Three Western Kentucky University students finished among the top three nationally in the finals of the 52nd annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program . Brynn Anderson of Bowling Green and Armando Sanchez of Clovis, Calif., finished second and third, respectively, in the National Photojournalism Championship.
Zack Conkle of Louisville finished second in the National Multimedia Championship. Anderson and Conkle received $4,000 scholarships; Sanchez received a $3,000 scholarship.
In awards selected from semifinal portfolios, Sanchez received a $1,000 award for Best Single Photograph and Anderson received a $1,000 award for Best Photo Story.
Christian Randolph of Oxnard, Calif., received a $1,500 scholarship as a national photo finalist.
The Hearst national championships in writing, photojournalism, television and radio broadcast news, and multimedia were conducted June 4-7 in San Francisco.
Often called the “Pulitzers of College Journalism,” the Hearst program holds yearlong competitions in writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and multimedia offering up to $500,000 in scholarships, matching grants and stipends.