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Chronicle wins N.C. Press Association awards

Chronicle wins N.C. Press Association awards
March 17
00:00 2016

CHRONICLE STAFF REPORT

The Chronicle staff won a top award from the N.C. Press Association (NCPA) for News Coverage in the smaller newspapers division.

Also, designer/political cartoonist Ron Rogers and reporter/designer Todd Luck won Third Place for Use of Photos in the contest, called the 2015 News, Editorial & Photojournalism Contest.

The event was held Feb. 25 at George Watts Hill Alumni Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Chronicle won in DIVISION B for Community newspapers with 3,500-10,000 circulation.

Judges, who awarded The Chronicle First Place in News Coverage, said The Chronicle’s coverage of the Charleston Massacre – the deadly shootings at a church in Charleston, S.C. – stood out in the judged newspapers of June 11 and 25, 2015. “Compelling coverage on the Charleston Massacre. Appropriate quotes and outstanding supporting photos. Well done!” the judges said. The June 25 issue included coverage of two local vigils regarding the Charleston Massacre and a “People on the Street” feature that asked people whether they were afraid to go to church in light of the massacre.

Staff members Luck and Tevin Stinson, photography intern Erin Mizelle and freelancer Tori P. Haynesworth as well as Managing Editor Donna Rogers contributed to the award-winning issues.

Ron Rogers and Luck won their award for The Chronicle’s issues that covered the 2015 National Black Theatre Festival:  Aug. 6 and 13, 2015.

“This is a great day for The Chronicle,” Donna Rogers said. “This validates our hard work as we strive to provide our community with stellar coverage.”

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