On Saturday, April 14th, The Daily Camera received 22 excellence in journalism awards. This includes a sweepstakes honor and 15 first-place awards for best deadline news reporting, best news story, best business news/feature story, best editorial writing, and best website-daily—among others. These awards were given by the Colorado Press Association.
The awards were presented at the organization’s annual awards dinner on Saturday. The Camera competed against other medium-sized daily newspapers in Colorado—any publication with a circulation of 15,001 to 50,000. The contest period was for work produced and published between November 1st, 2016 and October 31st, 2017.
Individual reporters and teams were rewarded alongside the paper. Reporter Mitchell Byars, for example, won first place in the best deadline news reporting category for “The Boulder Way,” as well as first place in the best news story category for “Some days good. Some days bad. Rashaan Salaam and the weight of life after football.” Similarly, business reporter Shay Castle took both first and second place in the best business news/feature story category. She received a first-place award for her piece “Boulder biotech breakthrough eases girls’ battle,” and a second-place mention for “The wealth paradox.”
A team, which included Lindsay Lovato, Chris Schmaedeke, Brian Howell, and Pat Rooney, won second place in the best editorial special section-newsprint category for the section titled, “A perfect match.” Additionally, the Camera’s staff won first place in the best website-daily category for its work on dailycamera.com. A job well done to the folks over at The Daily Camera!