The Hatchet wins three awards in regional competition

The Society of Professional Journalists recognized The Hatchet with three awards at an annual collegiate journalism competition last week.

The Hatchet won first place in the following categories:

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

General column writing at large: Essay: Don’t speak for veterans, taking a knee is not about them; The Midwest is more than cornfields and conservatives and Asian-Americans need to break the silence when other groups face discrimination by Renee Pineda

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

SPJ named The Hatchet a finalist in four additional categories – breaking news reporting at large, editorial writing, best affiliated website and online/digital news videography – last month.

The winners in each category in Region 2 — which includes Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and D.C. — will compete at the national competition against other first-place winners from 12 regions. National winners will be announced in late spring and recognized at the Excellence in Journalism conference in Baltimore.

The Hatchet has disabled comments on our website. Learn more.