Two Drake students place in top 10 of national writing contest

The Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication is in first place in the annual Hearst Intercollegiate Writing Competition after two Drake students won awards in the 2020 feature writing contest.

Lorien MacEnulty, a May 2020 graduate, won second place for her story on a craft barrel maker that was published in Urban Plains, the senior capstone multimedia website. Hannah Nuss, currently a senior, won seventh place for her Drake Magazine story on “cancel culture” in the music scene.

There were 150 entries from 79 universities. They were judged by Dwayne Bray, senior coordinating producer/enterprise reporting unit, ESPN; Larry Kramer, retired president and publisher, USA Today; and Maria Reeves, managing editor, Houston Chronicle. The Hearst Journalism Awards are conducted under the auspices of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication and consist of 14 monthly competitions for writing, photography, audio, television and multimedia.