From the Scripps Howard Foundation:
The Scripps Howard Foundation, with the Indiana University School of Journalism, established the Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition in 1984 to honor the memory of the journalist who led Scripps Howard Newspapers from 1922-1953 and United Press International from 1912-1920.
Journalism students submit an entry form, portfolio of their work, letter of recommendation, 400-word essay and resume to the Scripps Howard Foundation for consideration.
Until 2006, the winners received scholarships and their college newspapers were awarded grants. But in 2006, the foundation and School of Journalism revamped the awards to include a 13-day guided tour to Japan and South Korea for nine national scholars.
Led by School of Journalism’s Dean Brad Hamm, the winners travel to Asia to study journalism in other cultures, visiting media organizations as well as cultural and historical landmarks. Roy W. Howard also had made such journeys as a journalist, persevering to land interviews with elusive leaders.
The 2012 trip is tentatively set for June 15-23 and will take winners to Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hiroshima.
- Look over the latest brochure for details about the trip, then complete the application portion. (2012 brochure, PDF format)
- Deadline to apply for the 2012 competition is Feb. 29, 2012.
Download the flyer and application.