The University of Nebraska-Lincoln finished fourth in the Overall Intercollegiate Championship in the 53nd annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program.
Three students from the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications were invited to compete in the National Championship Round June 3-7, 2013, in San Francisco.
Of the 29 finalists, UNL’s three students placed as follows: Camila Orti took second place in television; Lanny Holstein won third in radio; and Faiz Siddiqui was a runner-up in writing.
Of the 106 accredited schools that are eligible to compete, this is the third year in a row that Nebraska has placed in the top five (second in 2011 and fifth in 2012). UNL placed in the top 10 in each of the following categories:
• Third in the Intercollegiate Multimedia Contest.
• Sixth in the Intercollegiate Photojournalism Contest.
• Eighth in the Intercollegiate Broadcast News Contest.
• Ninth in the Intercollegiate Writing Contest.
In addition, UNL captured six individual top-10 finishes: two in writing; one in photojournalism; two in broadcast news; and two in multimedia. The six winning students are as follows:
• third in feature writing
• fourth in sports writing
• fourth in photo I news and features
• fourth in radio
• third in television
• third in multimedia II human condition
• fifth in multimedia II human condition
Often called the Pulitzer competition of college journalism, the Hearst Journalism Awards Program is conducted under the auspices of the accredited schools of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication and is fully funded and administered by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. It consists of five monthly writing competitions, two photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions and four multimedia competitions with championship finals in all divisions.