Awards & Recognition: 2020

Report for America corps members are producing award-winning journalism in newsrooms across the country. These are just a few examples.

Maine Press Association Awards

Samantha Hogan, Maine Monitor, won 11 awards from the Maine Press Association, including six first-place honors, like best investigative story for her reporting on the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services.

NABJ Salute to Excellence Awards

Manny Ramos, Chicago Sun-Times, won first place in business reporting  from the National Association of Black Journalists for “Why tearing down Englewood to save it hasn’t worked.”

National Newspaper Association

Mara Abbott, Buffalo Bulletin, won first place for business reporting in the 2020 National Newspaper Association’s Better Newspaper Contest for her article, “Trump’s ruling dashes hopes for Wyoming uranium mines.”


Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

Alexandra WattsWFAE, won first place news series from the Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, for her Mississippi Public Broadcasting report: “It just keeps getting worse, Delta flooding still a concern.”

Mental Health Advocates of Western NY Advocacy Award

Camalot Todd, Spectrum News Buffalo, was recognized by the Mental Health Advocates of Western New York for her #IAm1in5 series, a four-part television series highlighting how stigma is a barrier to mental health care.

Wyoming Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest

Jessi Dodge, Buffalo Bulletin, won first place portrait from the Wyoming Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest for her portrait of “Father Halloween.”

Idaho Press Club Awards

Megan Taros, Arizona Republic, won first place in religion reporting in the Best of Idaho Press Club Awards for her Times-News article, “Holy Night: How an Idaho church is adapting to a growing demographic.”

Jacque I. Minnotte Health Reporting Fellow

Lucia Starbuck, KUNR Public Radio, was named the 2020 Jacque I. Minnotte Health Reporting Fellow by the Radio Television Digital News Foundation. This fellowship recognizes excellence in health or medical television and radio reporting.

Public Media Journalists Association Awards

Eve Zuckoff, WCAI, won first place sports feature from the Public Media Journalists Association for “Racing against climate change: Falmouth Road Racers feeling the heat.”

Notable Alumni

Will WrightCaity Coyne and Molly Born, in partnership with the Lexington Herald-Leader, Charleston Gazette-Mail and West Virginia Public Broadcasting, were finalists for the 2019 Livingston Award for their collaboration on the series, “Stirring the Waters: Investigating why many in Appalachia lack reliable, clean water.”