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3 photojournalism students among finalists for Hearst championship

Three WKU students are among six finalists selected to compete in the 50th annual National Photojournalism Championships of the Hearst Journalism Awards Program in New York City.

WKU students Tyler Cacek, a sophomore from Columbia, Mo.; Cody Duty, a senior from Decatur, Texas; and Scott McIntyre, a senior from Louisville, will compete June 8-12.

In Hearst competitions since 1981, WKU students have won nine individual photojournalism titles (’87, ’88, ’91, ’92, ’96, ’04, ’05, ’06, ’08). Earlier this spring, WKU won its 18th Hearst Intercollegiate Photojournalism Competition in the past 21 years.

Often called the “Pulitzers of College Journalism,” the Hearst program holds yearlong competitions in writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and multimedia offering more than $550,000 in scholarships, matching grants and stipends.

WKU’s School of Journalism & Broadcasting has finished among the top eight schools nationally in the annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program for 16 consecutive years, winning the overall championship in 2000, 2001 and 2005.

Contact: School of Journalism & Broadcasting, (270) 745-4144

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