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Two UFCJC Student Journalists Honored in the 2022-23 Hearst Journalism Awards Explanatory Writing Competition

Two University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) students have been recognized in the 2022-23 Hearst Journalism Awards Explanatory Writing Competition. Journalism senior Katie Delk placed third and Journalism junior Alan Halaly tied for 18th place in the second writing competition of the academic year.

Delk was honored for “Solutions on the Half Shell” and Halaly for “High Hazard.” Both stories were part of “WATERSHED – 1972-2022: Florida and the Clean Water Act at 50,” a project produced in an environmental journalism class led by UFCJC Environmental Journalist-in-Residence Cynthia Barnett.

The first and second place winners in this category have already graduated and are not eligible to continue in the competition, so Delk will automatically move on to the National Championship in June 2023.

Currently, UFCJC is in fifth place in the Intercollegiate Writing Competition based on the number of accumulated student points in the first two writing competitions. The Explanatory Writing Competition received 129 entries from 68 schools.

The Journalism Awards Program, now in its 63rd year, also includes two photojournalism, one audio, two television, and four multimedia competitions. The program offers up to $700,000 in scholarships, matching grants and stipends. 105 member universities of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication with accredited undergraduate journalism programs are eligible to participate in the Hearst competitions.

Posted: January 26, 2023
Category: College News, Student News
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