Student places in top 10 of Hearst multimedia enterprise reporting competition

Student places in top 10 of Hearst multimedia enterprise reporting competition

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 11:30am
Calla Kessler
Calla Kessler

University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Journalism & Mass Communications student Calla Kessler placed eighth in Hearst Journalism Awards Enterprise Reporting Multimedia competition.

Sophomore Calla Kessler of Omaha placed for her piece “Los Churequeros,” which examines two different landfill lifestyles in Managua, Nicaragua.

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Kessler had the opportunity to complete this piece through the Global Eyewitness program, which sends photojournalism students to places of great human need to document the stories of the people there. The trips are led by professor Bruce Thorson.

She is a semi-finalist in the Hearst photo competition after placing fourth in the first of two photo competitions. (http://journalism.unl.edu/news/two-students-place-hearst-photo-competition)

Kessler has had multiple photos featured in a National Geographic gallery. Last summer she held a photo internship at the Cedar County News in Hartington and is currently a senior photographer at the Daily Nebraskan.

The CoJMC is currently ranked third overall in the multimedia competition with the third-highest accumulated student points from the third of four multimedia competitions. The final intercollegiate winners will be announced after the fourth and final competition.

The 2015-2016 Hearst Journalism Awards Program is held in 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.