Indiana University

National Collegiate Reporting Competition

Golden Pavilion

The Scripps Howard Foundation, with Indiana University 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 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 IU revamped the awards to include a 10-day guided tour to Japan for nine national scholars.

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.

2017 Competition:

  • The competition is open to full-time undergraduate students who are returning to college in fall 2017 as undergraduates.
  • Selected students are required to travel to Japan on or about May 11-20, 2017. Participants who are unable to take the trip must forfeit any and all prizes, and the award will be offered to the next runner-up.
  • Apply online by 11:59 p.m.  Jan. 10, 2017. 
  • Questions? Contact Media School Director of Experiential Learning Audrie Osterman

Learn more: