Feature Story in Vox Wins 5th Place in National Hearst Competition

A Record 159 Entries from 83 Schools Were Received in This Competition

Greta Weber, BJ '15
Greta Weber, BJ ’15

San Francisco (Dec. 7, 2015) — A feature story written by Missouri School of Journalism student Greta Weber has won fifth place in the 56th annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation‘s Journalism Awards Program. A record 159 feature writing entries were received in this competition from 83 schools. Weber will receive a $1,000 prize, and the School will receive a matching grant.

Her entry, “Homestead in the Homeland: From Oregon to Missouri, the Page Family Continues to Live a Sustainable Life,” was published in the April 9, 2015, issue of Vox Magazine. Weber wrote the story while enrolled in the intermediate writing course in fall 2014.

Greta Weber is May 2015 graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism, where she studied magazine writing. A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she currently lives in Washington, D.C., and is preparing to start a spring 2016 fellowship with Washingtonian Magazine. Since graduation, Weber’s work has appeared in National Geographic and Slate Magazine.

Judging the writing competitions this year are: Nicole Carroll, vice president/news and editor, The Arizona Republic; Mike Leary, senior vice president and editor, San Antonio Express-News; and David Zeeck, president and publisher, The News Tribune in Tacoma, Washington.

The Hearst Journalism Awards Program is conducted under the auspices of accredited schools of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication and fully funded and administered by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. The 14 monthly competitions consist of five writing, two photojournalism, one radio, two TV and four multimedia, with Championship finals in all divisions except Multimedia Team Reporting. The program awards up to $500,000 in scholarships and grants annually.

Updated: September 14, 2020

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