2023 Hearst Journalism Awards

The Hearst Journalism Awards Program announced UNC Hussman 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.

The school finished first overall in the multimedia category, second in writing, fourth in audio/television and sixth in photojournalism. Five UNC Hussman students were among 30 students nationwide who qualified to compete for individual championships in San Francisco June 2-7, 2023.

UNC Hussman’s Sophie Mallinson ’23 won the individual national championship in Hearst’s audio category. Angelina Katsanis ’23 placed second nationally in the multimedia category while also taking home the award for Best Multimedia Story of the Year. Brianna Atkinson ’23 placed third place in audio. Alasdair McNinch ’23 and J’sha Gift ’23 were finalists in the writing and photojournalism competitions, respectively.

View Katsanis' winning Best Multimedia Story of the Year work by scrolling on the image below and then learn more about all the students'  winning work.