Kaylee Everly places second in National Hearst Journalism Competition

Kaylee Everly places second in National Hearst Journalism Competition

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 7:00pm
Hearst medallion
Hearst medallion

University of Nebraska-Lincoln journalism student Kaylee Everly, of Fremont, placed second in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program’s National Championships held in Washington, D.C., June 2-5, 2014.

The Hearst Championships are the culmination of the 2013-2014 Journalism Awards Program, which are held in 105 member colleges and universities of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication with accredited undergraduate journalism programs. 

Overall, UNL finished second in the Intercollegiate Multimedia Competition; fourth in the Intercollegiate Broadcast News Competition; and tenth in the Intercollegiate Photojournalism Competition. Nine universities shared prizes totaling $64,000 as this year’s winners of the Intercollegiate Competitions in Writing, Photojournalism, Broadcast News and Multimedia.

Everly was one of 29 finalists to participate in the 54th annual Hearst Championships in writing, radio, television, multimedia and photojournalism. Media professionals judged the finalists’ work throughout the year and at the Championships. 

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

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.

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 of Hutchinson, Kan. Everly has also served as a staff photographer at UNL’s student newspaper, the Daily Nebraskan. 

The Journalism Awards Program is funded and administered by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation.  The program has awarded nearly $1 billion to numerous educational programs, health and medical care, human services and the arts in every state.