The Hatchet wins national Pacemaker award

Updated: Nov. 3, 2015 at 9:12 a.m.

The Associated Collegiate Press awarded The Hatchet a 2015 Newspaper Pacemaker award on Saturday.

The Pacemaker is one of the most prestigious awards in college journalism. It is the third year in a row that the paper has received the honor, which recognizes a year’s worth of in-depth reporting, eye-popping visuals and strong writing.

The award recognizes work in the 2014-15 academic year, and is in the four-year, non-daily newspaper category. Former editor in chief Brianna Gurciullo led the paper that year, which was The Hatchet’s 111th volume.

The Hatchet’s video team also picked up a second place award in the multimedia feature category for their “Faces of D.C.” project, which profiled District residents across all 9 wards.

The Hatchet earned regional honors from the Society of Professional Journalists last spring for in-depth reporting and editorial cartooning. Former cartoonist Jay Fondin would go on to win at the national level for his cartoons. Vol. 111 was also recognized for its website, sports photography, breaking news reporting and staff editorials.

The Hatchet took home the Newspaper Pacemaker in 2014 and 2013.

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