Scripps Howard Foundation Offers Collegiate Reporting Prize Trip to Japan and South Korea

Wed, February 08, 2006 by Sue Porter

CINCINNATI – The nine winners of the Scripps Howard Foundation’s Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition will receive a 12-day expenses-paid journalism study experience in Japan and South Korea.   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. Annual winners and their school newspapers previously shared $24,750 in scholarships and grants.   Judith G. Clabes, president and CEO of the Scripps Howard Foundation, said the new prize responds to the need for today’s student journalists to better understand international affairs.   “We have in Bradley J. Hamm, dean of the journalism school at IndianaUniversity, a uniquely qualified leader for this trip,” she said. “He is not only a gifted instructor, but also a Roy W. Howard scholar who has extensive travel experience throughout Asia.”   The competition, which is open to undergraduate journalism students, has a postmark entry deadline of March 31. Winners will be announced April 17, and the trip will take place June 11-24. Entry forms have been sent to the nation’s journalism schools and are available online at www.scripps.com/foundation.     About the Foundation   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, television retailing, interactive media and licensing and syndication.

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