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CJC Places Fourth Overall in Hearst Intercollegiate Writing Competition

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) placed fourth overall in the 2021 Hearst Journalism Awards Intercollegiate Writing Competition. Syracuse University finished first with the highest accumulated student points from the five writing competitions, followed by Indiana University and Arizona State University.

In addition, two UFCJC student journalists, representing a team of students, were recognized in the Team Multimedia Digital News/Enterprise Story Competition. Camile Respess, B.S. Journalism 2020, placed 10th and Telecommunication senior Chris O’Brien received 11th place.

Respess represented a team of students who produced WUFT’s “4 Days, 5 Murders” project, and O’Brien represented a team of students who produced “The Forgotten City” project.

In March, Hearst named UFJC the top winner in the Intercollegiate Broadcast competition, the second first-place finish in three years.

The 61st annual 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 audio, two television and four multimedia, with Championship finals in all divisions.  The program awards up to $700,000 in scholarships and grants annually.

Posted: May 20, 2021
Category: Alumni News, College News, Student News
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