Seven Days wins 23 first-place grants in quite a while rivalry

Vermont Business Magazine Seven Days, Vermont’s free, autonomous newsweekly situated in Burlington, won 23 in front of the pack grants in the current year’s New England Better Newspaper Competition(link is outer) — remembering top distinctions for insightful, environmental change and strict issue announcing, and the award for general greatness. Staff essayist Chelsea Edgar got the top detailing prize for all week after week papers in the locale: Reporter of the Year.

The challenge is coordinated by the New England Newspaper and Press Association; champs were reported at NENPA’s yearly show in Boston on April 30. This opposition is the biggest and most exhaustive reporting acknowledgment program in New England.

Almost 2,000 sections were submitted and assessed by NENPA’s recognized board of judges. Seven Days went up against many other newsweeklies around the locale in the enormous flow week by week classification.

“We value this mind-boggling acknowledgment,” said delegate distributer Cathy Resmer. “We might want to thank our Super Readers, supporters and promoters for financing Seven Days’ honor winning reporting. Their help has empowered us to put resources into an accomplished group of columnists, editors, pundits, interactive media writers and editors who care profoundly about Vermont and the networks we serve.”

A rundown of the primary spot praises, alongside a determination of remarks from the adjudicators:

Correspondent of the Year

Chelsea Edgar(link is outer)

General Excellence

Seven Days staff

Best Coverage of Coronavirus

Best Human Interest Feature Story

Chelsea Edgar, “Mother Load: A Year in the Life of Three Single Moms in Vermont”(link is outer)

Science/Technology Reporting

Derek Brouwer, “Flight Path: BTV’s Beta Technologies Is on the Cusp of a Breakthrough for Electric Aviation”(link is outer)

From the adjudicators: “Top rack giving an account of an arising Vermont startup Beta Technologies. Elegantly composed and exhaustive detailing.”

Environmental Change or Weather Reporting

Kevin McCallum and Ken Picard, “Stream to Torrent: The Climate Crisis Brings Both Deluges and Droughts to Vermont”(link is outside)

From the appointed authorities: “McCallum and Picard’s writing about the maturing water frameworks and potential for indoor cultivating is first class.”

Inclusion of Protests and Rallies

Chelsea Edgar, “‘Torn Apart’: Fault Lines Over Trump, Racism and Justice Divide the Town of Johnson”(link is outer)

From the adjudicators: “This passage succeeds by getting a large number of voices and points of view that uncover the numerous subtleties of the local area’s gap. Very much created, compassionate and fair composition.”

Wrongdoing and Courts Reporting

Colin Flanders, “Case Dismissed? Questions Persist About Police Investigation Into Ralph Jean-Marie’s Disappearance”(link is outer)

From the adjudicators: “This story epitomizes the significance of responsibility reporting. The columnist moves past the authority story from police to highlight neglected ways — and afterward conveys the proof driven story in a manner that can’t be overlooked.”

Schooling Reporting

Alison Novak and Courtney Lamdin, PCBs at Burlington High School(link is outer)

From the adjudicators: “While the topic can be specialized, the essayists made careful arrangements to make the data understood and reasonable. A great exertion on a colossal local area story.”

Natural Reporting

Kevin McCallum, “Beekeepers Worry Pesticide-Treated Seeds Contribute to Hive Deaths”(link is outside)

Natural Reporting

Margaret Grayson, “The Vermont Wild Bee Survey Finds and Identifies Hundreds of Species”(link is outside)

Food Page or Section

Jordan Barry, Melissa Pasanen and Sally Pollak, Food + Drink area, March 3, 2021(link is outer)

From the appointed authorities: “This is neighborhood food news-casting at its ideal: Timely, comprehensive and convincing.”

Government Reporting

Courtney Lamdin, Colin Flanders and Sasha Goldstein, “Dodson Plagiarized Portions of Report on Burlington Police Transformation”(link is outside)

From the adjudicators: “Seven Days conveys a typical case of superb venture announcing, revealing counterfeited sections of a “blue strip” report on police change. This story ought to hang in each newsroom to act as an illustration of what civil correspondents can (and ought to) do.”

Analytical/Enterprise Reporting

Derek Brouwer, “Financial backers With Questionable Records Want to Buy Five Vermont Nursing Homes. Will the State Let Them?”(link is outer)

Neighborhood Election Coverage

Courtney Lamdin(link is outer), Burlington’s Mayoral Race


Colin Flanders, “Coronavirus Claims a Hardwick Couple Married for Nearly 68 Years”(link is outer)

Expressions and Entertainment Reporting

Dan Bolles, “Banjo Great Gordon Stone Celebrated With Posthumous Album”(link is outer)

Covering Religious Issues

Chelsea Edgar, “In Enforcing Pandemic Precautions, Vermont Treads Lightly in Houses of Worship”(link is outside)

Amusement Video

Eva Sollberger, “Winter Dipping With Katharine Montstream and the Red Hot Chilly Dippers”(link is outside)

From the appointed authorities: “Wonderfully shot and catches the power of this local area of scoops.”

Highlight Video

Eva Sollberger, “Originators Hall on Saint Michael’s Campus Is Selectively Dismantled”(link is outside)

News Video

Eva Sollberger, “Trapped in Vermont: The Tran Family Patriarch Gets Vaccinated”(link is outer)

Sports Video

Eva Sollberger, “Trapped in Vermont: ‘American Ninja Warrior’ Amir Malik Trains in Essex”(link is outer)

Title Writing

Seven Days staff

Around Seven Days

Seven Days, Vermont’s free, autonomous newsweekly, was established by Pamela Polston and Paula Routly in 1995, and is currently claimed by Routly and 15 different representatives. The Burlington-based organization likewise delivers the Stuck in Vermont video series, and occasions, for example, the Vermont Tech Jam. Seven Days has been named Business of the Year by both the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Burlington Business Association. In 2019, the Greater Burlington Industrial Corp. introduced the neighborhood media organization with the C. Harry Behney Economic Development Achievement Award.

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