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The UNC School of Media and Journalism has new banners in its future after winning its third-straight Hearst national championship in collegiate journalism and first-ever PRSSA Bateman Competition national championship in collegiate public relations.
The Bateman Case Study Competition is PRSSA's premier national case study competition for public relations students and gives participants an opportunity to apply classroom education and internship experiences to create and implement a full public relations campaign. Often called “the Pulitzers of college journalism,” the Hearst program holds year-long competitions to allow undergraduate students from accredited journalism programs to compete in writing, photojournalism, broadcast and multimedia competitions.
Carter Chambliss '18, Rachel Rhodes '18, Sarah Sturdivant '18 and Sloan Taylor '18 represented Carolina PRSSA at the national PRSSA Bateman Competition finals — the program's first time as a finalist and its first-ever win. The Hearst win brings the MJ-school's total to seven national championships — five since 2010 — for the Hearst Journalism Awards Program, more than any other university.