CoJMC places third in 2016 Hearst Broadcasting competition

CoJMC places third in 2016 Hearst Broadcasting competition

Monday, March 28, 2016 - 11:00am
Hearst Awards Trophies
Hearst Awards Trophies

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications placed third overall in the 2016 Hearst Journalism Awards Intercollegiate Broadcast Competition.

The CoJMC had the third-highest accumulated student points in the two television and one radio competition held this year.

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

In the radio competition, junior Tommy Rezac of Valparaiso placed second, and senior Evan Hummel of Lincoln placed third. Both winners will advance to the Championship in San Francisco in June.

In the television news competition, sophomore Bailey Hurley of Fargo, North Dakota, placed third. Hurley will submit additional work for the semi-final round, which if she places she will qualify for the Championship.

The 56th annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program is held in 108 member universities of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication with accredited undergraduate journalism programs. The Broadcast News Competition was added in 1988 to the program, which also includes writing, photojournalism and multimedia competitions and offers awards totaling up to $500,000.