Category: Winning student columns

Longhorn Wins 2016 Scholarship

Jake Schmidt

Jeff Zaslow College Columnist Award A Longhorn has been named the 2016 recipient of the Jeff Zaslow College Columnist Award. Jake Schmidt of the University of Texas at Austin will receive $1,000 from the scholarship contest sponsor, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists Education Foundation. The check will be presented in a ceremony Saturday, June…

‘Vol’ Columnist Takes Top College Prize

NSNC Education Foundation

Jeff Zaslow College Columnist Award A new graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the 2015 recipient of the Jeff Zaslow College Columnist Award of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists Education Foundation. RJ Vogt, writing for the campus newspaper The Daily Beacon, was chosen by best-selling novelist Michael Koryta, a former newspaper reporter.…

Southern Cal Undergrad Wins Column Scholarship

Anna Sterling (right) interviews Maya Richard-Craven on Neon Tommy Radio of the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism.

2014 Jeff Zaslow College Columnist Award Winners By Suzette Martinez Standring 2004-06 NSNC President Maya Richard-Craven, a campus columnist at the University of Southern California, is the winner of the 2014 Jeff Zaslow College Columnist Award and its $1,000 scholarship prize. Senior judge Nikki Schwab, the “Washington Whispers” blogger of U.S. News and World Report,…

Bulldog wins 2013 Zaslow College Columnist Contest

A young Dallas-area writer attending the University of Georgia is this year’s winner of the Jeff Zaslow College Columnist Contest, the scholarship of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. Contest Chair Joel Brinkley was the final judge for this year. He called UGA’s Blake Seitz “an excellent, clever writer.” Seitz this fall will be a…

WikiLeaks and ivory tower journalism

By Jocelyn Rousey, Staff Columnist,         The Heights, Boston College       NSNC First Place Scholarship Winner WikiLeaks is the Facebook of journalism. And I don’t mean that in a “Yay, modern technology meets journalism! Whoopee!” sort of way. Rather, WikiLeaks, the online nonprofit group that provides an anonymous medium through which disgruntled government insiders can lead…

Column by NSNC Scholarship Winner

Derek Wilson

Derek Wilson is a senior at Ball State University with a double major in economics and finance and writes ‘Making Cents’ for the  BSU Daily News. This is one of three columns that netted him First Place in the NSNC Student Scholarship Contest. Recessions not bad, should happen more often By Derek Wilson, Ball State…

Student Scholarship Contest – Second Place

Debt-it cards By Braden Katz, University Daily Kansan bkatz@kansan.com Last month, the debit receipt for my lunch at the Underground was identical to all the others in the stack next to the cash register. Although my purchase appeared to be normal, I had unknowingly participated in a complicated small loan for my lunch that day. My…