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J-School places first in Hearst competition

April 23, 2007

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Kansas University's journalism school finished first in this year's Intercollegiate Writing Competition of the Hearst Journalism Awards.

"The Hearst competition is the most challenging writing contest in the country," journalism Dean Ann Brill said in a prepared statement. "We are proud to be named the best intercollegiate writers in the nation by the panel of judges."

The competitions take place throughout each school year in a variety of categories for writing, photography and broadcast news. For the writing competition, the school that accumulates the most points in each category of six contests is the winner.

The winners of each category compete during the National Championships, June 8 in San Francisco.

KU students traveling to the national competition are C.J. Moore, of Shawnee, and Frank Tankard, of Overland Park.

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