The UNC School of Media and Journalism has won the 2016 national championship in the Hearst Journalism Awards competition – considered the Pulitzers of collegiate journalism.
This is the school’s sixth overall national championship, its second consecutive and its fourth since 2010. UNC is the only school to have finished in the top 5 overall every year since 2004.
In 2016, the school finished overall first in photojournalism, first in broadcast, second in multimedia and fifth in writing. The wins earn the school $24,000 in awards from Hearst.
In addition to the school’s overall intercollegiate wins, six UNC students were among the 28 from across the nation competing in San Francisco May 30 through June 3 in individual competitions. Dean Susan King and Professors Charlie Tuggle and Pat Davison accompanied the students to San Francisco.