The Ohio’s Best Journalism Contest announced today its 2018 winners recognizing the best in newspaper, magazine, radio, television, trade, online and college journalism across the state. Sponsored by the Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) chapters statewide, 308 awards were announced honoring work completed in 2017.
The Metropreneur received second place in Digital Media – Best Business/Tech Story for Susan Post’s article Two Weeks that Changed a Startup: DACA Time Finds Opportunity in Uncertainty.
Entries were judged by The Top of the Rockies awards contest (Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming) which had the following feedback about the article:
“Well-written business story that focuses on a startup taking advantage of a social issue. The article itself is informative and easy to read, explaining issues surrounding DACA as well as how the startup functions.”
The Metropreneur has been honored in previous years, winning Best Specialized Journalism Site in 2017, and two second place awards in 2016 for Best Specialized Journalism Site and Digital Media – Best Business/Tech Story for Columbus Crowdfunding Campaigns See Marginal Success by Susan Post.
The Metropreneur’s sister publication Columbus Underground was also recognized with five awards including:
First Place – Best Digital Media Editorial Writing
- Opinion: Endless Abortion Bans Constitute Class Warfare by Lauren Sega
First Place – Best Digital Media Online Still Photographer
- Event Photography (Series) from 2017 by Matt Ellis
First Place – Best Digital Media Freelance Writer
- Art Reviews (Series) from 2017 by Jeff Regensburger
Second Place – Best Digital Media Photography
- Columbus Coffee Fest 2017 Photos by Lillian Dent
Second Place – Best Digital Media Feature Writing
For more information on the Ohio SPJ Awards, visit www.ohiospjawards.org.