The Denver Post received the Editorial Excellence/General Excellence award for 2019 from the Colorado Press Association.
In addition, reporter Elizabeth Hernandez received the Rising Star Award, which recognizes the contributions of young journalists. “Among a lot of very talented nominations, Ms. Hernandez stood just a little taller than the rest,” the judge wrote. “Her passion for news, her engagement with the community via social channels, her dogged investigative work and paving a path with her Latina heritage are truly remarkable. ”
Here are the other first-place Denver Post winners:
- Breaking News: Denver Post staff for coverage of the STEM school shooting.
- Editorial writing: Denver Post editorial board for “Our endorsement of Cory Gardner was a mistake.”
- Feature writing: Sean Keeler for “How an Eritrea refugee ran to daylight – and to Denver.”
- Multimedia: Amy Brothers for Colorado Plate
- News story: Matt Sebastian and Kirk Mitchell for “Columbine families, survivors reflect on hope and healing 20 years after one of Colorado’s darkest days”.
- Series: Jessica Seaman for “Alzheimer’s – mourning the living”
- Sports story: Sean Keeler for “How Wyoming’s Black 14 learned to forgive – but never forget”
- Sustained coverage: Judith Kohler, Aldo Svaldi, John Aguilar for coverage of the oil and gas industry and its relationship with nearby communities.
- Feature page design: Lauren Fagen for Denver Post Travel
- Feature photograph: Helen Richardson for “Horses brace for bomb cyclone.” (Photo 12 in this gallery)
- Photo essay: AAron Ontiveroz for Wyoming Black 14
- Slideshow: AAron Ontiveroz: Despite drought, ranch life goes on in Western Colorado.
For the full list of winners, visit coloradopressassociation.com.
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