HUNTSVILLE – The Huntsville article won two first-place awards, three third-place awards and a single fourth-place prize in the Texas Press Association’s annual Best Newspaper competition. The newspaper also placed third in the overall ranking of raffles.
The awards were announced Saturday at the TPA Annual Convention and Trade Show in Denton.
Article editor Joseph Brown won first place in News Writing for his reporting on the Huntsville Memorial Hospital bankruptcy case and his continued coverage of the racial justice protests of 2020.
The judges wrote: âtwo stories with obvious appeal to the reader. The hospital bankruptcy report gave the reasons for the bankruptcy, what was being done and statements that continued care will be provided. Floyd’s story used the company for a personal approach from a former officer and reports on maintaining peaceful protests. “
Brown was also third in news and sports photography.
Michelle Wulfson won first place in feature writing for her coverage of racial justice protests after the death of George Floyd.
The feature-length editorial judge wrote: âA great feature-length writer is first and foremost a great interviewer, and it is clear from these two stories that Wulfson knows how to conduct an interview that touches the soul of his subject.
Sports Articles Editor Josh Criswell finished third in Sports Coverage, while the editorial team placed fourth in Overall Excellence.
The article competed in Division 3 with newspapers across the state.