Maryland Matters Wins Press Association Awards

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    Seven Maryland Matters reporters and contributing writers were awarded for excellence this week by the Maryland-Delaware-District of Columbia Press Association.

    Congratulations to our winners: Frank DeFilippo, Bruce DePuyt, Hannah Gaskill (whose award-winning story was published by Capital News Service before she joined us in January), Danielle Gaines, Josh Kurtz, Lisa Nevans Locke and Bill Zorzi.

    Here is the full list of award-winning stories:

    LOCAL COLUMN WRITING, FEATURES OR HUMOR
    1st place: Frank DeFilippo, “Baltimorese Is Deader Than a Pterodactyl.”
    2nd place: Josh Kurtz, “The House That Mike Built.”

    FEATURE WRITING/NON-PROFILE
    2nd place: William F. Zorzi, “Erasing History: Baltimore Renames Park, Strikes All Trace of Iconic Congressman.”

    CONTINUING COVERAGE
    2nd place: Bruce DePuyt, Danielle E. Gaines and Josh Kurtz, for ongoing coverage of the race for Maryland Senate president. These stories included:

    Miller: A Legislative Tactician Like No Other
    Man in the News: Bill Ferguson
    A Changing of the Guard and the Senate Culture
    Analysis: Winners and Losers from Thursday’s Senate Democratic Caucus Meeting

    BUSINESS REPORTING
    2nd place: Josh Kurtz, “Critics of Stealthy But Heavily Lobbied Energy Bill Say It’s Bad for Consumers”

    EDUCATION REPORTING
    2nd place: Lisa Nevans Locke, “Like College Tours, But for Kids Who Want an Alternative”

    GENERAL NEWS
    1st place: Hannah Gaskill, “Shooter in Capital-Gazette Case Pleads Guilty”

    This is more than a victory for Maryland Matters. It’s a tribute to all of our readers who have cheered us on and supported us since we launched in March of 2017. So thank you for help, thank you for your encouragement, and please keep reading!
    Congratulations again to our Maryland Matters staffers and to all the great Maryland journalists who won press association awards this week. Your work is more important than ever!