The WKU PJ family is proud of our 2015-2016 academic year students with a plethora of awards bestowed upon them by the Hearst Journalism Awards Program. This year-long competition in visual story-telling is comprised of two photojournalism categories and 4 multimedia categories.
In photojournalism Brittany Greeson placed first for her photo story on the flint water crisis and Nick Wagner placed third for his story on a migrant worker and the trials and tribulations of having to leave his family in Mexico for months at a time to earn a living.
WKUPJ placed second in the Intercollegiate Photojournalism Championship.
In multimedia category II – News Alyse Young placed first with her story on the Muslim culture in Kentucky and Brittany Greeson placed second with an interactive version of her Flint water crisis project. In category IV – Team Reporting Kreable Young, Katie McLean and Kae Holloway (a print journalism major) placed third for The Dream & The War, a story on Nappy Roots, a dynamic 1990’s performer, and their lead singers fall from stardom. Morgan Walker and Adam Wolffbrandt placed fourth with their project Radio Silence which follows the struggle of a mother trying to figure out a way to get help to their child while imprisoned.
WKUPJ placed first in the Intercollegiate Multimedia Championship for the fifth consecutive year.
Alyse Young, Nick Wagner and Brittany Greeson have qualified for the National Championship where they will travel to San Francisco to compete with the other top collegiate journalists in a two-day “shootout” winner take all competition. We wish them luck!