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April 10, 2007 Hearst Intercollegiate Competition Winners Next Article

HEARST

 JOURNALISM  AWARDS  PROGRAM


                    

NEWS  RELEASE

NATION'S  JOURNALISM  SCHOOLS  WIN  $52,500  IN  HEARST  PRIZES

           SAN FRANCISCO – Seven universities shared prizes totaling $52,500 as this year's winners in the Intercollegiate writing, photography and broadcast news competitions of the annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program.

             The 2006-2007 prizes of $10,000, $5,000 and $2,500 are awarded to the top three colleges and universities in each division of the Intercollegiate Competitions, with the top ten of each category receiving Hearst medallions.  These awards were added to the Hearst Journalism Awards Program budget in 1990.

             Often called "The Pulitzers of College Journalism," the Hearst program holds year-long competitions in writing, photography and broadcast news for journalism undergraduates.  Journalism schools accumulating the most points earned by their students in each category are designated the winners.

           
The 2007 Intercollegiate Competition winners are:


WRITING:

              $10,000         First Place                  UNIVERSITY  OF  KANSAS
               $ 5,000         Second Place             UNIVERSITY  OF  MISSOURI
               $ 2,500         Third Place                 ARIZONA  STATE  UNIVERSITY
 

PHOTOJOURNALISM:

              $10,000         First Place                 WESTERN  KENTUCKY  UNIVERSITY
               $ 5,000         Second Place            UNIVERSITY  OF  FLORIDA
               $ 2,500         Third Place                 UNIVERSITY  OF  MISSOURI
 

BROADCAST  NEWS:

              $10,000         First Place                 ARIZONA  STATE  UNIVERSITY
               $ 5,000         Second Place            BRIGHAM  YOUNG  UNIVERSITY
               $ 2,500         Third Place                UNIVERSITY  OF  NORTH  CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL

 

            The winners in each category will receive cash prizes and medallions during the National Championships in San Francisco on Friday, June 8, 2007.

 

            In the OVERALL  INTERCOLLEGIATE  COMPETITION, which is the accumulation of points from all three divisions, ARIZONA  STATE  UNIVERSITY scored the highest.  It is followed by:  UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, Second Place;  UNIVERSITY  OF  FLORIDA, Third Place;  WESTERN  KENTUCKY  UNIVERSITY, Fourth Place;  UNIVERSITY  OF  NORTH  CAROLINA,  CHAPEL  HILL, Fifth Place;  PENNSYLAVANIA  STATE  UNIVERSITY, Sixth Place;  UNIVERSITY  OF  NEBRASKA - LINCOLN, Seventh Place;  UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA, Eighth Place;  SYRACUSE  UNIVERSITY, Ninth Place;  UNIVERSITY  OF  KANSAS, Tenth Place.

 
            Writing medallions are awarded to:  PENNSYLVANIA  STATE  UNIVERSITY, Fourth Place;  UNIVERSITY  OF  KENTUCKY, Fifth Place;  NORTHWESTERN  UNIVERSITY, Sixth Place;  UNIVERSITY  OF  MARYLAND, Seventh Place-tie;  UNIVERSITY  OF  MONTANA, Seventh Place-tie;  CALIFORNIA  STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON, Ninth Place;  FLORIDA  A&M  UNIVERSITY, Tenth Place.

 
            Photojournalism medallions are awarded to:  UNIVERSITY  OF  NEBRASKA - LINCOLN, Fourth Place;  SOUTHERN  ILLINOIS  UNIVERSITY, CARBONDALE, Fifth Place;  SAN  FRANCISCO  STATE  UNIVERSITY, Sixth Place;  ARIZONA  STATE  UNIVERSITY, Seventh Place;  UNIVERSITY  OF  NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, Eighth Place;  UNIVERSITY  OF  NORTH  TEXAS, Ninth Place;  BALL  STATE  UNIVERSITY, Tenth Place.

 
            Broadcast News medallions are awarded to:  SYRACUSE  UNIVERSITY, Fourth Place;  UNIVERSITY  OF  FLORIDA, Fifth Place;  WESTERN  KENTUCKY  UNIVERSITY, Sixth Place;  UNIVERSITY  OF  MISSOURI, Seventh Place;  PENNSYLVANIA  STATE  UNIVERSITY, Eighth Place;  UNIVERSITY  OF  MONTANA, Ninth Place;  UNIVERSITY  OF  NEBRASKA - LINCOLN, 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, 107 accredited undergraduate schools of journalism in the are eligible to participate in the program, which awards more than $450,000 in scholarships and grants annually.

 
            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 more than $660 million in grants and programs.

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Contact:      Jan Watten, Program Director
                 jwatten@hearstfdn.org

                   


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