Rhode Island Press Association honors journalists for 2016 work


NORTH KINGSTOWN -- The Rhode Island Press Association Friday presented 142 awards to journalists throughout the state for writing, design and photography in its editorial contest for 2015.

The association also inducted three new members into its Journalism Hall of Fame: Marcia Holmes Green, editor-in-chief of the Valley Breeze; Donna Lee, former food editor of The Providence Journal; and the late Providence Journal investigative reporter W. Zachary Malinowski.

During the annual banquet, held at the Quonset “O” Club, the press association elected officers for next year: James Bessette of the Independent Newspapers succeeds Paul J. Spetrini as president of the organization; Michael McDermott of The Providence Journal will remain as vice president; Sarah Francis of Rhode Island Monthly will remain as treasurer; and Linda Lotridge Levin, University of Rhode Island, emeritus, will remain as secretary.

The categories and award winners can be found by clicking here.


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