BOX VII. 9 – Newspaper career - student
journalism award established by Dix
Folder 9 of 14
Newspaper clippings of articles about the winners of the Dix Awards, for
the best human interest stories. The annual award was established in
March 1928 by Mrs. George Gilmer (Dorothy Dix) for exceptional
journalism students at Tulane University.
1. “20th Story Contest Nears.” Samuel Lang and Prof. George E. Simmons…”
The Times-Picayune- States, Sunday, April 25, 1948.
2. “Co-ed Wins Dix Essay Prize. Diane M. Farrell to Get ’48 Award.” The
Times-Picayune- States, May 16, 1948.
3. “Minor Wins Dix Feature Award. Tulane Senior’s Story of a Mother
Adjudged Best in Annual Contest.” Title of story is “I called on Elsie
Johnson,” Times-Picayune, May 16, 1943.
4. “Dorothy Dix Prize Stories – One hundred dollars is given each year
by Dorothy Dix…department of journalism at Tulane
University…Times-Picayune has endowed a chair of journalism in the
university for ten years,” ns.,nd.
5. “Award for Journalism.” Dorothy Dix extends a friendly, helpful hand
to students in the Tulane School of Journalism by giving an annual award
for the best human interest story submitted during each year’s course
6. “Dorothy Dix Journalism Prize Awarded- $100 Award Captured by Luba
Bersadsky, Newcomb.” An interview with a blind broom peddler earned her
the award given annually by Dorothy Dix (Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer).
Times-Picayune, May 18, 1941.
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