This year, The Watch’s Samantha Wright, was honored for her reporting on the Ouray mine tragedy that occurred in November, 2013.
Judges selected 85 honorees from nearly 1,800 submissions. Entries included selections from television and radio broadcasts, newspapers, online news outlets and magazines.
The Sigma Delta Chi Awards date back to 1932, when the Society honored six individuals for their contributions to journalism. The current program began in 1939 as the Distinguished Service Awards.
rominent veteran journalists serve as SDX Awards judges. Judges may withhold an award if they determine no entry merits recognition, and any categories not listed below have no winner. Links to the winning works are provided on the Sigma Delta Chi Awards section of spj.org.
2013 Sigma Delta Chi Award Honorees
Deadline Reporting (Daily Circulation of 100,001+)
“Nightmare’s End” — Staff
The Boston Globe
Deadline Reporting (Daily Circulation of 50,001-100,000)
The Boston Marathon bombings and manhunt — Staff
The Boston Herald
Deadline Reporting (Daily Circulation of 1-50,000)
“Massacre at the Navy Yard” — Staff
The Washington Times
Deadline Reporting (Non-Daily Publication)
“Miners Risked Death in Efforts to Save Two Who Died” — Samantha Tisdel Wright
The Watch Newspaper
Non-Deadline Reporting (Daily Circulation of 100,001+)
“Testing the Tests” — Heather Vogell
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution