NOTE: This story was originally published on Feb. 7. The Press will be accepting the awards on April 20.
PLEASANTVILLE — The Press of Atlantic City won 25 awards in the 2017 New Jersey Press Association contest, Executive Editor and Vice President for News Kris Worrell announced.
The Press had five first-place winners: the ongoing series “Growing Up Hungry” won the Lloyd P. Burns Memorial Award for public service reporting; Nicholas Huba for business and financial reporting; Kevin Post for editorial comment; Flavor Magazine for niche publication; and photographer Dale Gerhard for pictorial.
The “Growing Up Hungry” team includes writers Thomas Barlas, Diane D’Amico, Vincent Jackson and Nicole Leonard.
“What stands out to me is the breadth of topics for which we won, from public service and business reporting to specialty coverage of sports and food, to page design and web innovation,” Worrell said. “I am so proud of our newsroom staff for their dedication to impactful and engaging journalism.”
Second-place awards went to former staff writer Martin DeAngelis for business and financial reporting and for best lead; David Weinberg for his feature column; Owen Gallagher for editorial comment; Daniel Grote for best headlines; Press staff for local news coverage and for best web event; and Dale Gerhard for photo portfolio and for general news photos.
Third-place awards went to David Weinberg for scholastic sports portfolio; Scott Cronick for critical writing; At The Shore for niche publication; Gail Wilson for feature section page design portfolio; Jenna Ketchmark for graphics/illustration portfolio; Dan Skeldon for specialty writing portfolio; Press staff for multimedia element for Black History Month; Press staff for innovation for “-30-”; Dale Gerhard for pictorial; Dale Gerhard, Viviana Pernot and Ben Fogletto for news picture story; and Ben Fogletto for portrait.