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Date: May 03, 2013
Hofstra Students Win Fox News Channel College Challenge
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY -- Three students from the Hofstra University School of Communication have won the 2013 Fox News Channel College Challenge. They appeared on “Fox & Friends” this morning where they were presented with a $10,000 scholarship that will be equally shared. The School of Communication also received a $10,000 award towards scholarships, grants or new equipment.
The winners are:
- Megan Corcoran, a senior majoring in Video/Television and Film, from Clarks Summit, PA
- Shannan Ferry, a junior journalism major from Little Neck, NY
- Julia Skrobak, a junior journalism major, from Bethlehem, PA
The contest required applicants to create a fair and balanced video news package examining a current issue. The students’ winning submission looked at a movement to ban horse carriages from New York City streets, and included interviews with carriage drivers, tourists, movement organizers and local politicians. Shannan served as on-air reporter, while Julia was producer and Megan was videographer and editor.
Megan, who is graduating this month, will also be able to interview for a position with Fox News Network, while Shannan and Julia are eligible for summer internships there.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution of higher education where more than 11,000 full and part-time students choose from undergraduate and graduate offerings in liberal arts and sciences, business, engineering, applied science, communication, education, health sciences and human services, honors studies, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law and the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.
Located just outside of New York City, the media capital of the world, the School of Communication at Hofstra University provides students with a superior education and real-world experience that prepare them to meet the challenges of the 21st century job market. The School of Communication offers undergraduate and graduate coursework in multimedia journalism, media studies and public relations; radio, television and film production; and speech communication, rhetoric and performance studies, taught by an award-winning faculty. The school is also home to WRHU 88.7 FM Radio Hofstra University, the flagship station of the New York Islanders, and state-of-the-art resources such as NewsHub, an innovative multimedia classroom and newsroom, and Studio A, the largest non-commercial film and television soundstage on Long Island, as well as cutting-edge control rooms, editing facilities and a new screening room. Students come from across the United States and abroad, and an active network of accomplished alumni are shaping the future of the communications industry.