2020 VPA News and Advertising Contest

In-depth or Investigative Reporting ( Non-Daily Group 4)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Henrico Citizen
    Entry Title: Evictions
    Entry Credit: Dina Weinstein
    Judge Comment: What makes this series stand out over the others is that the reporter avoids the typical alphabet soup from acronyms of government agencies, and instead lets real people speak for themselves, and these people are eloquent in their desperation and in their gratitude for any help that comes their way.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Eastern Shore Post
    Entry Title: Stefanie Jackson - Housing Coalition
    Entry Credit: Stefanie Jackson
    Judge Comment: Stefanie's determined and consistent reporting on the available affordable housing on the Eastern Shore of Virginia undoubtedly touched a nerve and improved the community. She accomplished this with straight reporting and without advocacy, proving the power of community journalism.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Inside NoVa/Prince William
    Entry Title: COVID Outbreaks at Nursing Homes
    Entry Credit: Jared Foretek, Bruce Potter
    Judge Comment: Comprehensive, avoids jargon and thoroughly reports on this awful development.