The School Places in the Top 10 in Intercollegiate Writing and Multimedia Competitions; Ties for Fourth Overall
San Francisco (May 26, 2017) — The Missouri School of Journalism has won $10,000 as the first-place winner in the 2016-17 Intercollegiate Competition in the Broadcast News category of the annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program.
The school was one of seven universities sharing prizes totaling $64,000 as this year’s winners of the Intercollegiate Writing, Photojournalism and Broadcast News and Multimedia competitions.
The prizes are awarded to the top three universities in each division of the Intercollegiate Competitions, with the top 10 of each category receiving Hearst trophies. The Missouri School of Journalism tied for fourth overall.
Often called “the Pulitzers of college journalism,” the Hearst program holds year-long competitions in writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and multimedia for journalism undergraduates. Journalism schools accumulating the most points earned by their students in each category are designated the winners of the Intercollegiate Competitions.
The overall Intercollegiate winners are those schools with the highest combined student points from the 1,267 entries submitted this year.
The Missouri School of Journalism tied for fourth in the Overall Intercollegiate Competition, seventh place in the Intercollegiate Multimedia category; and eighth place, Intercollegiate Writing.
The winners in each category will receive cash prizes and trophies during the National Championships Intercollegiate Awards ceremony in San Francisco on May 31.
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program operates under the auspices of the accredited schools of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication. It is fully funded and administered by The William Randolph Hearst Foundation. Currently, 106 accredited undergraduate schools of journalism in the United States are eligible to participate in the program, which awards up to $500,000 in scholarships and grants annually.
Publisher William Randolph Hearst established the William Randolph Hearst Foundation and The Hearst Foundation Inc. in the 1940’s, a few years before his death in 1951. Since then, the Foundations have awarded over $1 billion in grants and programs.
Updated: August 15, 2019