Homestead Student Selected as 2022 Wisconsin Journalist of the Year

Seniors from Neenah and Pulaski selected as Finalists, as well

Cristina Ingwell, Intern

FEBRUARY 18, 2022–Annie Brown, a creative leader as co-editor-in-chief of the yearbook at Homestead High School, has been named the 2022 Wisconsin Journalist of the Year by the Wisconsin Journalism Education Association (WisJEA). The honor comes with a $1,000 scholarship (made possible through the MPC Endowment, Ltd., a philanthropic affiliate of the Milwaukee Press Club), and, as the state winner, her materials will be forwarded to the national Journalist of the Year competition, hosted by the Journalism Education Association. The national winner receives a $3,000 scholarship, and up to three runners-up will receive scholarships of up to $1,000.
Several seniors across the state submitted entries for 2022 Wisconsin Journalist of the Year. Aside from Annie as the winner, the WisJEA selected two additional students to honor as finalists for their excellent work: Ashlyn Jacobs from Neenah High School and Meghan Morgan from Pulaski High School. All applicants were required to submit a detailed online portfolio of their journalism work in many categories as well as a resume, a current transcript, a personal essay and a recommendation from his or her journalism adviser.

Congratulations to Annie, Ashlyn, Meghan and all applicants for all they have done. More information about each can be found below.


Annie Brown, 2022 Wisconsin Journalist of the Year

Her work and her publication have received numerous local, regional and national awards.
She has reported on a wide variety of topics, from high school sports to protests and movies. An in-depth look at the treatment of female athletes off the fieldwas particularly powerful and well-researched. In addition to this impactful writing, Annie’s photography and design exhibits an eye for detail and authentic emotion. She even spent the summer after her freshman year shadowinga photojournalist from the Orange County Register in California and is a creator and a leader who clearly knows how to tell a story in more than one way.

View her online portfolio, here:


Meghan Morgan, 2022Finalist

Meghan has been actively involved with Pulaski News, her high school and community newspaper, for the past three years. She has conducted interviews, written stories, taken photos and posted online for the newspaper as both a student and as summer staff member. Her writing exhibits a clear passion for those in her community. In addition to her ability to produce more traditional journalistic stories, her excellent use of photography and modern tools such as social media to tell stories outside of the classroom is truly impressive.
View her online portfolio, here:



Ashlyn Jacobs, 2022 Finalist

Ashlyn has served as editor-in-chief of the Satellite at Neenah High School for the past three years. Her reporting, writing and dedication to her craft and community are all exceptional. She has tackled sensitive topics, such as political divisions, as well as colorful community personalities with style and clarity. She has also won numerous awards in the state for her work and represented Wisconsin at the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference in 2021.

View her online portfolio, here: