Senior Madison Dudley Takes Second Prize at Indianapolis Journalism Competition

Senior Madison Dudley Takes Second Prize at Indianapolis Journalism Competition

November 12, 2017

At the 31st annual Thomas R. Keating Competition, a collegiate journalism contest sponsored by the Indianapolis Press Club Foundation and held yesterday, "Finishing second and earning $1,750 was Madison Dudley, a DePauw senior, who captured the stories of some veterans as they watched the Downtown parade from the Indiana War Memorial steps," notes the Indianapolis Star. (l-r: Madison Dudley, Professor Samuel Autman, and Austin Candor at the Keating Competition)

Another DePauw University senior, Austin Candor, was a finalist in the contest.

"The foundation’s board picked Veterans Day as this year’s writing challenge. Students had to write about a topic connected to the federal holiday, which honors those who served in the military," notes the newspaper. "The competition is named in honor of Tom Keating, a popular former Indianapolis Star columnist and Lilly Endowment executive who died in 1985 at the age of 45. Since its inception in 1986, the Keating program has awarded more than $140,000 to Indiana college and university students."

Access the story at IndyStar.com.

Dudley is editor-in-chief of Indiana's oldest college newspaper, The DePauw. Candor's column on the Monon Bell was published Friday in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette.

Source: Indianapolis Star

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