AWARDS

Here is a list of the various journalism awards I’ve won since I began working in the craft as a student journalist in 2009.

2020

Associated Press (Louisiana/Mississippi)

Investigative Reporting, 1st Place
God Save the Governor: Phil Bryant, Brexit Soldier” (Jackson Free Press)

Judges’ Comments: “Ashton Pittman’s expansive look at Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant’s ties to the Brexit movement (and the Trump administration) starts with a tantalizing anecdote. Prince Charles encounters the governor in Buckingham Palace and, upon learning who he is, asks: ‘What on earth are you doing here?’ Pittman then goes on to explain, in exhaustive detail, the governor’s ties to those inside the Brexit and Trump campaigns. A fascinating read.

Jackson Free Press, Vol. 18 No. 6

Breaking News, 2nd Place
White Supremacists Caught at Emmett Till Memorial Making Propaganda Film” (Jackson Free Press)

Continuing Coverage, 2nd Place
For reporting on August 2019 Mississippi ICE raids and the the “Hispanic Project” (Jackson Free Press)

General News, 3rd Place
Mississippi: The Battleground for Roe v. Wade’s Future?” 

Judges’ Comments: “This piece tells a compelling story of the potential struggle women in Mississippi could once again face.”

Society of Professional Journalists

News (Non-Daily Newspapers), 1st Place
For reporting on August 2019 ICE raids, Mississippi’s economy (Jackson Free Press)

Politics (Non-Daily Newspapers), 1st Place
For reporting on race and gender in Mississippi elections (Jackson Free Press)

Health (Non-Daily Newspapers), 1st Place
As Mississippi Debates Abortion, Maternal Mortality Rate Remains High” (Jackson Free Press)

Community Service, 1st Place
Won with Aliyah Veal and Donna Ladd for reporting on August 2019 ICE raids (Jackson Free Press)

Investigative Reporting (Non-Daily Newspapers), 2nd Place
God Save the Governor: Phil Bryant, Brexit Soldier” (Jackson Free Press)

Green Eyeshade Awards

Coming soon.


2019

Coming soon.