Alive collects eight awards from the Society of Professional Journalists

Andy Downing
adowning@columbusalive.com
Saintseneca's Zac Little

The Society of Professional Journalists recently announced the winners in its Ohio’s Best Journalism Contest for work done in 2018, and Alive collected eight awards. Here’s a look at the winning entries.

First place

Best Public Service Journalism: The Roots of Columbus’ ongoing color divide, Joel Oliphint

Best Rock and Roll Commentary/Best Music Review: Taylor Swift at Ohio Stadium, Andy Downing

Best Rock and Roll Feature Writing: Saintseneca readies ‘Pillar of Na’, Joel Oliphint

Second Place

Best Critic: Andy Downing

Best Social Issues Reporting: Can Wedgewood Village rebound from a violent 2017?, Andy Downing

Best Sports Profile: Pierre-Luc Dubois steps out on his own, Jim Fischer

Best Minority Issues Reporting: The Roots of Columbus’ ongoing color divide, Joel Oliphint

Best Arts Profile: Mark Lomax finds the rhythm behind the kit and in life, Jim Fischer