2020 VPA News and Advertising Contest

In-depth or Investigative Reporting ( Daily Group 1)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The News Leader
    Entry Title: Free after 24 years
    Entry Credit: Brad Zinn
    Judge Comment: I'm blown away by not only the stellar writing, but the very real impact this reporting had. Not every reporter ever gets the chance to change, even save, a life, and far fewer put in the time and energy on a story that might not pan out that leads them there. Fantastic work, and something every journalist should look up to.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Martinsville Bulletin
    Entry Title: Father Mark
    Entry Credit: Bill Wyatt
    Judge Comment: This is a saga that unfolded into an international story with major consequences, and one that I'm sure many readers followed with interest. Good sourcing and follow up are what made this a great entry.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The News Leader
    Entry Title: At risk and under the radar
    Entry Credit: Jeff Schwaner
    Judge Comment: This is truly impactful reporting, and stems from journalism that looks to the community to uncover those who are underserved and overlooked. Well done.