CoJMC places fourth in 2016 Hearst Multimedia competition

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 10:45am

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Journalism & Mass Communications placed fourth overall in the 2016 Hearst Journalism Awards Intercollegiate Multimedia Competition.

The CoJMC earned the fourth-highest accumulated student points in the four multimedia competitions held this year.

“This strong finish in the Hearst multimedia competition is truly a great accomplishment,” said Maria Marron, dean of the college. “This is a testament to the quality of our photojournalism and multimedia programs and the talented faculty with whom our students work.”

In the first multimedia competition, features, junior Andrew Barry of Lincoln placed 11th.

In the second multimedia competition, news, junior Adam Warner of Prior Lake, Minnesota, placed 11th and junior JP Davis of Birmingham, Alabama, placed 13th.

In the third multimedia competition, enterprise, sophomore Calla Kessler of Omaha placed eighth.

In the fourth multimedia competition, team reporting, recent graduates Sierra Ramsey of Arcadia and Mara Klecker of Hermosa, South Dakota, placed ninth.

The 2015-2016 Hearst Journalism Awards Program is open to the 108 member colleges and universities of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication with accredited undergraduate journalism programs. The awards program consists of five writing, two photojournalism, one radio, two television and four multimedia competitions. The program awards up to $500,000 in scholarships, matching grants and stipends annually.

Hearst Awards Trophies