Medill junior places third in Hearst broadcast competition

A Medill junior placed nationally in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program broadcast news category.

Omar Jimenez (BSJ15) placed third for his story on cell phone videos of tornado destruction in the Midwest. He will receive a $1,500 scholarship and moves on to the semifinal competition.

The Hearst Journalism Awards Program honors students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism.

Journalism students can still enter a few of the remaining categories for this year's awards. Deadlines to enter the winter/spring quarter competitions are at noon on the following dates:

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,

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.