The Watch’s Samantha Wright Wins Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award

04/30/14 | By | More

INDIANAPOLIS – The Society of Professional Journalists recently recognized the recipients of the Sigma Delta Chi Awards, which recognize exceptional professional journalism produced in 2013.

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

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

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