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IU student wins national Hearst award for fourth consecutive year

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May 2018 IU graduate Jack Evans and senior Nyssa Kruse before dinner at the Exploratorium for the Hearst Journalism Awards Program ​in San Francisco on Tuesday, June 5. On Wednesday, June 6​, Evans placed first and Kruse second in the Hearst National Writing Championship. Evans received a $10,000 scholarship and Kruse received $7,500.   Courtesy Photo Buy Photos

An IU student has won the prestigious Hearst Journalism Awards National writing championship for the fourth year in a row. 

Jack Evans, who graduated with a B.A. in journalism in 2018, won first place when the awards were announced June 6 in San Francisco. Evans earned a $10,000 prize for his writing.

An IU student also came in second place. IU senior Nyssa Kruse finished second and earned $7,500 for her work.

Both Evans and Kruse have been reporters and editors for the Indiana Daily Student, and Kruse will be the editor-in-chief of the IDS for the fall 2018 semester. 

From June 3 through June 6, 28 finalists participated in the 58th annual Hearst Championships in San Francisco. While there, they completed on-the-spot assignments and showcased their writing, photography, radio, television and multimedia skills. 

The Hearst Championships are the finale for the 2017-2018 Journalism Awards Program, which involves 105 universities, all of which have accredited undergraduate journalism programs. 

The Hearst Journalism Awards Program was founded in 1960 to encourage journalism education through scholarships. The program has distributed more than $13 million since its inception.

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