The Watchdog wins top honor in National Society of Newspaper Columnists’ contest
The Dallas Morning News’ Watchdog column won first place in the 2015 National Society of Newspaper Columnists’ annual competition.
The award was presented June 29 at the group’s 39th annual conference in Indianapolis.
The winning columns detailed the trial of an Oak Cliff woman’s killer, the legal difficulties of Dallas District Judge Staci Williams, and behind-the-scenes maneuvering by the Texas Department of Public Safety in its fingerprint program for Texas drivers.
James Haught of the Charleston Gazette in West Virginia won second place, and Robert Dyer of the Akron Beacon Journal won third.
Watchdog Nation has been honored at the 38th annual National Society of Newspaper Columnists conference.
This honor caps off a wonderful half year of honors and awards.