CoJMC 2nd in Hearst competition

CoJMC 2nd in Hearst competition

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 4:30pm
Hearst award
The Hearst Journalism Awards program was founded in 1960 to provide support, encouragement, and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level.

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has won second place overall in the national 2017 Hearst Intercollegiate Journalism Awards.

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill took first place overall, and Western Kentucky University took third. The Hearst Intercollegiate Journalism Awards are known as “the Pulitzers of college journalism.”

“It is a great achievement for our students to place second in the Hearst Awards,” said Maria Marron, dean of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. “Students have to perform at an incredibly high level to win in this competition. Being successful at this level reaffirms the work we do here as well as the talent, hard work and perseverance of our students and faculty.”

The Intercollegiate Awards are broken up into four categories: writing, photojournalism, broadcast, and multimedia. The top 10 universities in each category receive a trophy and points that go toward the overall competition.

The CoJMC won second place in writing, third place in photojournalism, and third place in multimedia. The college will receive cash prizes and trophies during the National Championships Intercollegiate Awards ceremony in San Francisco on May 31.

Winners of the Intercollegiate Awards are determined through yearlong monthly competitions in each category for journalism undergraduates. Schools accumulating the most points earned by their students in each category are designated the winners of the intercollegiate competition.

Only programs accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication may participate in the Hearst Intercollegiate Journalism Awards. University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s CoJMC is one of 106 undergraduate programs in the United States eligible to participate in the program. Funded and administered for 57 years by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Journalism Program awards up to $500,000 in scholarships, grants and stipends annually.