Hats off to all of the Connecticut news publications that received awards Saturday evening in Boston!
The Hartford Courant, The Day, Republican-American and The CT Mirror, among others, received honors and awards at the New England Newspaper & Press Association’s New England Better Newspaper Competition.
Christopher Peak of the New Haven Independent received three awards in the business reporting, government reporting and best solutions journalism project categories.
Bill Shettle of the Republican-American took home six awards in the portrait photo, sports photo, news feature photo, feature photo and general news photo categories.
Here are some of the award highlights:
General News Story, Daily Newspapers circulation 20,000+
- First Place: Republican-American for “Confession.”
Community/Audience Involvement, Daily Newspapers
- First Place: Karen Montini, Republican-American for “Community Karen.”
Human Interest Feature Story, Daily Newspapers circulation 20,000+
- Second Place: Dom Amore, Hartford Courant for “Baseball’s Timeless Tale.”
Local Personality Profile, Daily Newspapers circulation 20,000+
- First Place: Josh Kovner, Hartford Courant for “The Turbulence Within.”
Sports Story, Daily Newspapers circulation 20,000+
- First Place: Shawn McFarland and Alex Putterman, Hartford Courant for “Critics worry about prep transfer trend.”
- Second Place: Shawn McFarland, Hartford Courant for “Esports is sweeping the nation and Connecticut high schools are the latest groups to join in.”
Sports Feature Story, Daily Newspapers circulation 20,000+
- First Place: Harrison Connery, Republican-American for “Batmen.”
Local Election Coverage, Daily Newspapers
- Second Place: Mark Pazniokas and Keith Phaneuf, The CT Mirror for “The race for governor.”
Arts & Entertainment Reporting, Daily Newspapers circulation 20,000+
- First Place: Rick Koster, The Day for “Surgical Soundtracks.”
Website Interactivity and Engagement, Combined Newspapers
- First Place: Hartford Courant’s “Digital Storytelling Playbook.”
- First Place: Lindsay Boyle, Carlos Virgen, Peter Huoppi, The Day for “Case Unsolved: Erika Cirioni.”
A full list of award recipients is published on NENPA’s website.