UNL student places 11th in Hearst multimedia competition

Released on 02/11/2016, at 3:09 PM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lincoln, Neb., February 11th, 2016 —
Andrew Barry
Andrew Barry

University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications student Andrew Barry placed 11th in the Hearst Journalism Awards first multimedia competition.

The senior journalism major from Lincoln placed in the multimedia features competition with his package "Tattered Wings," which tells the story of a mother who works at a butterfly farm in Ecuador.

Barry is the photo editor at the Daily Nebraskan, a volunteer intern at WasteCap Nebraska and a member of the UNL Model United Nations Club.

He previously had a multimedia internship with the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute and was the public relations officer for the UNL chapter of The Wildlife Society.

Barry placed 15th in the narrative storytelling-features category last year for his package on tin mining on Bangka Island, Indonesia. 

The 2015-16 Hearst Journalism Awards Program is held in 108 member colleges and universities of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication with accredited undergraduate journalism programs. The awards program consists of five writing, two photojournalism, one radio, two television and four multimedia competitions. The program awards up to $500,000 in scholarships, matching grants and stipends annually.