The Corner

We Have a Winner

The Chronicle of Higher Education’s annual David W. Miller Award for Student Journalists, named after a late friend of mine, has been awarded to Eliot Brown of Macalester College. He’ll intern at the NY Sun. From the Chronicle:

David W. Miller, a senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education, was killed at the age of 35 by a drunken driver in January 2002. Mr. Miller’s outstanding career was distinguished by two hallmarks: his insatiable curiosity about people and the world of ideas, and his love for precise and evocative writing.

With this award, now in its fifth year, The Chronicle seeks to pay tribute to Mr. Miller and to identify and nurture future generations of student journalists who are as interested in big ideas and excellent writing as he was.

The award consists of a $2,500 prize and a certificate, and is presented annually. The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2007, and the winner will be announced in the fall.

Information on how to apply for the 2007 award is here.

John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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