Angela Ufheil, a 2017 graduate of the Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication, placed 14th in this spring’s national Hearst personality/profile-writing contest. There were 114 entries from 61 schools received in the 58th annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards.
Ufheil was recognized for a feature she wrote for her senior capstone project, the multimedia website Urban Plains. The article profiled Frank Cordaro, a former Catholic priest who is a human rights advocate and anti-war activist. Since graduation, Ufheil has worked at The Des Moines Register, as a freelance writer and recently took a job with 5280, the award-winning Denver city magazine.