McCARTHEY FAMILY LECTURE SERIES ANNOUNCES ESSAY CONTEST IN CONJUNCTION WITH ARIANNA HUFFINGTON APPEARANCE
Essay “In Praise of Independent Journalism” Top Prize: Photo Opp With Arianna Huffington, Front Row Seats & Autographed Program
The McCarthey Family is sponsoring an essay contest designed to encourage dialogue about the vital role true “independent journalism” plays in our country. The contest is being held in conjunction with the October 20, 2007 McCarthey Family Lecture Series :: In Praise of Independent Journalism featuring reporter Arianna Huffington.
“We believe this to be a worthwhile project for students of all ages, as well as individuals who are interested in the future of journalism in this county,” noted Jury Chair, Thomas K. McCarthey. “And it’s also a chance to meet one of the most respected figures in journalism today – Arianna Huffington.” The grand prize includes four reserved seats at the October 20, 2007 McCarthey Family Lecture Series featuring Arianna Huffington, a program autographed by Ms. Huffington, and a photo opp with her.
The contest is now accepting essays and runs through October 5, 2007, and is open to all
How to enter:
- Go online to www.rhsm.org/mccarthey_lecture/ and follow the directions there.
- Pick up an application from participating high school counselors and teachers.
- Mail the essay and a letter with your name, age, grade and school (if applicable), e-mail address, mailing address and the words McCarthey Family Essay Contest to: McCarthey Family Lecture Series Essay Contest, c/o MKL Public Relations, 8 East Broadway,
Suite611, . Salt Lake City, Utah, 84111
- E-mail the essay and a message with your name, age, grade and school (if applicable) and mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put McCARTHEY FAMILY LECTURE SERIES ESSAY CONTEST in the subject line.
ABOUT THE McCARTHEY FAMILY
The McCarthey family is dedicated to providing support of those causes that reflect the values of their family legacy. Over the past four years, the family has contributed more than $35 MM in support of private and public education, medical research, and historic preservation. Among the many organizations and institutions that have received funding are the American Diabetes Association, Cathedral of the Madeleine Choir School, Gonzaga University, Gonzaga University-in-Florence, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Judge Memorial Catholic High School, Kearns-St. Ann School, Multiple Sclerosis Society/Utah Chapter, Rowland Hall St. Mark’s School Campus, St. Ambrose Parish, St. Joseph’s Villa, the University of Utah, Westminster College, and the YWCA. As family Trustees, Tom, Maureen, Phil, Sarah and Shaun McCarthey share the conviction expressed by Winston Churchill: “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
ABOUT THE McCARTHEY FAMILY LECTURE SERIES
Honoring a commitment initiated by their great-grandfather, Thomas Kearns, who purchased The Salt Lake Tribune in 1901, and the request of our father, Thomas K. McCarthey, to cultivate a “lasting legacy” for an independent press, they have established The McCarthey Family Lecture Series: In Praise of an Independent Press. In recognition of the vital role an independent press plays in a true democracy, the Series will host public lectures by those journalists who have demonstrated the highest level of courageous, thoughtful and unbiased reporting. It is this role and its future that we hope your students would explore in their essays.