Award-winning Journalism major Matthew VanTryon ’17 has accepted a prestigious Pulliam Fellowship for the summer and will be working as a Digital Sports Producer and Reporter for the Indianapolis Star.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to take part in the Pulliam Fellowship program,” VanTryon said. “I look forward to being in the largest newsroom in Indiana on a daily basis this summer, and appreciate the support of my friends, family, and the faculty and staff at Butler for helping me get to this point.”
VanTryon, who is interning with the Sporting News in Charlotte, North Carolina, this semester, also has served as the Editor in Chief of the Butler Collegian and been a Sports Correspondent for the Indianapolis Star.
During summer 2015, he was a Hoosier State Press Association Pulliam Intern with the Journal Review in Crawfordsville, Indiana.
He won a first-place national Pinnacle College Media Award in October 2014 for a story that led to the dismissal of women’s basketball Coach Beth Couture.
“Matthew’s drive and strength of character are off the charts,” said Nancy Whitmore, Director of Butler’s Eugene S. Pulliam School of Journalism. “Throughout his two and half years at Butler, Matthew has rigorously pursued every opportunity to excel and refine his journalistic instincts, knowledge, and skills. In the process, he has produced an impressive body of work in a very short time. He’s a thoughtful journalist who takes the profession very seriously. I fully expect that the Pulliam Fellowship will propel him to even greater success.”