Newhouse alumna Allison Ingrum ’20 placed third in the 20-21 Hearst Sports Writing intercollegiate competition, which came with a cash prize of $1,500.
Ingrum’s winning article was written for The NewsHouse, the Newhouse School’s multimedia news site. “One part dedication. One part obsession. All parts satisfaction,” is about Bandier Program assistant professor Ulf Oesterle‘s quest to qualify for the Paralympics. Ingrum received the assignment from NewsHouse executive producer Jon Glass. Ingrum’s specialty is features and profiles, not sports, but Glass felt she’d do a good job with the assignment.
“When I was initially looking for a writer for this profile, Allison was the first person to come to mind,” says Glass. “She’s always invested in her stories and I knew she would be enthusiastic to tell Ulf’s story.”
Ingrum is now an operations support associate at PopSugar, and looks forward to doing more work like her winning article in the future.
“I definitely want to stay in the journalism industry,” says Ingrum. “I would love to be a writer and editor for features and profiles, kind of like this one, actually.”
Newspaper and online journalism senior Danny Emerman’s feature “Flashback” for The Daily Orange, examining the similarities between the Syracuse 8 half a century ago and the current day #NotAgainSU campus movement, placed 14th in the contest.