Denver Post wins Editorial Excellence award from Colorado Press Association in 2019

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

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