May 1, 2014 — Cheryl Hatch, visiting assistant professor of journalism in the public interest at Allegheny College, won second place in column writing in the 2014 Excellence in Journalism Contest sponsored by the Pennsylvania Women’s Press Association (PWPA). Hatch’s columns appear weekly in The Meadville Tribune.
A longtime photojournalist, Hatch spent time embedded with U.S. troops in Afghanistan. She also spent time in Somalia and has worked at daily newspapers in Florida and Oregon.
She held a Snedden Endowed Chair in journalism at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. At Allegheny, in addition to teaching journalism courses, she serves as the advisor to The Campus newspaper and has brought several Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists to photojournalism conferences at the college.
Winners of the Excellence in Journalism Contest will be recognized at PWPA’s annual awards luncheon May 31 during the 2014 Pennsylvania Press Conference in State College.
Photo by JR Ancheta, 2013, Kuwait