Student Kori Tuitt wins reporting trip to Japan from Scripps Howard Foundation

Sophomore journalism major Kori Tuitt is one of nine student journalists to win the 2013 Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition. The Scripps Howard foundation awarded each of the winners a nine-day journalism trip to Japan.

Joseph Coleman of Indiana University will lead the expense-paid trip. The former Associated Press bureau chief travels to Tokyo with Indiana University journalism students every spring.

Tuitt will travel to Chicago on May 23 for an orientation dinner and head overseas the following morning. While in Japan she will visit places including Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and Tokyo. She will visit Hiroshima, the first place to be attacked by an atomic bomb. Tuitt will also get exposed to Japanese media and international affairs.

The competition was founded in 1984, partnered with Indiana University School of Journalism to honor the journalists who ran the Scripps Howard Newspapers from 1922 to 1953.

Tuitt has interned with the TimesLedger Newspapers and the Queens Chronicle. She is also the news editor at the Stony Brook Independent. She will be an online intern at the New York Amsterdam News this summer.