Journalism Announcements

Rachel Stone '17 and Faith Pinho '18 finalists in regional SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards

Rachel Stone and Faith PinhoTwo Washington and Lee journalism majors are finalists in the regional competition of the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards.

Rachel Stone, a senior business journalism major from Ambler, Pa., is a finalist in the general news reporting category for her story, “Charlotte business owners grapple with new overtime pay rules,” published in The Charlotte Observer during an internship last summer. The story chronicles how small business owners are dealing with changes to federal overtime regulations.

Faith Pinho, a junior journalism major from Everett, Mass., is a finalist in the radio news reporting category for her story, “Racial segregation survives death,” that aired on WMRA in Harrisonburg last summer. The story is about two cemeteries in Lexington, one for blacks and the other for whites.

The winners will be announced during the SPJ Region 2 conference April 7-8 at Elon University. First-place winners move on to the national competition.