Hatchet staff named winners, finalists for 15 Society of Professional Journalists awards

The Society of Professional Journalists named The Hatchet the best all-around student newspaper in a regional awards ceremony this weekend, in addition to 14 other honors.

Mark of Excellence award winners from Region 2, which includes collegiate newspapers in D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and North Carolina, will move on to SPJ’s national competition in New Orleans this September.

The Hatchet won in the following categories:

Best all-around student newspaper: The GW Hatchet

Breaking news reporting:LeBlanc apologizes for ‘insensitive’ analogy amid backlash from SA, divestment activists” by Zach Schonfeld

Editorial writing: The GW Hatchet staff editorials by The GW Hatchet Editorial Board

Feature writing: The people behind the protests leading up to Joe Biden’s victory” by Diego Mendoza

Data visualization:Amid federal crackdown, GW reports about $135 million in foreign funds over five years” by Olivia Columbus, Parth Kotak and Zach Schonfeld

Digital news videography:Restaurant owners talk mental toll of pandemic on staff” by Dante Schulz

Opinion and online news commentary: Andrew Sugrue

Breaking news photography:Thousands march through District amid nationwide outrage over George Floyd’s death” by Zach Brien

The Hatchet was named a finalist in the following categories:

Best affiliated website: gwhatchet.com

Breaking news reporting:Administrators investigating White history professor who falsely claimed Black heritage” by Lizzie Mintz and Sarah Roach

General news reporting:Several people allege sexual assault against alumnus, slam GW’s rape culture” by Tiffany Garcia

Podcast: “‘Getting to the Bottom of It’: Grasping the March on Washington after months of protests” by Gwyn Wheeler and Alec Rich

Column writing: Hannah Thacker

COVID-19 still photography: “‘Misinformation’ and ‘misunderstanding’: International Chinese students weigh in on coronavirus” by Arielle Bader, Ari Golub, Eric Lee and Donna Armstrong

Breaking news photography:Thousands surround White House rejoicing historic presidential election” by Ari Golub

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