez, Arizona State University

These finalists along with the top four from the first television competition qualify for a semi-final round where they will submit additional entries. From that competition, four finalists will be chosen to compete in the National Television Championship.

The top five winning schools receive matching grants.

The sixth-through-tenth place finalists are:
Sixth Place, certificate, Adi Schanie, Western Kentucky University
Seventh Place, certificate, Muhsin Mahmud, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Eighth Place, certificate, Hunter Walterman, University of Missouri
Ninth Place, certificate, Alissa Clausell, Temple University
Tenth Place, certificate, Christopher Will, University of Florida

Syracuse University has won the Intercollegiate Broadcast Competition with the highest accumulated student points from the three broadcast competitions (audio news/features, Television Features, television News) held this year.

They are followed by: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; University of Missouri; University of Florida;
Pennsylvania State University; Arizona State University; University of Maryland; Kent State University;
Ohio University; Western Kentucky University.

The top three intercollegiate winners earn $10,000, $4,000 and $2,000 respectively.

The television judges are: Candy Altman, retired Vice President of News, Hearst Television; Holly Quan,
Reporter/Anchor, KCBS Radio; Jeff Bartlett, retired President and General Manager, WMUR-TV.

The 64th annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program added broadcast journalism to the competitions in 1988.
The program also includes five writing, two photojournalism and four multimedia competitions offering up to $700,000 in scholarships, matching grants and stipends. There are 105 universities of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication with accredited undergraduate journalism programs are eligible to
participate in the Hearst competitions.