Jesse Flickinger wins JMMF essay competition

University of Montana senior Jesse Flickinger was recently selected as a Jim Murray Memorial Foundation journalism essay competition winner.

He was awarded a $5,000 scholarship to be used for tuition, books, room and board or any additional academic needs.  

According to Jim Murray Memorial Foundation CEO and Founder Linda Murray Hofmans, Flickinger "shows by academic excellence, with emphasis in writing, qualities that promise to perpetuate the Jim Murray spirit of journalistic integrity and creativity." She added Flickinger joins several University of Montana graduates named Murray scholars over the past 14 years. 

Flickinger is a journalism and philosophy student who interned at the Missoulian this summer and will be this years sports editor at the Montana Kaimin.  Previously, he worked as an arts and sports reporter at the Kaimin, writing features and covering men's basketball and tennis.  

The Jim Murray Memorial Foundation was established in 1999 to honor the longtime sports writer and columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Murray won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1990. The annual national contest selects five undergraduate winners. The most recent from the UM Journalism School was Tyson Alger in 2010. He now covers sports for the Oregonian. The scholarship comes with an expenses-paid trip to southern California for a private reception.

- posted on 08/20/14 -