In the month of May alone, University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communications students have won a plethora of awards. Among these awards include the Society of Professional Journalists recognition of SOJC student’s production of “Route of the Whale,” a multimedia project that publicizes the search for sustainability and conservation along the Route of the Whale in Uruguay.

An additional SPJ award went to the OR Media team working on the funding crisis in Josephine County. SOJC students multimedia work in the field makes up what is now the website.

The Hearst Journalism Awards Competition consists of 14 competitions in photojournalism, radio broadcast, television broadcast, multimedia and writing. The top five finalists in each competition will earn scholarship awards with matching grants going to their school for a total of $226,800.

SOJC student, Julianne Parker won second place in the writing category for Breaking News. Into the Evergreen, a story project from UO Journalism professor Torsten Kjellstrand’s class, won second place in the Team Multimedia story competition. Placing 5th in the team Multimedia section was Micheal Buisan and the Josephine County project, “Rogue Territory” team.

Congratulations to these students and teams of talented University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communications Hearst Awards winners.

–Megan Ganim, ’16 Public Relations