Our Awards

New York Press Association (NYPA)

For work published in 2020

AMONG ALL PAPERS

■ 2nd Place, Overall Design Excellence (Tabloids) to Pierce Strudler
■ 3rd Place, Best Online News Project or Presentation, to Chip Rowe, for CurrentPLUS member newsletter

AMONG SMALL PAPERS

■ 1st Place, Thomas G. Butson Award for In-Depth Reporting (under 4,000) to Brian PJ Cronin, for The Fading Forest
■ 1st Place, Sports Feature (under 4,000), to Michael Turton, for Instead, She Walked Away
■ 1st Place, News Story (under 4,000), to Leonard Sparks, for Placed in Harm’s Way
■ 1st Place, Feature Story (3,000 to 4,000), to Jeff Simms, for Clucks and Clicks
1st Place, News or Feature Series (under 4,000), to Jeff Simms and Leonard Sparks, COVID 2021: What Lies Ahead
1st Place, Column (under 4,000), to Michael Turton, for Reporter’s Notebook
1st Place, Advertising Campaign (under 6,000), to Pierce Strudler, for Coping with Stress
1st Place, House Ad/Ad Campaign (weeklies under 6,000), to Pierde Strudler, for Student Journalists Program
2nd Place, News or Feature Series (under 4,000), to Brian PJ Cronin, for The Fading Forest
■ 3rd Place, General Excellence (under 6,000)
■ 3rd Place, News Story (under 4,000), to Liz Schevtchuk Armstrong, for Revolutionary War Battle Rages in Fishkill
3rd Place, Coverage of the Arts (under 6,000) to Alison Rooney, Arvind Dilawar and Chip Rowe
3rd Place, Graphic Illustration (under 6,000), to Summer Pierre, for Comic Sensibilities
Honorable Mention, Column (under 4,000), to Brian PJ Cronin, for Out There
■ Honorable Mention, Feature Photo (under 4,000), to Ross Corsair
■ Honorable Mention, Picture Story (under 4,000), to Ross Corsair, for That Empty Feeling

Click here for previous NYPA awards (2013-2019)

National Newspaper Association (NNA)

For work published in 2020

AMONG ALL PAPERS

■ 1st Place, Front-Page Design, to Pierce Strudler
■ 2nd Place, Use of Photography, to Pierce Strudler
■ Honorable Mention, Obituary Tribute, to Michael Turton for From One Paperboy to Another

AMONG MID-SIZED PAPERS

■ 1st Place, Sports Column, to Brian PJ Cronin for Setting the Bar
■ 2nd Place, Sports Feature, to Michael Turton, for She Walked Away
■ 2nd Place, Local News Coverage, to Staff
■ 2nd Place, Photo Essay, to Ross Corsair for That Empty Feeling
■ Honorable Mention, Serious Column, to Jeff Simms for Are We That Far Apart?

Skip Pearlman’s winning shot

AMONG SMALLER PAPERS

■ 1st Place, Feature Series, to the staff for COVID 2021
■ 2nd Place, Feature Series, to Brian PJ Cronin for The Fading Forest
■ Honorable Mention, Multi-Advertiser Page, to Pierce Strudler and Michele Gedney for Shop Local

AMONG ALL WEEKLIES

■ 3rd Place, for Reader-Generated Campaign, to Teresa Lagerman for Parade in the Paper

AMONG MID-SIZED WEEKLIES

■ Honorable Mention, Sports Photo, to Skip Pearlman
■ Honorable Mention, In-Depth Story, to Leonard Sparks for Placed in Harm’s Way

AMONG SMALL WEEKLIES

■ 1st Place, General Excellence (3,000 to 6,000 circulation)
■ 3rd Place, Small Ads, to Pierce Strudler for Juanita’s Kitchen

Click here for previous NNA awards (2016-2019)

New York News Publishers Association (NYNPA)

For work published in 2020 (papers less than 10,000 circulation)

Best Business Reporting, to Jeff Simms, Victoria Shannon, Leonard Sparks and Michael Turton for COVID 2021: Business as Usual
Best Investigative Reporting, to Leonard Sparks for Placed in Harm’s Way
Best Column, to Brian PJ Cronin, for Out There
Best Sports Writing, to Michael Turton, for Leaving the Game Behind
Best Feature Photography, to Ross Corsair, for Make Some Noise!
Best Page Design, to Pierce Strudler

Click here for previous NYNPA awards (2017-2019)

Institute for Nonprofit News (INN)

For work published in 2020-21

Finalist, Community Champion Award (Medium Newsroom), for Student Journalists Program

Local Independent Online News (LION)

For work published in 2019-20

Finalist, Investigative Report (Small Publications), to Liz Schvetchuk Armstrong and Chip Rowe for Secret Putnam

For work published in 2018-19

1st Place, Investigative Report (Small Publications), to Chip Rowe for The Extremist Next Door

James Beard Foundation Awards

Best Food-Related Column, 2013, Finalist, to Celia Barbour for Mouths to Feed

International Society of Family History Writers and Editors

Best Genealogy Column, 2017, Honorable Mention, to Valerie LaRobardier, for Family Trails: Do You Have an ‘Indian Princess’?

News Leaders Association

First Amendment Award, 2019, Finalist, to Liz Schvetchuk Armstrong and Chip Rowe for Secret Putnam

International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors

Golden Quill Editorial Contest, 2020, Finalist, to Jeff Simms for Are We That Far Apart?
Golden Quill Editorial Contest, 2019, Finalist, to Chip Rowe for Why I Flipped on Secrecy

Society of Professional Journalists, NYC chapter

Reporting by Newspaper with Circulation Under 100,000, 2020, Finalist, to Brian PJ Cronin, for The Fading Forest
Local News Reporting, 2019, Finalist, to Chip Rowe for The Extremist Next Door