Student Writer for Baylor Lariat Places 14th in National Writing Award

Feb. 1, 2007

Baylor University senior and former staff writer for The Baylor Lariat, Katy Matlock, of Shreveport, LA, placed 14th in college In-Depth writing in the 47th annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation's Journalism Awards Program. The top 20 winners in college In-Depth writing were announced Friday, Jan. 26.

Matlock's Feb. 21, 2006, story titled, "Alleged hazing 'humiliates' BYX adviser," detailed the alleged incident of Brothers Under Christ fraternity involving a pledge raid during a retreat.

The full story can be found on the Lariat web site.

The award marks the first award in the national competition for The Lariat. Matlock will receive a certificate of merit for her honor. More than 100 students from 59 universities and colleges participated.

The Hearst Journalism Awards Program promotes excellence in journalism. The national program includes school year competitions with prizes awarded in writing, photography, television and radio news to undergraduates at accredited schools of journalism.

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was founded in 1945 by William Randolph Hearst, founder of the Hearst newspaper chain and philanthropist.

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