Student places in Top 20 of Hearst Multimedia One/Features Competition

Student places in Top 20 of Hearst Multimedia One/Features Competition

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 6:00pm
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Andrew Barry

University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications student Andrew Barry placed 11th in the Hearst Journalism Awards first multimedia competition.

The senior journalism major from Lincoln placed in the multimedia features competition with his package “Tattered Wings,” which tells the story of a mother who works at a butterfly farm in Ecuador.

Barry is currently the photo editor at the Daily Nebraskan, a volunteer intern at WasteCap Nebraska and a member of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Model United Nations Club, which will be traveling to New York City this spring for competition.

He previously held a multimedia internship with the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute and was the public relations officer for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln chapter of The Wildlife Society.

Barry placed 15th in the Narrative Storytelling – Features category last year for his package on tin mining on Bangka Island, Indonesia.

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.