2019 VPA News and Advertising Contest

General News Writing ( Daily Group 2)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Bristol Herald Courier
    Entry Title: Shooting of Deputy Hinkle and the aftermath
    Entry Credit: Robert Sorrell, Lurah Spell, David McGee, Leif Greiss
    Judge Comment: Clear, concise reporting of the facts that also examines the emotional impact of a tragedy on a community.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Bristol Herald Courier
    Entry Title: Blackjewel bankruptcy affects hundreds of miners in Virginia
    Entry Credit: Tim Dodson
    Judge Comment: This series carefully balances the factual basis with the human interest angle and the overall impact to a community and state after an industrial bankruptcy.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Free Lance-Star
    Entry Title: Fatal crash (of Helen Wang) closes Abel Lake lot
    Entry Credit: James Scott Baron, Adele Uphaus-Conner, Scott Shenk
    Judge Comment: Good reporting on the mobilization of people to improve their community after a tragedy. The subject was handled with sensitivity and care pertaining to those directly affected.