The Hatchet named winners, finalists for 10 regional awards

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

File Photo by Jack Borowiak | Staff Photographer

A Nationals fan celebrates the team’s World Series victory. Before the win, D.C. hadn’t seen a World Series game since 1933.

Sports photography: Gymnastics earns first meet win of the season by Graeme Sloan

Graeme Sloan | Contributing Photo Editor

Alex Zois, who placed first in the individual all around and earned top-three finishes in all events, competes on the balance beam at the Pink Meet on Friday night.

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

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