The Hatchet named national finalist for college journalism photo of the year

The Associated Collegiate Press recognized The Hatchet as a finalist for photo of the year in an annual collegiate journalism competition.

A photo taken by Hadley Chittum, a Hatchet photographer, was one of 10 finalists in the national “photo of the year” competition in the spot news category.

Hadley Chittum | Hatchet Photographer

Freshman Jillian Kislow breaks down in tears after hearing speakers at a vigil in Kogan Plaza to remember the victims of a February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

Finalists for 29 individual award categories were chosen from a pool of more than 2,500 submissions and about 11 percent were named finalists, according to an Associated Collegiate Press release.

The photo was taken at a candlelight vigil in Kogan Plaza in February that honored the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. on Feb. 14.

The Hatchet was also named a finalist for best online college newspaper by the Associated Collegiate Press earlier this month.

Winners in all award categories will be announced at the organization’s national convention Oct. 25 through 28 in Louisville, Ky.

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