Hearst Journalism Awards
Don’t miss your chance to win the “Pulitzer Prize of college journalism.”
Participation in the program is open to undergraduate journalism majors. An exception to the journalism major rule is made for students entering the photojournalism competitions.
A few thoughts on how to enter the Hearst Competitions:
NYU Journalism Career Services will accept all applications and select the top two entries in each category to be submitted to Hearst.
Below is the Competition Calendar with NYU Journalism’s in-house deadlines. We will send out separate reminders for each category.
Writing Competitions Deadline
- Feature Writing – Monday, 10/21/19
- Enterprise Reporting – Monday, 11/25/19
- Sports Writing – Monday, 1/20/20
- Personality/Profile Writing – Monday, 2/24/20
- Breaking News Writing – Monday, 3/30/20
Photojournalism Competitions Deadline
- Photo News and Feature – Tuesday, 10/29/19
- Photo Picture Story/Series – Monday, 1/27/20
Broadcast Competitions Deadline
- Television I: Features – Monday, 11/4/19
- Radio: News and Features – Monday, 1/6/20
- Television II: News – Monday, 2/10/20
Multimedia Competitions Deadline
- Narrative Video Storytelling – Monday, 11/11/19
- Innovative Storytelling & Audience Engagement – Monday, 1/13/20
- Digital News or Enterprise Story – Monday, 3/23/20
- Digital News or Enterprise Story – Team – Monday, 4/6/20
For more information, visit the Hearst Journalism Awards website.
Substantial scholarship increases were added to the program starting in the 2017-2018 school year. Representing an increase of nearly 50 percent, more than $650,000 will be provided annually in scholarships, grants and stipends to participating and winning journalism students and accredited journalism undergraduate universities. These increases are in bold.
The top five ranking entrants in the 14 monthly competitions win the following scholarships:
First Place ($3,000)
Second Place ($2,000)
Third Place ($1,500)
Fourth Place ($1,000)
Fifth Place ($1,000)
6th-10th place (Certificate of Merit)
NYU Journalism students interested in submitting work for any of these should email Craigh.Barboza@nyu.edu.
Previous NYU Hearst Journalism Award Winners
Jing Feng (4th Place, Television Features)
Téa Kvetenadze (9th Place, Breaking News Writing)
Kelvin Huang (6th Place, Sports Writing)
Mariana Fernandez (7th Place, Enterprise Reporting)
Josephine Marie Luck (10th Place, Television Features)
Devon Frye (6th place, Enterprise Reporting)
Cassia Reynolds (2nd Place, Television I)
Eli Epstein (5th Place, Feature Writing)
Elizabeth Kreutz (6th Place, Multimedia)
Benjamin Norman (10th Place, Photo I)
Nicole Tung (3rd Place, Photo III)
Nicole Tung (8th Place, Championships Photo Semi-Final)
Stacey Patton (5th Place, Feature Writing)
Stacey Patton (1st Place, Feature Writing)
Stacey Patton (4th Place, Championship Writing)
Jennifer Gustin (5th Place, Television I)
Jennifer Gustin (10th Place, Championship Television Semi-final)
Brian Wright (9th Place, Sports Writing)
Scott Wenger (4th Place, In-Depth Writing)
George Wirt (8th Place, Spot News Writing)
Nathan Kleinfield (3rd Place, Championship Writing)
John McKeon (2nd Place, General News Writing)
George Wirt (6th Place, General News Writing)
Nathan Kleinfield (3rd Place, General News Writing)
Nathan Kleinfield (4th Place, Feature Writing)
Colleen Sullivan (8th Place, General News Writing)
Application deadline: Dec. 1, 2019.
Information about the Magazine Internship Program can be found at asmeinternship.org.
For over 50 years, the American Society of Magazine Editors has sponsored the Magazine Internship Program—a 10-week program for rising college seniors at magazines in New York and Washington.
ASME interns participate in a three-day orientation program and learn the fundamentals of reporting, fact checking and copy editing. Over the course of the summer, ASME interns attend special events in New York and Washington and meet regularly with top editors.
ASME interns report, edit, fact-check and copy-edit for print and online publications. They may sometimes interview celebrities, attend press conferences and work the red carpet—but most of the summer they do the un-glam but essential work of magazine journalism.
The Magazine Internship Program usually gives preference to students who have been nominated by academic departments and career-guidance offices over other applicants from the same school. Colleges and universities are encouraged to nominate no more than two students.
If you would like to be considered for one of the two NYU nominations, please email your application materials by by Monday, Nov. 18 to Craigh.Barboza@nyu.edu. (The $40 application fee will be covered by NYU.)
Applicants must complete their junior year before June 2020 and expect to graduate in June 2021. Only full-time students with a grade point average of at least 3.0 will be considered for an internship. Your application must include:
A completed application
- A one-page cover letter (addressed to Nina Fortuna, Director, ASME) explaining why you are interested in magazine journalism; why you want to participate in the Magazine Internship Program; and why you are qualified to be an ASME intern. The selection committee wants to know how your course of study has prepared you to be an ASME intern and how you plan to use the skills and insights you gain from participation in the Magazine Internship Program not only to advance your career but to benefit the publications where you work your senior year
- A one-page letter of recommendation from an educator who can attest to your abilities and experience
- A one-page letter of recommendation from an intern supervisor or employer who can attest to your abilities and experience
- A current resume
- No more than 10 clips from a college newspaper or magazine or from a newspaper or magazine where you have interned or worked that demonstrate reporting skills as well as an interest in and knowledge of a range of topics
- A nonrefundable processing fee of $40 will be reimbursed by NYU Journalism Career Services
Students recommended for the Magazine Internship Program by academic departments or career-guidance offices should include one-paragraph letters of nomination in their applications. (Nominated students will pay the application fee on their own and be refunded by NYU Journalism.)
All application materials must be submitted online. Please go to asmeinternship.org to fill out an application and upload your materials.
If you are applying on your own, the nonrefundable processing fee can be paid online, or you can mail a check to:
Magazine Internship Program
American Society of Magazine Editors
757 Third Avenue, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Checks should be made payable to Magazine Publishers of America. Please include name of applicant on the check.
Applicants will be notified by email of the selection committee’s decision in March 2020.