Congratulations to this year's
Keating competition winners and finalists
Indiana University senior Michael Auslen won the 27th Annual Thomas R. Keating Feature Writing Program in Indianapolis on Saturday with a story about a sidewalk DJ entertaining marathon runners.
Auslen, of Arvada, Colo., is a former editor of the Indiana Daily Student. He placed second in the contest two years ago.
The Indianapolis Press Club Foundation sponsors and runs the Keating writing challenge program, which features 10 finalists representing Indiana’s best and sharpest college journalism students.
Auslen’s first-place finish earned him $2,500.
Finishing in second and earning $1,250 was Evan Hoopfer, an IU journalism and philosophy major from Woodburn, Ind. Jessica Contrera of Akron, Ohio, an Ernie Pyle Scholar in journalism at Indiana, earned third place and $750.
Below are the other finalists. For more on the competition, including copies of the all the stories, go to the Keating Awards page.
(Nov. 2, 2014)
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