The 2005 Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists are out, with three awards for Washington reporters:
- Knight Ridder’s Chris Adams and Alison Young picked up the award for Washington correspondence for their piece, “Discharged and Dishonored,” about shortchanging America’s veterans.
- The Post’s Michael Leahy won the magazine writing award for his Post Magazine article, “Family Vacation,” on a family’s reunion.
- And the independent Center for Public Integrity won an online public service journalism award for its report on state-level telecom lobbying, “Well Connected to the States.”
The Baltimore Sun’s Liz Bowie and Andre Chung also picked up an award for non-deadline reporting (circulation of 100,000 or greater) for “On Their Own,” a series about two Baltimore teenagers.