Three Virginians were among the winners of the 2011 Sigma Delta Chi Awards, the Society of Professional Journalists primary awards for professional journalists.
Corinne Reilly from The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk) won in the feature reporting category (Daily Circulation 100,001+) for “A Chance in Hell,” Link 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5; Dan Casey of The Roanoke Times won for general column writing (Daily Circulation 1-100,000/Non-Daily Publication), PDF download; and Sandy Hausman of WVTF and RadioIQ (Roanoke/Charlottesville public radio) won in Documentaries (101+ Market) for “Fear of Fracking.”
Judges chose the winners from more than 1,700 entries in categories covering print, radio, television and online. The awards recognize outstanding work published or broadcast in 2011.
Dating back to 1932, the awards originally honored six individuals for contributions to journalism. The current program began in 1939, when the Society granted the first Distinguished Service Awards. The honors later became the Sigma Delta Chi Awards.