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Columbus Underground Wins 11 Journalism Awards from Ohio Society of Professional Journalists

Walker Evans and Anne Evans Walker Evans and Anne Evans Columbus Underground Wins 11 Journalism Awards from Ohio Society of Professional Journalists
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For the fourth year in a row, the work of Columbus Underground was recognized as award winning by the Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists. This year’s awards reviewed published material from the 2018 calendar year, and Columbus Underground and its sister publication The Metropreneur collectively took home 11 first and second place awards — the largest number to date for a single year.

This year’s first place awards include:

Best Editorial Writing
DIGITAL MEDIA
Opinion: In Ohio, Motherhood is Both Mandatory and Punished
by Lauren Sega

Best News Story
DIGITAL MEDIA
Bike Lane (Series: 2018)
by Brent Warren

Best Arts/Entertainment Story
DIGITAL MEDIA
Local Artist Spotlight (Series: 2018)
by Taijuan Moorman

Best News Writing
FREELANCE – DIGITAL MEDIA
Q & A: Mary Jo Hudson Reflects on Columbus School Board Resignation
by Grant Walters

Best Arts Review
FREELANCE – DIGITAL MEDIA
Art Review | I, Too, Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100
by Jeff Regensburger

Best Online Still Photographer in Ohio
BEST OF SHOW – DIGITAL MEDIA
Matt Ellis – Freelance Photographer

This year’s second place awards include:

Best General News Site – Second Place
BEST OF SHOW – DIGITAL MEDIA
www.columbusunderground.com

Best Specialized Journalism Site – Second Place
DIGITAL MEDIA
www.themetropreneur.com

Best Business/Tech Story – Second Place
DIGITAL MEDIA
The Scooter Numbers Are In: Here’s How Many People Have Ridden One So Far
by Brent Warren

Best Editorial Writing – Second Place
DIGITAL MEDIA
Opinion: Scooters are Fun Distraction From Real Transit Issues
by Walker Evans

Best Criticism/Editorial – Second Place
FREELANCE – DIGITAL MEDIA
Opinion: Columbus Deserves Nice Things
by Jesse Bethea

Award winners from all across Ohio will gather at BrewDog in Canal Winchester in August for a formal awards reception and presentation event.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Columbus Underground’s award winning journalism.

For more information on the Ohio SPJ Awards, visit www.ohiospjawards.org.

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