Roy W. Howard
Roy W. Howard’s first entry into journalism was as a paperboy delivering The Indianapolis Star each morning and The Indianapolis News each afternoon. By high school, he was selling his own stories to those newspapers, initiating a lifetime of newsgathering and reporting that became second nature and would take him around the world, meeting and writing about global figures.
While leading Scripps Howard Newspapers for four decades, Howard was an innovator who protected the rights of a free and independent press and, even while shaping the industry, always thought of himself as a reporter.
The Media School is proud of its close ties to Roy W. Howard and supports Howard’s legacy by co-sponsoring the Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition and by overseeing the Roy W. Howard Archive, a collection of Howard’s correspondence with international leaders during 1910 to the 1960s.