CPP earns 16 journalism awards from NC Press Association

CPP earns 16 journalism awards from NC Press Association


The N.C. Press Association presented Carolina Public Press with 16 journalism awards Thursday night at the association’s annual awards ceremony held in Raleigh.

Carolina Public Press, a wholly independent nonprofit investigative and in-depth news organization founded in 2011, won first place in general excellence among online publications.

Lead Investigative Reporter Kate Martin was also honored with a special award, the Media and the Law Awards of Excellence, for her reporting on the issues surrounding the removal of children from their families in Cherokee County.

“These awards honor some of the best investigative, in-depth and public service reporting from Carolina Public Press through the beginning of the year,” said founder and Executive Director Angie Newsome. “We’re grateful for the stellar work our journalists do every day, which has gone on to earn recognition from our peers. We hope that CPP’s audience, members and supporters feel pride in the high-quality journalism they help us produce. Our nonprofit newsroom absolutely can’t do this work without them.”

Carolina Public Press was also honored with second place for general excellence among all newspaper websites. It also won first place in photography, interactive graphics and general news reporting.

Additional awards were presented in the following categories:

1st Place Mark Darrough A day in the life of a NC commercial fisherman Photo Essay
1st Place Anna Dean Raising Jails interactive graphics Illustration/ Photo Illustration/ Print or Interactive Graphics
1st Place Jordan Wilkie,
Laura Lee
Andrew Brown Jr. shooting General News Reporting
2nd Place Mark Darrough Tornado damage Photography
2nd Place Mark Darrough Tornado photo gallery Photo Essay
2nd Place Staff WEEKEND newsletters Email Newsletter
2nd Place Kate Martin Cherokee County child removal settlements City, County Government Reporting
2nd Place Jodi Helmer Oyster trail designed to protect threatened industry Business Writing
2nd Place Staff CPP appearance and design Appearance and Design
3rd Place Staff CPP use of photos Use of Photographs
3rd Place Mariano Santillan Finding Nurses illustration Illustration/ Photo Illustration/ Print or Interactive Graphics
3rd Place Jordan Wilkie Prisons and COVID General News Reporting
3rd Place Jodi Helmer Black farmers Business Writing

This release, story or event was developed through multiple sources and/or is from the staff of Carolina Public Press.

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