College of Media students Duncan Slade and Gillian Wanosky each placed 14th in the 62nd annual Hearst Journalism Awards competition for stories published in 2021.
Slade, a senior journalism student, placed 14th in the Hearst Feature Writing Competition for his story, “Less money, fewer jobs: After two decades, WV’s ATV trails have fallen far short of initial projections,” published in Mountain State Spotlight in August 2021. Slade was an intern with Mountain State Spotlight at the time. He has also interned with West Virginia Public Broadcasting, does freelance work for PolitiFact and is the editor in chief at The Daily Athenaeum, WVU’s official student newspaper. His photographs have appeared in The Washington Post, including one of a West Virginia family that was featured on the front page in October 2021 accompanying the story, “Raising kids is work.”