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Gaylord College Student Participates in the Hearst 63rd National Championship


Gaylord College Student Participates in 2023 Hearst National Championship

Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication

Recent Gaylord College graduate Cameron Joiner (‘23) was one of six journalism students chosen nationally to participate in the William Randolph Hearst Foundation's 63rd National Television Championships in San Francisco. The Hearst Championships are the culmination of the 2022 – 2023 Hearst Journalism Awards Program, which holds journalism competitions throughout the year.  

From June 6 – 7, the students participated in the National Championships in San Francisco, where they demonstrated their television reporting skills in spot news assignments. This year’s assignment centered on artificial intelligence and was chosen by media professionals who judged the students’ work.  

Ms. Joiner was a finalist in the competition, winning a $1,500 scholarship award. She is a multimedia journalist employed at KWTV/News 9 in Oklahoma City. 

Gaylord College students also placed in other Hearst journalism competitions held throughout the year. Noah Mack (‘24) placed in the Hearst "Hard News" competition, Austin Curtright (‘23) placed in the Sports Writing competition, and Mason Young (‘23) in the Explanatory Reporting competition. 

The Hearst Journalism Awards Program was founded 63 years ago to support journalism education through scholarships for outstanding college students. More than 1,300 students in 105 member universities of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication participated in the 2022 – 2023 Hearst journalism competitions.  

Read the full list of winners here.