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Announcing the 2018 Sigma Delta Chi Award winners


4/25/2019


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts:
Matthew Kent, SPJ Program Coordinator, 317-920-4788, mkent@spj.org
Jennifer Royer, SPJ Director of Communications and Marketing, 317-361-4134, jroyer@spj.org

INDIANAPOLIS — The Society of Professional Journalists is proud to recognize the recipients of the Sigma Delta Chi Awards, which honor exceptional professional journalism produced in 2018.

Prominent veteran journalists, who served as SDX Awards judges, selected 77 honorees from nearly 1,200 submissions. The winners will be honored at an awards banquet June 21 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Dating back to 1932, the awards originally honored six individuals for contributions to journalism. The current program began in 1939, when the Society granted the first Distinguished Service Awards. The honors later became the Sigma Delta Chi Awards.

Entries included submissions from television and radio broadcasts, newspapers, online news outlets and magazines.


Winners will soon have their work displayed on the SPJ website.


Judges may withhold an award if they determine no entry merits recognition; any category not listed has no winner.

This list reflects the spelling and titles submitted in the award entries.

2018 Sigma Delta Chi Winners


Newspapers/Wire Services
Deadline Reporting (Daily Circulation of 1-100,000)
Austin Bomber – by American-Statesman staff, Austin American-Statesman

Deadline Reporting (Daily Circulation of 100,001+)
Capital Gazette shooting - by Capital Gazette and Baltimore Sun staff, Baltimore Sun Media

Deadline Reporting (Non-Daily Publication)
No winner chosen

Non-Deadline Reporting (Daily Circulation of 1-100,000)
How Florida ignited the heroin epidemic - by Pat Beall, Palm Beach Post

Non-Deadline Reporting (Daily Circulation of 100,001+)
Ambushed at Home - by Joshua Schneyer, Michael Pell, Andrea Januta and Deborah Nelson, Reuters

Non-Deadline Reporting (Non-Daily Publication)
Sex Predator at the Pride Center - by Jason Parsley and Damon Scott, South Florida Gay News

Investigative Reporting (Daily Circulation of 1-100,000)
Unwatched - by American-Statesman investigations team, Austin American-Statesman

Investigative Reporting (Daily Circulation of 100,001+)
Myanmar Burning - by Wa Lone, Kyaw Soe Oo and Reuters colleagues, Reuters

Investigative Reporting (Non-Daily Publication)
Alabama’s ‘Beach House Sheriff’ - by Connor Sheets, Alabama Media Group

Feature Reporting (Daily Circulation of 1-100,000)
The Strange Tale of Wolfie and the Addicts - by Joe Capozzi, Palm Beach Post

Feature Reporting (Daily Circulation of 100,001+)
Burned Out - by Thomas Gryta and Ted Mann, The Wall Street Journal

Feature Reporting (Non-Daily Publication)
Alabama’s Dinosaur Adventure Land – by Anna Claire Vollers, AL.com

Editorial Writing (Daily Circulation of 1-100,000/Non-Daily Publication)
Capital Gazette shooting – by Capital Gazette staff, Capital Gazette

Editorial Writing (Daily Circulation of 100,001+)
The Invading Sea - by The Palm Beach Post, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Miami Herald and WLRN Public Radio, The Palm Beach Post

Washington Correspondence
Texas Tribune: D.C. Bureau Chief Abby Livingston - by Abby Livingston, The Texas Tribune

Foreign Correspondence
China Clamps Down - by AP China Staff, Associated Press

General Column Writing (Daily Circulation of 1-100,000/Non-Daily Publication)
Frank Cerabino – by Frank Cerabino, Palm Beach Post

General Column Writing (Daily Circulation of 100,001+)
Children in Poverty in the Land of Plenty - by Steve Lopez, Los Angeles Times

Sports Column Writing (Daily Circulation of 1-100,000/Non-Daily Publication)
Columns by Bob Wojnowski of The Detroit News - by Bob Wojnowski, The Detroit News

Sports Column Writing (Daily Circulation of 100,001+)
Sally Jenkins - by Sally Jenkins, The Washington Post

Public Service Journalism (Daily Circulation of 1-100,000)
Minimally Adequate - by Staff, The Post and Courier

Public Service Journalism (Daily Circulation of 100,001+)
Denied Justice - by Brandon Stahl, Jennifer Bjorhus, MaryJo Webster and Renée Jones Schneider, Star Tribune

Public Service Journalism (Non-Daily Publication)
No winner chosen

Magazines
Magazine Investigative Reporting (National Circulation)
She Left Harvard. He Got to Stay. - by Tom Bartlett and Nell Gluckman, Chronicle of Higher Education

Magazine Investigative Reporting (Regional/Local Circulation)
Too Big to Fine, Too Small to Fight Back - by Naveena Sadasivam and Daniel Penner, The Texas Observer and Grist and Type Investigations

Magazine Writing (National Circulation)
Lost in the Storm - by Sheri Fink, The New York Times

Magazine Writing (Regional/Local Circulation)
Dining While Black: Race and the Philly Food Scene - by Ernest Owens, Philadelphia Magazine

Public Service in Magazine Journalism (National Circulation)
Critical Condition - by Erika Fry, Fortune

Public Service in Magazine Journalism (Regional/Local Circulation)
Running Out of Water, Running Out of Time - by Karen Dillon, Chris Green and Journal staff, The Journal (Kansas Leadership Center)

Art/Graphics
Breaking News Photography (Newspaper Circulation 1-100,000/Regional Magazine/Non-Daily Publication)
Vine Road – by Marc Lester, Anchorage Daily News

Breaking News Photography (Newspaper Circulation-100,001+) or Affiliated Website/National Magazine
Protestors confront Starbucks employees over discriminatory practices - by Michael Bryant, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Editorial Cartooning (Newspaper Cir. 1-100,000/Regional Magazine/ Non-Daily Publication)
Angelo Lopez Editorial Cartoon Award Entry - by Angelo Lopez, Philippines Today

Editorial Cartooning (Newspaper Circulation of 100,001+) or Affiliated Website/National Magazine
Rob Rogers 2018 Cartoons - by Rob Rogers, www.robrogers.com

Feature Photography (Newspaper Cir. 1-100,000/Regional Magazine/ Non-Daily Publication)
Odyssey of Hope - by Carol Guzy and Scott McKiernan, ZUMA Press

Feature Photography (Newspaper Circulation of 100,001+) or Affiliated Website/National Magazine
Inside the Caravan - by Rodrigo Abd and Moises Castillo, The Associated Press

Informational Graphics (Newspaper Cir. 1-100,000/Regional Magazine/ Non-Daily Publication)
Harvesting Peril Infographics - by Paul Horn, Georgina Gustin, Neela Banerjee and John H. Cushman Jr., InsideClimate News

Informational Graphics (Newspaper Circulation of 100,001+ or Affiliated Website/National Magazine)
The Outliers – by Yan Wu, NJ Advance Media (NJ.com & The Star-Ledger)

Sports Photography (Newspaper Cir. 1-100,000/Regional Magazine/ Non-Daily Publication)
Missed Takedown - by David Bitton, Stillwater News Press

Sports Photography (Newspaper Circulation 100,001+ or Affiliated Website/National Magazine)
Catch to remember - by Jim Davis, Boston Globe

Radio
Public Service in Radio Journalism (Market 101+)
Caring: Stories from Virginia's Home Health Work Force - by Mallory Noe-Payne, Reporter, David Seidel, News Director, WVTF/Radio IQ

Public Service in Radio Journalism (Market 1-100 or Network Syndication)
Wrongfully Jailed For 38 Years, Fred Clay Rebuilds His Life In Lowell - by Christopher Burrell, Aaron Schachter, WGBH News and NECIR

Radio Breaking News Reporting (Market 101+)
Borderline Bar And Grill Shooting/Hill And Woolsey Fires - by Lance Orozco, KCLU AM/FM (NPR)

Radio Breaking News Reporting (Market 1-100 or Network Syndication)
Parkland Shooting - by Staff, Westwood One News

Radio Documentaries (Market 101+)
Alex not Amy-Growing up Transgender in the Rural West - by Denise Dowling, KUFM-Montana Public Radio

Radio Documentaries (Market 1-100 or Network Syndication)
The Red Line - by Aaron Glantz, Emmanuel Martinez, Katharine Mieszkowski, Laura Starecheski, Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX

Radio Feature Reporting (Market 101+)
No S***! D.C.’s Sewage Makes Great Fertilizer, But Is It Safe? - by Jacob Fenston, WAMU

Radio Feature Reporting (Market 1-100 or Network Syndication)
An Alaskan village is falling into the sea. Washington is looking the other way – by Amy Martin and Peter Thomson, PRI’s The World

Radio Investigative Reporting (Market 101+)
No winner chosen

Radio Investigative Reporting (Market 1-100 or Network Syndication)
ABUSED AND BETRAYED: People with Intellectual Disabilities and an Epidemic of Sexual Assault – by NPR, Investigations, NPR

Television
Breaking News Coverage (Large-Market Station: 1-50 market)
Tragedy in Santa Fe - by KPRC2 Staff, KPRC2

Breaking News Coverage (Network/Syndication Service/Program Service)
California Bar Massacre - by Nightly News Staff, NBC Nightly News

Breaking News Coverage (Small-Market Station: 51+ market)
Husky Oil Refinery Coverage - by Steve Goodspeed, WDIO-TV

Documentaries (Large-Market Station: 1-50 market)
Double Billing the Badge: The Patrol Car Payback - by A.J. Lagoe, Steve Eckert, Gary Knox & KARE 11 Staff, KARE11

Documentaries (Network/Syndication Service/Program Service)
Hope & Fury: MLK, The Movement and the Media - by Nina Weinstein, NBC News

Documentaries (Small-Market Station: 51+ market)
"Medical Waste" - by Lee Zurik, Jon Turnipseed, Kristen Palestina, Mike Schaefer, WVUE-TV

Feature Reporting (Large-Market Station: 1-50 market)
WTHR Storytellers - by Chuck Lofton, Steve Rhodes, Scott Swan, WTHR

Feature Reporting (Network/Syndication Service/Program Service)
Burdened Beyond Their Years - by Marcia Biggs, Javier Manzano, Hamada Hanour, Morgan Till, Sara Just, PBS NewsHour

Feature Reporting (Small-Market Station: 51+ market)
Jacy's Tabs - by Eric Hanson, Glen Biermann, KCCI-TV

Investigative Reporting (Large-Market Station: 1-50 market)
School of Secrets - by Chris Halsne, Isaias Medina, Chris Koeberl, Noah Skinner, FOX31 KDVR DENVER

Investigative Reporting (Network/Syndication Service/Program Service)
CBS NEWS: National Flood Insurance Mismanagement - by Jeff Glor, Len Tepper, Megan Towey, Kristin Steve., CBS News

Investigative Reporting (Small-Market Station: 51+ market)
Misjudged - by Lee Zurik, Jon Turnipseed, Nancy Decorte, Kristen Palestina, WVUE-TV

Public Service in Television Journalism (Large-Market Station: 1-50 market)
Failure to Report: Sex Abuse Victims Silenced - by Vicky Nguyen, Michael Bott, Jeremy Carroll, Mark Villarreal and Ian Cull, KNTV

Public Service in Television Journalism (Network/Syndication Service/Program Service)
Kept Out - by Aaron Glantz, Emmanuel Martinez, Rachel de Leon, Richard Coolidge, Reveal and PBS Newshour

Public Service in Television Journalism (Small-Market Station: 51+ market)
Government Failures - by Lee Zurik, Tom Wright, Jon Turnipseed, Mike Schaefer, WVUE-TV

Newsletter
Public Service in Newsletter Journalism
CEM Special Report: Spent Fuel in California - by California Energy Markets staff, California Energy Markets

Research
Research About Journalism
Tearing Down the Walls - by Charles Lewis, Investigative Reporting Workshop (IRW)

Online Reporting
Deadline Reporting (Affiliated)
Gunfire and Flames in California - by Los Angeles Times Staff, Los Angeles Times

Deadline Reporting (Independent)
Tragedy in Thousand Oaks - by Germany Kent, Freelance, Media Source

Digital Video
NBC News: The Last Doctors - a look at medical examiners and a mass shooting aftermath - by Christine Nguyen, Melanie Bencosme, Matt Toder, NBC News

Investigative Reporting (Affiliated)
Case Cleared: How Rape Goes Unpunished in America - by Newsy, ProPublica and Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, Newsy

Investigative Reporting (Independent)
Driven Into Debt - by Melissa Sanchez of ProPublica Illinois, and Elliott Ramos of WBEZ Chicago, ProPublica Illinois

Non-Deadline Reporting (Affiliated)
'You just gotta get out of here' - by Julia Prodis Sulek, Matthias Gafni, Randy Vazquez and Pai, Bay Area News Group -- Mercury News/East Bay Times

Non-Deadline Reporting (Independent)
Stuck Kids - by Duaa Eldeib, ProPublica Illinois

Online Column Writing (Affiliated)
Issac Bailey on Journalism Ethics - by Issac J. Bailey, Nieman Reports

Online Column Writing (Independent)
Mehdi Hasan's Intercept Columns - by Mehdi Hasan, The Intercept

Public Service in Online Journalism (Affiliated)
Hidden Victims - by Justin Pritchard, Reese Dunklin and Maud Beelman, The Associated Press

Public Service in Online Journalism (Independent)
Stars and Struggles - by Jackie Valley, The Nevada Independent

Specialized Journalism Site
America First: The Legacy of an Immigration Raid - by Almudena Toral, Andrea Patiño Contreras, Mauricio Rodríguez Pons, Selymar Colón, Univision News Digital

Podcast
Podcast
Lost in the Storm - by Annie Brown, Lisa Tobin, Sheri Fink, Luke Mitchell, The New York Times

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