Grand prize goes to student scribe

TORONTO — The winner of this year’s Rolf Lockwood Scholarship is Julie Ryland, a 24-year-old Ryerson University magazine journalism student who was born in Norway but fell in love with Canada when she visited here as a 16-year-old.

The scholarship was created by Newcom Business Media President and founding partner Jim Glionna six years ago after the Canadian Business Press presented Newcom’s Vice President, Editorial, Rolf Lockwood with the Harvey S. Southam Lifetime Achievement Award.

Newcom Business Media produces this website as well as Today’s Trucking, highwaySTAR, Transport Routier, Logistics, Truck and Trailer, Logistiques Canadian Technician and Plumbing & HVac as well as the Truck World show.

The award usually goes to a third or fourth-year student specializing in the magazine stream who has submitted the best example of a magazine article with a business slant.

Ryland’s award-winning story called "Ads Gone Creative" is about the world of inter-active online advertising.

Like many business writers, when Ryland first decided to study journalism, the world of business was not on her radar screen. However, upon closer inspection, she learned that business journalism is at least as interesting if not more so than the regular kind.

Here’s how she put it: "I slowly realized that it wasn’t just about scary high numbers and quick-jumping stocks. It was about people and I love the stories that have been told and are yet to be told in the realm of business and finance."

Ryland will be graduating (and available for hiring) this spring. 

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