Hearst Journalism Awards

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (CJC) graduate Maggie Lorenz, B.S. Telecommunication 2017, won first place for TV reporting and Journalism senior Drea Cornejo won top honors for Best Story of the Year at the Hearst Journalism Awards National Championships on June 1.  Caitie Switalski, B.S. Journalism 2017,…

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Posted: June 6, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications students have placed in the top 20 in the 2017 Hearst Journalism Awards Team Multimedia category. Students created the team entries in Journalism Associate Professor John Freeman’s Special Topics Hearst #Winning class.  “The Invisible Disease: PTSD” by Kaitlin Hall, Grace King, Zachariah…

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Posted: May 11, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications alumna Maggie Lorenz (B.S. Telecommunication 2017) is a top-five finalist in the 2016-17 Hearst Journalism Awards National Championship. Lorenz will now compete in the Television News National Championship in San Francisco from May 29 – June 2. Lorenz submitted “Alachua County Lynchings”…

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Posted: May 5, 2017

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