Colorado Public News has rocked it again, winning nine awards for journalism excellence from the Society of Professional Journalists Top of the Rockies contest. Among the wins this year: Two first place awards and a sweep of the Health Enterprise Reporting category.
It’s the third year CPN has won awards in Top of the Rockies, a regional contest that includes journalists from Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming. This year’s multimedia story award also marks the first package in which CPN teamed up with CPT12 to further promote a story package and issue — how African American infants inexplicably die twice as often as other American babies.
Keep reading for a complete list of this year’s winning stories, along with links.
Category: Health, Enterprise Reporting – Swept it!
- First Place – Cara DeGette, Ann Imse, Carol McKinley, Shanna Lewis
Drug prices in Colorado all over the map
Inflated drug prices widespread in Colorado
- Second Place – Erika Gonzalez, Carol McKinley
Bankruptcies up as medical costs soar
- Third Place – Erika Gonzalez, Carol McKinley
Be healthy, win a bonus from the boss
Category: General Health Reporting
- First Place – Cara DeGette, Carol McKinley
Dental issues in pregnant women put babies at risk
- Second Place – Ann Imse, Carol McKinley
State touts healthy population to entice companies, boost jobs
Category: General Website Excellence
- Second Place – Drew Jaynes, Ann Imse, Cara DeGette
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Category: Multimedia Story
- Second Place – Carol McKinley, Tamara Banks, Robert D. Tonsing, Ann Imse
African American infants die twice as often
Category: Legal Reporting
- Third Place – Ann Imse, Carol McKinley, Stephen Swofford
Marijuana arrests up despite medical cards
Category: Environmental reporting
- Third Place – Ann Imse, Drew Jaynes
Colorado has backlog of 1,800 air pollution permits for oil and gas