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WKU’s Adam Wolffbrandt won the 2015 Hearst National Multimedia Championship. Katie Meek also was among the finalists in the competition. Awards were presented June 4 in San Francisco.

Wolffbrandt, who also was a finalist in the 2013-14, is the first WKU student to win the Hearst multimedia championship. He received a $5,000 award.

WKU students have won the Hearst photojournalism title 11 times — 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2014; the Hearst national writing championship in 1985; and the Hearst radio news championship in 2006.

Katie Meek, a May graduate from Elizabethtown, also was among five national finalists in the multimedia competition of the 2014-15 Hearst Journalism Awards Program. She received a $1,500 award.

Earlier this spring, WKU’s School of Journalism & Broadcasting won the Hearst Intercollegiate Multimedia Competition for the fourth consecutive year and the Hearst Intercollegiate Photojournalism Competition for the 22nd time in the past 26 years. The 2014-15 awards were presented June 4 in San Francisco.

Often called the “Pulitzers of College Journalism,” the Hearst Journalism Awards Program, now in its 55th year, includes two photojournalism, five writing, one radio, two television, and four multimedia competitions offering up to $500,000 in scholarships, matching grants and stipends; 108 member universities of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication with accredited undergraduate journalism programs are eligible to participate in the Hearst competitions.

Contact: School of Journalism & Broadcasting, (270) 745-4144.

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