Journalism Student Named U.S. Military Print Journalist of the Year



Alexandra Hemmerly-Brown, an Elon student who is serving in Iraq with the U.S. Army Reserves, won top honors in the Army's journalism competition.

Hemmerly-Brown is a journalism major who was deployed to the Middle East in June 2006 as a member of the U.S. Army Reserves 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment. As a public affairs specialist, she writes stories, takes photographs, produces a newspaper and works with members of the news media.

In the Army's annual Keith L. Ware Journalism competition, Hemmerly-Brown was named Print Journalist of the Year, took first place for feature stories and second place for both photojournalism and stand-alone photo.

Judging for the 2006 Keith L. Ware Journalism Awards Competition was conducted in late February and early March of 2007 in the Washington, D.C., metro area. A panel of 22 professionals from the commercial media, academia, Department of the Army Public Affairs and the Department of Defense Public Affairs community reviewed more than 600 entries in print and broadcast categories. Winning entries in each category are eligible to compete in the Department of Defense Thomas Jefferson Awards Program.

Hemmerly-Brown wrote a special blog for the Elon community during her deployment, which can be found on the E-Cast section of E-Net.

Click here for her blog entry that describes the awards and her recent promotion to sergeant.

Hemmerly-Brown is from Blue Hill, Maine, and is the daughter of Jane and Daniel Hemmerly-Brown.

Many of Hemmerly-Brown's articles from Iraq can be found on the Web. Here is a sampling:


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