Jones, Longo place in national competition
Megan Jones and Joseph Longo have placed in the top 20 in the Enterprise Writing Competition of the Hearst Journalism Awards Program.
Jones placed third with her entry, “Mass emails few, far between reported sex crimes” focused on flaws in reporting on campus sexual assaults. It was a joint project between the Daily Illini and CU-CitizenAccess.org.
Longo tied for fifteenth place with his entry, “Inside the Hive” about beekeeping in Champaign County.
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program was founded in 1960 to provide support, encouragement, and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students’ schools. The 58th annual program offering up to $700,000 in awards, consists of five monthly writing competitions, two photojournalism competitions, one radio competition, two television competitions, and four multimedia competitions – with championship finals in all divisions.