Missouri Journalism Student and Alumna Place in the Top Five of Hearst ‘In-Depth’ Writing Competition

By Nathan Allen
Master’s Student

Roseann Moring
Roseann Moring
Alex Ruppenthal
Alex Ruppenthal

Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 9, 2011) — Roseann Moring and Alex Ruppenthal placed in the top five in the college “In-Depth” writing category in the William Randolph Hearst Foundation‘s Journalism Awards Program. Moring and Ruppenthal both received $1,000 scholarships and a matching grant was given to the Missouri School of Journalism.

Moring, BJ ’10, received fourth place for her article “A Question of Consent” published last March in the Columbia Missourian during her final semester as a print and digital news major. The article examines the disparity between reported sexual assault on college campuses and charges filed to community police departments. Moring now serves as the state government reporter for the Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader.

"A Question of Consent"
Roseann Moring, BJ ’10, and Alex Ruppenthal, a print and digital news senior, placed fourth and fifth respectively in the college “In-Depth” writing category in the William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program for their articles published last spring in the Columbia Missourian.

Ruppenthal, a print and digital news senior, received fifth place for his article “College Coaches Finding Ways to Monitor Athletes’ Social Networking Activity” published last May in the Missourian. Ruppenthal’s article explores what collegiate coaches are doing to cut back on their athlete’s social networking use.

The “In-Depth” writing category had 98 students from 57 universities compete. Judging the competition were: Peter Bhatia, editor, The Oregonian; Ward Bushee, editor and executive vice president, The San Francisco Chronicle; Jennifer Sizemore, vice president and editor in chief, MSNBC.com and executive producer, NBC News.

Updated: May 20, 2020

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