CoJMC finishes third in 2017-2018 Hearst competitions, students win various awards

CoJMC finishes third in 2017-2018 Hearst competitions, students win various awards

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 11:30am
Hearst award photo
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.

by Molly Chapple

The CoJMC recently brought home third place in the Hearst Journalism Awards Intercollegiate Writing Competition, with the third highest accumulated student points in the five writing competitions held this year. For this award, the college will win $2,000.

In the Hearst breaking news competition, May 2018 grad Chris Bowling won third place for his story on San Francisco’s recent sanctuary city lawsuit. He will receive a $1,500 prize. There were 94 entries in this category from 53 schools across the nation.

In the Hearst multimedia team reporting/news category, junior James Wooldrige and senior Merika Andrade brought home tenth place. In this category, there were 79 team entries from 45 schools.

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 consists of five monthly writing competitions, two photojournalism competitions, one radio and two TV broadcast news competitions and four multimedia competitions, with Championship Finals in all divisions, with the exception of team multimedia. The program awards up to $700,000 in scholarships, matching grants, stipends and intercollegiate awards annually.