CINCINNATI, April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Scripps Howard Foundation today awarded a nine-day journalism study trip to Japan to the nine winners of its annual Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition.
The competition, established in 1984 in cooperation with the Indiana University School of Journalism, honors the memory of the journalist who led Scripps Howard Newspapers from 1922-1953 and United Press International from 1912-1920.
Mike Philipps, president and CEO of the Scripps Howard Foundation, said the prize responds to the need for today's student journalists to better understand international affairs. "Given developments in Japan following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, we are especially pleased to offer this study trip at such an historic time," he said.
The expenses-paid trip will be led by Bradley J. Hamm, dean of the journalism school at Indiana University and a Roy W. Howard scholar, who has extensive travel experience throughout Asia. Travel begins June 17 and includes excursions primarily in the Kansai region cities of Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe, which are far outside of the earthquake and tsunami area and not affected by the subsequent tremors. Included in the trip is a visit to Hiroshima, the first city in world history to be devastated by the atomic bomb, and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Park.
"We are honoring the legacy of Roy Howard with this reporting award because he lived a global life as a reporter and editor long before most journalism schools taught about international reporting," said Dr. Hamm. "These young journalists will have the opportunity of a lifetime to learn about the media and culture of Japan."
The nine winners, whose entries represent print, broadcast and online media, were chosen for the high quality of their work, an essay about their interest in international affairs and letters of recommendation. They are:
Shelly Bradbury, a junior journalism major at Huntington University in Huntington, Ind., where she is news editor at The Huntingtonian, and will be co-chief editor next year. She interned at The Sandusky (Ohio) Register and will intern at The Goshen (Ind.) News this summer as a Pulliam Journalism Intern. Bradbury is from Houghton, N.Y.
Brittany Brownrigg, a junior at Franklin College in Franklin, Ind., is majoring in public relations, news editorial and broadcast journalism. A former sports editor for The Franklin, Brownrigg has had internships with the Franklin College Statehouse Bureau and the website Howey Politics Indiana. She is executive director of Franklin Communications, a student-run public relations agency. Brownrigg is from Littleton, Colo.
Dan Neligh, a junior journalism and economics major at Arizona State University, is co-founder of the Downtown Devil, a news website for ASU students. He has interned at four television stations in Phoenix and Denver. Neligh is from Denver.
Caroline Pahl, a junior broadcast journalism major at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she is a production intern at UI-7 and former reporter for the Daily Illini. Pahl has interned at the Home Shopping Network in St. Petersburg, Fla., and the Voice of America in Washington D.C. She is from Elk Grove Village, Ill.
Jarondakie Patrick, a junior print journalism major at Howard University in Washington, D.C., where she has interned at commercial radio station WHUR-FM, and reported for the campus newspaper, The Hilltop. She will be an intern this summer at the McClatchy Washington Bureau. Patrick is from Baton Rouge, La.
Alex Pena, a junior communications major at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, reported on CNN and ABC News about the drug war in Juarez, Mexico, and from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, as an intern at television station WBBH in Fort Myers. He has also interned at NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. Pena is from Pembroke Pines, Fla.
Kelley Robinson, a junior journalism and technical communication major at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, has interned at television station KUSA in Denver and will intern at ABC News Nightline this summer in New York. He has been a reporter, producer and anchor at his campus television station CTV 11. He is from Centennial, Colo.
Kelly Stroda, a junior journalism major at the University of Kansas, is incoming editor-in-chief of The University Daily Kansan, which she currently serves as managing editor. Stroda has interned at The Ottawa (Kan.) Herald and written for the Midwest Democracy Project, a Kansas City Star website. Stroda is from Salina, Kan.
Marjorie Yan, a sophomore economics major at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), where she is a reporter for The Daily Bruin. She has interned at Laufer Media's BOP and Tiger Beat magazines and currently contributes to MyEveryzine.com, a teen media site. Yan is from Los Angeles.
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