Our 2018 New Jersey Press Association Winners!

The Press of Atlantic City collected 13 New Jersey Press Association (NJPA) awards, ranging from photography to local sports coverage to weather and more. 

The NJPAs are given out each year, and were created to honor excellence in all aspects of newspaper reporting and design.

Two first place, seven second place and four third place awards were earned by the staffed, dedicated to serving South Jersey. The Press would like to extend its thanks to the reader and viewership, who continues to drive the staff to achieve even higher standards.

Craig Matthews, staff photographer, collected the most singular awards, with three. However, this would all not be possible with the entire newsroom staff, as well as colleagues in the sales, pre-press and support departments. 

Below is the list of all the awards that were won for 2018.

1st Place

Reporting and Writing: Local Sports Coverage

The Press' sports staff

Innovation Award: The Weather Center

Mike DellaVecchia - Digital Manager

2nd Place

Sports Page Design Portfolio: Letter-perfect // Similar Paths for Foles...// Triple-Double Trouble // City of Champions // Humility plus ability

Business and Financial Writing Portfolio: 2 Ways to Open // Straub still doing A.C. // Sports Bets a go

Robert P. Kelly Award - New Journalist: Orange slices of potential // Texas by the ocean // Who is A.C. Mayor Gilliam?

Local News Coverage: October 5-9, 2019


Best Multimedia Element: On The Road with Joe

Best Portrait: Similarly special players

3rd Place

Special Issue-In Paper: Honoring Our Veterans


Best Web Project: On The Road with Joe

Best Contemporary Issues photo: Falling through Medicare's net

Best Feature Picture Story: A sea of cosmos

The award recipients will be honored at the NJPA awards dinner in April in Hamilton Township (Mercer County). Our sister publication, Atlantic City Weekly won 9 awards in 2018.


This is my first newspaper but not my first forecast for NJ. I graduated with a B.S. in Meteorology from Rutgers. Two TV internships gave me a taste for the newsroom. Then, after nearly 4 years in private NJ weather, I'm forecasting South Jersey for you.

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