2020 VPA News and Advertising Contest

Breaking News Writing ( Daily Group 1)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The News Leader
    Entry Title: Lack of protocol leads to COVID breakout in jail
    Entry Credit: Ayano Nagaishi, Brad Zinn
    Judge Comment: investigation done in a day, complete with interviews with several sources, from jail administrators to inmates. The story also shows what happens when COVID-19 patients are not isolated: the virus spreads quickly. This is a solid story an a value to readers.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Martinsville Bulletin
    Entry Title: OSHA investigating call center
    Entry Credit: Kim Barto Meeks
    Judge Comment: None
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Danville Register and Bee
    Entry Title: John R. Crane - Breaking News Writing 1
    Entry Credit: John Crane
    Judge Comment: None