Pete Wilson Scholarship
The Pete Wilson Journalism Scholarship was established in 2007 by Wilson's friends and colleagues. The scholarship is granted to an undergraduate or graduate journalism student from the Bay Area who shares Wilson's commitment to ethical, responsible journalism.
2014 Pete Wilson Undergraduate Scholarship Winner - Kevin Hume, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
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Kevin N. Hume is a second-year graduate student at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, where he is pursuing a Masters in multimedia and photojournalism. Kevin has lived in the Bay Area for most of his life. He discovered his passion for journalism, photography and video in high school. After taking some time off to pursue music, he enrolled at San Jose State University, where he served as the multimedia editor on the student-run Spartan Daily newspaper before graduating in December 2010. He quickly found a job as a reporter/photographer at the Lake County Record-Bee, a small northern California newspaper. During his two years there, Kevin became the go-to breaking news reporter and also established a YouTube page for the paper, where he created and uploaded 17 videos of life in Lake County. After beginning his studies at UC Berkeley in 2013, Kevin most recently served as a summer photo intern at the San Francisco Chronicle. He is currently a Graduate Student Researcher at the journalism school, assisting students and teachers with projects and equipment both inside and outside the classroom.
“It’s a great honor for me to be awarded the Pete Wilson Scholarship,” Hume said.. “I grew up watching Pete on KRON-TV and ABC 7 News, so it’s an amazing feeling to be the recipient of the scholarship that bears his name. As a photojournalist, my job is to tell the reader visually what is going on quickly, clearly and without riddle or confusion. I believe this reflects the values and commitment to ethical, responsible journalism that Pete upheld in his work. My passion is to tell people’s stories and to document the world around me in a way that is creative and accurate, while also reflecting the beauty I see in everything. I am incredibly thankful that the Radio Television Digital News Foundation believes in the work I’ve done thus far. This scholarship will help me as I continue to pursue my passion. Thank you so much to the RTDNA for this opportunity. I greatly appreciate it and I will continue to uphold the values of this scholarship in my work.”
For a complete list of scholarship and fellowship winners update as they are announced, visit our 2014 scholarship winners page.