UNL Broadcast Journalism Students Place in Hearst Contest

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has announced the student radio and television broadcast finalists selected in the Journalism Awards Program broadcast competition.

Competition II - TV News and Radio Multimedia
Brandi Kruse
, Second Place, $1,500 award, Glyndon, Minn.
Sara McCue
, Seventh Place, $500 award, SARA McCUE, Spearfish, S.D.

Winners were selected from among 26 entries submitted.

Competition I - Features Category
Sixth Place
, $500 award,  BRANDI  KRUSE,  Glyndon, Minn.
Tenth Place
, $500 award,  KELLI  SAJEVIC, Liberty, Mo.

Winners were selected from among 35 entries submitted.

Kruse's top five finish qualifies her for the semi-final round of competition.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is ranked fifth nationally in the radio and broadcast competitions.

The 2009-2010 broadcast news competitions are held in 110 member colleges and universities of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication with accredited undergraduate journalism programs.  Founded in 1948 by its namesake, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation awards more than $550,000 a year in scholarships, matching grants and stipends. The Broadcast News Competition was added in 1988 to the Hearst Foundation's Journalism Awards Program that for 50 years has included writing, photojournalism, and multimedia.