DI’s Miller wins Hearst for DJK story

BY DI STAFF | FEBRUARY 18, 2011 7:20 AM

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Former Daily Iowan sportswriter Scott Miller was awarded third place in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program for sports writing.

Miller placed for his article “Path of a fallen star: The sad ending to DJK’s story,” and will receive a $1,500 scholarship.

For the University of Iowa senior, this is the second time he has received the prestigious award in sports writing — winning second place in 2010 for “Superagent days in past, Falk looks ahead,” on sports agent David Falk.

“Obviously, when you write a story you’re not thinking about winning an award,” Miller said. “It’s more focused on telling a really good story. And looking back on it, I think I did that.”

He also recognized the design and effort of the DI to make the story visually appealing.

In total, 94 students from 56 universities participated in the program’s most recent competition — fourth of six monthly writing competitions throughout the academic year.

The first place was awarded to Jayson Jenks of the University of Kansas.

— by Alison Sullivan

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