Two WKU students finish in top 10 in Hearst photojournalism contest –

Two WKU students finished in the top 10 in the first photojournalism competition for the 2021-2022 season Hearst Journalism Awards Program.

Known as the “Pulitzer Prize for Academic Journalism,” Hearst’s program has run contests for 62 years, comprising five writing contests, two photojournalism, one audio, two television, and four multimedia contests.

Sam Mallon, a senior at WKU of Maryland, placed sixth in the Photojournalism news and reporting contest and Zane Meyer-Thornton, a senior from Los Angeles, was seventh.

WKU is in fourth place in the photojournalism competition after the first of two competitions.

Arizona State University and Florida University are tied for first place, followed closely by Ohio University.

The WKU School of Media won for the fifth consecutive year and finished in the top five for the 12th consecutive time in the 2020-2021 Hearst competition.

The Hearst Journalism Fellowship program offers approximately $ 700,000 in scholarships and other grants each year. With 103 universities eligible to participate in the competitions.

Journalist Michael Crimmins can be contacted at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter @michael_crimm

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