UFCJC Students Compete in 2022-23 Hearst Journalism Awards Program
University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) students are currently competing in the 2022-23 Hearst Journalism Awards program which consists of 14 competitions in college writing, photojournalism, radio, television, and multimedia.
The competitions began in November 2022 with Feature Writing and will continue through the end of March 2023 when the final competition, Multimedia IV, takes place. The top five finalists in each competition will earn scholarship awards with matching grants going to their schools for a total of $238,000. Each participating university also earns a $250 stipend for each competition entered.
Winners in each division qualify to participate in the National Championships from June 2-8, 2023.
Current UFCJC results for the 2022-23 Hearst Journalism Awards:
- Television Features: Chris Will, first place; Ophelie Jacobson, fourth place
- Television II News: Alexus Cleavenger, seventh place
- Audio News and Features: Julia Cooper, 17th place
- Multimedia Video Narrative Storytelling: Jordan Frye, eighth place; Macie Goldfarb, 20th place
- Multimedia Multimedia Innovative Storytelling and Audience: Alexis Ashby, second place; Avery Lotz, third place
- Explanatory Writing: Katie Delk, third place; Alan Halaly, 18th place tie
- Feature Writing: Avery Lotz, 11th place
- Photojournalism News and Features: Lauren Witte, 10th place
In the 2022-23 Hearst Journalism Awards Intercollegiate Competitions, rankings are based on the highest accumulated points earned by individual students in the monthly writing, photojournalism, audio/television and multimedia competitions. Current UF standings include:
- Intercollegiate Broadcast Competition: UF is in second place after completion of two of the three broadcast news competitions.
- Intercollegiate Writing Competition: UF is in fifth place after the first of two writing competitions.
- Intercollegiate Photojournalism Competition: UF is tied for ninth place with the University of Kentucky after the first photo competition.
- Intercollegiate Multimedia Competition: UF is tied for sixth with Syracuse University after the first of four multimedia competitions.
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.
For previous year winners, visit jou.ufl.edu/awards.
Posted: February 20, 2023
Category: College News, Student News
Tagged as: 2022-23 Hearst Journalism Awards Competition, Hearst Journalism Awards