Students Earn Hearst Journalism Awards
Three journalism students have placed in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program so far this year.
Personality/Profile competition: Jordan Wilson – 9th place
Sports Writing Competition: Peter Bailey-Wells – tied for 11th
Feature Writing Competition: Stephanie Kim – 6th place
The 2015-2016 Hearst Journalism Awards program consists of 14 competitions in college writing, photojournalism, radio broadcast, television broadcast, and multimedia. The submission must have been disseminated – published, aired and/or posted – while the student was an undergraduate journalism major. The competitions begin in October with Feature Writing and continue through the end of March. The top five finalists in each competition earn scholarship awards with matching grants going to their schools for a total of $226,800. Top winners in each division also qualify to participate in the National Championship held in San Francisco in June.
The 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.