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Journalism Students Claim Awards At Hearst Journalism Competition

UT journalism students took high honors in the 2015-2016 Hearst Journalism Awards program.

Journalism major Cat Cardenas earned $1,500 and third place in Multimedia Features with ”The Music Men,” her Daily Texan story about Austin musicians: http://www.dailytexanonline.com/features/the_music_men.html    

Cardenas won her award in a field of 73 entries from 42 universities nationwide. Her third place win qualified her to participate in the national championship in San Francisco in June.

Other winners from UT include the following students:

Jordan Rudner, sixth place in Breaking News, for her piece in the Texas Tribune about the Travis County GOP chairman Rob Morrow: https://www.texastribune.org/2016/03/02/newly-elected-gop-chair-texas-capitol/

Matthew Adams, seventh place, Multimedia News:
http://dailytexanonline.com/video/2015/11/02/campus-carry-explained

Brian Rolli, ninth place, Feature Writing:
http://www.orangemagazine.co/atx/2015/9/14/one-small-step

Alex Samules earned 20th place in Radio News and Rachel Wenzlaff took 20th place in TV News.

The competition, now in its 56th year, consists of 14 contests in college writing, photojournalism, radio broadcast, television broadcast and multimedia, offering up to $500,000 in scholarships, matching grants and stipends.

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