Team in Transit places sixth in Hearst Multimedia competition
Congratulations to UF students Estee Beck, Sarah Brown-Cohen, Rob Copeland, Caitlyn Finnegan, Nicole Greiner, Steve Johnson, Alex Kaufman, George Pappas, Melissa Pender, Matthew Riva, Ali Robertson, Jillian Rogers, and David Tintner, and to team director Matt Sheehan for their sixth place finish in the Hearst Multimedia Competition. “Team in Transit: From Truckstops to Tailgates” was recognized as one of the top multimedia projects in the country in this year’s competition. Thanks also to David Carlson and UF master’s student Ethan Magoc for their assistance during the project.
The project was the result of a new multimedia reporting class started last fall designed to challenge students to evaluate new methods of news delivery and engagement using multi media platforms. Students told the story of the folks behind the scenes and the logistics of moving the Gator football team on an away game.
The University of Nebraska won the multimedia project with their entry “Ethopians.” Western Kentucky University won the Intercollegiate Multimedia Competition with the highest accumulated student points.