The Hearst Journalism Awards Program has announced UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media as the 2023 overall national champion in collegiate journalism.
It is the school’s fifth consecutive national championship, eighth in the nine past years and 12th since 2002 — far surpassing the school’s closest competitors.
From more than 1,303 entries nationwide in this year’s Hearst Awards — considered the Pulitzers of collegiate journalism — UNC Hussman students earned the highest total accumulated points in monthly writing, photojournalism, audio, television and multimedia competitions held over the past year.
The school finished first overall in the multimedia category, second in writing, fourth in audio/television and sixth in photojournalism.
Five UNC Hussman students are among 30 students from across the nation who qualified to compete in the individual national championship competitions in San Francisco next week.