Red & Black Takes in 17 Awards

The independent newspaper here at the University of Georgia, The Red and Black, had a banner day at the Society of Professional Journalists Region 3 Mark of Excellence awards, hauling in awards by the bunches – including best newspaper. They work really hard at that paper every day, pouring their soul into pixels and ink – nothing makes me happier than to see them recognized.

And, to make it sweeter, a lot of those awards were won by photojournalism students, so let me brag a bit. (Those in italics have graced the Photojournalism Lab at some point.)

Breaking News Photography
Second Place: Armed UGA police officers – by Jake Daniels, University of Georgia.

Editorial Cartooning
Second Place: Bill Richards, University of Georgia.

Feature Photography
First Place: Ace Study – by Blake Lipthratt, University of Georgia.

General News Photography
First Place: Scattered, Smothered, Covered – by Allison Carter, University of Georgia.

Sports Photography
First Place: Just out of Reach – by Daniel Shirey, University of Georgia
Second Place: UGA basketball player reacts to coach – by Daniel Shirey, University of Georgia.

Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper
First Place: The Red & Black, Staff, University of Georgia.

Breaking News Reporting
First Place: Vanished: An April weekend, changed forever – by Carolyn Crist, University of Georgia.

Editorial Writing
First Place: Three editorials from The Red & Black – by Carolyn Crist, Chelsea Cook, Shannon Otto, University of Georgia.

Feature Writing
Second Place: Shining star – by Brian Hughes, University of Georgia.

General Column Writing
First Place: Hayley Peterson, University of Georgia.

General News Reporting
Third Place: Employee kept working after facing felony charge – by Michael Fitzpatrick, University of Georgia.

In-Depth Reporting
First Place: Women and academics at University of Georgia – by Chelsea Cook, University of Georgia.

Sports Column Writing
First Place: Fletcher Page, University of Georgia.

Sports Writing
Second Place: Many Shades of Rennie – by Tyler Estep, University of Georgia.

Online News Reporting
First Place: Shock and Sadness: The Town & Gown murders – by The Red & Black staff, University of Georgia.

Mark E. Johnson

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