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Journalism students earn national recognition in Hearst Awards

May 19, 2020

Posted in: News

Robertson School journalism students Georgia Geen and Hannah Eason were recognized in the national Hearst Journalism Awards in the Breaking News Writing Competition for stories they published in The Commonwealth Times and that were entered in the competition by Professor Jeff South.

The Hearst Awards are open only to programs like the Robertson School that are accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). There were 96 entries from 54 schools in this year's competition. Geen and Eason placed in the Top 20. 

Geen was recognized with a 12th place for her story "VCU removes student belongings from Honors College without telling residents" and Eason with a 15th place for her story on "SGA leaders cleared out copies of The CT following story on conflict within organization."

Earlier this spring, journalism student Erin Edgerton also placed in the Top 20 of the Hearst Journalism Awards Photo Picture Story Competition for a photo series published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The series, which won 18th place, was produced in the Photojournalism class by adjunct professor Julia Rendleman and distributed by the School's Capital News Service.