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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Josh Fendrick, a senior in the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism, has been named a top five semi-finalist in the Broadcast Television News Competition of the William Randolph Hearst Student Journalism Awards Program.
Fendrick took second place and a $2,000 award in the annual contest. His entries included a report filed for the Merrill College’s Capital News Service from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte in August called, “March on Wall Street South,” as well as a report which took an in-depth look at Maryland ballot question 3 dealing with the removal of elected officials from office.
Fendrick will now submit additional entries for a semi-final round of judging, which will include the top five winners from the earlier Television Feature Reporting Competition.
Following the semi-finals, five students will be selected to participate in the championship competition in San Francisco in June, along with the radio, writing, photojournalism and multimedia finalists.
Watch Fendrick’s report about Question 3: