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March 17, 2008
Nine Win Scripps Howard Foundation Collegiate Reporting Prize Trip to Japan and South Korea
CINCINNATI – The Scripps Howard Foundation today awarded a 13-day journalism study trip to Japan and South Korea 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.
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 14 and concludes June 27 with an awards luncheon in Chicago.
"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 and South Korea."
The nine winners, whose entries collectively represent print and broadcast journalism, new media and multimedia studies, were chosen for the quality of their published and/or broadcast work and an essay about their interest in international affairs. They are:
James Baetke, a senior journalism major at Colorado State University, and a third-year member of the daily Rocky Mountain Collegian staff. He has had internships at two Colorado daily newspapers, the Coloradoan in Fort Collins and the Daily Camera in Boulder. Baetke spent his freshman year at the University of Iowa, where he was the youngest reporter at The Daily Iowan. Last summer, he was a reporter for the Working Press at the Society of Professional Journalists national convention and he recently completed the Scripps Howard Foundation's Semester in Washington program. He is from Denver.
Natalia Ciolko, a third-year journalism major at the University of Texas-Austin, where she is editor-in-chief of DT Weekend, an entertainment supplement of The Daily Texan. Ciolko is writer, designer and editor of Smear Campaign, a humor and entertainment publication she co-founded in 2006, and an officer of UT-A's chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. She is from San Antonio.
Deanna Dent, a senior journalism and fine arts major at Arizona State University. She has interned at The (Phoenix) Arizona Republic, The East Valley Tribune in Mesa, Ariz., and Bend (Ore.) Bulletin. Dent is photo editor for ASU's daily paper, The State Press. In 2007, she produced a multimedia project on divided families along the U.S.-Mexico border as a Howard Buffet grant recipient. She is from Tempe, Ariz.
McKenna Ewen, a junior journalism and political science major at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. He is a student reporter and multimedia producer for StarTribune.com, an online edition of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and is a reporter for The Minnesota Daily, an independent student newspaper. Ewen is a campus radio station DJ and news show host and a production volunteer for Twin Cities Public Television. He is from Apple Valley, Minn.
Hudson Lockett, a junior journalism and Japanese major at the University of Texas-Austin, where he is gaming correspondent and a feature writer for The Daily Texan. He is a contributor to the Austin American-Statesman's online entertainment and outdoor recreation sites and the video game news blog SegaNerds.com. He is from Dallas.
Matthew Negrin, a junior journalism major at Boston University, where in 2007 he was editor-in-chief and president of the independent student newspaper, The Daily Free Press. He has since been writing Washington-based stories for The Boston Globe and the New Hampshire Union Leader in Manchester. Negrin previously was an intern for his hometown newspaper, The Fairfax (Va.) Times.
Nicole Norfleet, a junior journalism major at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where she is online editor of The Daily Tar Heel. She has interned at Black Enterprise magazine in New York City and Impulse magazine in Cherry Hill, N.J. Norfleet is a mentor coordinator for Movement of Youth, Inc., that serves high school students in Durham, N.C. She is from Voorhees, N.J.
Amanda Peterka, a junior journalism and Asian studies student at Michigan State University, where she is managing editor of Spartan Edge, an alternative online publication. She also is a contributing writer to the university's environmental, international studies and independent online publications. She is from Hillside, Ill.
Julia Wong, a junior communication major at the University of Southern California. On campus, she is a producer for Annenberg Television News and a former writer for the Daily Trojan. Off campus, she is a newsroom intern at the Los Angeles bureau of CNN. She is from Toronto.
Dedicated to excellence in journalism, the Scripps Howard Foundation is a leader in industry efforts in journalism education, scholarships, internships, literacy, minority recruitment/development and First Amendment causes. It is the philanthropic arm of The E. W. Scripps Company, a diverse media concern with interests in national lifestyle television networks, newspaper publishing, broadcast television, interactive media, and licensing and syndication.
Contact for more information and photos: Sue Porter, Scripps Howard Foundation, 513-977-3030, email@example.com