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In the “Ohio’s Best Journalism Contest” from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Ohio Capital Journal won seven awards, including five first place finishes and two in second place. The contest covered stories and editorial from 2022.
In digital media categories, OCJ Senior Reporter Marty Schladen won first place for best news story; OCJ/WEWS Reporter Morgan Trau won first place for best government/political reporting and first place for best education issues reporting; OCJ Editor David DeWitt won first place for best editorial writing; OCJ Editor David DeWitt and Columnist Marilou Johanek won first place for best overall commentary/opinion blog section; and OCJ Reporter Susan Tebben won second place for best government/political reporting and second place for best education issues reporting.
We are incredibly honored and grateful for this recognition from our fellow journalists. We are also humbled by and grateful for all of the support we receive from our readers and Ohioans across the state.
Below we will share the award-winning entries.
Best News Story – Marty Schladen – First Place
Best Editorial/Criticism Writing – David DeWitt – First Place
Best Overall Commentary/Opinion blog (news organization) – David DeWitt and Marilou Johanek – First Place
Best Education Issues Reporting – Morgan Trau – First Place
Best Government/Political Reporting – Morgan Trau – First Place
Best Education Issues Reporting – Susan Tebben – Second Place
Best News Story – Susan Tebben – Second Place
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