Kaylee Everly to compete in Hearst national championship

Kaylee Everly to compete in Hearst national championship

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 7:00pm

University of Nebraska-Lincoln journalism student Kaylee Everly of Fremont will participate in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program’s National Championships held June 2-6, 2014, in Washington, D.C. 

Everly is one of five college multimedia finalists whose work was selected from 151 entries submitted. She joins finalists in writing, radio, television and photojournalism who will vie for national scholarship awards of up to $5,000.

Earlier this year she finished first in the news and multimedia III — enterprise competition and sixth in the multimedia I — features competition to qualify for the championship round.

Everly is a senior studying journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Through the Howard Buffett Fund, she has traveled to Kyrgyzstan, India, Brazil, Ethiopia, the Dominican Republic and Indonesia.

She has held internships at the Telegraph Herald in Dubuque, Iowa; the Omaha World-Herald; and the Hutchinson News in Hutchinson, Kan. Everly has also served as a staff photographer at University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s student newspaper, the Daily Nebraskan. 

In 2012 Everly finished fifth in the Hearst Journalism multimedia team reporting competition; and in 2013 placed first in the Omaha World-Herald photojournalism shootout competition and second in the College Photographer of the Year competition. 

There are 105 universities with accredited undergraduate journalism schools eligible to participate in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program.  The Journalism Awards Program is funded and administered by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation.  The program awards up to $500,000 a year in scholarships, grants and stipends, and takes place under the auspices of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication.