UNC Wins Championship in Collegiate Journalism

The UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication finished first overall in the Intercollegiate Competition of the 50th anniversary of the Hearst Journalism Awards, often called the Pulitzers of college journalism.

The first-place finish resulted from students placing in monthly writing, photojournalism, broadcast and multimedia competitions during 2009-10. The school placed second nationally in broadcast news and third in photojournalism in the intercollegiate competition. The school finished second in the multimedia competition.

No other school placed in the top three in three of the four overall Hearst competitions.

“This win represents the broad strengths of Carolina journalism,” said Dean Jean Folkerts. “Our immensely talented students, under the guidance of dedicated faculty members, continue to excel and innovate, and this award recognizes that.”

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Hearst Journalism Awards Program, this year’s awards ceremony and individual championships were held at the Hearst Corp. in New York.

Students placing in this academic year’s monthly competitions include:

  • John W. Adkisson
    First place, portrait/personality, feature and “personal vision,” photojournalism
    First place, multimedia
  • Abbey Caldwell
    Eighth place, editorial writing
  • Jessey Dearing
    Eighth place, picture story/series-multimedia, photojournalism
  • Will Gorham
    Third place, radio feature, broadcast news
  • Powell Latimer
    Tenth place, sports writing
  • Ashley Lopez
    Third place, radio multimedia, broadcast news
  • Juliann Neher
    14th place, spot news writing
  • Courtney Potter
    Sixth place, portrait/personality, feature and “personal vision,” photojournalism
  • Emily Stephenson
    11th place, spot news writing
  • Arkasha Stevenson
    Third place, picture story/series-multimedia, photojournalism
  • Bethany Tuggle
    Fifth place, television news, broadcast news

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