CN wins 13 Excellence in Journalism awards

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The staff of Citizen’s News was honored with 13 Excellence in Journalism awards by the Connecticut Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists at an awards dinner Thursday night. CN’s writers took first and second place in both General Reporting and In-Depth Reporting, as well as first place in Sports, Arts and Entertainment and Business news. Its Thanksgiving Football section beat out the New Haven Register’s submission for first place in the special supplement category. Following is a full list of the award winners:

CN STAFF:

1st Place, Special Supplement (any circulation): Thanksgiving football

CALLUM BORCHERS, FORMER EDITOR

First Place, Arts and Entertainment Reporting (community non-daily): “Revolutionary Road”

First Place, Business Reporting (community non-daily): “Rossi Shoes to close after 55 years”

Second Place, In-Depth Reporting (community non-daily): “What’s Prospect’s real debt?”

First Place, Investigative Reporting (community non-daily): “Even before new contract, borough teachers highly paid”

First Place, Sports Column (community non-daily): “Going, going, gone”

First Place, Sports News (community non-daily): “Embattled Coach Plasky to learn fate Monday”

Honorable Mention, General Reporting Series (community non-daily): “Naugatuck education budget crisis”

BRENDAN COX, EDITOR

First Place, General Reporting (community non-daily): “H1N1 puts victims, hospitals in bind”

Second Place, General Reporting (community non-daily): “Mallon disbarred from senior center”

First Place, In-Depth Reporting (community non-daily): “Tough pill to swallow”

Honorable Mention, Opinion Column (community non-daily): “Child worship: ‘It’s bad for ya'”

KYLE BRENNAN, SPORTS WRITER

Honorable Mention, Sports Feature (community non-daily): “Big, doofy comeback”