Two students place in Hearst Photo Competition

Monday, December 21, 2015 - 6:00pm

Two University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications students place in the top 20 in the first of two Hearst Journalism Awards photo competitions, with one student placing in the top five. 

Sophomore Calla Kessler of Omaha placed fourth and senior Jake Crandall of Shawnee, Kansas, placed 17th. The photo submissions were a mix of news, sports and features photos. 

Kessler will advance to the Photo Semi-Final Competition, which is open the top five of each photo competition and the two overall high scorers. 

Kessler and Crandall are both senior photographers at the Daily Nebraskan and have traveled abroad with professor Bruce Thorson as part of the Global Eyewitness program. 

Kessler’s photograph “High Hoops” was featured in a National Geographic gallery this fall. This summer she held a photo internship at the Cedar County News in Hartington. 

Crandall was a photo intern at the Dubuque Telegraph Herald in Dubuque, Iowa this summer and has just been named an Omaha World-Herald fellow.

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.

Calla Kessler
Jake Crandall