Hearst Journalism Awards

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications has earned six top 10 finishes and two first place finishes in the prestigious 2016 Hearst Journalism Awards, the best performance in the competition in many years. Winners include: Caitie Switalski: first place in Radio Reporting Drea Cornejo: first place in…

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Posted: April 7, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism senior Drea Cornejo is the first place finalist in the Multimedia News category in the 2016 Hearst Journalism Awards. She will now advance to the national competition. Cornejo also placed sixth in the Picture Story category. Her Photo Story project, “From…

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Posted: March 30, 2017

Two University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications students were recognized in the 2016 Hearst Journalism Awards Competition Multimedia News category. Journalism senior Drea Cornejo received 13th place for “Lightnin’ Salvage Lives On” chronicling a fire in a business behind a popular Gainesville pizza place. Telecommunication freshman Grace King received…

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Posted: March 15, 2017

Caitie Switalski, a University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism senior, has placed first in the 2017 Hearst Journalism Awards Radio Competition and will advance to the National Championship. Telecommunication junior Alexa Lorenzo was also honored, placing eighth. Switalski’s main piece was on a Steinhatchee woman who lost…

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Posted: March 7, 2017