Pitt News Journalists Win Six National Awards

'H2P' written in lights

The journalists at The Pitt News won six awards in the national contest held by Columbia Scholastic Press Association. The winners are:

  • Single spot news photo, first place to Thomas Yang, "Pitt Police Officers Blocked the Fifth Avenue Entrance to Litchfield Towers as Protesters Filled the Street"
  • Single sports photo, first place to Thomas Yang, "Pitt Running Back Qadree Ollison (30) Scored the Panthers’ Only Touchdown of the First Half Against Penn State"
  • Entertainment reviews, second place to Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, "Enchantment Runs Rampant at the Benedum Center in Disney's 'Aladdin'"
  • Informational graphic, third place to Elizabeth Seward, "Pitt Day of Giving Donation Information"
  • News writing (planned news), certificate of merit to Neena Hagen for "Grad Union Organizers Call for New Election, Accuse Pitt of 'Unfair Labor Practices'"
  • Personal opinion (off-campus issues), certificate of merit to Josh Beylinson, "Trump Protests Disrespectful to Shooting Victims"