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 2019

AMONG ALL PAPERS

1st Place, Localized National Story or Series, to Chip Rowe for The Extremist Next Door
2nd Place, Localized National Story or Series, to Victoria Shannon and Jeff Simms, for Living on the Edge
2nd Place, Editorial Cartoon, to Clay Jones


2nd Place, Freedom of Information Reporting, to Liz Schevtchuk Armstrong and Chip Rowe, Secret Putnam
3rd Place, News Website for highlandscurrent.org
3rd Place, Headline Writing

AMONG WEEKLIES

1st Place, Online Album, to Ross Corsair for Up & Away
1st Place, Reporting on Local Government, to Liz Schevtchuk Armstrong and Chip Rowe for Odell Looking for New Bodyguard … Sort Of
2nd Place, Reporting on Local Government, to Liz Schevtchuk Armstrong and Chip Rowe for Secret Putnam

AMONG SMALLER PAPERS

1st Place, Sports Column (3,000-9,999), to Brian PJ Cronin for School of Hard Knocks
1st Place, Environmental Story (under 9,000), to Brian PJ Cronin for Small Pieces, Big Problems
1st Place, Feature Profile (under 6,000), to Alison Rooney for Brian Nice Returns with New Show
2nd Place, Real-Estate Ad (under 10,000), to Pierce Strudler
3rd Place, Sports Section/Page (3,000-9,999), to Skip Pearlman
3rd Place, Column (3,000 to 5,999), to Chip Rowe for Why I Flipped on Secrecy
3rd Place, Photo Essay (3,000 to 5,999), to Ross Corsair for Strings Attached
3rd Place, Newspaper Promotion (under 10,000), for Dear Reader…
Honorable Mention, Local News Coverage (3,000-5,999)

AMONG SMALL WEEKLIES

1st Place, In-Depth Story (3,000-9,999), to Brian PJ Cronin for Small Pieces, Big Problems
3rd Place, Breaking News Story (3,000-5,999), to Chip Rowe for Haldane Cancels Football Fundraiser
3rd Place, Small Ad (under 5,000) to Pierce Strudler
3rd Place, Feature Photo (3,000-5,999), to Ross Corsair for “Seen it All Before”

Sandy Saunders went about his business on a September day while two sculptures loomed in the background during the 14th annual Farm Show on his Old Albany Post Road property in Garrison.

Honorable Mention, Feature Photo (3,000-5,999), to Ross Corsair for “Woooah!”

A scientist discussed the technology behind rockets at the Butterfield Library in June before launching a few into the Cold Spring sky.

Honorable Mention, Sports Photo (3,000-4,999) to Skip Pearlman

After Haldane’s Frank Bentkowski (27) was tackled by the Hamilton keeper, the Blue Devils failed to convert on the penalty kick. (Photo by S. Pearlman)

Click here for previous NNA awards (2016-2018)

New York News Publishers Association (NYNPA)

For work published in 2019 (papers less than 10,000 circulation)

Best Investigative Reporting, to Chip Rowe, for “The Extremist Next Door”
Best Sports Column, to Brian PJ Cronin, for Out There
Best Business Reporting, to Victoria Shannon for “Living on the Edge, Part 1”

Click here for previous NYNPA awards (2017-2018)

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, 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