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NC Policy Watch captures six awards from NC Press Association

NC Policy Watch won six awards this year from the N.C. Press Association for journalism and commentary published in 2016.

The awards included a 1st place award for Rob Schofield in the serious columns category and a 1st place for Billy Ball for his education reporting. Ball also won a 2nd place award for his coverage of school choice and a 3rd place award for news enterprise reporting for his story on new ECU Chancellor Cecil Staton.

NC Policy Watch was also awarded 2nd place for General Excellence for online publications.

In addition, two Policy Watchers won awards for their reporting in previous positions, Ball for his work at Indy Week and Environmental Reporter Lisa Sorg for a story at the Coastal Review Online.

Thanks for reading NC Policy Watch and the Progressive Pulse and stay tuned. There’s plenty more top-notch journalism and commentary to come.

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