The Society of Professional Journalists selected The Hatchet as winners for four regional awards and finalists for six awards in an annual journalism competition.
First-place Mark of Excellence Awards winners from Region 2 will compete nationally among newspapers from 12 other regions. Region 2 includes collegiate newspapers in D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and North Carolina.
The Hatchet won in the following categories:
Breaking news photography: Crowds swarm Nationals Park to celebrate team’s World Series victory by Jack Borowiak
Sports photography: Gymnastics earns first meet win of the season by Graeme Sloan
Editorial writing: The GW Hatchet staff editorials by The GW Hatchet Staff Editorial Board
Online/digital videography: Students counter-protest demonstration against abortion rights by Danny Schapiro
The Hatchet was selected as finalists in the following categories:
Best all-around non-daily student newspaper: Staff of The GW Hatchet
Breaking news reporting: Officials working to address racist Snapchat post from sorority president’s account by Lizzie Mintz and Shannon Mallard
General news reporting: Racist Snapchat prompts Phi Sigma Sigma members to leave sorority by Lizzie Mintz
In-depth reporting: Students allege poor quality of care, inadequately trained staff at health center by Shannon Mallard
Feature writing: Murals of Northwest D.C. by GW Hatchet Staff
General column writing: Hannah Thacker