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Elon's School of Communications places in Top 20 in Hearst competition

Several journalism students pace Elon in the prestigious national contest.

Journalism students spurred Elon University’s School of Communications to a Top 20 national finish in the 2013-14 Hearst Journalism Awards Program, which offers competitions in writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and multimedia.

The competition is open to college students from 105 schools accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. Student work is reviewed by professionals and awarded points by each of three judges in every individual competition.

Elon placed 14th nationwide, with category finishes of 14th in writing, 14th in photojournalism, 19th in broadcast news and 12th in multimedia.

Following are the students who finished in the top 20 of individual competitions:

Here is the national Top 20 in the overall competition: Penn State, Western Kentucky, Missouri, UNC, Indiana, Arizona State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Montana, Oregon, Florida, Syracuse, Kent State, Elon, Georgia, Southern California, Ohio, Iowa State, Minnesota and Iowa.

Last year, Elon placed 21st in the overall competition. In 2009, Elon's Randy Gyllenhaal ’10 took first place in the Hearst National Television Broadcast News Championship.

Colin Donohue,
6/10/2014 12:00 PM