Angela N. Hunt of University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) is the winner of the 2012 Eric Breindel Collegiate Journalism Award.
Angela was first, photography editor, and subsequently became Editor-in-Chief of the campus newspaper, The Seahawk. Angela transferred to UNCW when her Marine husband, who had served in Afghanistan, became based at Camp Lejeune. She is an honors scholar.
For her writings, she says that she was inspired by the large, and largely invisible student veteran population.
The Eric Breindel Collegiate Journalism Award is presented to the undergraduate journalist, columnist, editorial writer or reporter who best reflects the spirit of Mr. Breindel's writings: love of country and its democratic institutions as well as the commitment to preserve the freedoms that allow such institutions to flourish.
The award, which began in 2006, offers winners a cash prize of $10,000, as well as a paid internship of his or her choice at either Fox News Channel, The Wall Street Journal, or the New York Post. In addition, residential housing in New York City for non-New York residents will be provided for the winner for the duration of the internship position.
Eric Breindel was one of the foremost journalists of his generation. He became the Editorial Page Editor of the New York Post in 1986. Breindel was appointed Senior Vice President of News Corporation in 1997. His nationally syndicated column appeared weekly in the New York Post and he was the moderator of a weekly national public affairs television program, Fox News Watch, on the Fox News Channel. A book of his columns, titled A Passion for Truth: The Selected Writings of Eric Breindel, was published in 1998.
In 1977, Eric Breindel graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, where he was editorial chairman of the Harvard Crimson and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. After receiving his A.B. from Harvard, Eric studied politics at the London School of Economics. He went to Harvard Law School where he received his J.D. in 1982.
Submit a previously published article to the Eric Breindel Collegiate Journalism Award for a chance to win the following:
A cash award of $10,000
A paid internship at either Fox News Channel, The Wall Street Journal, or The New York Post
Free housing will be provided for winners from outside of the New York City area
We are looking for work which best reflects the spirit of Mr. Breindel's writings—love of country
and its democratic institutions—as well as the commitment to preserve the freedoms that allow such
institutions to flourish. These themes are applicable to campus topics—personal experience or
contemporary philosophical thought.
Submissions—editorials, columns or news stories—must have been published in the 2011-2012 academic
If a team was involved in the writings, only one name should appear on the entry form.
Only articles that were written for a school sanctioned university publication or website can be
Applicants must be an undergraduate student at an accredited college or university in the United
States at the time the submitted pieces were written. Graduating seniors are eligible.
Applicants may submit no more than two pieces for consideration.
The winner will receive the opportunity to begin a paid internship at either Fox News Channel, The
Wall Street Journal, or The New York Post.
Free housing will be provided for those from outside of
the New York City area.
The winner must begin the internship within a year of being selected.
The entries must be postmarked or submitted online by Friday, April 27, 2012. The winner will be
announced in June 2012 by a panel of judges appointed by the Eric Breindel Memorial Foundation.