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NC Policy Watch claims multiple NC Press Association awards

The North Carolina Press Association held its annual awards dinner last night and the NC Policy Watch team took home several awards for its work in 2018. Policy Watch was awarded second place in the prestigious “General Excellence” category for online publications. First place went to Coastal Review Online and third went to Carolina Public Press.

Other winners in General Excellence for  traditional newspapers included the Winston-Salem Journal, Fayetteville Observer, the Wilson Times, the News Reporter (based Columbus County), and the State Port Pilot (which is based in Southport).

In the individual award categories, PW journalists received the following recognition in the Online Division:

First place for “News Feature Writing” – Lisa Sorg

First place for “Election and Political Reporting – Billy Ball

Second place for “Photography, General News” – Lisa Sorg

Second place for “Serious Columns” – Rob Schofield

Second place for “Election and Political Reporting” – Melissa Boughton

Second place for “Beat Feature Reporting” – Melissa Boughton

Second place for “Education Reporting” – Billy Ball

Second place for “Editorials” – Rob Schofield

Third place for “News Enterprise Reporting” – Joe Killian

Third place for “News Feature Writing” – Lisa Sorg

Third place for “Investigative Reporting” – Billy Ball

Third place for “Editorials” – Billy Ball

Policy Watch Education Reporter Greg Childress was also recognized for his work last year for Raleigh’s News & Observer and the Durham Herald-Sun prior to joining the PW team with a First Place award in the category of “Deadline News Reporting.”

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