Anna Dembowski won second place in the Best College Feature Writing category at the Ohio’s Best Journalism Contest, sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists. Her winning article Safe Spaces and Speech: A Wordless Battle was published in the December 2015 issue of Cedars.
Dembowski, former Cedars editor-in-chief and 2016 Cedarville journalism graduate, is now a reporter at the Community Impact Newspaper in Texas.
Ohio’s Best Journalism Contest chooses winners based on the Society of Professional Journalists’ values such as defending the First Amendment, supporting literacy, resisting censorship and community service. The winners will be honored at a luncheon in Columbus on August 27.
Cedars staff members received 10 other awards from the Society of Professional Journalists this past April, as well as the Frank E. Deaner Award for Excellence in College Journalism from the Ohio Newspaper Association in February.