Maryland Matters Wins 10 Awards from Press Association

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

    In a virtual ceremony that concluded Friday, Maryland Matters received the following awards in the association’s Division O, for online-only publications:

    State Government
    First Place: Bruce DePuyt, “When It Comes to Government Openness, Maryland is a ‘Backwater’”

    Local Government
    First Place: Bruce DePuyt, “In Prince George’s County, Black Women Rule”
    Second Place: Bennett Leckrone, After Rejection, Advocates Continue Push to Remove Confederate Talbot Boys Monument”

    Public Service
    Second Place: Bennett Leckrone, Danielle E. Gaines and Josh Kurtz, “Getting Out the Vote

    Education
    Second Place: Danielle E. Gaines, “Breaking Down the Blueprint Bill”

    Headline
    First Place: Frank DeFilippo, DeJoy to the World, Your Mail Won’t Come

    Series
    First Place: Elliot Jaspin, “Empty Plates and Maryland’s Table,” a startling and sobering account of childhood hunger in Maryland.
    Second Place: Lisa Nevans Locke and Rosanne Skirble, for their series “Life in Langley Park,” about the challenges faced by a largely immigrant community in Prince George’s County during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Local Columns – Feature or Humor
    First Place: Josh Kurtz, “The Political Education of the BSO
    Second Place: Alanah Davis, “Alanah Davis: Bengies Drive-In Theater in 2020″

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