Beach places 18th in Hearst Explanatory Reporting Competition

Thursday, February 1, 2024 - 10:00am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln proudly announces that Brian Beach placed 18th in the Hearst Journalism Awards Explanatory Reporting Competition on Jan. 30.

Beach is a May 2023 journalism graduate from Overland Park, Kansas. His winning entry, “’Capitalism with a heart’: How Ho-Chunk Inc. strengthens tribal community in Winnebago,” was published by the Nebraska News Service on May 19, 2023.

The Hearst Explanatory Reporting Competition is an annual event that recognizes the best college journalism in categories such as feature writing, investigative journalism, photojournalism, multimedia, television and audio. Entries are evaluated based on their reporting, crafting, creativity and economy of expression. This year's competition drew entries from universities nationwide, with 20 finalists selected from 123 entries from 73 universities.

"We take immense pride in celebrating Brian," said Shari Veil, dean of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. "His outstanding performance underscores our commitment to nurturing journalistic talent at UNL."

The Hearst Journalism Awards Program was founded in 1960 to support, encourage, and recognize journalism students across the United States. Today, the program awards more than $700,000 in scholarships and grants annually, and its competitions in writing, photojournalism and broadcasting are widely considered among the most prestigious in the country.

Brian Beach
Brian Beach