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Columbus Underground Wins 10 Journalism Awards from Ohio Society of Professional Journalists

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The winners of the annual Ohio’s Best Journalism Contest were officially announced yesterday evening, with Columbus Underground taking home a total of 10 new awards. Nearly 500 entries in the contest were submitted and reviewed in the state-wide competition, hosted by the Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) chapters.

The following awards were given to Columbus Underground journalists for their work on the linked articles:

Four First Place Awards

Best Political Reporting
The Country’s First Bhutanese Official Marks a Changing Suburb
by Taijuan Moorman

Best Arts Review (movies, art, music, theatre, etc.)
Art Review: The Evolution of Columbus Art
by Jeff Regensburger

Best Feature Writing
The Quest to Save One of Ohio’s Last Intact Native Sites is Underway
by Jesse Bethea

Best Education Issues Reporting
New Superintendent Promises Better Days for Columbus Schools
by Grant Walters

Six Second Place Awards

Best Editorial Writing
Opinion: New Urban Plan Must Offer Equal Opportunities For All
by Walker Evans

Best News Story
What’s Next for The Continent?
by Brent Warren

Best Feature
The Limits of Choice: Three Women Share their Late Abortion Stories
by Lauren Sega

Best Government Reporting
Ohio Abortion Ban (Ongoing Coverage / Series)
by Lauren Sega

Best Investigative Reporting
Watershed Moment: The Past, Present and Future of Big Darby Creek
by Jesse Bethea

Best Arts Review
Theatre Review: Ember Women’s Theatre’s Charming ‘Terms of Endearment’
by Richard Sanford

Since 2016, Columbus Underground and sister publication The Metropreneur have collectively received a total of 37 awards from the Society of Professional Journalism. Click here to take a look at past journalism awards.

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