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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Seven Days Wins 18 First-Place Awards in Regional Media Competition

Posted on Tue, Apr 9, 2024 at 3:15 PM

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Seven Days won 18 first-place awards at the annual New England Newspaper & Press Association convention March 22-23 in Waltham, Mass. The awards presentation honored work published by the region’s daily and weekly newspapers, online news sites and specialty publications between August 1, 2022, and July 31, 2023.

Read on for a list of our first-place finishers. In most cases, Seven Days competed against other large-circulation weeklies; the exceptions have been noted below. We’re very grateful to NENPA for the recognition — and to the advertisers and Super Readers who support our work!

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1st Place Awards

* 1st place across all NENPA members

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Best niche publication
Overall design and presentation of a special section
All the Best: The Locals’ Guide to Vermont, 2022

Business/economic reporting
Ken Picard, “Working on the Railroad: How Family-Owned Vermont Rail System Became the Little Economic Engine That Could”

Combating misinformation and restoring trust*
Paula Routly and Cathy Resmer, “From the Publisher” and “From the Deputy Publisher” columns

Entertainment video*
Eva Sollberger, “Stuck in Vermont: Peter Harrigan Collected 600 Barbie Dolls in 30 Years, With Support From His Husband, Stan Baker, Who Collects Ken Dolls” Environmental reporting
Kevin McCallum, “Lake Advocates Say Vermont Has Botched Regulating Pollution on Dairy Farms”

Feature video
Eva Sollberger, “Stuck in Vermont: Meet Earl & Jackson Ransom and Amy Huyffer of Strafford Organic Creamery at Rockbottom Farm”
Health reporting
Colin Flanders, “Vermont’s Relapse: Efforts to Address Opioid Addiction Were Starting to Work. Then Potent New Street Drugs Arrived.”

History reporting
Steve Goldstein, “Decades After He Was Killed in World War II, a Hinesburg Soldier Is Restored to His Family”

Human interest feature
Seven Days staff, “On the Road: What Route 100 Says About Vermont”

Local personality profile
Chelsea Edgar, “The Conversation Artist: Podcaster Erica Heilman Seeks the Meaning of Life, One Interview at a Time”

News video
Eva Sollberger, “Stuck in Vermont: Catastrophic Flooding in Vermont”
Colin Flanders, “End of an Era: Peter Miller, Who Photographed Vermont’s ‘Simple People Living Simple Lives,’ Dies at 89”

Overall design and presentation of a print newspaper
Seven Days staff, “The Quebéc Issue” and “‘Historic and Catastrophic’”

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Photo series*
Spot news story

Seven Days staff, “‘Historic and Catastrophic’: Unrelenting Rain Swamped Vermont’s Cities, Towns and Hamlets. The Recovery Is Just Beginning.”

Sports feature story
Steve Goldstein, “Woman Wonder: The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame Recognizes Stowe Adventurer Jan Reynolds”

Sports story
Ken Picard, “True Grit: Gravel Biking in Vermont Is Gaining Traction and Building Community”


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