2018-19 Hearst Multimedia Enterprise Reporting Winners Named


San Francisco – Winners have been announced in the Multimedia/Enterprise Reporting Competition of the 2018-2019 Hearst Journalism Awards Program. There were 72 entries from 41 schools submitted in the third
multimedia competition of the year.

First Place has been awarded to Skyler Ballard, a senior from Western Kentucky University. Skyler will receive a $3,000 scholarship for the winning multimedia piece titled “En Muerto En Vida” published in Wkupj.com. Skyler also qualifies to participate in the National Multimedia Championship which will be held in San Francisco, June 1-6, 2019.

The other top finalists are:
Second place, $2,000 award, Kristin E. Stitzlein, University of South Carolina
Third place, $1,500 award, Sam Reiser, Pennsylvania State University
Fourth Place, $1,000 award, Gabriella Parsons, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Fifth Place, $1,000 award, Daria Kadovik, Arizona State University
The top five winning schools receive matching grants.

The sixth-through-tenth place finalists are:
Sixth Place, certificate, Alex Kormann, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Seventh Place, certificate, Darian Woehr, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Eighth Place, certificate, Jiakai Lou, University of Montana
Ninth Place, certificate, Brook Joyner, Western Kentucky University
Tenth Place, certificate, Nicole Harvey, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill placed first in the Intercollegiate Multimedia Competition with the highest accumulated student points from the three multimedia competitions held this year.   It is followed by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Western Kentucky University, University of Florida; Arizona State University;
Pennsylvania State University; University of Montana; University of Missouri (tie); University of South Carolina (tie); Brigham Young University (tie); San Francisco State University (tie).

The final top three intercollegiate winners will be announced in May after the completion of the last multimedia competition.  They will receive $10,000, $4,000 and $2,000 respectively at the Intercollegiate Awards Ceremony during the National Championship this June in San Francisco.

The Multimedia judges are: Danese Kenon, Director of Video and Photography, Philadelphia Inquirer, PA; Mark Morris, Independent Visual Consultant, CA; Brian Storm, Founder & Executive Producer, MediaStorm.

The Journalism Awards Program, now in its 59th year, added multimedia to the competitions in 2010. The
program also includes five writing, one radio, two television, and two photojournalism competitions offering up to $700,000 in scholarships, matching grants and stipends. 104 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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