Hearst Broadcast Finalists Named




The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has announced the ten college broadcast journalism students from around the country who have been selected to compete in the 48th annual National Broadcast News Championships of the Hearst Journalism Awards Program.

Currently, there are 108 colleges and universities with accredited undergraduate journalism schools that participate in the program, which is often called the Pulitzers of college journalism. Funded and administered for 48 years by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Program awards more than $550,000 a year in scholarships, grants and stipends, under the auspices of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication.

The 2008 Broadcast News Championship finalists – five in radio and five in television – who were selected from two competitions and qualify for the Championship Finals are:

LAUREN BROOKMEYER, Hofstra University
SARA CARMICHAEL, Syracuse University
MILES DORAN, University of Florida
BRIAN HARDZINKSI, University of Oklahoma
WALTER R. STORHOLT, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

MAIKA D. BAUERLE, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
BONNIE BOLT Arizona State University
JASON LAMB, University of Missouri
ADAM J. MILLER, Northwestern University
G. AARON PATTERSON, Pennsylvania State University

The finalists will participate in spot assignments – competing for additional awards ranging from $1,500 to $5,000 in the program’s national Championships, held in San Francisco, June 1 – 5, 2008. Also competing in the national Championships will be writing and photo finalists.

The judges, all professionals in radio and television, are: Barbara Cochran, President, RTNDA, Washington, DC; Michael Luckoff, President and General Manager, KGO AM Radio, Inc., San Francisco, CA; and Fred Young, Senior Vice President of News, Hearst-Argyle Television, New York, NY.


Jan Watten, Program Director


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