Eight 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:
Feature story, non-profile:
First place: Elizabeth Shwe, Historic Black Town in Prince George’s County Confronts Power Plant for Contributing to Flooding
This story, which Shwe wrote as a Report for America fellow, was also recognized as Best in Show across all news organizations.
Feature story, profile:
First place: William Zorzi, Essay: Bookending Mike Miller’s Career as Senate President
First place: Brenda Wintrode, What They Left Behind: Families Treasure Jewelry, Stethoscope, Voicemails and Worn-Out Lawn Spots Left by COVID Victims
Local columns – feature or humor
First place: Alanah Davis, Losing My Religion: Comparison, Initialism, and Handles
Columnist Frank DeFilippo swept the category, winning first and second place.
First place: Vaxxing is Vexing, But Trying Beats Dying
Second place: General Assembly Faces the Music, Votes to Shame That Tune
Medical or science reporting
Second place: Hannah Gaskill, New Maryland Law Will Expand Adolescents’ Access to Mental Health Care
Second place: Josh Kurtz, Winds of Change: Source of Power and Struggle
Growth and land-use reporting
Second place: Lisa Nevans Locke, One Small Patch of Woods Near the University of Maryland Sparks an Epic Fight