CMU student takes home $4,000 photojournalism award

Central Michigan University student Zachary Wittman received a second-place award from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program on June 5.

The award, given nationally for outstanding photojournalism, awards $4,000 to students who take the top prize.

Wittman was one of 29 finalists in five different journalistic categories which displayed their body of work June 2-5 during the 54th annual Hearst Championships in Washington, D.C.

The photojournalism judges inlcuded  Steve Gonzales, director of photography with the Houston Chronicle, Sue Morrow, assistant director of multimedia for the Sacramento Bee, and Jakub Mosur, a freelance photographer.

Winners were announced during the final awards ceremony on June 5 at the Newseum, a showcase for the world of news and journalism located at 555 Pennsylvania Ave.



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