The Scripps Howard Foundation has announced the winners of its annual National Collegiate Reporting Competition.
Selected on the basis of letters of recommendation and a submitted essay about their interest in international affairs, the group of nine includes Marjorie Yan, a sophomore economics major at UCLA and reporter with the Daily Bruin. She will join Bradley J. Hamm, dean of the journalism school at Indiana University, and her fellow winners for an all expenses-paid trip to Japan beginning June 17th. Per the press release:
“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,” said Mike Philipps, president and CEO of the Scripps Howard Foundation. Travel will include 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 and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Park.
Congrats to Ms. Yan. Another winner is Colorado State University junior journalism and technical communications major Kelley Robinson, who is also set to intern in New York this summer for ABC’s Nightline. Pretty impressive.