The Wisconsin Newspaper Association recently recognized the work of Capital Newspapers staff as part of its annual Better Newspapers Contest.
Staff from Baraboo News Republic, Beaver Dam Daily Citizen, Portage Daily Register and associated weekly papers were recognized for outstanding work in photography, reporting and advertising design. First place awards earned by Susan Endres, Bridget Cooke and Kevin Damask signify their work as the best in the state for the category in which they won.
“I’m proud of work our staff has done in the past year while facing extraordinary challenges,” said Regional Editor Aaron Holbrook. “Their dedication to keeping the community informed in the midst of a pandemic has been inspiring and is further evidence of why local journalism is more important now than it ever has been.
“We will continue to strive to provide the latest critical information and appreciate the community’s support through print and digital subscriptions, providing news tips and sharing their stories with us and the rest of the community,” Holbrook said.
- First Place, General News Photo – Susan Endres; Pheasant stocking
- First Place, Spot News Photo – Bridget Cooke; Baraboo students injured in crash that called for Medflight
- First Place, Feature Story (Profile) – Kevin Damask;
- , recalls teaching in one-room country school
- Second Place, Enterprise/Interpretive Reporting – Susan Endres;
- Second Place, Local Sports Column – Brock Fritz;
- Honorable Mention, Sports News Story – Brock Fritz;
- Honorable Mention, Enterprise/Interpretive Reporting –
- Honorable Mention, Bill Payne Award (advertising) – Melissa Boehler; You don’t need to be a superhero to fight cavities!
- Honorable Mention, Investigative Reporting – Kevin Damask;