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Date: Jun 26, 2007
Hofstra Journalism Student Earns Top Honors at Competition
Student finishes second in The Hearst National Championship Radio Broadcast News Championship
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY –School of Communication journalism student Kim Saltmarsh, junior, took second place honors at The Hearst National Radio Broadcast News Awards for the 2006-2007 competition. Kim is one of the youngest participants ever to place so high in the competition.
“We're so proud of Kim,” said Dean of the School of Communication Sybil DelGaudio. “Her work has been recognized with the most prestigious award in college journalism and she has risen to the top among the best journalism students in the country.”
The competition included 107 undergraduate colleges and universities and was held June 4 – 10, 2007. Finalists were then brought to San Francisco to demonstrate their writing, photography, radio and television skills in on-the-spot assignments. The assignments were created and judged by non-Hearst media professionals. With Kim’s second place honors she also earns a $4,000 scholarship.
“The Hearst awards are the Pulitzers of the college journalism awards, so it's a great honor for Kim to achieve such a high ranking among her peers across the country,” said Assistant Professor G. Stuart Smith. “The entire journalism faculty is thrilled at her accomplishment, but not really surprised. Kim has been such a standout and already recognized by many professors for her hard work and dedication in her classes.”
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution where students find their edge to succeed in more than 140 undergraduate and 155 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, business, communication, education and allied human services, and honors studies, as well as a School of Law. The Hofstra community is driven, dynamic and energetic, helping students find and focus their strengths to prepare them for a successful future.