The nominations are out! Congratulations to all of the finalists in our annual Editorial Awards competition. First, second and third place winners, as well as any honorable mentions, will be awarded at our organization's annual banquet, which will be held Friday, April 24th at the Quonset "O" Club in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
1. NEWS STORY (SHORT) The Call: Russ Olivo, Gambling Bust The Providence Journal: Cianci warning The Providence Journal: Donita Naylor, Sea rescue Barrington Times: Josh Bickford, Resident rebounds after fire destroys his family’s home
2. NEWS STORY (IN-DEPTH) Warwick Beacon: Kelcy Dolan, Langevin, Kilmartin spotlight tragedy of ‘re-homing’ The Providence Journal: Tom Mooney, Grease Brothers The Providence Journal: W. Zachary Malinowski, Amanda Milkovits, Mean Strees
3. SPOT NEWS STORY Sakonnet Times: Bruce Burdett, Tragedy on the harbor Westerly Sun: David Tranchida, Three pulled from burning downtown building The Providence Journal: Paul Edward Parker, Circus fall
4. INVESTIGATIVE/ANALYTICAL NEWS STORY OR SERIES The Providence Journal: G. Wayne Miller, Paul Edward Parker, Paul Davis, Mental Health The Call: Joseph Fitzgerald, House of Horrors The Providence Journal: W. Zachary Malinowski, Rhode Island Housing The Providence Journal: Amanda Milkovits, Sex trafficking
5. BUSINESS STORY Rhode Island Monthly: Jen McCaffery, A Delicate Proposition, Providence Monthly: Julie Tremaine, Providence by design The Call: Joseph Fitzgerald, Cranberries The Providence Journal: Kate Bramson, Middle Class Squeeze
6. EDUCATION STORY Rhode Island Monthly: Casey Nilsson, School for supernovas The Providence Journal: Lynna Arditi, Safer campuses The Providence Journal: Alisha Pina, Bullying
7. RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY STORY The Call: Russ Olivo, Sandwich Saints The Providence Journal: Katie Mulvaney, Police chief Your Smithfield Magazine: Jim Ignasher, A spiritual journey along the Camino de Santiago
8. REPORTING ON THE ENVIRONMENT Rhode Island Monthly: Jen McCaffery, Salty Dames Rhode Island Monthly: Mary Grady, Stormy weather The Providence Journal: Richard Salit, Bat fungus The Providence Journal: Alex Kuffner, Wind power
9. SCIENCE/HEALTH CARE STORY Rhode Island Monthly: Jen McCaffery, My name is Anthony The Providence Journal: Lynna Arditi, Drug addiction The North East Independent: Stephen Greenwell Jr., ‘Babies’ teach a valuable life lesson at EGHS
10. PROFILE OR PERSONALITY STORY Rhode Island Monthly: Casey Nilsson, Keeping Up with Kent Stetson The Providence Journal: Tom Mooney, Gina Raimondo Newport Life: Annie Sherman, Top Dog Newport Life: Ashlyn Mooney, The Bookish type
11. FEATURE STORY (SHORT) South County Life Magazine: Joe Ruggeri, In the dark of the night Newport Life: Annie Sherman, The stuck landing The Providence Journal: Donita Naylor, Elizabeth Micieli
12. FEATURE STORY (IN-DEPTH) The Providence Journal: Kate Bramson, Being Jobless Rhode Island Monthly: Casey Nilsson, The Dark Side of the Sun The Providence Journal: Alisha A. Pina, Downtown Living The Providence Journal: Carrie Simonelli, Salt therapy
13. ARTS REVIEW OR CRITICISM The South County Independent: Brad Hevenor, ‘The Visit’ is equal parts ‘trick and treat’ The Providence Journal: Andy Smith, Bob Dylan The Providence Journal: Channing Gray, Lie of the Mind
14. ARTS OR ENTERTAINMENT STORY The South County Independent: Melanie Saunders, Got art? The Providence Journal: Channing Gray, Ballerina Rhode Island Monthly: Alyssa Giacobbe,Tempest in a Tearoom Rhode Island Monthly: Pippa Jack, Richard rules
15. FOOD & DINING STORY So Rhode Island: Grace Lentini, Take Comfort The Bay magazine: Alastair Cairns, For the Love of Clam Shacks Rhode Island Monthly: Jamie Coelho, Entertaining with Claudine So Rhode Island: Elyena de Goguel, The Rhode Island Food Encyclopedia
16. UNIQUE/MOST UNEXPECTED STORY The Providence Journal: Donita Naylor, Rune Stone The Providence Journal: Sandor Bodo, Chess pieces Sakonnet Times: Bruce Burdett, Hurt cormorant seeks help The Bay Magazine: Dale J. Rappaneau, Jr, Back to School
17. SPORTS STORY The Providence Journal: Kevin McNamara, Quahog Cup Your Smithfield Magazine: Leslie Jaffee, Making the Biggest Splash, SHS Swimmers Win State Title The Providence Journal: Brian MacPherson, Elbow Injuries
18. SPORTS FEATURE STORY Rhode Island Monthly:Paul Kandarian, He’s got game Newport Life: Courtney Toomey, The game of kings Rhode Island Monthly: John Larrabee, Russ Olivo, Run like the wind The Providence Journal: Brian MacPherson, High price
19. SPORTS COLUMNIST The Providence Journal: John Gillooly The Providence Journal: Jim Donaldson The Providence Journal: Bill Reynolds
20. EDITORIAL WRITER The North East Independent: Chris Keegan The Providence Journal: Edward Achorn Sakonnet Times: Bruce Burdett
21. NEWS/FEATURES COLUMNIST The Providence Journal: Alex Kuffner The Providence Journal: Ed Fitzpatrick The Providence Journal: Karen Lee Ziner
22. ARTS//NICHE COLUMNIST Sherman Publishing: Gary Ruff Your Smithfield Magazine: Ron Scopelliti The Providence Journal: John Kostrzewa The Providence Journal: Gail Ciampa
23. HEADLINE WRITING The Westerly Sun: Bob Laux-Bachand The Providence Journal: Peter Donahue, Mercury: Janine Weisman, The Call: Seth Bromley
24. GENERAL NEWS PHOTO The Providence Journal: Kathy Borchers, Ebola The Newport Daily News: Dave Hansen, Veterans Day 2014 Portsmouth Times: Richard Dionne, A Tall Ship is Born
25. SPOT NEWS PHOTO The Providence Journal: Mary Murphy, Flooding Bristol Phoenix: Eric Dickervitz, Man rolls car outside Guiteras school The Providence Journal: Kathy Borchers, Tate
26. FEATURE PHOTO BAY Magazine: Robert Whitely, Roll with it Barrington Times: Richard Dionne, So long summer, hello school! BAY Magazine: Michael Cohea, Brown (University) east Bay roots Bristol Phoenix: Richard Dionne, Aerial attackers
27. PERSONALITY PHOTO OR PORTRAIT Providence Monthly: Brad Smith, The Glass Dreamscape So Rhode Island: Brian DeMello, Bold Strokes Rhode Island Monthly: Dana Smith, The Big Picture
28. SPORTS PHOTO The South County Independent: Paul J. Spetrini, The thrill of viictory The Providence Journal: Kris Craig, Division II Barrington Times: Richard Dionne, Eagles lose heartbreaker in state finals
29. PHOTO SERIES/PICTURE STORY Newport Life: Trisha Kelley, Annie Sherman, Fashion is Freedom Rhode Island Monthly: Alexander Nesbitt, Surf’s Up! Rhode Island Monthly: Michael Cevoli, Salty Dames
30. BEST NEWSPAPER FRONT PAGE The South County Independent: Paul J. Spetrini, Tanzi, Filippi, Fogarty win big The Providence Journal: Staff, Eyes on Predators The North East Independent: Chris Keegan, Incumbents cling to narrow leads
31. BEST COVER Providence Monthly: Meghan Follett Art Director / Staff members, August 2014 Rhode Island Monthly: Carolyn V. Marsden, Howard Chu, Best Cocktails! The Providence Journal: Tom Murphy, Summer Guide Providence Monthly: Meghan Follett, Art Director / Staff Members, October 2014
32. BEST FEATURE FRONT PAGE The South County Independent: Melanie Saunders, Special Delivery: North Pole So Rhode Island: Meghan Follett, Art Director / Staff Members, Rhode Island Food Encyclopedia The Providence Journal: Anne Peters, Food Memories The Providence Journal: Tom Murphy, Go 4th
33. BEST SPORTS FRONT PAGE The Providence Journal: Staff, "Champs" Sherman Publishing Co.: Scott Barrett, "South Middleton vs. Portsmouth" The Providence Journal: Ray Capobianco, "Rams Chances"
34. SPECIAL SECTION: South County Life,: annual wedding issue; Warwick Beacon: "All City" The Providence Journal: "Family Fun"
35. GENERAL ELECTION COVERAGE: North East Independent: Staff The Providence Journal: Staff The Newport Daily News: Staff
36: SINGLE-TOPIC ELECTION COVERAGE: East Side Monthly: Barry Fain and Steven Triedman, Mayoral Primary Remains Too Close to Call Newport Daily News: Staff, Casino question Providence Journal: Staff, Providence Mayoral Campaign
37. BEST DIGITAL PRESENTATION: Providence Monthly: Elyena de Goguel, Hey Rhody! Fall In Love With Autumn Rhode Island Monthly: Jamie Coelho, Carolyn Marsden, Nat Rea, Super Seafood So Rhode Island: Elyena de Goguel, The Rhode Island Food Encyclopedia
38: COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR / DAILY: Category was not judged due to a lack of entries.
39: COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR / WEEKLY: Cranston Herald South County Independent North East Independent Newport this week
40: DISTINGUISHED JOURNALIST: Category was not judged due to a lack of entries.
41: NOTABLE NEW JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR: Category was not judged due to a lack of entries.
42: PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR: Category was not judged due to a lack of entries.
43. COMMUNITY OUTREACH AWARD: The winner of this category will be announced at the banquet.