Hearst trophy
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has announced the 29 journalism students from across the country who will compete in the 53rd annual National Championships.
Three students from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Journalism are heading to the Championship Round June 3-7, 2013, in San Francisco. The three who will be competing are Faiz Siddiqui (writing); Lanny Holstein (broadcast news); and Camila Orti, (television).
At the Championship, the finalists will participate in various spot assignments chosen by program judges, competing for additional scholarship awards ranging from $1,500 to $5,000.
Overall, UNL finished fourth in the Hearst Intercollegiate competition out of 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 and earns $2,000.
• Sixth in the Intercollegiate Photojournalism Contest.
• Eighth in the Intercollegiate Broadcast News Contest.
• Ninth in the Intercollegiate Writing Contest.
UNL students competed in five monthly writing competitions, two photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions and four multimedia competitions throughout this past year. The six winning students are as follows:
Faiz Siddiqui
• third in feature writing
• fourth in sports writing
Anna Reed
• fourth in photo I news and features
Lanny Holstein
• fourth in radio
Camila Orti
• third in television
Andrew Dickinson
• third in multimedia II human condition
Morgan Spiehs
• fifth in multimedia II human condition
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program is conducted under the auspices of accredited schools of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication and fully funded and administered by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. The program awards up to $500,000 in scholarships and grants annually.