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The Post’s News Multiplatform Editing Desk recognized by ACES headline writing contest

WASHINGTON DC, MAY 24: The Washington Post Building at 1301 K St. NW in Washington DC, May 24, 2016. (John McDonnell / The Washington Post)

Announcement from Multiplatform Editing Chief Courtney Rukan and Deputy Editors Brian Cleveland and Nora Simon:

We are delighted to announce that The Post’s News Multiplatform Editing Desk has been doubly recognized by ACES: The Society for Editing’s annual headline writing contest.

The copy desk staff as a whole received second place in the national news organization category. Additionally, Panfilo “Ponch” Garcia was awarded second place as an individual in the national news organization category.

Ponch’s portfolio comprised these stylish gems:

  • A game of hide and ‘Eek!’ with covid (on a Style centerpiece about people who had avoided covid)
  • Annie Lennox: Right by our side, then and now (on a piece about the musician’s online presence)
  • In Maryland libraries, dog ears of a literal kind (on a Metro piece about a canine public-speaking program)
  • A different shade of Greene (on a Style centerpiece about Marjorie Taylor Greene’s tactics)
  • Could he be more sincere? ‘Friends’ star Perry talks frankly about the endless loop of addiction (on a profile of Matthew Perry discussing his memoir)
  • For lob of the game: It ain’t no tailgate when the world’s cornhole elite compete
  • ‘Cocaine Bear’ movie inspired by a ripsnorting true ’80s story

Please join us in congratulating Ponch and the entire copy desk on the well-deserved recognition.