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Press of Atlantic City takes home nine awards in statewide news contest
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Press of Atlantic City takes home nine awards in statewide news contest


The Press of Atlantic City and Atlantic City Weekly collected four first-place, two second-place and three third-place editorial awards in the 2020 Better Newspaper Contest, run by the New Jersey Press Association. Winners were announced Feb. 19.

The NJPA honors reflected the tireless work being done by local journalists to report the essential stories and news of South Jersey, said Executive Editor Buzz Keough.

"Congratulations to all the winners. We're happy for each and every one," Keough said. "Among the honors we're most proud of are the collaborative efforts that went into covering breaking news, as well as producing quality coverage for the readers of our news and sport sections."

Here’s the list of winners for The Press and AC Weekly.

First Place

CJ Fairfield (Reporter): Best Feature - Lifestyle and Entertainment Writing Portfolio

Virus forces Brigantine mayor to wait for new kidney // Brigantine mayor dies at age 62 // Guide dog named after late mayor of Brigantine

The Press of Atlantic City's Sports Staff:

Local Sports Coverage from Feb. 28 to Mar. 3

Jill Metzger (Design Artist): Front Page Layout

Candy hearts, a dozen roses and one giant elephant // 'Stages' of the pandemic

Ryan Loughlin (Associate Editor of Atlantic City Weekly): Reporting - Headlines

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So much at 'steak' // A Baker is a baker (and her son's a burger maker) // Rock in a hard place

Second Place

Vincent Jackson, Mike McGarry, Charles Schroeder, Edward Lea (Editorial): Reporting - Breaking News

Peaceful protest turns violent in Atlantic City

Mark Melhorn (Production Director): Best Feature - Lifestyle and Entertainment Writing Portfolio

Dance studios don't let pandemic stop 'Nutcracker' holiday tradition // Exit Zero Jazz Festival returns to Cape May, but with a different look // With 100th anniversary approaching, uncertainty surrounds Miss America

Third Place

Sports staff: Reporting - Special Issue-In Paper

Kickoff 2020

Mike McGarry (Sports Reporter): Reporting - Sports Column

McGarry's Must Win (weekly series, here is one article from the award winning column)

Joe Martucci (Meteorologist): Best Audio Category

Something in the Air podcast (Audio)

Something in the Air podcast (Video)

Candy hearts, a dozen roses and one giant elephant // 'Stages' of the pandemic

Contact Joe Martucci: 609-272-7247

Twitter: @ACPressMartucci 

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