Penn State Intercom......May 9, 2002

College of Communications
earns fifth-place finish in
Hearst journalism awards program

With strong showings in all three phases of the competition, the College of Communications earned a fifth-place finish overall -- its best performance ever -- in the 42nd annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation's Journalism Awards Program, which was conducted during the 2001-02 academic year.

A second-place finish in intercollegiate writing paced the performance. In competitions for broadcast news and photojournalism, Penn State finished seventh and 12th, respectively. In the combined writing-broadcast news standings, the college finished tied for second with Syracuse University as Northwestern University claimed the top spot.

The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, which has been called the "Pulitzer of college journalism," is conducted under the auspices of the 107 accredited units of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication and is funded by the Hearst Foundation. The program was created in 1960 to encourage and support excellence in journalism and mass communication education.

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