Skip to main content
Western Kentucky University
EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM:

WKU WEATHER ALERT:

Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are also canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Owensboro closed at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

School of Journalism & Broadcasting News

WKU photojournalism student 4th in Hearst multimedia contest

A WKU photojournalism student finished fourth in the second multimedia competition of the 53rd annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program.

Ben Severance, a senior from Wilmot Flat, N.H., received a $1,000 award for his entry in the multimedia news category. WKU’s School of Journalism & Broadcasting will receive a matching award.

WKU is in first place after the two of four contests in the Intercollegiate Multimedia Competition followed by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; University of Nebraska-Lincoln; University of Missouri; Pennsylvania State University; Kent State University; Syracuse University; University of Montana; University of Southern California; and Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. The final intercollegiate winners are announced in April.

Often called the “Pulitzers of College Journalism,” the William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program is conducted under the auspices of accredited schools of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication. The program, in which 106 undergraduate journalism programs across the nation are eligible to participate, consists of five monthly writing competitions, two photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions and four multimedia competitions and awards up to $500,000 in scholarships and grants annually.

In 2011-12, WKU’s School of Journalism & Broadcasting won the Intercollegiate Multimedia Competition, won the Intercollegiate Photojournalism Competition for the fourth consecutive year and 20th time in 23 years and finished fourth in the Overall Intercollegiate Competition. WKU has finished among the top eight nationally in the Hearst overall rankings for 19 consecutive years and won the national title in 2005, 2001 and 2000.

More: 2 WKU graduates take top honors in first multimedia competition.

Contact: School of Journalism & Broadcasting, (270) 745-4144.

Latest Headlines
WKU PHOTOJOURNALISM & BROADCASTING STUDENTS EARN TOP HONORS

WKU students finish 1st, 2nd in Hearst multimedia news contest; Broadcasting students honored in BEA 2015 Festival of Media Arts

AUTHOR BETH MACY, PHOTOGRAPHER JARED SOARES TO VISIT WKU MARCH 4

Journalists will be 2015 John B. Gaines Family Lecture Series Guests

THREE TO JOIN HALL OF DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI DURING HOMECOMING 2014

Inductees Include Rick Loomis, Pulitizer Prize-Winning Photojournalist and SJ&B '94 Graduate

A Gallery Show - WITNESS

No Featured Articles for this category

Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
download excel.

Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
download powerpoint.

Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
download quicktime.

 
 Last Modified 9/25/14