Carolina wins national championship in collegiate journalism

The UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication finished first overall in the Intercollegiate Competition of the 50th anniversary of the Hearst Journalism Awards, often called the Pulitzers of college journalism.

The first-place finish resulted from students placing in monthly writing, photojournalism, broadcast and multimedia competitions during the 2009-2010 school year. The school placed second nationally in broadcast news and third in photojournalism in the Intercollegiate Competition. The school finished second in the multimedia competition. No other school placed in the top three in three of the four overall Hearst competitions.

“This win represents the broad strengths of Carolina journalism,” said Dean Jean Folkerts. “Our immensely talented students, under the guidance of dedicated faculty members, continue to excel and innovate, and this award recognizes that.”

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Hearst Journalism Awards Program, this year’s awards ceremony and individual championships were held at the Hearst Corporation in New York City.

Students placing in this academic year’s monthly competitions include:

John W. Adkisson
First Place, Portrait/Personality, Feature and “Personal Vision,” Photojournalism
First Place, Multimedia

Abbey Caldwell
Eighth Place, Editorial Writing

Jessey Dearing
Eighth Place, Picture Story/Series-Multimedia, Photojournalism

Will Gorham
Third Place, Radio Feature, Broadcast News

Powell Latimer
Tenth Place, Sports Writing

Ashley Lopez
Third Place, Radio Multimedia, Broadcast News

Juliann Neher
Fourteenth Place, Spot News Writing

Courtney Potter
Sixth Place, Portrait/Personality, Feature and “Personal Vision,” Photojournalism

Emily Stephenson
Eleventh Place, Spot News Writing

Arkasha Stevenson
Third Place, Picture Story/Series-Multimedia, Photojournalism

Bethany Tuggle
Fifth Place, Television News, Broadcast News