Clay Bennett and Alexander Hunter Win National Sigma Delta Chi Editorial Cartoonist Awards

The Society of Professional Journalists has announced that Clay Bennett
and Alexander Hunter are the recipients of the 2019 Sigma Delta Chi Awards
for excellence in journalism in the Editorial Cartooning category.


Editorial Cartooning (Newspaper Circulation 100,001+, Affiliated Website, National Magazine)

Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press
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The Chattanooga Times Free Press celebrates Clay’s win:

Bennett’s work is published on the Chattanooga Times editorial page.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press is unique in that the paper has two editorial pages, the liberal Times page and the conservative Free Press page, which honor the legacies of the predecessor papers that merged in 1999 to form the current newspaper.

Over his career, Bennett also has received the Pulitzer Prize, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and the National Headliner Award, and he has been named Editorial Cartoonist of the Year by Editor & Publisher magazine.


Editorial Cartooning (Newspaper Circulation 1-100,000, Regional Magazine, Non-Daily Publication or Online Independent)

Alexander Hunter, The Washington Times
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From Alexander’s Washington Times profile page:

Alexander Hunter is a graphic designer for The Washington Times.

During the past 28 years as a staffer for The Washington Times, Alexander has worked (often concurrently) as an illustrator, political cartoonist, graphic designer and art director for nearly every section of the newspaper.

He has received more than two dozen awards for his work at the Times, including eight Best of Shows (six of those consecutively) from The Virginia Press Association for illustration and The Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Award for Editorial Cartooning, 2009, for his weekly feature “Hunter’s Big Picture.”

Currently, Alexander is art director of the Times’ daily Commentary section.