2022-23 Hearst Explanatory Reporting Winners Announced

San Francisco – Winners have been announced in the Explanatory Reporting Competition of the 2022-2023 Hearst Journalism Awards Program.

There were 129 entries from 68 schools submitted in the second writing competition of the academic year.

First Place has been awarded to Rachel Crumpler, a May 2022 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Rachel receives a $3,000 scholarship for the article “‘Shots fired, shots fired! We need to go into
lockdown!” published in Media Hub. Per program guidelines, Rachel is not eligible for the Championship due to her graduation status.

Second place is awarded to Jade Campos from Pennsylvania State University who receives a $2,000 scholarship. Jade is also a May 2022 graduate and thus not eligible for the Championship. Click here to read Jade’s winning
article.

Third-place winner Katie Delk, a senior from University of Florida wins a $1,500 scholarship and qualifies for the National Championship in June 2023.

The other top finalists are:
Fourth Place, $1,000 award, Mary Claire Molloy, Indiana University
Fifth Place, $1,000 award, Rory Pelella, Pennsylvania State University

The top five winning schools receive matching grants.

The sixth-through-tenth place finalists are:
Sixth Place, certificate, Mason Young, University of Oklahoma
Seventh Place, certificate, Cami Parrish, Arizona State University
Eighth Place, certificate, Sudeep Tumma, Oklahoma State University
Ninth Place, certificate, Sydney Gold, Syracuse University
Tenth Place, certificate, Rachel Cohen, New York University

Pennsylvania State University is in first place in the Intercollegiate Writing Competition with the highest
accumulated student points from the two writing of the five writing competitions held this year.
They are followed by: University of Missouri; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Indiana University; University of Florida; New York University; University of Montana; Arizona State University; University of North Alabama; Washington & Lee University (tie); Temple University (tie).

The top three intercollegiate winners earn $10,000, $4,000 and $2,000 respectively. The final
intercollegiate winners will be announced after the completion of all five writing competitions in May. The awards will be presented during the Intercollegiate Awards Presentation during the National Championships in June.

The writing judges are: Maria Reeve, Executive Editor, The Houston Chronicle; Sue Campbell, Editorial Director, AME/Features, Star Tribune Magazine; David Callaway, Founder and Editor, Callaway Climate Insights.

The Journalism Awards Program, now in its 63rd year, also includes two photojournalism, one audio, two television, and four multimedia competitions. The program offers up to $700,000 in scholarships, matching grants and stipends. 105 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.

2022-23 Hearst Photojournalism I Winners Announced

San Francisco – Winners have been announced in the Photojournalism News and Features Competition of the 2022-2023 Hearst Journalism Awards Program. The winning photojournalists were selected from 119 entries from 68 schools submitted in the first photo competition of the year.

First Place has been awarded to Annie Barker, a December 2022 graduate from Michigan State University. Annie wins a $3,000 scholarship and qualifies for the National Photojournalism Championship which will take place in San Francisco this June 2023.

The top qualifying four finalists, along with the top four finalists in the photo II competition, will submit additional photos for the semi-final round of judging in April.  Four finalists will be chosen from that round to compete in the National Photojournalism Championship.

The finalists who qualify for the semi-final round are:
Second Place, $2,000 award, Noah Riffe, Pennsylvania State University
Third Place, $1,500 award, Antonio Ibarra-Olivares, University of Montana *
Fourth Place, $1,000 award, Ira Wilder, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Fifth Place, $1,000 award, Leslie Ostronic, Ohio University
Sixth Place, certificate, Devin Anderson-Torrez, Michigan State University

* Antonio Ibarra-Olivares was a spring 2022 graduate, and per our guidelines, cannot participate in the semi-final round. Devin Anderson-Torrez moves up to the semi-final round.

The top five winning schools receive matching grants.

The seventh-through-tenth place finalists are:

Seventh Place, certificate, Chad Cushing, University of Kansas

Eighth Place, certificate, Grace Smith, University of Iowa

Ninth Place, certificate, Gabi Broekema, Western Kentucky University

Tenth Place, certificate, Lauren Witte, University of Florida

Michigan State University is first place in the Intercollegiate Photojournalism Competition with the highest
accumulated student points in the first photo competition. They are followed by: University of Iowa;
Western Kentucky University; University of Montana (tie); Pennsylvania State University (tie); University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Arizona State University; Ohio University; University of Kansas; University of Florida (tie); University of Kentucky (tie).

The final Intercollegiate winners will be announced after the Photo II competition in March. The top three
intercollegiate winners earn $10,000, $4,000 and $2,000 respectively, which will be presented during the National
Championship in June.

The photojournalism judges are: Marcia Allert, Managing Photo Producer, Apple; Nicole Frugé, Director of Visuals, The San Francisco Chronicle; Danny Gawlowski, Assistant Managing Editor, The Seattle Times.

The 63rd annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program added photojournalism to the competitions in 1970. The
program also includes five writing, one audio, two television, and four multimedia competitions offering up to $700,000 in scholarships, matching grants and stipends.  Currently, 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.


2022-23 Hearst Multimedia Narrative Storytelling Winners Announced

San Francisco – Winners have been announced in the Multimedia Narrative Storytelling Competition of the 2022-2023 Hearst Journalism Awards Program.
There were 83 entries from 46 schools submitted in the first multimedia competition of the year.

First Place has been awarded to Drake Presto, a senior from Arizona State University. Drake will receive a $3,000 scholarship for the winning piece “Crisis in Tapachula” and qualifies for the National Multimedia Championship which will be held this June in San Francisco.

The other top finalists are:
Second Place, $2,000 award, Allie Schallert, Western Kentucky University
Third Place, $1,500 award, Lily LaRegina, Pennsylvania State University
Fourth Place, $1,000 award, Calli Westra, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Fifth Place, $1,000 award, Luke Wines, California State University, Long Beach
The top five winning schools receive matching grants.

The sixth-through-tenth place finalists are:
Sixth Place, certificate, Xinning Li, Syracuse University
Seventh Place, certificate, J’sha Gift, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Eighth Place, certificate, Jordan Frye, University of Florida
Ninth Place, certificate, Anna Leachman, Western Kentucky University
Tenth Place, certificate, Anna Von Pechmann, Colorado State University

Western Kentucky University is currently in first place in the Intercollegiate Multimedia Competition with the highest accumulated student points from the first of four multimedia competitions.
They are followed by: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Pennsylvania State University; Arizona State University; California State University, Long Beach; University of Florida (tie); Syracuse University (tie); Colorado State University; University of Montana; San Francisco State (tie); University of Missouri (tie).

The top three intercollegiate winners earn $10,000, $4,000 and $2,000 respectively. The final
intercollegiate winners will be announced after the completion of all four multimedia competitions in May.

The multimedia judges are: Jarrad Henderson, Senior Multimedia Producer – Investigative and Enterprise Video Team, USA Today; Meredith Hogan, Senior Creative Producer, Red Element Studios; Robert Scheer, Visual Journalist, The Indianapolis Star.

The Journalism Awards Program, now in its 63rd year, added multimedia to the competitions in 2010. The
program also includes five writing, one audio, two television, and two photojournalism competitions offering up to $700,000 in scholarships, matching grants and stipends. 105 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.

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2022-23 Hearst Television Features Winners Announced

San Francisco – Winners have been announced in the Television Features Competition of the 2022-2023 Hearst Journalism Awards Program. There were 92 entries from 54 schools submitted in the first of two television
competitions.

First Place has been awarded to Christopher Will, a junior from University of Florida. Christopher wins a $3,000 award and qualifies for the National Television Championship which will be held in June 2023.

The second-through-fifth place finalists are:
Second Place, $2,000 award, Nicole Aponte, Syracuse University
Third Place, $1,500 award, Louise Rath, Syracuse University
Fourth Place, $1,000 award, Ophelie Jacobson, University of Florida
Fifth Place, $1,000 award, Ryan Blank, Arizona State University

These finalists along with the top four from the second 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, Cameron Joiner, University of Oklahoma
Seventh Place, certificate, Julie Koharik, University of Missouri
Eighth Place, certificate, Zach Gershman, Pennsylvania State University
Ninth Place, certificate, Finn Carlin, University of South Carolina
Tenth Place, certificate, Harlee Hunsaker, Brigham Young University

Tied for first place in the Intercollegiate Broadcast Competition are the University of Florida and Syracuse University with the highest accumulated student points from the first of three broadcast news competitions.

They are followed by: University of Missouri; Arizona State University; University of Maryland; University of Oklahoma; Pennsylvania State University; University of South Carolina; Brigham Young University (tie); Colorado State University (tie).

The top three intercollegiate winners earn $10,000, $4,000 and $2,000 respectively, and will be announced after the completion of the audio and second television competition in April and presented at the National Championships in June.

The television judges are: Candy Altman, retired Vice President of News, Hearst Television; Holly Quan, Reporter/Anchor, KCBS Radio; Joe Rovitto, President, Clemensen & Rovitto LLC.

The 63rd 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.

2022-23 Hearst Feature Writing Winners Announced

San Francisco – Winners have been announced in the Feature Writing Competition of the
 2022-2023 Hearst
Journalism Awards Program. There were 150 entries from 82 schools submitted in the first writing competition of the academic year.

First Place has been awarded to Eli Hoff, a senior from University of Missouri.
Eli will receive a $3,000 scholarship for the winning article “’No other option’: Afghans put trust in strangers from Missouri before harrowing escape to safety.” Eli also qualifies to participate in the Hearst National Writing
Championship which will be held in June 2023.

The other top finalists are:
Second place, $2,000 award, Clarise Larson, University of Montana
Third place, $1,500 award, Anjelica Singer, Pennsylvania State University
Fourth Place, $1,000 award, Brianna Hatch, Washington & Lee University
Fifth Place, $1,000 award, Ella McCarthy, University of Missouri

The top five winning schools receive matching grants.

The sixth-through-tenth place finalists are:
Sixth Place, certificate, Carson TerBush, Indiana University
Seventh Place, certificate, CJ Younger, Drake University
Eighth Place, certificate, Nyah Phengsitthy, Elon University
Ninth Place, certificate, Saskia Hatvany, San Francisco State University
Tenth Place, certificate, Audrey Johnson, University of North Alabama

The University of Missouri is in first place in the Intercollegiate Writing Competition with the highest accumulated student points in the first writing competition of the year.
 They are followed by: Pennsylvania State University; University of North Alabama; University of Montana; New York University; Washington & Lee University; Indiana University; Drake University (tie); Elon University (tie); San Francisco State University.

The top three intercollegiate winners earn $10,000, $4,000 and $2,000 respectively. The final intercollegiate
winners will be announced after the completion of all five writing competitions in May.

The writing judges are: Maria Reeve, Executive Editor, The Houston Chronicle; Sue Campbell, Editorial Director, AME/Features, Star Tribune Magazine; David Callaway, Founder and Editor, Callaway Climate Insights.

The Journalism Awards Program, now in its 63rd year, also includes two photojournalism, one audio, two
television, and four multimedia competitions. The program offers up to $700,000 in scholarships, matching grants and stipends. 105 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.

2022 Hearst National Championship Winners Announced

San Francisco – Winning college journalists in the National Writing, Photojournalism, Audio, Television and
Multimedia Championships were announced on May 25, 2022 by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program.

The Hearst Championships are the culmination of the 2021 – 2022 Journalism Awards Program, which were held in 103 member universities of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication with accredited undergraduate journalism programs. From May 20 – 25, 2022, 29 finalists – winners from the 14 monthly
competitions – participated in the 62nd annual Hearst Championships in San Francisco where they demonstrated their writing, photography, audio, television and multimedia skills in spot assignments. The assignments were chosen by media professionals who judged the finalists’ work throughout the year and at the Championships.

Following are the winners and the scholarships they received:

National Writing Championship
First Place, $10,000 award: Maddie Ellis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Second Place, $7,500 award: Houston Harwood, University of Florida
Third Place, $5,000 award: Abigail Weiss, Syracuse University

Writing Championship runner-ups listed in alphabetical order:
Finalist, $1,500 award: Christopher Cicchiello, Syracuse University
Finalist, $1,500 award: Elise Elder, University of Florida
Finalist, $1,500 award: Katherine Lester, Texas Christian University
Finalist, $1,500 award: Elizabeth Moore, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Finalist, $1,500 award: Kiera Riley, Arizona State University

National Photojournalism Championship
First Place, $10,000 award: Angelina Katsanis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Second Place, $7,500 award: Julia Nikhinson, University of Maryland
Third Place, $5,000 award: Alberto Mariani, Arizona State University

Photo Championship runners-up listed in alphabetical order:
Finalist, $1,500 award: Chasity Maynard, University of Florida
Finalist, $1,500 award: Noah Riffe, Pennsylvania State University
Finalist, $1,500 award: Jack Weaver, University of Kentucky

National Audio Championship
First Place, $10,000 award: Jayda Williams, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Second Place, $7,500 award: Carolina Garibay, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Third Place, $5,000 award: Aurora Berry, University of Texas at Austin

Audio Championship runners-up listed in alphabetical order:
Finalist, $1,500 award: Daniel Myrick, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Finalist, $1,500 award: Dustin Wilcox, Murray State University

National Television Championship
First Place, $10,000 award: Ally Arnold O’Rullian, Brigham Young University
Second Place, $7,500 award: Bradley Davis, University of Missouri
Third Place, $5,000 award: Moriah Humiston, Syracuse University

Television Championship runners-up listed in alphabetical order:
Finalist, $1,500 award: John Perik, Syracuse University
Finalist, $1,500 award: Elyse Schoenig, University Missouri

National Multimedia Championship
First Place, $10,000 award: Lucas Pruitt, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Second Place, $7,500 award: Chris Ocana, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Third Place, $5,000 award: Angelica Edwards, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Multimedia Championship runners-up listed in alphabetical order:
Finalist, $1,500 award: Lauren Cmiel, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, $1,500 award
Finalist, $1,500 award: Endiya Griffin, University of Southern California, $1,500 award

Special Awards
$1,000 award for Best Article of the Year went to Kiera Riley, Arizona State University.
$1000 award for Best Reporting Technique went to Abigail Weiss, Syracuse University.
Those awards were selected from the monthly writing competition entries.

$1,000 award for Best Single Photo from the Semi-Finals when to Noah Riffe, Pennsylvania State University.
$1,000 award for Best Portfolio from the Semi-Finals went to Alberto Mariani, Arizona State University.

$1,000 award for Best Use of Audio for News Coverage went to Daniel Myrick, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This award was selected from the monthly audio entries.

$1,000 award for Best Use of Television for News Coverage went to Ally Arnold O’Rullian, Brigham Young University. This award was selected from the semi-final entries.

$1,000 award for Best Multimedia Story of the Year went to Chris Ocana, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This award was selected from the monthly competition entries.

The writing judges were: Larry Kramer, retired President and Publisher, USA Today, VA; Maria Reeve, Executive Editor, The Houston Chronicle, TX, David Zeeck, retired President and Publisher, The (Tacoma) News Tribune, WA.

The photojournalism judges were: Marcia Allert, Managing Photo Producer, Apple, CA; Nicole Frugé, Director of Visuals, San Francisco Chronicle, CA; Mark Morris, retired Director of Photography, Sacramento Bee, Independent Visual Consultant, CA.

The audio and television judges were: Candy Altman, retired Vice President of News, Hearst Television, NY; Holly Quan, Reporter/Anchor, KCBS Radio, CA; Joe Rovitto, President, Clemensen & Rovitto LLC, PA.

The multimedia Judges were: Danese Kenon, Director of Video and Photography, Philadelphia Inquirer, PA; Jarrad Henderson, Senior Multimedia Producer – Investigative and Enterprise Video Team, USA Today, VA; Meredith Hogan, Senior Creative Producer, Red Element Studios, WA.

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, the Hearst Foundations have contributed over 1 billion dollars to numerous educational programs, health and medical care, human services and the arts in every state.

The Hearst Journalism Awards Program was founded in 1960 to support, encourage and give assistance to journalism education through scholarships for outstanding college students. Since its inception, the program has distributed more than $14 million in scholarships and grants for the exceptional work by student journalists who participate in the program.

2021-22 Hearst Intercollegiate Winners Announced

San Francisco – – Winners of the Intercollegiate Writing, Photojournalism, Audio and Television and Multimedia Competitions of the annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program have been announced.

The 2021-2022 prizes are awarded to the top universities in each division of the Intercollegiate Competitions, with the top ten of each category receiving Hearst trophies.

Often called “The Pulitzers of college journalism,” the Hearst program holds year-long competitions in writing, photojournalism, audio, television and multimedia for journalism undergraduates. The points earned by students in these monthly competitions determine each discipline’s Intercollegiate ranking. The winners are schools with the highest accumulated student points in each category.

The Overall Intercollegiate winners are the schools with the highest accumulated student points from the 1,255 entries submitted this year in the writing, photojournalism, audio, television and multimedia competitions.

The 2022 Intercollegiate Competition winners, sharing $89,000 in prizes, are:
INTERCOLLEGIATE WRITING:
$10,000 First Place, University of Florida
$4,000 Second Place, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
$2,000 Third Place, Syracuse University

INTERCOLLEGIATE PHOTOJOURNALISM:
$10,000 First Place, Western Kentucky University
$4,000 Second Place, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
$2,000 Third Place, Arizona State University

INTERCOLLEGIATE AUDIO & TELEVISION:
$10,000 First Place, University of Missouri
$4,000 Second Place, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
$2,000 Third Place, Syracuse University

INTERCOLLEGIATE MULTIMEDIA:
$10,000 First Place, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
$4,000 Second Place, Western Kentucky University
$2,000 Third Place, University of Southern California

INTERCOLLEGIATE OVERALL:
$25,000 First Place, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Second Place, University of Florida
Third Place, Arizona State University

Intercollegiate Writing trophies are awarded to: Arizona State University, fourth place; Pennsylvania State University, fifth place; Temple University, sixth place; Indiana University, seventh place; Stony Brook University, eighth place; University of Montana, ninth place; University of Missouri, tenth place.

Intercollegiate Photojournalism trophies are awarded to: University of Florida, fourth place; Ohio University, fifth place; University of Kentucky, sixth place; Michigan State University, seventh place; San Francisco State University, eight place; University of Montana, ninth place-tie; University of Oregon, ninth place-tie.

Intercollegiate Audio and Television trophies are awarded to: Arizona State University, fourth place; University of Florida, fifth place; Brigham Young University, sixth place; University of Texas at Austin, seventh place; Pennsylvania State University, eighth place; University of Nebraska-Lincoln, ninth place; University of Nevada, Reno, tenth place.

Intercollegiate Multimedia trophies are awarded to:
 University of Oregon, fourth place; University of Missouri, fifth place; University of Nevada, Reno, sixth place; Syracuse University, seventh place; Arizona State University, eighth place; San Francisco State University, ninth place; Pennsylvania State University, tenth place.

Intercollegiate Overall trophies are awarded to:
 Western Kentucky University, fourth place; Syracuse University, fifth place; University of Missouri, sixth place; Pennsylvania State University, seventh place; University of Oregon, eighth place; University of Southern California, ninth place; University of Montana, tenth place.

The Hearst Journalism Awards Program operates under the auspices of the accredited schools of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication. It is fully funded and administered by The William Randolph Hearst Foundation. Currently, 103 accredited undergraduate schools of journalism in the United States are eligible to participate in the program, which awards up to $700,000 in scholarships and grants annually.

The Intercollegiate Awards have been acknowledged since the inception of the program, and in 1990 monetary awards were added to the Hearst Journalism Awards Program budget.

Publisher William Randolph Hearst established the William Randolph Hearst Foundation and The Hearst Foundation, Inc. in the 1940’s, a few years before his death in 1951. Since then, the Foundations have awarded over one billion dollars in grants and programs.

2021-22 Hearst Championship Qualifiers Announced

San Francisco – The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has announced the 29 journalism students representing 14 universities from across the country who will compete in the 62nd annual National Writing, Photojournalism, Audio,Television and Multimedia Championships, May 20-25, 2022.

The finalists include eight writing finalists, six photojournalism finalists, five audio finalists, five television finalists and five multimedia finalists, selected from 1,255 entries received in this year’s 14 monthly competitions.

During the Championships, held in San Francisco, the finalists will participate in various spot assignments
selected by our judges, competing for scholarship awards ranging from $1,500 to $10,000.

We congratulate the 2022 Hearst National Championship finalists.

Writing Finalists
Christopher Cicchiello, Syracuse University
Elise Elder, University of Florida
Maddie Ellis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Houston Harwood, University of Florida
Katherine Lester, Texas Christian University
Elizabeth Moore, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Kiera Riley, Arizona State University
Abigail Weiss, Syracuse University

Photojournalism Finalists
Angelina Katsanis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Alberto Mariani, Arizona State University
Chasity Maynard, University of Florida
Julia Nikhinson, University of Maryland

Noah Riffe, Pennsylvania State University

Jack Weaver, University of Kentucky

Audio Finalists
Aurora Berry, University of Texas at Austin
Carolina Garibay, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Daniel Myrick, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dustin Wilcox, Murray State University
Jayda Williams, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Television Finalists
Ally Arnold O’Rullian, Brigham Young University
Bradley Davis, University of Missouri
John Perik, Syracuse University
Moriah Humiston, Syracuse University
Elyse Schoenig, University of Missouri


Multimedia Finalists
Lauren Cmiel, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Angelica Edwards, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Endiya Griffin, University of Southern California
Chris Ocana, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lucas Pruitt, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Presently, 103 colleges and universities with accredited undergraduate journalism schools are eligible to
participate in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program. Funded and administered for 62 years by the
William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Journalism Program awards up to $700,000 in scholarships,
grants and stipends annually.



2021-22 Hearst Multimedia Digital News/Enterprise Story Team Winners Announced

San Francisco – Winners have been announced in the Multimedia Digital News/Enterprise Story Team Competition of the 2021-2022 Hearst Journalism Awards Program. 
There were 67 entries from 41 schools submitted in the fourth multimedia competition of the academic year.

First Place has been awarded to the team from Western Kentucky University: Gabi Broekema, Addison LeBoutillier, Brenna Pepke, Zane Meyer-Thornton and Sam Mallon. They will receive a $3,000 scholarship for the winning multimedia piece titled “Appalachia’s Burden.”

The other top finalists are:
Second place, $2,000 award, Syracuse University:
Amanda Paule, Kevin Camelo, Sonny Cirasuolo, Lawry Boyer, Molly Gibbs
Third place, $1,500 award, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill:
Lucas Pruitt, Elizabeth Moore, Lauren Cmiel, Chris Ocana, Brook Buchanan, Yufei Dong
Fourth Place, $1,000 award, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill:
Elise Mahon,  Camila Moreno, Elizabeth Sills, Angelina Katsanis, Maggie Wong, Claire Rever
Fifth Place, $1,000 award, University of Oregon:
Aaron O’Gara, Jael Calloway, Casey Winbush, Jeremy Williams, Canden Gutierrez, Maggie Salter
The top five winning schools receive matching grants.

The sixth-through-tenth place finalists are:

Sixth Place, certificate, Colorado State University:
Laura Studley, Serena Bettis, Owen Johnson, Ben Spence, Collin Sanders, Devin Cornelius, Lauryn Bolz
Seventh Place, certificate, University of Oregon:
Eden McCall, Sabrina Baker, Noah Camuso, Rachel Chambers, Ceili Cornelius, Harper Dorman Greene,
Clayton Franke, Austin Johnson, Wesley Lapointe, Anna Mattson, Sarah Miller, Gabi Raab, Anna Scherer,
Sam Scudder, Harrison Wiesert, Jeremy Williams


Eighth Place, certificate, Western Kentucky University:
 Lily Thompson, Chris Kohley

Ninth Place, certificate, University of South Carolina:
Ward Jolles, Nick Sullivan
Tenth Place, certificate, University of Nevada, Reno:
Faith Evans, Alina Croft

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has won the Intercollegiate Multimedia Competition, with the highest accumulated student points from the four multimedia competitions held this year.
They are followed by: Western Kentucky University; University of Southern California; University of Oregon; University of Missouri; University of Nevada, Reno; Syracuse University; Arizona State University; San Francisco State University; Pennsylvania State University.
The top three intercollegiate winners earn $10,000, $4,000 and $2,000 respectively.

The multimedia judges are: Danese Kenon, Director of Video and Photography, Philadelphia Inquirer, PA; Jarrad Henderson, Senior Multimedia Producer – Investigative and Enterprise Video Team, USA Today, VA; Meredith Hogan, Senior Creative Producer, Red Element Studios, WA.

The Journalism Awards Program, now in its 62nd year, added multimedia to the competitions in 2010. The program also includes five writing, one audio, two television, and two photojournalism competitions offering up to $700,000 in scholarships, matching grants and stipends annually.
103 universities of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication with accredited undergraduate journalism programs are eligible to participate in the Hearst monthly competitions.

2021-22 Hearst Investigative Reporting Winners Announced

San Francisco – Winners have been announced in the Investigative Reporting Competition of the 2021-2022 Hearst Journalism Awards Program. There were 67 entries from 41 schools submitted in the final writing
competition of the academic year.

First Place has been awarded to Elise Elder, a senior from University of Florida.
Elise will receive a $3,000 scholarship for the winning article “Former NYPD officers in Florida heralded by
DeSantis include surprises.” Elise also qualifies to participate in the Hearst National Writing Championship which will be held in San Francisco, May 20-25.

The other top finalists are:
Second Place, $2,000 award, Ardeshir Tabrizian, University of Oregon
Third Place, $1,500 award, Houston Harwood, University of Florida
Fourth Place, $1,000 award, Matt Cohen, Indiana University
Fifth Place, $1,000 award, Sydney Gold, Syracuse University

The top five winning schools receive matching grants.

The sixth-through-tenth place finalists are:
Sixth Place, certificate, Ellie Heffernan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Seventh Place, certificate, Dair McNinch, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Eighth Place, certificate, Jack Danz, Temple University
Ninth Place, certificate, Gloria Gomez, University of Arizona
Tenth Place, certificate, Nikki Zambon, University of Montana

University of Florida has won the Intercollegiate Writing Competition, with the highest accumulated student points from the five writing competitions held this year.
They are followed by:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Syracuse University; Arizona State University; Pennsylvania State
University; Temple University; Indiana University; Stony Brook University; University of Montana; University of
Missouri.

The top three intercollegiate winners earn $10,000, $4,000 and $2,000 respectively. These awards will be
presented at the Intercollegiate Awards Presentation at the National Championships in San Francisco.

The writing judges are: Larry Kramer, retired President and Publisher, USA Today, VA; Maria Reeve, Editor-in-Chief, The Houston Chronicle, TX, David Zeeck, retired President and Publisher, The (Tacoma) News Tribune, WA.

The Journalism Awards Program, now in its 62nd year, also includes two photojournalism, one audio, two
television, and four multimedia competitions. The program offers up to $700,000 in scholarships, matching grants and stipends annually. There are 103 universities of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication with accredited undergraduate journalism programs that are eligible to participate in the Hearst monthly competitions.