Journalism Senior Places in Top 10 of Hearst Journalism Awards Multimedia Competition

By Nathan Allen
Master’s Student

Ellen Thommesen
Ellen Thommesen

Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 28, 2012) — Missouri School of Journalism senior Ellen Thommesen received eighth place in the second multimedia competition of the academic year for the Hearst Journalism Awards Program. The name of the category was “The Human Condition.” More than 100 undergraduate journalism programs are eligible to participate in the competition.

Thommesen’s article, “From Wife to Widow, Living Without Arch,” is a personal account of her grandmother’s life after the passing of her husband and soul mate Arch. Thommesen created the article and video accompanying it for a photojournalism and micro-documentary videography course.

The judges for the competition were: Geri Migielicz, executive editor, Story4, Ben Lomond, California; Jennifer Sizemore, vice president/editor in chief,, executive producer, NBC News; and Cory Tolbert Haik, executive producer, news, innovations and strategic projects, The Washington Post, Arlington, Va.

The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, now in its 52nd year, also includes five writing contests, three broadcast news competitions, and three additional multimedia competitions offering up to $500,000 in scholarships, matching grants and stipends.

Updated: June 5, 2020

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