Medill junior places second nationally in Hearst competition

Lauren Caruba (BSJ15) placed second nationally -- out of 110 entries -- in the enterprise-reporting category of the Hearst Foundation journalism awards for her story on Teach for America.  She wins a $2,000 scholarship. 

Also placing nationally are Eric Feldman (BSJ14), who placed 18th out of 79 entries in the television features category, and Rachel Morello (BSJ14), who placed 20th out of 52 entries in the radio news/features category.

The Hearst Journalism Awards Program honors students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism. This year, Hearst received a record 148 entries in the feature-writing category, with no more than two entries received per school.

The following students were selected to represent Medill in other categories at the Hearst awards for this fall. Results for these entries have not yet been announced:
Rafael Letzter, Photo News/Features
Elizabeth Steelman, Photo News/Features
Kris Anne Bonifacio, Enterprise Reporting
Catherine L’Heureux, Multimedia Features
Lynne Carty, Multimedia Features

Deadlines to enter the winter/spring quarter competitions are at noon on the following dates:
Sports Writing, Jan. 21
Multimedia: Enterprise, Feb. 3
Television News, Jan. 28
Photography: Picture Story/Series, Feb. 11
Personality Profile Writing, Feb. 19
Breaking News Writing, March 12
Multimedia: Team Multimedia Storytelling, March 31

For more information on how to enter, contact the appropriate faculty member listed below:

Writing: Roger Boye,
Multimedia: Emily Withrow,
TV/Radio: Larry Stuelpnagel,
Photo: Craig Duff,

Please include the date your entry was published, aired or posted. Students selected will be contacted. Keep in mind that Medill can only submit two entries per category. For pieces that might fit multiple categories, submit early and faculty will decide the best category for entry.