The Hatchet wins photography award in regional collegiate competition

Updated: April 8, 2019 at 8:33 p.m.

The Hatchet was recognized for best breaking news photography in a regional collegiate journalism competition Monday.

The Society of Professional Journalists awarded The Hatchet first place in breaking news photography for Margaret Wroblewski’s work documenting a student’s arrest during protests of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the court last summer.


Freshman Owen Hall stands in the rain after being arrested protesting against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexual assault.

SPJ named The Hatchet a finalist in two other categories – sports photography and editorial writing – last month.

Winners in each category in the region – which includes Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, North Carolina and D.C. – will compete in a national competition against winners from 12 other regions. Winners from the national competition will be recognized in late spring at the Excellence in Journalism conference in San Antonio.

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