The Hatchet named finalists for five national college journalism awards

Updated: Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 12:31 a.m.

The Associated College Press selected The Hatchet as finalists for best online college newspaper, reporter of the year, sports game story of the year, best social media reporting and best multimedia blog.

The Hatchet is one of 55 online student newspapers chosen as finalists in the online Pacemaker competition, ACP announced Friday. The work considered for the award is from The Hatchet’s 116th volume.

Zach Schonfeld, The Hatchet’s administration editor, is one of 20 student journalists in the running for reporter of the year. Judges considered three of his stories: “Police, protesters clash during second night of demonstrations in D.C.,” “How GW coordinates its pandemic response” and “LeBlanc apologizes for ‘insensitive’ analogy amid backlash from SA, divestment activists.”

Sports editor Emily Maise is one of 10 reporters named finalists for sports game story of the year. ACP considered her story “Richmond stunts men’s basketball’s two-game win streak.”

Schonfeld and managing editor Parth Kotak were announced as finalists Monday for their blog “Police, protesters clash during second night of demonstrations in D.C.” Kotak was also named a finalist for social media reporting for his Twitter thread covering Black Lives Matter protests in D.C. in May.

Winners in all categories will be announced virtually Oct. 22 at the Fall National College Media Convention.

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