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The Hatchet wins best independent online student publication in regional awards

The Hatchet won best independent online student publication at the Society of Professional Journalists’ annual regional awards for student journalism earlier this month.

SPJ named The Hatchet winners in five categories and finalists in two at the 2022 Mark of Excellence Awards for Region 2, which covers D.C., Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and Delaware. Regional winners will advance to the national stage of the SPJ awards spanning its 12 regions across the country, and the society will announce winners in “late spring,” according to its website.

The Hatchet won in the following categories:

Independent online student publication: The GW Hatchet

Feature photography: Snapshot: A president pondering promising victory by Allison Robbert

Food/Restaurant Journalism: The history of soul food and its roots in D.C. by Chloe Kearin Willeford

Editorial/Opinion Writing: Staff editorials – After the tragic shooting at UVA, where do we go from here?, Amid lawsuits over affirmative action, GW should recommit to diversity and GW needs a cultural shift against antisemitism by Editorial Board

The Hatchet was named finalists in the following categories:

Editorial/Opinion Writing: For a more inclusive campus, GW should get rid of gendered bathrooms, GW should upgrade mail services so students can cast their votes and Post Election Day, I feel hopeful and afraid by Riley Goodfellow

Breaking News Reporting: SA executive cabinet members vote to remove Zidouemba as presidency hangs in question by Erika Filter

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