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JMC Places in top five of Hearst Photojournalism Competition

Posted Mar. 27, 2014

JMC finished fourth in the nation in the Intercollegiate Photojournalism Competition of the William R. Hearst Foundation Journalism Awards. This is Kent State’s highest intercollegiate finish ever. In the 2012-2013 academic year, Kent State finished seventh in the nation in this photojournalism competition.

Thirty schools across the country entered this competition. Western Kentucky University finished first, followed by Ohio University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; the University of Missouri finished in fifth place, behind Kent State.

“We are knocking on the doors of bigger programs, and I’m pleased that we continue to grow and are becoming one of the elite photojournalism programs in the nation,” said David LaBelle, JMC’s photojournalism program coordinator. “It is an indication that as a team we are doing well, and it is a testament to team work.”

The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, often called the “Pulitzers of College Journalism,” is open to the 105 universities that are members of Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication and have accredited undergraduate journalism programs.