UNL's Kaylee Everly second in national Hearst competition

Released on 06/16/2014, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lincoln, Neb., June 16th, 2014 —
Kaylee Everly
Kaylee Everly

            University of Nebraska-Lincoln journalism student Kaylee Everly of Fremont placed second in the multimedia competition at the 54th annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program's National Championships held in Washington, D.C., June 2-5.

            Everly was one of 29 finalists to participate in writing, radio, television, multimedia and photojournalism. Earlier this year, she finished first in the news and multimedia III enterprise competition and sixth in the multimedia I features competition to qualify for the championship round.

            Overall, UNL finished second in the Intercollegiate Multimedia Competition; fourth in the Intercollegiate Broadcast News Competition; and 10th in the Intercollegiate Photojournalism Competition.

            The Hearst Championships are the culmination of the 2013-14 Journalism Awards Program, which are held in 105 member colleges and universities of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication with accredited undergraduate journalism programs.

            In 2012, Everly finished fifth in the Hearst multimedia team reporting competition; and in 2013 placed first in the Omaha World-Herald photojournalism shootout competition and second in the College Photographer of the Year competition.

            Everly is a senior in the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Through the Howard Buffett Fund, she has traveled to Kyrgyzstan, India, Brazil, Ethiopia, the Dominican Republic and Indonesia. She has held internships at the Dubuque (Iowa) Telegraph Herald, the Omaha World-Herald and the Hutchinson (Kan.) News. Everly has also served as a staff photographer at UNL's student newspaper, the Daily Nebraskan.

            The Journalism Awards Program is funded and administered by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. The program has awarded nearly $1 billion to numerous educational programs, health and medical care, human services and the arts in every state.

Writer: Marilyn Hahn, College of Journalism and Mass Communications

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