Here's a rundown of the winning entries

The Society of Professional Journalists recently announced the winners in its Ohio’s Best Journalism Contest for work done in 2018, and Alive collected eight awards. Here’s a look at the winning entries.

First place

Best Public Service Journalism: The Roots of Columbus’ ongoing color divide, Joel Oliphint

Best Rock and Roll Commentary/Best Music Review: Taylor Swift at Ohio Stadium, Andy Downing

Best Rock and Roll Feature Writing: Saintseneca readies ‘Pillar of Na’, Joel Oliphint

Second Place

Best Critic: Andy Downing

Best Social Issues Reporting: Can Wedgewood Village rebound from a violent 2017?, Andy Downing

Best Sports Profile: Pierre-Luc Dubois steps out on his own, Jim Fischer

Best Minority Issues Reporting: The Roots of Columbus’ ongoing color divide, Joel Oliphint

Best Arts Profile: Mark Lomax finds the rhythm behind the kit and in life, Jim Fischer