Two Huskers place in top 20 in Multimedia Narrative Storytelling Competition

Tuesday, January 2, 2024 - 4:00pm

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln had two students earn recognition in the Hearst Journalism Awards Multimedia Narrative Storytelling Competition on Dec. 20, 2023 

Naomi Delkamiller, a junior advertising and journalism double major from Omaha, placed 12th. Her winning entry, Restrictions at Catholic hospitals reduce abortion access, even in blue states,” was published as part of the News21 project on Aug. 12, 2023 

Anne Gallagher, a 2023 graduate who majored in broadcasting from Bellevue, placed 17th. Her winning entry, How JUUL impacted the evolution of the vaping epidemic in Nebraska, U.S.,” was published on the Nebraska News Service on May 13, 2023 

The Hearst Multimedia Narrative Storytelling Competition is an annual event that recognizes the best college journalism in categories like feature writing, investigative journalism, photojournalism, multimedia, television and audio. Entries are evaluated based on their reporting, crafting, creativity and economy of expression. This year's competition drew entries from 52 universities nationwide, with 20 finalists selected from 85 submissions. 

"Naomi and Anne's remarkable achievements underscore our commitment to nurturing journalistic excellence at UNL," said Shari Veil, dean of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. "We take immense pride in celebrating their success."  

The Hearst Journalism Awards Program was founded in 1960 to support, encourage and recognize journalism students across the United States. Today, the program awards more than $700,000 in scholarships and grants annually, and its competitions in writing, photojournalism and broadcasting are widely considered among the most prestigious in the country. 

Anne Gallagher and Naomi Delkamiller
From left: Anne Gallagher and Naomi Delkamiller