Today’s awards reception will feature a panel discussion with three top winners: Katherine Milsop of The Community News of Fair Lawn; Christopher Baxter of The Star Ledger, and Mary Diduch of The Record. Here are links to their work:
- Katherine’s stories showcased the trials of Thomas Buchak, a seriously epileptic 21-year-old. Her work publicized his plight, sparking fundraising for his benefit, and state and local community action on his behalf. She was the first place winner of the Stuart and Beverley Awbrey Award
- Chris won first place in the daily newspaper category of our Tim O’Brien Award for his exposé entitled Private Schools, Hidden Riches.
- Mary, the winner in the daily division of our Wilson Barto Awards, was recognized for her work on three excellent stories: Infighting Colors Emerson Politics, Montvale DPW workers paid not to work as they wait for court to decide if they keep their jobs, and Grieving parents turn pain of losing a child into activism. The award honors the outstanding achievement of a first-year journalist.