This past week Matt Rascon, a broadcast student from La Mesa, Calif., placed second in the Hearst National Championship, winning $4,000. The competition evaluated the participants’ writing, photography, radio, television and multimedia skills in rigorous on-the-spot assignments.
The complete listing of winners are as follows:
First Place, Shayne Dwyer, Arizona State University, $5,000 award
Second Place, Matt Rascon, Brigham Young University, $4,000 award
Third Place, Omar Jimenez, Northwestern University, $3,000 award
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