Congratulations to Virginian-Pilot military reporter Courtney Mabeus and photographer Kristen Zeis on the recognition by National Headliner Awards for their work on a series about a transgender sailor.
The Sun Sentinel was recognized with first-place honors in categories of Public Service, Breaking News and Interactive Projects for the staff’s coverage of the 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Parkland editorials by Opinion Editor Rosemary O’Hara and contributor Martin Dyckman won for Editorial Writing.
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A special citation to honor the journalists, staff and editorial board of the Capital Gazette was awarded by the Pulitzer Prize Board on Monday for their courageous response to the largest killing of journalists in U.S. history in their newsroom on June 28, 2018, and for demonstrating unflagging commitment to covering the news and serving their community at a time of unspeakable grief.
The South Florida Sun Sentinel was awarded the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for public service on Monday for its coverage exposing failings by school and law enforcement officials before and after the deadly shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.
The Virginian-Pilot won 33 news awards during the annual Virginia Press Association awards banquet that was held Saturday night.
The newspaper won seventeen first place awards, with wins in writing, design, multimedia and photography categories. Photographer Kristen Zeis won in three categories, and reporters Gary Harki and Elisha Sauers each placed first in two categories.
The Virginian-Pilot won the news sweepstakes award for finishing with the most accrued points among the largest daily newspapers in the state. Zeis won best in show for photography and Harki took best in show for writing.
The newspaper and its affiliated publications, including the Daily Press in Newport News, won 95 awards for news and advertising in the contest. Together, the two newspapers picked up 47 awards in the daily news division.
“The journalists put their mission above their misery to inform the public, honor their fallen friends, and still somehow ‘put out a damn paper,’” the judges wrote in an announcement of the awards. “The work they produced lived up to the highest standards of breaking news reporting while covering a horrific tragedy in their own work place, their own lives.”
Congratulations to Kristen Zeis who was recently announced the winner of the Visual Journalism Award Large division by the American Society of News Editors and Associated Press Media Editors for her work on "No turning back: The story of a transgender man's experience as a Navy sailor."
“We’re proud to have made a positive impact in our community, and we’re honored to be recognized among the best in journalism,” Sun Sentinel's Editor-in-Chief Julie Anderson said.
Congratulations to our journalists across Chicago Tribune, Chicago magazine and Daily Southtown who've been named finalists for 2018 Peter Lisagor Awards for Exemplary Journalism! Winners will be announced May 10, 2019 at the Union League Club of Chicago.