Luke Mullin, a recent graduate who majored in journalism and sports media and communication, qualified for the Hearst National Writing Championship. The Championship will take place beginning on May 25th, with the final judging occurring virtually on June 6.
The Hearst Journalism Awards consists of 14 journalism award competitions held throughout each school year — five writing, two photojournalism, one audio, two television, and four multimedia competitions.
The Championship is the culminating event of the competitions, where the top winners from the monthly writing, photojournalism, audio, television and multimedia competitions gather (generally in San Francisco) for on-the-spot assignments and additional scholarship awards of up to $10,000. This year's championship will be held virtually.
Mullin placed second in the Sports Writing Competition in March which earned him a spot in the National Competition.
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program was founded in 1960 to provide support, encouragement and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students’ schools. The 61st annual program, offering up to $700,000 in awards, consists of five monthly writing competitions, two photojournalism competitions, one audio competition, two television competitions, and four multimedia competitions – with championship finals in all divisions.