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

Several journalism students placed well in a select national contest.

Journalism students propelled Elon University’s School of Communications to a Top 20 national finish in the multimedia competition of the 2012-13 Hearst Journalism Awards Program.

The competition consists of four multimedia categories—features, news, enterprise reporting and team reporting—open to college students from 110 schools accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.

Six multimedia projects by Elon students received recognition:

Here is the national Top 20 in the multimedia competition: Western Kentucky, UNC, Nebraska, Missouri, Penn State, Syracuse, Kent State, Montana, Arizona State, Oregon, Iowa, Southern California, Elon, Southern Illinois, Michigan State, Iowa State, Mississippi, LSU, Kansas and Indiana.

The Hearst Journalism Awards Program offers competitions in writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and multimedia. An accumulation of scores from those four competitions placed Elon University 21st in the nation. Penn State won the overall national title. In 2009, Elon’s Randy Gyllenhaal was named the best collegiate television journalist in the nation.

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