Hearst Journalism Awards — Broadcast News Competition

The Hearst Journalism Awards Broadcast News Competition has three categories: Radio: News and Features, Television I: Features and Television II: News. The official calendar can be found on the Hearst Journalism Awards Program website.   

Please note that for the broadcast category, an entrant may not enter both categories simultaneously, but may enter a different category in each competition, ie: radio in November and television II in February. For more information on the process of submitting entries to the Broadcast News Competition, visit the Hearst Journalism Awards broadcast news guidelines web page.

Broadcast entries will be judged based on the following criteria: Writing; reporting; on-camera presentation; editing; clarity; depth; knowledge of subject; production values; originality; visual storytelling; graphics; and human interest.

For more information about the Broadcast Competition, contact Professor C.A. Tuggle at (919) 962-5694 or by email.

Check out the MJ-school's Hearst Journalism Awards page for more information about the awards and to see previous winners.

 

Television I: Features

DEADLINE: Nov. 22, 2016

The first category in the 2016-17 Hearst Journalism Awards Broadcast News Competition will be Television Features. Entries must be non-deadline reporting of personalities, events, or issues. Entries may be based on but not limited to public affairs, business, investigations, science, sports or weather. Each entry must consist of at least two reports totaling no more than ten minutes. The reports may be part of a longer newscast, but the entry itself is limited to ten minutes.

Entries may be accompanied by multimedia versions of the reports entered as long as they were produced primarily by the entrant.

Entries must have been disseminated on air or online or both from Sept. 1, 2015 through Nov. 21, 2016.

Students who have questions can call Professor Tuggle at (919) 962-5694 or email him.

 

Radio: News and Features

DEADLINE: Dec. 13, 2016

The second competition for the 2016-17 Hearst Journalism Awards Broadcast News Competition will be Radio News and Features. Entries must be coverage of breaking or developing news stories, and/or non-deadline news, non-deadline reporting of personalities, events, or issues. Entries may be based on but not limited to public affairs, business, investigations, science, sports or weather.

Each entry must consist of at least one report in news and one report in features, with one piece 60 seconds or less and the second piece up to three minutes.  Any additional pieces submitted must be less than three minutes each, with a combined running time of less than seven minutes. The reports may be part of a longer newscast, but the entry itself is limited to seven minutes.

Entries may be accompanied by multimedia versions of the reports entered as long as they were produced primarily by the entrant.

Entries must have been disseminated on air or online or both from Sept. 1, 2015 through Dec. 12, 2016.

Students who have questions can call Professor Tuggle at (919) 962-5694 or email him.

 

Television II: News

DEADLINE: Feb. 7, 2017

The third competition for the 2016-17 Hearst Journalism Awards Broadcast News Competition will be Television News. Entries must be based on coverage of breaking or developing news stories related to campus, community, national or international issues, sports, business, investigative, science, weather or other current newsworthy matters. Reports must have a hard news focus, regardless of subject. Each entry must consist of at least two reports totaling no more than ten minutes. The reports may be part of a longer newscast, but the entry itself is limited to ten minutes.

Entries may be accompanied by multimedia versions of the reports entered as long as they were produced primarily by the entrant.

All entries submitted must have been disseminated on air or online or both from Sept. 1, 2015 through Feb. 7, 2016.

Students who have questions can call Professor Tuggle at (919) 962-5694 or email him.