Kent State finished among the top 20 programs in the nation and first in the state of Ohio in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program for 2016-2017. Students and alumni also earned several top individual honors.
Known as “the Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism,” the Hearst Awards Program presents scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism. Competitions take place throughout the year in college writing, photojournalism, radio broadcast, television broadcast and multimedia categories.
Hannah Potes, a JMC senior photojournalism major, won fifth place in the recent photojournalism competition II of the Hearst Journalism Awards Program.
With this ranking, Potes becomes the first JMC photojournalism student to place three times in the top 10 of the Hearst photography competition. In 2010 and 2011, Potes placed seventh in the Hearst news/feature/portrait competition.