The Pitch


The Pitch Online  

Walter Johnson High School

6400 Rock Spring Drive

Bethesda, MD 20814


[email protected]

Founded in 2009, The Pitch Online is Walter Johnson High School’s digital newspaper. In order to keep up with new media trends, the originally print-only newspaper The Pitch went online while still producing its monthly, award-winning print newspaper. After a year of working with barely any web design help, the editors wanted the appearance of the site to match the high quality of its content. So, The Pitch Online partnered with School Newspapers Online, a Minnesota-based company focused on the web design of specifically online high school newspapers, and launched a completely new website for the 2010-2011 school year. The Pitch Online is now capable of having photo galleries, videos, audio, a sports ticker and other eye-catching graphics.

As we are still adapting to our new site and trying to attract readers, we would appreciate any reader input for The Pitch Online. Co-online Editors-in-Chief Zoey Becker, Owen Krucoff, and Ally Orndorff are always open to your feedback, so please e-mail [email protected] with questions, comments, suggestions, or concerns.

2016-2017 Staff

Print Editors-in-Chief: Andrew Resnick, Yael Handari-Levy, Sophie Thompson

Online Editors-in-Chief: Izzy McMullen, Lily Smith

News Editors: Sam Falb, Sophie Becker and Ian Rees

Feature Editors: Anneka Baker, Akmal Mustofa

Arts & Entertainment Editors: Cara Demitz, Matt Garfinkel and Allie Nadelman

Sports Editors: Jake Brown, Courtney Cohn, Thomas Wolfson and Bradf

Opinion Editors: Trevor Kantor, Kate Rarey, Sam Koskie

Cartoonist & Copy Editor: Steven Judge

Social Media & Marketing Coordinators: Owen Hananel, Charley Becker, Christine Tenorio

Business Managers: Daria

Managing Editor: Clara Freitas

Webmaster: Owen Hananel

Social News Gathering Ethics Code

As a reliable and accurate news source, we strive to:

-Present news properly, honestly and fairly.

-Approach every assignment with the fairness of open minds and without prior judgment.

-Verify the authenticity of content before publishing or distributing it.

-Be transparent with the audience about the accuracy of our content.

-Seek informed consent before using information from the individual who created it.

-Give due credit to the owner of the content provided.

-Minimize the number of errors we make and correct those that occur.

-Consider technical measures to ensure anonymity of sources when required.

For corrections, please email [email protected]

Comment Policy

Readers are welcome to comment. We reserve the right to moderate, delete, or edit comment threads as we see fit. Comments are monitored and spam comments will be deleted. Attacks on other commenters or Pitch staff members will not be tolerated. The opinions presented on this website do not represent the opinions of the WJ student body as a whole. 

Awards (Print)

Columbia Scholastic Press Association

Gold Medalist

2009, 2013, 2016

Columbia Scholastic Press Association

Silver Medalist

2014, 2015

Columbia Scholastic

Bronze Medalist


American Scholastic Press Association

First Place


Columbia Scholastic Press Association Marylander Award

Newspaper Division C



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