Honors & Awards

Henry Hoyns Fellowship, University of Virginia
Honorable mention UVA English Department Balch Prize in Fiction

2006 Virginia Press Association Awards: Writing for The Hook newspaper; 2nd place, Leisure and Entertainment writing; 2nd place, Multimedia Reporting; The Hook wins Virginia Press Association’s highest honor, the Award for Journalistic Integrity & Public Service.

2007 Virginia Press Association Awards: Writing for The Hook; 1st place, Multimedia Feature Writing; 2nd place, Special Sections

2008 Virginia Press Association Awards: The Hook again wins Virginia Press Association’s highest honor, the Award for Journalistic Integrity & Public Service.

2009 Virginia Press Association Awards: Writing for The Hook; 2nd place, Public Affairs Writing (Judges comment: “A lot of time and research went into reporting this waste war. Truly. This is a public service to your readers.”)

2011 Virginia Press Association Awards: Writing for The Hook; 2nd Place, Public Affairs Writing, for the story “Glitchy System, about Albemarle County schools’ faulty, $2-million software package. “On another day, with a different judge, this could have been first,” the judge commented.

2012 Virginia Press Association Awards: Writing for The Hook; 1st Place, Public Affairs Writing, “The Ouster of a President” (shared with the rest of the Hook staff); also, based on this, the Hook won the VPA Award for Journalistic Integrity & Public Service for the third time since 2006. Judge’s citation:

“The Hook provided a seamless mixture of reportage, speculation, analysis and context to give the U.Va. community in Charlottesville and beyond insight and presence during and after the turmoil of the president’s ouster.

“Aggressive inquisitiveness beyond a daily’s or even a weekly’s normal scope produced unusual facets of the story that went uncovered by other news outlets. This includes pursuit of angles that, while risky, opened the aperture for the audience.

 

 

 

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