The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has recently announced the broadcast finalists for the Journalism Awards Program’s Television Features and Radio Competition. Among the top radio finalists and certificate winners are Emanuele Berry, a 2012 CAS journalism graduate who is the weekend host for the WKAR radio program Current State Weekend; and current CAS journalism student Thea Card.
The top winners in the radio broadcast competition, selected from among 45 entries, qualify for the National Broadcast News Championship in June. There they will join the top five entrants from each of the other categories of television, writing, photojournalism and multimedia.
The top radio finalists, qualifying for the Championship are:
First Place, $2,600 award, Jessica Murri, University of Montana
Second Place, $2,000 award, Emanuele Berry, Michigan State University
Third Place, $1,500 award, Nick Franck, Arizona State University
Fourth Place, $1,000 award, Lanny Holstein, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Fifth Place, $1,000 award, Michael Rodriguez, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Other radio winners receiving certificates of merit are:
Sixth Place, Grace Joyal, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Seventh Place, Thea Card, Michigan State University
Eighth Place, Nick Edmonds, University of Southern California
The Hearst Journalism Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level.
The Program is conducted under the auspices of accredited schools of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication and fully funded and administered by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, awarding up to $500,000 in scholarships and grants annually.