Hofstra Student Wins National Journalism Award for Canine Companions Feature

Congratulations to Hofstra University Broadcasting student Rachel Luscher, class of ’23, who recently placed in the top-10 in the Audio News and Features competition with her story about Canine Companions.  “Hearst is one of the most prestigious student journalism competitions in the nation,” said Brian McFadden, Assistant Professor of Media Studies. “Rachel cracking the Top 10 is an incredible personal achievement and one that speaks to the kind of work coming out of radio station WHRU.”  Luscher says, “I was able to go out into the field and cover a story that matters to the local community.  There’s no greater feeling than meeting new people, learning about a new topic, and telling their story through an audio feature.” 

Hearst competitions feature 103 eligible universities of the Schools of Journalism and Mass Communications wiht accredited undergraduate jounalism programs and award scholarships, grants, stipends, and awards on an annual basis. 

Click here to listen to Rachel Luscher’s award-winning feature on Canine Companions, and read more about the Hearst Award.