Claire Wiseman, a 2012 participant in the HSPA Foundation’s Eugene S. Pulliam internship program, was one of eight finalists to compete in a prestigious writing competition.
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program’s Intercollegiate Writing Competition National Championship attracts entrants from around the country.
Wiseman, a 2013 Indiana University journalism graduate, received a cash prize as a finalist, and IU, which ended the overall competition in seventh place, will receive a medallion and matching grant.
IU senior Charlie Scudder won the top prize.
Finalists completed three reporting assignments over the course of four days at the 53rd annual event in San Francisco, with three top newspaper editors judging their work.
“The Hearst awards are far and away the most prestigious honors in collegiate journalism, and they are accurately referred to as the Pulitzers of college journalism,” said IU journalism professor of practice Tom French, who won a real Pulitzer Prize in 1998 for feature writing. He has taught and coached IU’s Hearst entrants for the past four years.
Wiseman worked at the Connorsville News-Examiner during her Indiana internship. She started as an intern at The Dallas Morning News in May.