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Safety tips for Connecticut journalists

The next few days or weeks in Connecticut have potential to be heated and difficult for journalists out in the field. 

The FBI has warned of armed protests in major cities across the country leading up to Wednesday’s inauguration, and we know the CT State Police have been working tirelessly with the governor’s office, Capitol Police and other agencies to ensure safety in Hartford. 

The state police have also said they will provide a safe staging area for the media during Sunday’s planned protest in Hartford. If we get any more information, we’ll be sure to share it with you. 

In the meantime, here are some tips from Poynter on how to cover safety and unrest. The Committee to Protect Journalists also offered safety guidelines on covering events leading up to the inauguration and has this handy risk assessment form to review in your newsroom. 

Finally, here’s a PDF fact sheet from the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press on how to protect yourself when covering a protest. 

Basic takeaways: 

  • Put your safety first, not the story

  • Do not go alone

  • Have ID and credentials readily available, but be careful how/where you display them (lanyards are often discouraged)

  • Bring only the bare minimum equipment needed for the job

  • Be respectful and follow police orders

  • Stay in constant contact with your editor/newsroom. If you are an independent journalist, make sure a friend/colleague knows where you are & how long you plan to be there

  • Keep contact numbers for key editors/company lawyers/bail bondsman on a card in your pocket or written on your arm (do not rely solely on your cell phone)

  • Constantly scan your surroundings and plan an escape route

  • If possible, carry a bottle of water with you (to rinse eyes after teargas). A First Aid kit is good too.

  • Remember: Police do not have a right to search or seize your equipment

The RCFP offers a legal hotline at 800-336-4243 or rcfp@hotline.org. You can also get support from the SPJ Legal Defense Fund to defend freedoms of speech and of the press and to ensure access to government information.

Our hope is that all journalists will be safe this weekend (and in the future). 

Connecticut SPJ 2020 Excellence in Journalism Contest

The 2020 Excellence in Journalism contest is now open for entries! The deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 16! Feb. 12, 2021. You can enter the contest at https://awards.connecticutspj.org. The contest is open for items published or broadcast in 2020.

 

Entry fees are $10 for members (with valid SPJ member number) and $25 for non-members or entries paid for by a news organization. Please contact national SPJ membership coordinator Caroline Escobar by email at cescobar@spj.org or by phone at 317-361-4132 if you do not know your member number.

Read more about this year’s contest here, including what categories are available and what circulation class your news outlet belongs in. 

For questions about the Connecticut contest, please contact me at kathleenctspj@gmail.com.

Connecticut SPJ 2020 Excellence in Journalism Contest now accepting entries

The 2020 Excellence in Journalism contest is open for entries. The deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 16! Feb. 12, 2021.  You can enter the contest here. The contest is open for items published or broadcast in 2020. New this year are four COVID categories for content related to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Entry fees are $10 for members (with valid SPJ member number) and $25 for non-members or entries paid for by a news organization. Please contact national SPJ membership coordinator Caroline Escobar at cescobar@spj.org if you do not know your member number.

For questions about the Connecticut contest, please contact contest clerk Kathleen Farmer at kathleenctspj@gmail.com.

Categories

All media outlets compete against each other in the top three special awards categories. For the rest of the categories (below), media outlets will compete in one of five circulation classes.

Stephen A. Collins Public Service Award

This is a special award open to all media for a story or stories having a significant impact in the public interest. Entries must include supporting documentation such as letters, editorials, evidence of a change in public policy, showing how the entry had an impact. Please include a cover letter with the entry.

Theodore Driscoll Award for Investigative Reporting

This is a special award open to all media for a single story or formal series containing information, obtained through reporter initiative not readily available to the news media or public.

First Amendment Award

This is a special award open to all media for a single story, column or series which increases public understanding of the role of the press in a free society.

MAIN CONTEST CATEGORIES

COVID News | A single story that highlights the impact the pandemic has had on our lives and our society.

COVID Investigative | A single story containing pandemic-related information obtained through reporter initiative that was not readily available to the public.

COVID Series | Three to 10 stories in a formal series that highlight the impact of the pandemic on our lives and society.

COVID Photo | A single photo that highlights the impact of the pandemic on our current socially distance status. 

 

Editorial Cartoon | A single cartoon online or in print

Single Editorial | Represents the opinion of the publication, station or news website as an organization

General Column | A single (other than sports or humorous) that expresses an opinion or point of view on an issues or event

Humorous Column | A single column on any topic with the purpose to entertain

In-Depth | A single story that helps audience understand situation beyond information provided in a normal news story

Investigative | A single story containing information obtained through reporter initiative that was not readily available to the news media or the public

Feature | Any story written for a reason other than timeliness. (Please note, this was omitted from an earlier list in error)

Religion | A story dealing with religious topics

Government | A story dealing with government topics

Courts/Crime | Any story dealing with issues of the criminal justice system, except for breaking news

Arts & Entertainment | A single story dealing with the arts

Business | A single story dealing with business

Leisure | A story dealing with travel, food, gardening, or other leisure topics

Continuing Coverage | No more than 10 articles that follow the same topic over time

Diversity Coverage | Single story on a diversity issue

Education | A single story on an education issue

Reporting Series | A formal series of no more than 10 articles, including investigative, in-depth or feature series

Local Reporting | A story that shines light on an issue important to a single town or region. This category is meant for those stories that fulfill the mission of community journalism.

Breaking News | A single story or package of stories and social media updates that involves coverage of a spot news event written under an immediate deadline.

Sports News | A single story on a sports news topic

Sports Feature | A single story on a sports topic, written for a factor other than timeliness

Sports Column | A single column on a sports topic

Sports Photo | A single sports photo

Feature Photo | A single feature photo

News Photo | A single news photo

Photo Essay | A collection of photos, either in print or online, that together tell one story.

Page 1 Layout | A category for the person who arranged the text and images, not for the writers or photographers of the materials on the page.

Non-Page 1 Layout | Any single page design that was not on page 1

Headline | A single entry is made up of three headlines, all the work on a single individual

Infographic Design | The design of a single static or interactive graphic

Infographic Reporting | The reporting of a single static or interactive graphic

Video Storytelling | Use of video to tell a story alone or bolster written reporting

Audio Storytelling | Use of audio to tell a story alone or bolster written reporting

Data | Effective use of data for reporting a single story or graphic

Health | A single story or broadcast regarding health issues, either local or statewide

CIRCULATION CATEGORIES FOR THE 2020 CONTEST

The following is the list of circulation categories for the Excellence in Journalism contest. If you don’t see your media outlet listed here, please contact contest clerk Kathleen Farmer at kathleenctspj@gmail.com, and we will add it.

These categories are based, in part, on media outlets’ advertised coverage areas and staffing levels. To petition for a change in circulation class, please contact CTSPJ President Viktoria Sundqvist at vickansundqvist(at)gmail.com. The CTSPJ Board of Directors will consider all requests, and any approved changes will take effect in the next year’s contest season.

Regional A

  • Connecticut Health Investigative Team
  • Connecticut Mirror
  • Connecticut Post
  • Hartford Courant
  • New Haven Register
  • Waterbury Republican American
  • The Day (New London)
  • Any Hearst Connecticut collaboration, including smaller circulation outlets

Regional B

  • Connecticut Law Tribune
  • CT News Junkie
  • Danbury News-Times
  • Manchester Journal-Inquirer
  • Meriden Record Journal
  • Norwich Bulletin
  • Stamford Advocate
  • Greenwich Time
  • CT Latino News
  • Greater New Milford Spectrum
  • Litchfield County Times
  • The Middletown Press
  • New Britain Herald
  • The Bristol Press
  • The Register Citizen
  • The Chronicle
  • The Hour
  • Fairfield County Business Journal
  • Hartford Business Journal
  • The Connecticut Times
  • Inquiring News
  • Neighbors Paper

Regional C (Magazines)

  • AAA Journeys and AAA Horizons
  • Catholic Transcript
  • Connecticut Magazine
  • Connecticut Parent Magazine
  • Connecticut Voice
  • Hartford Magazine
  • New Haven Biz
  • Seasons magazines
  • Stamford Magazine
  • Today Magazine
  • WAG Magazine
  • Wilton Magazine

Regional D (Broadcast)

  • WTNH
  • WFSB
  • WTIC
  • WNPR
  • WSHU
  • News12
  • NBC30

Hyperlocal

  • Citizens News
  • CollinsvillePress.com
  • Shore Publishing weeklies
  • TurleyCT publications
  • New Britain City Journal
  • NewCanaanite.com
  • Online Journalism Project publications
  • Hearst Connecticut weeklies
  • Branford Eagle
  • Glastonbury Citizen/Rivereast News Bulletin
  • Nancy on Norwalk
  • Greenwich Sentinel
  • Fairfield Patch
  • New Haven Independent
  • WestportNow.com
  • Town Times
  • Glastonbury Life
  • Guilford Curier
  • The Source
  • Harbor News

* Note: Any item that appeared in a higher circulation publication should be entered in that circulation class.

Minutes from Nov. 15, 2020, CTSPJ special board meeting

CT SPJ special meeting 

Sunday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m., via Zoom 

MINUTES

  1. Call to order – Called to order at 2:06 p.m. by Viktoria Sundqvist

 Present: Lindsay Boyle, Mike Savino, Jordan Fenster, Mercy Quaye, Viktoria Sundqvist, Bruno Matarazzo, Ayah Galal, Jackie Stoughton, Jeniece Roman, Jodie Gil, Aaron Johnson

  1. Plan of Action in response to RC’s request for 3 board members to resign:
    1. Review of letter 
    2. Review national’s response 
    3. Discussion 
    4. Action: Vote of confidence in board leaders 

-Jordan Fenster moves for us as a board to make a vote of confidence in order to express solidarity with and support for our board leaders, Viktoria Sundqvist, Mike Savino and Bruno Matarazzo

-Jodie Gil seconds the motion

-Motion passes 8-0 (with 3 abstentions)

-Mercy Quaye moves to pursue signatures from our chapter membership on a letter in support of our current board leadership: Viktoria Sundqvist, Mike Savino and Bruno Matarazzo

-Jordan Fenster seconds the motion

-Motion passes unanimously

  1. Legal representation: 
    1. Review list of lawyers who specialize in non-profit governance
    2. Review hourly rates 
    3. Action: Vote on allocating funds for legal representation for the board 

-Discussed; no action taken

4. Adjourn.

-Viktoria Sundqvist moves to adjourn at 3:42 p.m.

-Jodie Gil seconds the motion

-Motion passes unanimously

Minutes from July 12, 2020, CTSPJ board meeting

CT SPJ board meeting

Sunday, July 12, at 11 a.m., via Zoom

MINUTES

 1.         Call to order – Called to order at 11:02 a.m. by Viktoria Sundqvist

Present: Lindsay Boyle, Viktoria Sundqvist, Bruno Matarazzo, Mike Savino, Jordan Fenster, Ayah Galal, Jackie Stoughton, Aaron Johnson, Jodie Mozdzer Gil, Cindy Simoneau

2.         President’s report

-Viktoria runs through her priorities of increasing membership, putting on the regional conference and finding someone new to own the contest

-Bruno Matarazzo is awarded a plaque for his two years of service as president

3.         Treasurer’s report

-Bruno discusses the balances of the board’s accounts (checking, savings, scholarship) as well as the checks that were cashed since last meeting. Checking balance is up a bit because the board did not have its annual dinner as an expense.

4.         Committee assignments

·   Jordan: Dinner, ad-hoc website redesign, FOI

·   Bruno: Contest, membership, finance

·   Ayah: Communications, programming, dinner

·   Mike: FOI, contest, programming

·   Lindsay: Scholarship, ad-hoc website redesign, charter revision

·   Jackie: Communications, programming

·   Aaron: Programming, communications, contest

·   Vik: Membership, contest

-Notes: Treasurer Bruno is chair of the finance committee, Communications Vice President Mercy Quaye is chair of the communications committee and Programming Vice President Mike is chair of the programming committee.

5.         Conventions update

-The board discusses the national conference, which will be held virtually Sept. 12 and 13, and whether to allocate some money to help people cover registration costs as there will be no need for travel stipends.

-The regional conference is slated to happen virtually April 9 and 10 next year, with Roger Williams University serving as the hub of activity.

-Board agrees to watch the national convention closely and learn from the things people do and don’t like.

6.         Scholarship update

-Board discusses whether to hold a virtual event for the winners and what to do with the donations that came in on behalf of late local journalist Jack Kramer.

        -Board will offer a one-time $1,000 scholarship in his name in the spring.

7.         Contest update

-Board discusses what was spent for website fixes related to the contest and votes on the clerk’s pay for next year.

-Bruno makes a motion to set pay for the contest clerk at $2,200, to be paid out in two installments ($1,000, $1,200)

-Mike seconds the motion

-Motion passes unanimously

8.         Racism discussion follow-up – Aug. 20 virtual panel is still on and will feature Quinnipiac University’s Don Sawyer and Connecticut Mirror reporter Jacqueline Rabe Thomas as well as board members Mercy and Jordan

9.         Programming ideas for the year – Board discusses ideas; Mike agrees to ask the national organization whether there is a shared Zoom account CTSPJ can join

10.    Adjourn – Meeting adjourned at 12:02 p.m.

Self-care for journalists

Image by Engin Akyurt from Pixabay

If you’re feeling tired and worn down from this seemingly never-ending election season, you are not alone. This has been a trying year, and the additional stress of journalism and journalists being under attack is exhausting.

We all need to take some time to breathe, look after ourselves, and be kind and supportive to one another.

Here are some resources that might help:

Critical Stress Help Sheet from the National Press Photographers Association 

Johnny Webber’s Life Assessment Checklist

Doctors give advice on how to relax from election stress

How journalists can address their own mental health, from the International Journalists’ Network 

The DART Center also offers lots of tips, resources and training for newsrooms

Finally, if you are a journalist who regularly covers traumatic or really stressful events or topics, you can apply to join the Journalists Covering Trauma Facebook group (yes, covering the pandemic counts as trauma). 

Stay safe, and as always, don’t hesitate to reach out to your local SPJ chapter with questions or concerns. 

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College contest winners announced for the 2019-20 academic year

The Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists’ student contest highlighted the best work published or broadcast during the 2019-20 academic year. Students from six different colleges or universities in Connecticut participated in this year’s contest. Scroll below to see the winners! 

Audio Storytelling

First Place

In Context with CCSU journalism: Episode 3; Central Connecticut State University; Kristina Vakhman, Amanda Kenny, Kelly Langevin

Second Place

In Context with CCSU journalism: Episode 1; Central Connecticut State University; Kristina Vakhman,  Joshua Rosario, Mauriah Johnson

Third Place

In Context with CCSU journalism: Episode 2-The football edition; Central Connecticut State University; Kristina Vakhman, Ryan Jones, Trevi Alickolli, Joshua Rosario

COVID-19 Reporting

First Place

CCSU offers pass/fail option to students; Central Connecticut State University; Samantha Bender

Second Place

“Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.”; The Tamarack; Nicole Hayes

Third Place

Safe way to get mental health help may have consequences beyond Covid-19; The Recorder; Kelly Langevin

Editorial/Op-ed

First Place

Be a man about it; The Tamarack; Kathleen Chesto

Second Place

The problem with staying informed; University of New Haven Charger Bulletin; Mia Steadman

Third Place

The new Nazis?; The Tamarack; Alexander Wilson

Feature

First Place

Kicking the vaping habit; Crescent magazine; Amanda Cavoto

Second Place

‘All I want is for us to be visible’ PRIDE president speaks on recognizing transgender deaths; The Recorder; Isabella Chan

Third Place

Beyond the margins; The Tamarack; Anjelika Rodis

Feature Photo

First Place

Irish dancer; Crescent magazine; Jason Edwards

Second Place

A job well done; Quinnipiac Bobcats Sports Network; Liz Flynn

General Column/Commentary

First Place

Queer code: Transgender day of remembrance; The Tamarack; Alexander Wilson

Second Place

Harvey Weinstein’s sentencing: a win for Hollywood; Q30 Television; Gabby Brailovskiy

Third Place

That’s what she said: The little feminist that could; The Tamarack; Jessica Ney

General Reporting

First Place

FOI documents show professors accused of sexual misconduct went on to other universities; The Recorder; Thomas Hopkins

Second Place

Former student accused of showing interest in mass shooting had long, troubling history; The Recorder; Sarah Willson

Third Place

Student with wheelchair speaks out about campus inaccessibility; University of New Haven Charger Bulletin; Jennifer Korn, Beth Beaudry

Non-Page 1 Layout

First Place

Southern swag; Crescent magazine; Muhaymina Plair

Second Place

CCSU sports: Aaron Winchester; The Recorder; Julia Jade Moran

Third Place

Hearts of the Sound; Crescent magazine; Samuel Fix

Page 1 Layout

First Place

The Charger Bulletin May 5, 2020 edition; University of New Haven Charger Bulletin; Anna Downs

Sports Feature Story

First Place

Chiara Bacchini makes her return to the court; Q30 Television; Bryan Schwartz

Second Place

Jones brings new energy; Southern News; Sam Tapper

Third Place

Long distance relationship; Quinnipiac Bobcats Sports Network; Jacob Shiffer

Sports News Story

First Place

Ex Patriot player returns; Southern News; Hunter O. Lyle

Second Place

New volleyball locker room shows steps towards gender equity; Central Connecticut State University; Ryan Jones

Third Place

Mushaw gives gift of life; Central Connecticut State University; Ryan Jones

Sports Photo

First Place

Hug me, brother!; Quinnipiac Bobcats Sports Network; Liz Flynn

Second Place

A senior day celebration; Quinnipiac Bobcats Sports Network; Liz Flynn

Third Place

Call it a goal; Quinnipiac Bobcats Sports Network; Liz Flynn

Video Storytelling

First Place

UCTV News: Behind the scenes of the UConn Fire Department; UCTV Uconn; Luke Hajdasz, Regan Schiappa, Luke Hajdasz

Please note: Certificates will be mailed out to all winners to the address provided in the contest entry. Should you wish to have it mailed to another address, please email Contest Chair Viktoria Sundqvist at vickansundqvist(at)gmail.com by July 19 with your alternative address. 

Bob Eddy Scholarship winners announced for 2020

The Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists has chosen its 2020 recipients of the Bob Eddy Scholarship, who together will receive a total of $6,000 from the fund.

To qualify for a scholarship, students must be entering their junior or senior year of college in fall 2020 and be enrolled at an accredited Connecticut university or be a Connecticut resident enrolled at an accredited university elsewhere.

The scholarship committee considers journalism samples, commitment to the industry, academic success and financial need when determining the winners.

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven manages the Bob Eddy Scholarship Fund. To donate to the fund, please click here

The 2020 scholarship award winners are:

Emily DiSalvo (Bob Eddy Award – $2,500), who’s entering her third year in the 3+1 journalism program at Quinnipiac University. She has lived in Portland, Connecticut, her whole life and has always loved reading the local papers and writing. Since starting college, she has been an associate news editor, news editor and arts and life editor at the Quinnipiac Chronicle. She has interned with CT News Junkie and most recently The Hill in Washington, D.C. She also freelances for several local publications in Connecticut. After college, she hopes to move to D.C. and cover national politics or education. In her free time she enjoys playing tennis, doing yoga, reading, watching the news and spending time with her five cats.

Jason Edwards (Bob Eddy Award – $1,500), a journalism major at Southern Connecticut State University who has a minor in public relations and is going into his senior year this fall. Edwards is a photo editor for student-run Crescent magazine. He also has reported several stories for The Southern News and serves as an assistant photographer in the university’s Office of Integrated Communications and Marketing. Edwards lives in Ansonia, Connecticut, and hopes to go into journalism or public relations after graduation.

Zoe Pierce (Bob Eddy Award – $1,000), a rising junior journalism and film major at the University of Maryland. She works at the university’s independent student newspaper, The Diamondback, most recently as assistant managing editor. When not at school, she lives with her family in West Hartford, Connecticut.

Fiona Brady (Bob Eddy Award – $1,000), a rising senior at the University of Connecticut who studies journalism and political science. Her career goal is to become a TV news reporter and anchor. On campus, she’s involved in UCTV News, UConn’s student-run TV station. She also interviews professors, students, and alumni and writes articles for UConn’s Neag School of Education website. She interned at WTNH News 8 in New Haven last summer and this summer will be interning at CBS News in New York.

And the winners are…

Today we were supposed to be gathering for our annual Excellence in Journalism awards dinner to honor the best work done by journalists in Connecticut. Instead, we are announcing this year’s contest winners in this video. The full list of winners is included below.

 

All Media Special Awards

First Amendment Award

Tara O’Neill arrest/coverage; Connecticut Post; Tara O’Neill

Stephen A. Collins Public Service Award

CTNewsJunkie’s coverage leads to first release of school-level immunization data in CT; CTNewsJunkie; Christine Stuart

Theodore Driscoll Award for Investigative Reporting

Harassed at work; Connecticut Post; Kaitlyn Krasselt, Emilie Munson

General contest awards

Arts & Entertainment

Hyperlocal

First Place

From baked goods to Broadway productions; The Sound; Pem McNerney

Second Place

Miggs, his muse Mimi and a postage stamp career canceled; WestportNow.com; James Lomuscio

Third Place

Eagle sculptures appear in meadow; Town Times – Prime Publishers; Gabriel Pietrorazio

Regional A

First Place

Photo exhibit aims to draw attention to the ‘(un)Forgotten’; Connecticut Post; Amanda Cuda

Second Place

Goodspeed’s Jay Hilton is skilled in the art of sound design; The Day; Kristina Dorsey

Third Place

Portraits from the past; The Day; John Ruddy

Regional B

First Place

After two decades of financial challenges, The Bushnell eyes a debt-free existence; Hartford Business Journal; Frank Rizzo

Second Place

Greenwich? Shazam; Stamford Advocate; John Breunig

Third Place

Cello and cinema: The two worlds of Westport’s Joel L. Freedman; Fairfield County Business Journal; Phil Hall

Regional C (Magazine)

First Place

Silent comedies with live music at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival; Connecticut Magazine; Mike Wollschlager

Second Place

Portrait of the artist as an unknown man; WAG Magazine; Phil Hall

Third Place

Long Wharf’s leap of faith; New Haven Biz; Frank Rizzo

Regional D (Broadcast)

First Place

The piano; NBC 30; Heidi Voight, Gregg Monte

Audio Storytelling

Regional A

First Place

Welcome to Corrupticut; Hartford Courant; Mike Hamad

Second Place

The oral history of the 1999 NCAA Championship winning UConn men’s basketball team 20 years later; Hartford Courant; Chris Brodeur

Third Place

Stricter rules for SNAP would hurt those that need it most; Connecticut Health I-Team; Colleen Shaddox

Regional B – No winner chosen

Breaking News

Hyperlocal

First Place

An immigrant evades ICE, after courthouse standoff; New Haven Independent; Eugene Driscoll, Thomas Breen, Christopher Peak

Second Place

Westport pizzeria closing Jan. 11; WestportNow.com; James Lomuscio

Third Place

Fire reported at Christ & Holy Trinity Church; WestportNow.com; Gordon Joseloff, Dave Matlow

Regional A

First Place

Bradley plane crash; Hartford Courant; Nicholas Rondinone

Second Place

Crack overdoses catch Hartford off guard; Hartford Courant; Rebecca Lurye

Third Place

Yale, Harvard protest; New Haven Register; Jim Fuller, Dan Haar

Regional B

First Place

Valerie Reyes murder; Greenwich Time; Hannah Dellinger, Rob Marchant, Humberto J. Rocha

Second Place

Brunswick coaches, nurses, staff act fast at terrible crash; Greenwich Time; Jo Kroeker

Third Place

EH deadly shooting leaves Skyline Drive residents shaken; Journal Inquirer; Vin Gallo

Regional D (Broadcast)

First Place

Homes destroyed in Old Saybrook fire; NBC 30; Nicholas Doscher, Jamie Ratliff

Second Place

Students injured in school bus crash; NBC 30; Caitlin Burchill, Maura Murphy

Third Place

Man killed when barn collapses; NBC 30; Caitlin Burchill, Kenny Mahoney

Business

Hyperlocal

First Place

With Sparks Cycleworks, Matt Schell is going places; The Sound; Pam Johnson

Second Place

Westport pizzeria closing Jan. 11; WestportNow.com; James Lomuscio

Third Place

No more Joey’s By the Shore; WestportNow.com; James Lomuscio

Regional A

First Place

Home prices in most Connecticut towns still struggling to recover; Hartford Courant; Kenneth R. Gosselin

Second Place

Trade war with China is hitting Connecticut and tea drinkers are paying more; Hartford Courant; Christopher Keating

Third Place

Reviving Parkville; Hartford Courant; Kenneth R. Gosselin

Regional B

First Place

Is CBD a ‘wonder drug’ for state’s economy?; Journal Inquirer; Zachary F. Vasile

Second Place

Southington bar may end live music after copyright suit; Record-Journal; Jesse Buchanan

Third Place

Loxo Oncology’s pioneering drug cures Bridgeport toddler’s cancer; Stamford Advocate; Paul Schott

Regional C (Magazine)

First Place

The only constant is change: How to survive in manufacturing; New Haven Biz; Michelle Tuccitto Sullo

Second Place

Why Quantum Circuits’ Schoelkopf may be the Steve Jobs of the 21st century; New Haven Biz; Michelle Tuccitto Sullo

Third Place

Making it right; Seasons Magazine; Carol Latter

 

Regional D (Broadcast)

First Place

Carfax caution:  Vehicle history may not tell the whole story; NBC 30; Sandra Jones

Second Place

Buttons, bombs, branzino: Ideal fish; NBC 30; Heidi Voight, Gregg Monte

Third Place

Privacy for sale: Protecting your personal data online; NBC 30; Dan Corcoran, Garett Allison, Jon Wardle

Continuing Coverage

Hyperlocal

First Place

Beat coverage of New Haven’s school superintendent; New Haven Independent; Christopher Peak

Second Place

Norwalk works to restart stalled project as lawsuit swirls; NancyonNorwalk; Nancy Guenther Chapman

Third Place

Matsu Sushi saga; Westport News; Sophie Vaughan, Lynandro (DJ) Simmons, Liana Teixeira

Regional A

First Place

Small solutions to climate change; Connecticut Mirror; Jan Ellen Spiegel

Second Place

Gail Hardy police shooting investigation; Hartford Courant; Nicholas Rondinone

Third Place

Confession; Waterbury Republican-American; Michael Puffer, Brigitte Ruthman, Jonathan Shugarts, Paul Hughes

Regional B

First Place

Prison health care; Journal Inquirer; Will Healey

Second Place

Greenwich Parents, administrators at odds over special education; Greenwich Time; Jo Kroeker

Third Place

Following the search for Meriden mother Perrie Mason; Record-Journal; Lauren Sellew, Ashley Kus, Matthew Zabierek

Regional D (Broadcast)

First Place

‘I did not sign up for violence’: Health care workers targeted by patients; NBC 30; Dan Corcoran, David Mulligan, Jon Wardle

 

 

 

 

Courts/Crime

Hyperlocal

First Place

Illegally secret cop drug policy released; New Haven Independent; Christopher Peak

Second Place

Judge rules in favor of hash brown defense; WestportNow.com; James Lomuscio

Regional A

First Place

Leah Ulbrich cold case: a broken cycle of pain; Hartford Courant; Zach Murdock

Second Place

Decades later, troubling questions remain about two murders convictions and the role of Henry Lee; Hartford Courant; Edmund Mahony

Third Place

Casting a ballot from behind bars: No easy process; Connecticut Mirror; Kelan Lyons

Regional B

First Place

Six signs of escalating domestic violence in Dulos marriage; Greenwich Time; Hannah Dellinger

Second Place

Dog owners sought ‘intervention’; Journal Inquirer; Matthew P. Knox

Third Place

Kavanaugh defense calls for bail reform; Norwich Bulletin; Chandra Bozelko

Regional C (Magazine)

First Place

How Scott Semple helped turn Connecticut’s prisons into a nationally recognized laboratory of reform; Connecticut Magazine; Erik Ofgang

Regional D (Broadcast)

First Place

Until they all come home: Connecticut’s unsolved missing persons mysteries; NBC 30; Heidi Voight, Gregg Monte

Second Place

Cow slaughter commotion; NBC 30; Len Besthoff, David Michnowicz

Data

Regional A

First Place

Database: Child sexual abuse at the Boys & Girls Clubs; Connecticut Post; Hannah Dellinger, Lisa Yanick Litwiller, Viktoria Sundqvist, Meghan Friedmann, Peter Yankowski, Tatiana Flowers, Humberto J. Rocha

Second Place

Examing 27 years of taxes spending; The Day; Erica Moser, Carlos Virgen

 

Third Place

Pharma cash flows to doctors for consultant work despite scrutiny; Connecticut Health I-Team; Sujata Srinivasan, Marie K. Shanahan

Regional B

First Place

CT university endowments riding post-recession growth wave as tuition continues to rise; Hartford Business Journal; Sean Teehan, Matt Pilon

Regional C (Magazine)

First Place

How long you live may be affected by your community; Connecticut Magazine; Erik Ofgang

Regional D (Broadcast)

First Place

Sleepless in Connecticut? How where you live can affect how you sleep; NBC 30; Dan Corcoran, Jon Wardle

Diversity Coverage

Hyperlocal

First Place

Untold black & Latinx history surfaces; New Haven Independent; Christopher Peak

Second Place

Film will tell James’ and Petry’s family story in their own words; Harbor News; Aviva Luria

Third Place

Addressing inclusivity in Westport schools; WestportNow.com; Jarret Liotta

Regional A

First Place

Transgender sports debate; Connecticut Mirror; Kathleen Megan

Second Place

Medicaid expansion helped reduce disparities in cancer care; Connecticut Health I-Team; Cara Rosner

Third Place

New lives for residents with developmental disabilities; Hartford Courant; Emily Brindley

Regional B – No winner chosen

Regional C (Magazine)

First Place

Coming out: Scary, sad, surprising, and joyful tales of that life-changing moment; Connecticut Voice; Jane Latus

Second Place

Raising the curtain: LGBTQ students find theater a welcoming home; Connecticut Voice; Jane Latus

Third Place

Coming to America – Part II; Seasons Magazine; Sarah Wesley Lemire

 

Editorial

Regional A

First Place

Bill would allow too much police secrecy; The Day; Paul Choiniere

Second Place

The shifting hues of 9/11; Connecticut Post; John Breuning

Third Place

Connecticut should withdraw from flawed, foolish popular vote compact; The Day; Paul Choiniere

Regional B

First Place

State health leader must take stand on measles; News-Times; Jacqueline Smith

Second Place

New group starts by meeting behind closed doors; Record-Journal; Jeffery Kurz

Editorial Cartoon

Regional A

First Place

State begins taxing plastic bags; The Day; Jacinta Meyers, Paul Choiniere

Second Place

State increases minimum wage; The Day; Paul Choiniere, Jacinta Meyers

Regional B

First Place

Honk if you hate tolls; Record-Journal; Kevin Markowski

Second Place

Town’s slow online evolution; Record-Journal; Kevin Markowski

Education

Hyperlocal

First Place

Two segregated schools, two reactions; New Haven Independent; Christopher Peak

Second Place

One school, one book, one message of inclusion; Harbor News; Aviva Luria

Regional A

First Place

A calling with a price: Early childhood educators find low pay for important jobs; Connecticut Post; Linda Conner Lambeck

Second Place

Parents concerned Hamden special education system is harming children; New Haven Register; Clare Dignan

 

 

Regional B

First Place

Leaked email causes turbulence for Norwalk school board in flux; The Hour; Justin Papp

Second Place

Amid attempts to expand community-college access, current students struggle to graduate; Hartford Business Journal; Sean Teehan, Matt Pilon

Third Place

Program helps special education students find work after graduation; Journal Inquirer; Skyler Frazer

Regional C (Magazine)

First Place

Making it right; Seasons Magazine; Carol Latter

Second Place

Meera Viswanathan: emboldening and inspiring girls at Ethel Walker; Hartford Magazine; David Holahan, Mark Mirko

Third Place

Dream memorial; Today Magazine; Bruce Deckert

Regional D (Broadcast)

First Place

The cost of teaching part 1: Teacher spending and supplies; NBC 30; Dan Corcoran, Jon Wardle

Second Place

The cost of teaching part 2: Teacher pay and additional jobs; NBC 30; Dan Corcoran, Jon Wardle

Third Place

Connecticut school teachers concerned about ‘old, sick buildings’; NBC 30; Dan Corcoran, Garett Allison

Feature Photo

Hyperlocal

First Place

To catch a thief or not; WestportNow.com; Helen Klisser During

Second Place

Here comes lunch; WestportNow.com; J. C. Martin

Third Place

Bubble man; WestportNow.com; Gordon Joseloff

Regional A

First Place

Lance blast; Hartford Courant; Mark Mirko

Second Place

Umbrella alley; Hartford Courant; Brad Horrigan

Regional B

First Place

Moon over eagle on landing anniversary; Record-Journal; Dave Zajac

Second Place

Powderpuff cheerleader goes airborn; Record-Journal; Dave Zajac

Third Place

Greenwich preschoolers step up to celebrate accomplishments; Greenwich Time; Tyler Sizemore

Regional C (Magazine)

First Place

Chef Denise Appel; Seasons Magazine; Winter Caplanson

Second Place

Wisdom in the window; Seasons Magazine; Stan Godlewski

Feature Story

Hyperlocal

First Place

Students aim for 2-language seal; New Haven Independent; Christopher Peak

Second Place

The secret to Arnold’s success; Guilford Courier; Pem McNerney

Third Place

Nick Zeoli: Love of town(s) and country; WestportNow.com; James Lomuscio

Regional A

First Place

Running into an unclear future; Hartford Courant; Lori Riley

Second Place

Door to healing: 3 years after death, Maddie’s family gets a sign; The Day; Mary Biekert

Third Place

The flu pandemic; Waterbury Republican-American; Michael DeGirolamo Jr.

Regional B

First Place

Meriden diner’s rebirth stirs memories, hopes for future as The Landmark; Record-Journal; Bailey Wright

Second Place

Grandparents raising grandchildren face financial hardship; The Hour; Tatiana Flowers

Third Place

Thursday night thunder car cruise brings community together; Neighbors Paper; Corey Sipe

Regional C (Magazine)

First Place

Writing his next act; Connecticut Voice; Frank Rizzo

Second Place

30 women of distinction; Hartford Magazine; Nancy Schoeffler

Third Place

Where community percolates: Freshly roasted, with face-to-face time; Hartford Magazine; Leonard Felson

Regional D (Broadcast)

First Place

WWII soldier’s remains returned home; NBC 30; Nicholas Doscher, Jamie Ratliff

Second Place

The piano; NBC 30; Heidi Voight, Gregg Monte

Third Place

Take a tour of some of Connecticut’s tiny homes; NBC 30; Dan Corcoran, Garett Allison

General Column

Hyperlocal

First Place

Oy to the world; The Source; Lisa Nee

Second Place

Musings from Mara December; Glastonbury LIFE; Mara Dresner

Regional A

First Place

Dan Haar: The immigrant heart of a historic McDonald’s union drive; Connecticut Post; Dan Haar

Second Place

Sandy Hook and the humans who write the headlines; Connecticut Post; Matt DeRienzo

Third Place

Only you can prevent global warming; Connecticut Mirror; David Holahan

Regional B

First Place

Good on Goodell for Pro Bowl decision; Norwich Bulletin; Chandra Bozelko

Second Place

9/11 is never over; Stamford Advocate; Deborah DiSesa Hirsch

Third Place

Meriden’s East Cemetery gets the respect it deserves; Record-Journal; Jeffery Kurz

Regional C (Magazine)

First Place

As the crows fly; Hartford Magazine; Rand Richards Cooper

Second Place

Heart families: Choosing your family is an emotional and rewarding adventure; Connecticut Voice; Kevin Lembo

Third Place

Take home poems; Hartford Magazine; Rand Richards Cooper

Government

Hyperlocal

First Place

Suburbs profit off New Haven’s magnets; New Haven Independent; Christopher Peak

Second Place

Soon-to-be-revealed $80M ‘POKO’ plan detailed in sneak peak; NancyonNorwalk; Nancy Guenther Chapman

Regional A

First Place

A profile of Connecticut’s lieutenant governor; Connecticut Mirror; Mark Pazniokas

Second Place

CT congressional candidate in Trump’s inner circle – or is he?; Connecticut Post; Emilie Munson

Third Place

Pot for Dan, gold for Josh; Connecticut Post; Dan Haar

Regional B

First Place

CT’s biggest corporate incentive you’ve never heard of; Hartford Business Journal; Matt Pilon

Second Place

Decades later, Meriden taxpayers strapped by ‘old sins’; Record-Journal; Matthew Zabierek

Third Place

Concrete hurts grand lists; Journal Inquirer; Eric Bedner

Regional D (Broadcast)

First Place

Dispatch delays; NBC 30; Len Besthoff, Garett Allison

Second Place

Saving millions with regional radios; NBC 30; Len Besthoff-Reporter, Jon Wardle-Photographer/Editor

Headline

Hyperlocal

First Place

Days of wine at Roses; The Sound; Pam Johnson

Regional A

First Place

Headlines; The Day; Joe Turco

Second Place

Ruddy headlines; The Day; John Ruddy

Third Place

Law and disorder/Elf off the shelf/Love wins; Connecticut Post; Susan Nusbaum

Regional C (Magazine)

First Place

Progressions to the bean; The sounds of silence; Cheese greater; Connecticut Magazine; Mike Wollschlager

Second Place

Upstaged by love; Funny bones; Major (and minor) ambitions; Seasons Magazine; Carol Latter

Health

Hyperlocal

First Place

GHS students say it’s time to talk about menstruation; Guilford Courier; Jesse Williams

Second Place

Bob LeRose on the blues and healing; WestportNow.com; James Lomuscio

Regional A

First Place

Desensitization gives some children with food allergies a viable treatment option; Connecticut Health I-Team; Cara Rosner

Second Place

Elder abuse investigations more than doubled in seven years; Connecticut Health I-Team; Kate Farrish, Carl Jordan Castro

Third Place

Son of murder victim seeks stability, freedom from state ‘system’; The Day; Karen Florin

Regional B

First Place

Greenwich residents on Medicare, Medicaid struggle to find health care specialists; The Hour; Tatiana Flowers

Second Place

With their costs under fire, long-term care hospitals push back, pivot; Hartford Business Journal; Matt Pilon

Regional C (Magazine)

First Place

Drugged out; New Haven Biz; Natalie Missakian

Second Place

On the wings of love: Rothberg’s revolutionary ultrasound device meets the marketplace; New Haven Biz; Michael C. Bingham

Third Place

Healing horses; Seasons Magazine; Alix Boyle

Regional D (Broadcast)

First Place

Could your teen have a secret stash of drugs in their bedroom?; NBC 30; Dan Corcoran, Garett Allison

Second Place

Preventable tragedies: Dozens of Connecticut babies lost each year to unsafe sleep; NBC 30; Heidi Voight, Gregg Monte

Third Place

Is pet health insurance worth the cost?; NBC 30; Dan Corcoran, Jon Wardle

Humorous Column

Hyperlocal

First Place

Musings from Mara May; Glastonbury LIFE; Mara Dresner

 

Regional A

First Place

Gray Bridgeport and bright Oz; Connecticut Post; Ken Dixon

Second Place

A club you can only be born into; Connecticut Post; Hugh Bailey

Third Place

Inhaling spring across state lines; Connecticut Post; Ken Dixon

Regional B

First Place

A post mortem for Latin; Record-Journal; Glenn Richter

Second Place

The moving company declares Chapter 60; Stamford Advocate; Jerry Zezima

Third Place

Whatz yn a nayme?; Greenwich Time; David Rafferty

Regional C (Magazine)

First Place

Funny bones; Seasons Magazine; Matthew Dicks, Sean Wang

Second Place

The worst of times; Seasons Magazine; Matthew Dicks, Sean Wang

Third Place

The old barn: Metaphor in plain sight; Hartford Magazine; David Holahan

In-Depth

Hyperlocal

First Place

City weighs school change 3.0; New Haven Independent; Christopher Peak

Second Place

Saving lives—Just another day at the beach for Hammo lifeguards; The Source; Pem McNerney

Third Place

‘Helping Haitians heal Haitians’; Glastonbury LIFE; Mara Dresner

Regional A

First Place

Invisible walls; Connecticut Mirror; Jacqueline Rabe Thomas

Second Place

Time is key to stroke treatment but gaps exist in Connecticut; Connecticut Health I-Team; Lisa Backus

Third Place

Empty promises and empty seats; Hartford Courant; Alex Putterman

Regional B

First Place

Newtown’s armed school guards a model for Connecticut; News-Times; Rob Ryser

Second Place

Kent murder suspect highlights gaps in mental health system; News-Times; Julia Perkins

Third Place

Trying to avoid CT taxes by becoming a part-time resident? It’s harder than you think.; Hartford Business Journal; Greg Bordonaro

Regional C (Magazine)

First Place

Accident or arson? The Hartford Circus fire 75 years later; Connecticut Magazine; Erik Ofgang

Second Place

Horsing around; Seasons Magazine; John Torsiello

Regional D (Broadcast)

First Place

Police PTSD; NBC 30; Len Besthoff, Jon Wardle

Second Place

Bus drivers reveal ‘wild’ side of public transit in CT; NBC 30; Dan Corcoran, David Michnowicz

Third Place

Well water woes; NBC 30; Len Besthoff, David Michnowicz, Katherine Loy

Infographic Design

Regional A

First Place

Interactive quiz of questions about the Clintons history; Hartford Courant; Chris Moore

Regional C (Magazine)

First Place

Purdue Pharma and OxyContin: A timeline; Connecticut Magazine; Greg Moody

Infographic Reporting

Regional A

First Place

Jennifer Dulos disappearance; Hartford Courant; Tim Reck, Dave Altimari

Second Place

Hartford Circus Fire 75 years later; Hartford Courant; Hartford Courant staff

Third Place

A look at Hartford’s completed and ongoing developments; Hartford Courant; Tim Reck, Kenneth G. Gosselin

Investigative

Hyperlocal

First Place

Video captures principal shoving student; New Haven Independent; Christopher Peak

Second Place

Fairfield official took pavers planned for Julian sale: Legal doc; Fairfield Patch; Anna Bybee-Schier

 

Third Place

Barbis accused of owing $1 million in outstanding personal income taxes; NancyonNorwalk; Nancy Guenther Chapman

Regional A

First Place

At risk: Boys and Girls Clubs and sexual abuse; Connecticut Post; Hannah Dellinger, Viktoria Sundqvist, Humberto Rocha, Meghan Friedmann, Tatiana Flowers, Peter Yankowski, Lisa Yanick Litwiller

Second Place

Invisible walls; Connecticut Mirror; Jacqueline Rabe Thomas

Third Place

Elder abuse investigations more than doubled in seven years; Connecticut Health I-Team; Kate Farrish, Carl Jordan Castro

Regional B

First Place

CT bullying law flawed, review of records shows; Greenwich Time; Jo Kroeker

Second Place

Campaign donors have ties to Southington developer; Record-Journal; Jesse Buchanan

Third Place

UConn Health research shows tens of thousands of CT residents faced medical-debt lawsuits; Hartford Business Journal; Matt Pilon

Regional D (Broadcast)

First Place

Sick puppies and unacceptable conditions: Documents show troubled history of CT Animal Rescue; NBC 30; Caitlin Burchill, Jon Wardle, Erica Jorgensen

Second Place

Officers at Scene of State Trooper Crash Raised Concerns of Drunk Driving; NBC 30; Caitlin Burchill

Third Place

Whiting whistleblower; NBC 30; Len Besthoff, Jon Wardle

Leisure

Hyperlocal

First Place

Keeping bees safe: Gentile shares pollinator-friendly tips; The Sound; Pam Johnson

Regional A

First Place

There’s value in the past; The Day; Phil Hall

Second Place

Holidays; Keep the liquids local; Nearby wineries, breweries and distilleries make holiday bright; Connecticut Post; Amanda Cuda

Third Place

Winery kicks off Passport Program; Connecticut Post; Michael P. Mayko

Regional B

First Place

New eateries bring young vibe to downtown; Greenwich Time; Jo Kroeker

Second Place

Tabletop gaming opportunities at The Dragon’s Lair in Wallingford; Record-Journal; Ashley Kus

Third Place

Southington restaurant Nataz puts emphasis on quality, adventure; Record-Journal; Bailey Wright

Regional C (Magazine)

First Place

People across Connecticut are creating a pollinator pathway for bees and butterflies; Connecticut Magazine; Theresa Sullivan Barger

Second Place

A chef who makes kindness a key ingredient; Connecticut Magazine; Erik Ofgang

Third Place

The Recycle House; Hartford Magazine; Nancy Schoeffler

Local Reporting

Hyperlocal

First Place

A little bit of mercy – A Darien family’s loss to addiction; Darien Times; Susan Shultz

Second Place

Centuries-old mystery solved by Westport Historical Society; Westport News; Liana Teixeira

Third Place

Magnet lottery rigged for suburbanites; New Haven Independent; Christopher Peak

Regional A

First Place

Missing money, lax oversight in Bridgeport scrap-for-cash scandal; Connecticut Post; Bill Cummings

Second Place

Critics worry New Haven schools sacrifice counselors for security guards.; New Haven Register; Brian Zahn

Third Place

Plagued by crime; Waterbury Republican-American; Harrison Connery

Regional B

First Place

‘They’re wrong’: Embattled Norwalk school board member tries to clear name; The Hour; Justin Papp

Second Place

Parents heavy with concern over lead; Journal Inquirer; Michelle France

Third Place

Greenwich’s Hoarding Task Force is busier than you might think; Greenwich Time; Tatiana Flowers

Regional C  (Magazine)

First Place

Beating the heat; Today Magazine; Bruce Deckert

Regional D (Broadcast)

First Place

Foreclosed dreams; NBC 30; Len Besthoff, Dave Mulligan

Second Place

How do you pronounce Norfolk?; NBC 30; Heidi Voight, Gregg Monte

News Photo

Hyperlocal

First Place

Fiery Merritt Crash injures four; WestportNow.com; Gordon Joseloff

Regional A

First Place

Body search; The Day; Dana Jensen

Second Place

Inaugural hair day; Hartford Courant; Mark Mirko

Regional B

First Place

Glider through the roof; News-Times; H John Voorhees III

Second Place

Ember alert; Journal Inquirer; Jim Michaud

Non-Page 1 Layout

Hyperlocal

First Place

Fighting apocalypse fatigue, one exhibit at a time; Harbor News; Jennifer Corthell

Regional A

First Place

Oceans apart; New Haven Register; Sue Nusbaum

Second Place

College basketball preview; Hartford Courant; Chris Moore

Regional B

First Place

MLB veteran hoping to get back into affiliated baseball; New Britain Herald; Bradford Carroll

Regional C (Magazine)

First Place

The bud boom: Cannabis is coming, and so is a complex new ecosystem revolving around it.; Connecticut Magazine; Greg Moody

Second Place

Wacky contraptions; Hartford Magazine; Chris Moore

Third Place

Rise and dine: Connecticut’s best breakfast; Connecticut Magazine; Greg Moody

Page 1 Layout

Regional A

First Place

Remember D-Day; The Day; John Ruddy

Second Place

Under siege; Waterbury Republican-American; Jim Flynn

Regional B

First Place

Trump impeached; Middletown Press; Sue Nusbaum

Second Place

Love wins; News-Times; Susan Nusbaum

Third Place

A stormy day; The Chronicle; Lauren Flaum

Regional C (Magazine)

First Place

Christmas gifts made in Connecticut; Hartford Magazine; Chris Moore

Second Place

How long will you live? The surprising ways your community may affect your life expectancy; Connecticut Magazine; Greg Moody

Photo Essay

Hyperlocal

First Place

Scenes from Nov. 19 Norwalk BoE meeting – Will there be a repeat Tuesday?; NancyonNorwalk; Nancy Guenther Chapman

Second Place

Some Norwalk photos #3a: More mall; NancyonNorwalk; Nancy Guenther Chapman

Regional A

First Place

Reporting for duty; The Day; Sean D. Elliot

Second Place

Prison hosts family dance; Hartford Courant; Brad Horrigan

Regional B

First Place

Helium heroes; The Hour; Sue Nusbaum, Tyler Sizemore

Second Place

Police officer honored; The Hour; Erik Trautmann

Regional C (Magazine)

First Place

Final destination; Seasons Magazine; Stan Godlewski

Religion

Hyperlocal

First Place

All of us together; Valley Courier; Pem McNerney

Regional A

First Place

The rise and fall of Rev. Daniel McSheffery; Hartford Courant; Dave Altimari

Second Place

Anti-semitism in Connecticut: A short history; Connecticut Post; Jordan Fenster

Third Place

Monsignor demands apology; Connecticut Post; Daniel Tepfer

Regional B

First Place

Mother Mary: In Riverside, residents unearth, restore a sacred part of the past; Greenwich Time; Jo Kroeker

Second Place

Startup broadcaster brings EWTN programming to WNLK-AM; Fairfield County Business Journal; Phil Hall

Regional C (Magazine)

First Place

Nearer to God; Hartford Magazine; Rand Richards Cooper

Second Place

Embracing tradition: Interfaith families; Seasons Magazine; Cara McDonough

Regional D – No winner chosen

Reporting Series

Hyperlocal

First Place

For the kids: Person of the week; Valley Courier; Rita Christopher

Second Place

Talk of the Town: Reviewing the Connecticut General Assembly with elected officials; Town Times – Prime Publishers; Gabriel Pietrorazio and Nicholas Perugini

Reporting Series

Regional A

First Place

Harassed at work; Connecticut Post; Kaitlyn Krasselt, Emilie Munson

Second Place

Sewage overflows: Legal but tainted (3-parts); Connecticut Health I-Team; Christine Woodside, Melanie Stengel

Third Place

Your money, your state; Connecticut Post; Ken Dixon, Bill Cummings, Kaitlyn Krasset, Dan Haar

Regional B

First Place

Broken system: Examining Hartford’s high and inequitable tax structure; Hartford Business Journal; Greg Bordonaro, Matt Pilon, Sean Teehan

Second Place

Rise and fall of pro baseball in New Britain; New Britain Herald; Ryan Chichester

Third Place

The slow return of housing; Stamford Advocate; Paul Schott

Regional D (Broadcast)

First Place

Hidden in plain sight: Mysterious places you never knew were in Connecticut; NBC 30; Dan Corcoran, Jon Wardle

Second Place

Sisters for life; WFSB; Denise D’Ascenzo, Eric Budney, Tracy Furey

Sports Column

Regional A

First Place

How little we know; Hartford Courant; Mike Anthony

Second Place

No bathing suit, no problem for this Berlin woman; Hartford Courant; Lori Riley

Third Place

Jack Street touchdown pass for Newtown; Connecticut Post; Jeff Jacobs

Regional B

First Place

Merge was spark to title for Innovation basketball; New Britain Herald; Ryan Chichester

Second Place

Time to move on, dad; The Chronicle; Michael Sypher

Third Place

Video clip provides motivation for CCSU football; New Britain Herald; David Glovach

Sports Feature

Hyperlocal

First Place

First Tee teaches golf, life skills; Glastonbury LIFE; Mara Dresner

Second Place

North Haven football supports Zak Radziunas at 15th annual Spring Brawl; North Haven Courier; Chris Piccirillo

Third Place

GHS girls’ rugby taking it to the next level; Greenwich Sentinel; Paul Silverfarb

 

Regional A

First Place

Lack of respect; Hartford Courant; Mike Anthony

Second Place

Seeing a world of possibilities; Hartford Courant; Mike Anthony

Third Place

After Hurricane Marina, Paula Hernandez finds a home with Woodstock Academy volleyball; GameTimeCT.com; Dave Stewart

Regional B

First Place

CCSU football player meets girl whose life he saved; New Britain Herald; David Glovach

Second Place

Capstone project tackles social issue; The Chronicle; Richard Zalusky

Third Place

Trevethan dedicates state title to beloved mentor; New Britain Herald; Ryan Chichester

Regional C (Magazine)

First Place

A question of fairness; Connecticut Voice; Dawn Ennis

Second Place

Game on: Special Olympics celebrates 50th; Seasons Magazine; Teresa Pelham

Third Place

Going to the mat; WAG Magazine; Phil Hall

Regional D (Broadcast)

First Place

One-handed MMA fighter excels and inspires; NBC 30; Matt Finkel

Second Place

Meeting your match; WFSB; Elliott Polakoff

Third Place

Blind baseball broadcaster; NBC 30; Matt Finkel

Sports News

Hyperlocal

First Place

Old Saybrook boys’ soccer claims second-straight state title; Harbor News; Chris Negrini

Regional A

First Place

A week to remember, reflect for Newtown football team; GameTimeCT.com; Sean Patrick Bowley

Second Place

Esports is sweeping the nation; Hartford Courant; Shawn McFarland

Third Place

How youth baseball leagues adjust to low participation; Hartford Courant; Alex Putterman

Regional B

First Place

New Canaan’s Drew Pyne inspired by 8-year-old Ryan Berg’s battle against cancer; Stamford Advocate; Dave Stewart

Second Place

New challenge awaits veteran coach; The Chronicle; Michael Sypher

Third Place

CCSU football wins NEC championship; New Britain Herald; David Glovach

Regional D (Broadcast)

First Place

The Yard Goats Hispanic heritage; NBC 30; Miguel Santiesteban

Second Place

Meeting your match; WFSB; Elliott Polakoff

Third Place

Patriots Super Bowl sendoff; WFSB; Elliott Polakoff

Sports Photo

Hyperlocal

First Place

Celebrating; WestportNow.com; Chris Greer

Second Place

Commanding attention; North Haven Courier; Kelley Fryer

Regional A

First Place

Flagrant foul; The Day; Sean D. Elliot

Second Place

Flippin’ good kick; Waterbury Republican-American; Jim Shannon

Third Place

The speed of light; Hartford Courant; Brad Horrigan

Regional B

First Place

Weston stops Barlow, HS football; News-Times; H John Voorhees III

Second Place

Fighting for the ball; Record-Journal; Aaron Flaum

Video Storytelling

Hyperlocal

First Place

Ramirez honored by Norwalk Police, city leaders; NancyonNorwalk; Harold F. Cobin

Second Place

Kitchen fire knocks out Cranbury eatery; NancyonNorwalk; Harold F. Cobin

Third Place

Fedor hopes ‘The Barnacle’ will reduce towing of illegally parked cars; NancyonNorwalk; Harold F. Cobin

Regional A

First Place

The 2019 CIAC class L football championship: St. Joseph vs. Hand; GameTimeCT.com; Sean Patrick Bowley

Second Place

Take a video tour of Derby’s new Ryan Sports Complex and JR Payden Field House; GameTimeCT.com; Sean Patrick Bowley

Third Place

Danbury’s Rosetti overcomes speech impediment to standout at QB; GameTimeCT.com; Pete Paguaga

Regional B

First Place

Watch special needs man bring joy, music to Greenwich; Greenwich Time; Tyler Sizemore, Tatiana Flowers

Second Place

Owners ‘devastated,’ fire officials investigate blaze at Tops Marketplace in Southington; Record-Journal; Richie Rathsack, Mary Ellen Godin

Third Place

Kensington State Fish Hatchery supervisor talks fishing season; Record-Journal; Ashley Kus

Regional D (Broadcast)

First Place

Turf manager; NBC 30; David Mulligan

Second Place

The cobbler; NBC 30; David Mulligan

Third Place

Making bats for the big league; Telemundo Connecticut; Miguel Santiesteban

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