SHSJC Journalism Student Awarded Study Trip to Japan
Scripps Howard's Brandon "Theo" Dorsey won a
coveted nine-day trip to Japan to study journalism along with eight
other winners of the annual Roy W. Howard National Collegiate
Reporting Competition, sponsored by The Scripps Howard Foundation.
The junior broadcast journalism major from Houston, Texas, embarks on
the all-expense-paid trip Thursday, May 8.
Marking its 30th anniversary this year, the collegiate
competition was established in cooperation with the Indiana
University School of Journalism in honor of the famed journalist and
editor Roy W. Howard who spearheaded the Scripps Howard Newspapers
from 1922-1953 and United Press from 1912-1920.
"With this award, we celebrate the legacy of Roy
Howard, who meant so much to our profession," said Mike
Philipps, president and CEO of the Scripps Howard Foundation.
"The prize responds to the need for today's student journalists
to better understand international affairs."
The winners were selected for their exemplary work in the
areas of print, broadcast, and online media, as well as their essay
on international affairs and letters of recommendation. The
journalism students' instructor for the study trip will be Joseph
Coleman, IU School of Journalism Roy W. Howard Professor of Practice
and former Tokyo Associated Press bureau chief.
"I'm very much looking forward to accompanying such a
stellar group of students to Japan this year," Coleman said.
"Japan is the perfect place to challenge students' assumptions
about the world, and this trip is an excellent way of helping raise
the next generation of international journalists and honor the memory
of Roy Howard."
In addition to experiencing excursions to the region cities
of Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe, the students will also visit to the city of
Hiroshima, which was destroyed by an atomic bomb in 1945 during the
final stages of World War II.
Dorsey is an alumnus of the Sports Journalism Institute and
co-founder of the sports and entertainment website
Elite-Insiders.com, A color commentator for Hampton University
athletics and online sports editor for The Hampton Script, he is also
a sports producer and anchor for WHOV-TV news and is a former ESPN
radio and Washington Times intern. This summer he will intern with
NBC Sports in Stamford, Conn.