Student places in top 10 of Hearst personality profile competition

Student places in top 10 of Hearst personality profile competition

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 11:30am
Chris Heady
Chris Heady

University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Journalism & Mass Communications student Chris Heady placed 10th in the Hearst Journalism Awards Personality Profile competition.

The senior journalism major from Leawood, Kansas, placed for his profile of then-new Nebraska head football coach Mike Riley, “Mike Riley Isn’t Following His Father’s Footsteps Anymore,” published in the Daily Nebraskan. The story examines Riley’s relationship with his father and why he left his position at Oregon State to coach at Nebraska.

http://www.dailynebraskan.com/sports/mike-riley-isn-t-following-his-father-s-footsteps-anymore/article_fa87e294-ec9c-11e4-aba3-d746d2a4ed17.html

Heady is the editor-in-chief of the Daily Nebraskan and was previously the senior sports editor and Husker football reporter. He co-hosted a show on KRNU, the university’s student radio station, called First and Third and served on the CoJMC Student Advisory Board. Heady is member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity.

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.