USD Vista Writer, Alum Wins San Diego SPJ Award

Inside USD -- It was sophomore year and Matt Hose '15 was sitting in his Introduction to Media Writing class.

“I took (Professor) Gina Lew’s media writing class. She really was one of those people who [encouraged] you to do well and it was a huge learning experience,” said Hose. “I had been toying with the idea [of pursuing journalism] since my freshman year when I had written some articles for the school newspaper, so I thought I would explore it a little more. It all clicked.”

Since then, Hose has been active in multiple campus media outlets, making his voice and his reporting heard throughout the community. On July 29, Hose was recognized for his work as he was awarded first place in the College Media News Division for the San Diego Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) for his article, “Guerrilla Art” Taken Down from Campus and Destroyed. Covering an on-campus guerilla art show, Hose reported on the removal of a student’s artwork by university officials, which began a conversation concerning public art policies at USD. (Full Story)