Hearst Journalism Awards national champs

School rankings are subjective and saying one school is “the best” is bogus. But…

For the fifth time in six years, the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media won the national championship in the Hearst Journalism Awards.

“Often called ‘The Pulitzers of college journalism,’ the Hearst program holds year-long competitions in writing, photojournalism, radio, television and multimedia for journalism undergraduates.” UNC students won 1st place in radio and television, 2nd place in writing and multimedia, and third place in photojournalism. Depending on the category, the entries come from 40-60+ schools.

As the school’s announcement says, “The school placed in the top three of all four awards categories. Of the 30 studentsĀ UNC Hussman sent to the competition, 23 placed in the top 10 of their fields.” (I’m proud that seven of them were from my courses., and that I knew enough to get out of their way.)