2020 VPA News and Advertising Contest

Business and Financial Writing ( Non-Daily Group 4)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Chesterfield Observer
    Entry Title: "Point of No Returns," Jan. 29; "Service Interruption," March 25; "A New Normal?" May 27
    Entry Credit: Rich Griset
    Judge Comment: A very diverse range of stories. The amount of research that must have gone into the Sears story is astounding, and the story did a great job of localizing the company's downfall. The other stories did an excellent job of telling the narrative of the pandemic.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Alexandria Times
    Entry Title: Business body of work, Mello-Klein
    Entry Credit: Cody Mello-Klein
    Judge Comment: Great job telling the story of the pandemic through different points of view. The first story left no stone unturned, diving into every single industry. The interview with the live venue owner in the second story was extremely captivating.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Suffolk News-Herald
    Entry Title: FedEx Ground-ed?; Road paved way for Amazon; Amazon coming to Suffolk
    Entry Credit: Jimmy LaRoue
    Judge Comment: Great job getting a comment from a FedEx driver. I also liked how the story offered different perspectives about the impact of the shipping problems. The Amazon stories are examples of great nuts-and-bolts business reporting.