Broadcast students second in country
Broadcast students in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at
This year’s broadcast winners are Liz McKernan and Amber Dixon in television news; Joe “JW” Cox and Colton Shone in radio features; and Jill Galus and Elena Difiore in radio news.
The students – McKernan,
“Our broadcast students have consistently led the way in the Hearst Awards, which is arguably the toughest college journalism competition in the country,” said Cronkite Dean Christopher Callahan.
“When they graduate, we know that they will go on to become leaders in the industry as well.”
Syracuse University finished first in this year’s broadcast competition, followed by ASU, the University of North Carolina, University of Southern California, University of Florida, Penn State University and University of Montana (6th- place tie), Elon University, University of Nebraska and Hofstra University.
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program consists of a series of monthly competitions in broadcast news, writing, photojournalism and multimedia. The 2008-09 finalists in writing, photojournalism and multimedia will be announced later this spring.
The program, administered by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, is commonly referred to as the Pulitzers of college journalism. Winners are selected from among hundreds of entries from students in accredited journalism schools around the country and receive scholarships.
The following is a complete listing of Cronkite broadcast winners for the year:
Television Feature Reporting:
Television News Reporting:
Joe “JW” Cox,
Radio News Reporting: