Medina places in top ten of journalism awards by Hearst Feature Writing Competition
Eduardo Medina, a recent journalism graduate (class of 2020), took sixth place in the 61st annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program, in which 103 undergraduate journalism programs at universities across the nation are eligible to participate. 150 feature writing entries from 79 universities were received in this competition.
Medina won for his article on the first Auburn University student confirmed to have COVID-19. This is the award-winning story.
Medina was previously was awarded a prestigious Hearst Fellowship and is now a reporter at the Albany Times Union in New York.
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program is conducted under the auspices of accredited schools of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication and is fully funded and administered by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. The 14 monthly competitions consist of five writing, two photojournalism, one audio, two television and four multimedia, with championship finals in all divisions. The program awards up to $700,000 in scholarships and grants annually.
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, the Hearst Foundations have contributed more than one billion dollars to numerous educational programs, health and medical care, human services and the arts in every state.