The Hatchet receives seven honors in regional competition

The Hatchet came in first place in three categories of a national collegiate journalism competition, including for best breaking news photo. Hatchet file photo by Desiree Halpern | Photo Editor
The Hatchet came in first place in three categories of a national collegiate journalism competition, including for best breaking news photo. Hatchet file photo by Desiree Halpern | Photo Editor

The Society of Professional Journalists recognized The Hatchet in seven categories last week for their annual collegiate journalism awards.
The Hatchet earned the top spot in the following categories:

  • Best use of multimedia: Faces of D.C. by the GW Hatchet multimedia staff
  • Hatchet file photo by Desiree Halpern | Photo Editor
    Hatchet file photo by Desiree Halpern | Photo Editor
  • General news photography at a large university (10,000+ students): Supreme Court rules in favor of legalizing gay marriage by Desiree Halpern
  • Breaking news photography at a large university (10,000+ students): Fire breaks out at Potomac Plaza Terraces by Desiree Halpern
  • Editorial writing: GW Hatchet staff editorials by GW Hatchet Staff
  • The first-place winners in the region – which includes Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and D.C. – will go on to the SPJ’s national Mark of Excellence competition and will be judged among winners from 12 regions.

    The Hatchet was recognized as a finalist in other categories, including:

  • Best all-around newspaper: The GW Hatchet
  • Feature photography: Falling forward with GW Baseball by Dan Rich
  • Hatchet file photo by Dan Rich | Contributing Photo Editor
    Hatchet file photo by Dan Rich | Contributing Photo Editor
  • Sports writing at a large university (10,000+ students): Shaped in Katrina’s wake, swimming coach begins rebuild by Nora Princiotti
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