Lincoln (Neb.) - Feb. 2, 2001 - Brian Carlson of Fremont placed second last month in the in-depth writing competition of the 41st annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation's Journalism Awards Program.
A December University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate, Carlson earned the high placement and a $1,500 scholarship for a Dec. 24 story in the Lincoln Journal Star about Nebraska's "brain drain." He interviewed current UNL students, recent graduates and Nebraska leaders to explain why talented young Nebraskans leave the state.
Carlson, who tied for 14th in the Hearst feature writing competition last fall, finished behind only Daniel Lee of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in in-depth writing.
His second-place finish helped UNL remain in third place behind North Carolina and Indiana through three of six competitions in Hearst's Intercollegiate Writing Competition. Following Nebraska in the top 10 are Missouri, Kent State, Maryland, Northwestern, Montana, Colorado State and Western Kentucky.
Carlson now works as an intern in the Washington, D.C., bureau of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The Hearst Foundation Awards Program involves 105 accredited
undergraduate journalism programs in colleges and universities across the
United States. The judges for this year's writing competition are Robert
F. Brandt III, vice president and managing editor of Newsday in Melville,
N.Y.; Sherry Howard, assistant managing editor/recruiting of the
Philadelphia Inquirer; and Christopher Lavin, assistant managing editor
of the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times.
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