The Hatchet announced as finalist for seven regional awards

The Society of Professional Journalists named The Hatchet as a finalist in seven categories for its annual collegiate journalism competition.

The winners for the Mark of Excellence Awards will be announced at the Region 2 spring conference April 13 and 14 in Richmond, Va.

Region 2 includes collegiate newspapers in D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and North Carolina. First-place winners will advance to a national contest.

The Hatchet is a finalist in the following categories:

Breaking news reporting at large: Watson booted from SA presidential race after harassment, stalking charges by Andrew Goudsward, Cayla Harris and Elise Zaidi

General news reporting at large: One year into new dining plan, students still struggle to pay for meals by Cayla Harris and Kelly Hooper

Editorial writing: GW Hatchet staff editorials by The GW Hatchet Editorial Board

General column writing at large: Renee Pineda

Breaking news photography at large: Protesters opposing Capital Pride block streets, rerouting parade by Olivia Anderson

Best affiliated website: Staff of The GW Hatchet for www.gwhatchet.com

Online/digital news videography: DACA supporters block intersection near White House by Keren Carrion

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