New Hampshire Public Radio received four first-place awards at the New Hampshire Press Association Distinguished Journalism Contest 2018 Awards Banquet.
The New Hampshire Press Association serves to promote, recognize and develop journalism throughout the state. The banquet—held at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College in Manchester—recognized winners from 38 different categories. This year’s contest accepted entries from print, online and broadcast members, which were judged together to reflect New Hampshire’s evolving journalism landscape.
NHPR’s winning submissions included the Bear Brook podcast—a true-crime project on the role of genetic genealogy in forensic science, which has more than 5 million downloads to date—as well as Upper Valley/Monadnock Reporter Britta Greene’s feature piece on the nuisance of squirrels as unwelcome houseguests.
Reporters Casey McDermott, Todd Bookman and Annie Ropeik garnered accolades for their work, while NHPR and nhpr.org were recognized for general excellence.
The full list of NHPR’s winning submissions:
First Place: Jason Moon for Bear Brook
General Excellence, Digital Presence
First Place: NHPR.org
First Place: Unwanted House Guests: Squirrels Wreaking Havoc in Homes Across N.H. (Britta Greene)
General Excellence, Radio
First Place: NHPR
Second Place: Councilor Says N.H. Liquor Commission Aiding Cross-Border “Money Laundering” Scheme (Todd Bookman)
Third Place: Series investigating complaints of voter suppression and voter fraud—Voter Fraud in New Hampshire: Rhetoric Versus Reality (Casey McDermott)
General News Story
Third Place: At Coakley Landfill Site, Government Assurances Meet Public Fear (Annie Ropeik)
Congratulations to all the New Hampshire journalists recognized in this year’s competition!