Some professional journalism organizations still value editorial cartoonists and honor the hard work they do day in and day out. So congratulations to Matt Davies and Nancy Ohanian—this year’s winners of the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi award!
Matt Davies won for his 2020 work in Newsday, in the large Society of Professional Journalism category (Newspaper Circulation 100,001+), as he covered a devastating pandemic, social justice protests, a historic presidential election and Trump’s attempt to overthrow the election.
Nancy Ohania won the Sigma Delta Chi Award for her freelance work (Newspaper Circulation 1-100000, Regional Magazine, Non-Daily Publication or Online Independent) with her unique cartoons that she creates in Adobe Illustrator. Congrats to both for bringing home the prize!
Finally cartoonist Thi Bui, The Nib and Reveal were recognized with a special SPJ Sigma Delta Chi award in the new category “COVID-19: Editorial Cartooning (All Circulation Sizes)” for the multi-part graphic reporting series “In/Vulnerable.”