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International Students Win $10,000 Competition

A team of international students won $10,000 for their proposal on how to inspire improvements in the news media. Congratulations!

ATHENS, OH (USA)–March 14–International students from Venezuela, Ethiopia, and Ghana won first prize ($10,000 US dollars) in a college competition to inspire improvements in the news media.

The cash award was granted by the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University in Athens, OH, which sponsors an annual innovation challenge.

The winning team was led by Ayleen Cabas of Caracas, Venezuela. Her teammates were Goitom Negash from Ethiopia and Kingsley Antwi-Boasiako and Samuel Antwi from Ghana.

They designed a proposal to improve delivery of news to the large Somali refugee population in Columbus, OH, the capital of the State of Ohio.

The Scripps Innovation Challenge is the largest competition of its kind focused on media. It awarded $25,000 in prize money:  $10,000 for first prize, $5,000 for second prize, and lesser amounts for honorable mentions.

Click here to learn more about the Scripps Innovation Challenge

Here is a snapshot of their proposal. Click here to see more.
Here is a snapshot of their proposal. Click here to see more.

 

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