CoJMC receives 18 Hearst Awards

CoJMC receives 18 Hearst Awards

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 7:45am
Hearst Award
Hearst Award

Fifteen students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications won a total of 18 awards during the 2016-2017 Hearst Journalism Awards Competition.

“The college is enormously proud of our students’ accomplishments during this year’s Hearst Competition,” said Dean Maria Marron. “The Hearst Competition are the equivalent of the Pulitzers of collegiate journalism. Our students’ success is an immense achievement that speaks volumes about the talent and dedication of our students and about the faculty who coach and prepare them for the competition.”

The Hearst Journalism Awards Program is composed of 14 monthly competition where students from accredited journalism programs across the country compete for awards in five categories: writing, photojournalism, radio and television, multimedia and a cumulative intercollegiate award. The monthly competitions culminate in a national championship round held in San Francisco every June.

The 2016-2017 College of Journalism and Mass Communications winners are:

Amber Baesler, senior, journalism major, Omaha, Nebraska

  • Third Place, Multimedia II – Team Reporting, Monthly Competition

Chris Bowling, junior, journalism major, Liberty Township, Ohio

  • First Place, Enterprise Reporting, Monthly Competition
  • Third Place, Multimedia II – Team Reporting, Monthly Competition
  • Finalist, Writing, National Championships

Lauren Brown-Hulme, junior, journalism and political science major, Prairie Village, Kansas

  • First Place, Personality/Profile Writing, Monthly Competition
  • Third Place, Multimedia II – Team Reporting, Monthly Competition
  • Second Place, Writing, National Championships
  • Article of the Year, National Championships

Jake Crandall, senior, journalism major, Fairway, Kansas

  • Third Place, Multimedia II – Team Reporting, Monthly Competition

Vanessa Daves, senior, journalism major, West Chester, Ohio

  • Third Place, Multimedia II – Team Reporting, Monthly Competition

Matt Hanson, senior, journalism major, Prairie Village, Kansas

  • Third Place, Multimedia II – Team Reporting, Monthly Competition

Calla Kessler, junior, journalism major, Omaha, Nebraska

  • Tenth Place, Photojournalism I – News & Features, Monthly Competition
  • Fourth Place, Multimedia II – News
  • Third Place, Multimedia II – Team Reporting, Monthly Competition
  • First Place, Photojournalism, National Championships

Jacy Jean Lewis, senior, journalism major, Falls City, Nebraska

  • Seventh Place, Multimedia II – News, Monthly Competition

Alyssa Mae Ranard, senior, journalism major, Ashland, Nebraska

  • Third Place, Multimedia IV-Team Reporting, Monthly Competition

Marcella Mercer, junior, journalism major, Nebraska City, Nebraska

  • Sixth Place, Feature Writing, Monthly Competition
  • Third Place, Multimedia II – Team Reporting, Monthly Competition 

Cody Nagel, junior, advertising/public relations and journalism major, Fairview, South Dakota

  • Second Place, Sports Writing, Monthly Competition

Zach Penrice, sophomore, broadcasting and journalism major, Omaha, Nebraska

  • 16th Place, Radio News & Features, Monthly Competition

Natasha Rausch, senior, journalism major, West Chester, Ohio

  • Sixth Place, Enterprise Reporting, Monthly Competition
  • Eighth Place, Personality/Profile Writing, Monthly Competition
  • Third Place, Multimedia II – Team Reporting, Monthly Competition

Bree Anne Samani, junior, advertising/public relations, broadcasting and journalism major, Lincoln, Nebraska

  • 18th Place, Radio News & Features, Monthly Competition

James Wooldridge, junior, journalism major, Prairie Village, Kansas

  • Fifth Place, Photojournalism I – News & Features, Monthly Competition
  • Third Place, Multimedia II – Team Reporting, Monthly Competition

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Journalism and Mass Communications

  • Second Place, Intercollegiate Competition

According to the Hearst Journalism Awards Program website: “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.”

For more information about each winner, please visit the CoJMC News page at http://journalism.unl.edu/news