Rhode Island Monthly Wins 20 Rhode Island Press Association Awards and Hall of Fame Recognition
Rhode Island Monthly staffers celebrated writing, photography and design nods, and President and Publisher John Palumbo also earned a spot in the association's Hall of Fame.
The Rhode Island Press Association presented more than 100 awards to journalists, photographers and designers throughout the state for writing, design and photography in the editorial contest for 2020. The awards dinner was held at the Quonset O Club in North Kingstown on Friday, Sept. 17, and journalists from Rhode Island Monthly, Providence Media, The Providence Journal, The Valley Breeze, The Independent, Westerly Sun, Jewish Rhode Island, Barrington Times, Sakonnet Times, Warren-Times Gazette, The Newport Daily News, Newport Life, South County Life, Warwick Beacon, Cranston Herald, Smithfield Times and more received honors.
In addition to the awards, four respected journalists and media professionals, including Rhode Island Monthly‘s president and publisher, John Palumbo, were inducted into the Rhode Island Press Association’s Hall of Fame.
Other honorees included retired Providence Journal investigative reporter Tracy Breton, Newport Daily News reporter and columnist Jim Gillis and Betty Cotter, the former managing editor of The South County Independent and a Providence Journal contributor.
Take at peek at the Rhode Island Monthly award winners:
First, Doreen Chisnell, Rhode Island Monthly, East Bay vs. West Bay
Best Feature Front Page
First, Doreen Chisnell and Alex Gagne, Rhode Island Monthly, “The Way Things Used to Be”
Second, Staff, Rhode Island Monthly, “La Corona de Central Falls”
Third, Staff, Rhode Island Monthly, “The Things They Carry”
First, Casey Nilsson, Rhode Island Monthly
Honorable Mention, Jamie Coelho, Rhode Island Monthly
First, “The Life-Changing Magic of Vintage,” Rhode Island Monthly
Second, “Your Ultimate Summer Guide,” Rhode Island Monthly
Third, “East Bay vs. West Bay,” Rhode Island Monthly
First, Angel Tucker, Rhode Island Monthly, “The Quahog Guide”
First, Angel Tucker, Rhode Island Monthly, “The Future of Farming”
Photo Series/Picture Story
First, Wolf Matthewson, Rhode Island Monthly, “Halloween Haunts”
First, Doreen Chisnell and Casey Nilsson, Rhode Island Monthly, “Keep on the Sunny Side”
First, Casey Nilsson, Rhode Island Monthly, “The Things They Carry”
Second, Ellen Liberman, Rhode Island Monthly
Second, Paul Kandarian, Rhode Island Monthly, “Cold Case”
Reporting on the Environment
Second, John Taraborelli, Rhode Island Monthly, “A Very Big Year”
Third, Todd McLeish, Rhode Island Monthly, “A Rake’s Progress”
First, Casey Nilsson, Rhode Island Monthly, “La Corona de Central Falls”
Third, Annie Sherman, Rhode Island Monthly, “The Horse Whisperers”