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2020 Excellence in Journalism Awardees

PROFESSIONAL WINNERS:

PANDEMIC SHOWECASE CATEGORIES

Best Pandemic Story in Print

Natalie Yahr
Cap Times          
How Madison’s Latino community is pulling together to survive COVID

Milwaukee Business Journal staff          
Milwaukee Business Journal      
Small Business, Big Mission

Volume One staff
Volume One      
Outbroken: A Pandemic’s Effect on Wisconsin’s Food and Farms

Best Pandemic Story in Audio   

Maureen McCollum      
Wisconsin Public Radio 
‘I Think About My Friends Every Day’: Third Graders Wrap Up School Year From Home During Pandemic

Christina Van Zelst
Jerry Imig           
WITI
A Driveway Turned Center Stage

Bryan B. Belmer
Reza Shaker, MD
Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast WI
Medical College of Wisconsin
WMSE 91.7 FM and Medical College of Wisconsin            
The Epidemiology of Disease: COVID-19 (CTSI Discovery Radio Episode #78)

Best Pandemic Story in Video   

Zac Schultz
Mike Baron
Ethan Freel
Tom Micksch    
PBS Wisconsin  
COVID on the Campaign Trail

Megan Carpenter           
Spectrum News 1            
Covid Clots: A Covid Long-Hauler Opens Up About His Long-Term Symptoms

Volume One staff           
Volume One      
Outbroken: A Pandemic’s Effect on Wisconsin’s Food and Farms

Best Pandemic Story that Appeared Online       

Gail Grzybowski,
Justin Migliano
Milwaukee PBS
Home/Work | Stories of Impact | Gail’s Dad

Maddie Burakoff            
Spectrum News 1            
365 Days Of COVID-19: The Year In Pandemic Science

Bram Sable-Smith          
Wisconsin Watch and WPR         
How politics paralyzed Wisconsin’s pandemic response — and left families to grieve their losses

WRITING

Best Critical Review      

Gwendolyn Rice             
Isthmus               
Life worth living

Dean Robbins   
On Wisconsin    
Hair-Raising Performances

Dominique Paul Noth   
Urban Milwaukee           
3 Theater Reviews Reviews Urban Milwaukee

Best Coverage of a Single News Topic or Event Including Breaking News             

Cap Times staff
Cap Times          
Madison on Election Day

Scott Girard       
Cap Times          
Madison School Board votes unanimously to end police in schools contract

Dylan Brogan    
Isthmus               
Black Lives Matter protests

Best Multi-Story Coverage of a Single Feature Topic or Event    

Linda Falkenstein           
Isthmus               
Food access and COVID-19

Rich Rovito        
Milwaukee Magazine   
Milwaukee’s Protest Movement

Wisconsin Watch, First Draft News         
Seeking social justice in Wisconsin

Best Long Hard Feature Story    

Dylan Brogan
Isthmus               
A swing through a divided Wisconsin

Dave Cieslewicz
Isthmus               
WILL power

Dan Simmons   
Milwaukee Magazine   
The Man by the River

Best Long Soft Feature Story     

Dylan Brogan    
Isthmus               
Last dance

Marc Eisen         
Madison Magazine        
The Future of Madison’s ‘Epiconomy’

Michael Muckian
Henry Michaels               
Madison Magazine        
The Ghosts of Lost Live Performances

Best Short Hard Feature Story  

Eric Lindquist    
Leader-Telegram             
Scary as hell

Tea Krulos          
Milwaukee Magazine   
Reporting Live from the Street

Jim Malewitz    
Wisconsin Watch            
Their Wisconsin ballots never arrived. So they risked a pandemic. Or stayed home.

Best Short Soft Feature Story    

Rob Thomas      
Cap Times          
I’ll be back … with lunch

Matthew Martinez        
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
‘I felt like I lost a part of me’: How Camille Mays finds peace after gun violence took her son

Edgar Mendez  
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service               
Basketball coach demands his students score on and off the court

Best Sports Story

Erica Krug           
Isthmus               
Pretty Catchy

Jake Malooley 
Milwaukee Magazine   
A Family Affair

Rich Rovito        
Milwaukee Magazine   
This Nashotah Native Ran Her First-Ever Marathon and Qualified for the Olympics. Now, She Waits.

Best Single Editorial, Statement of Editorial Position or Opinion             

Kaleem Caire    
Madison Magazine
The Black Hands That Built America

Kenneth Cole   
Milwaukee Independent              
Shorewood residents worry that proposed Atwater Beach fee could restrict recreational access

Dan Shafer         
The Recombobulation Area        
Wisconsin Is Now the Epicenter for Coronavirus in America

Best Business Story or Series    

Lindsay Christians          
Cap Times          
Grubhub hubbub

Sari Lesk             
Milwaukee Business Journal      
The PPP Story: How the Paycheck Protection Program operated in Wisconsin

Milwaukee Business Journal staff          
Milwaukee Business Journal      
Small Business Chronicles

Best Investigative Story or Series

Parker Schorr    
Cap Times/Wisconsin Watch      
Digging Blind

Bram Sable Smith           
Wisconsin Watch and WPR         
Costly Care

Best Public Service Story or Series          

Natalie Yahr      
Cap Times          
Unreasonable suspicion: When residents call police, who pays the price when bias shapes their concerns?

Dorsey Kindler 
Concealed Carry Magazine         
Truckers & Self-Defense

Wisconsin Watch, APM Reports, 371 Productions and WPR         
Narrow Margin

Best Column     

Paul Fanlund    
Cap Times

Jessie Opoien  
Cap Times          

Dan Shafer         
The Recombobulation Area        

Best Explanatory Story or Series              

Maggie Ginsberg
Maija Inveiss    
Madison Magazine        
Where Our Garbage Goes + Tips for Low-Waste Living

Milwaukee Business Journal staff          
Milwaukee Business Journal      
One System, (Unequal Access) – How the financial systems fails Black-owned businesses and how that might change

Doug Erickson
Preston Schmitt              
On Wisconsin    
The Blast That Changed Everything

Best Personal Profile    

Jake Malooley 
Milwaukee Magazine   
Organizing for Apocalypse Now

Rich Rovito        
Milwaukee Magazine   
This is the Revolution

Mary Louise Schumacher            
Milwaukee Magazine   
Ruth

Best Consumer Story or Series 

Jennifer Rude Klett       
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel        
Best Baking Ever: Freshly Milled Flour Adds Flavor, Nutrition to Holiday Baking

Bram Sable Smith           
Wisconsin Watch and WPR         
Lives on Hold

Jenna Sachs
Annette Riese
Sara Smith         
WITI      
Contact 6

VISUAL JOURNALISM

Best Illustration or Cartoon        

Brandon Raygo
Cap Times          
Exhausted teaching assistant

Ken Wangler    
Concealed Carry Magazine         
Cold Start

Tommy Washbush         
Madison Magazine        
A Tale of Epic Proportions

Best Photo Essay or Series          

Ruthie Hauge   
Cap Times          
Madison nightlife, redefined

Claudio Martinez
Joe Brusky
Lee Matz            
Milwaukee Independent              
Civil Rights Murals: Local artists unite to inspire change for communities of color in Milwaukee

Angela Major   
Wisconsin Public Radio 
Best Photos Of 2020

Best News Photograph

Lee Matz            
Milwaukee Independent              
Marching for CPAC: Youth group chalks messages around City Hall demanding police accountability

Lee Matz
Claudio Martinez
Joe Brusky
Dominic Inouye
Dan Barrett        
Milwaukee Independent              
Photomosaic of George Floyd uses 2,000 images from peaceful Milwaukee marches

Jim Piwowarczyk            
Wisconsin Right Now    
Kenosha Burns

Best Feature Photograph            

Ruthie Hauge   
Cap Times          
Virtual School

Ken Wangler
Dustin Reid
Daniel Acker     
Concealed Carry Magazine         
Check the Ingredients

Lee Matz            
Milwaukee Independent              
Courage, Integrity, and Honor: Milwaukee pays tribute to fallen firefighters at special memorial ceremony

Best Sports Photograph               

Rich Zimmermann          
Milwaukee Independent              
Vintage racers from yesteryear unlikely to rev up at the Milwaukee Mile Speedway this summer

NEWSPAPER DESIGN

Best Overall Design       

Mark Kass
Todd Bragstad
Jacqueline Prins
Matt Haesly      
Milwaukee Business Journal

Best Special Section Design       

Mark Kass
Todd Bragstad
Jacqueline Prins
Barb Zaferos
Scott Paulus      
Milwaukee Business Journal      
Milwaukee Business Journal – 40 Under 40

MAGAZINE DESIGN

Best Overall Design       

Ann Christianson
Ashley Duchemin
Kayla Ermer
Shayna Mace    
BRAVA Magazine           
July/August 2020, September/October 2020, November/December 2020

Ken Wangler
Dustin Reid
Daniel Acker
Kelly Welke      
Concealed Carry Magazine         

Tim Burton
Emily Culp
Sarah Frautschi
Carol Shufro      
Madison Magazine        
January, August and September issues

Best Single Cover Design            

Brandon Raygo
Cap Times
Reaching out to dads in jail

Tim Burton
Rebecca Radix  
Madison Magazine        
Black Lives Matter

Tim Burton
Tommy Washbush         
Madison Magazine        
A Tale of Epic Proportions

Best Single Story or Feature Design       

Ken Wangler
Dustin Reid
Kurt Adams
Jared Blohm      
Concealed Carry Magazine         
Roll On

Ken Wangler
Dustin Reid
Daniel Acker
Ed Combs           
Concealed Carry Magazine         
Edgy Art

Tim Burton        
Madison Magazine
The Future of Madison’s ‘Epiconomy’

AUDIO

Best Coverage of a Single or Ongoing Breaking News Story

Jonah Chester  
WORT FM           
Epic Tries to Send Employees Back To In-Person Work

Jonah Chester
Martin Rakacolli
Chali Pittman   
WORT FM           
Scenes From the 2020 Presidential Election

WUWM Staff   
WUWM 89.7 FM – Milwaukee’s NPR       
Demonstrations for Racial Justice Ignite in Wisconsin

Best Series Reporting   

Mike Spaulding               
Newsradio WTMJ           
The Prison Pandemic

WPR Staff          
Wisconsin Public Radio 
COVID-19 Obit Series

Emily Files         
WUWM 89.7 FM – Milwaukee’s NPR       
Virtual Classroom Series

Best Long Hard Feature Story    

Richie Burke
DJ Hines
Greg Marshall
Khalif El-Amin  
The GoGedders Podcast              
A Candid Conversation on Race in Milwaukee

Marisa Wojcik  
PBS Wisconsin  
Tribal Nations Took Early COVID-19 Precautions

Chali Pittman   
WORT FM           
Doulas Demand Change

Best Long Soft Feature Story     

Maureen McCollum      
Wisconsin Public Radio 
The Search For The Synthesizers Behind NPR’s “All Things Considered” Theme

Gianofer Fields
WORT FM           
Radio Chipstone: The Last Note

Maayan Silver  
WUWM 89.7 FM – Milwaukee’s NPR       
Tribute To Joan Wildman: A Jazz Pianist Whose Life Was Improvisation

Best Short Hard Feature Story  

Tony Bettack 
Melissa Barclay 
Newsradio WTMJ           
Anatomy of a Protestor

Laurel White    
Wisconsin Public Radio
How Long Has Wisconsin Been A Swing State?

Teran Powell    
WUWM 89.7 FM – Milwaukee’s NPR       
Black Residents Are The Most Impacted By COVID-19 In Milwaukee

Best Short Soft Feature Story    

Nate Imig           
88Nine Radio Milwaukee             
Barby the Book Fairy

Maureen McCollum      
Wisconsin Public Radio 
Meet The Nine-Year-Old Entrepreneur Behind Kyric’s Lemonade

Laura Pavin        
Wisconsin Public Radio 
Why Isn’t The UP Part Of Wisconsin?

Best Use of Audio Within a Report         

Tony Bettack     
Newsradio WTMJ           
Kenosha Protests

Maureen McCollum      
Wisconsin Public Radio 
Meet The Wisconsinites Who Build Their Own ‘Star Wars’ Droids

Andrew Konkle
WITI      
Sound Of Separation

Best Writing in an Audio Story 

Yia Lor
Maureen McCollum      
Wisconsin Public Radio 
My Mother’s Tea: Skepticism And Love Of Family Traditions

Brad Williams  
WIZM-AM, KCLH-FM     
Yesterday in La Crosse, 1967 Ice Bowl

Stu Levitan        
WORT FM           
Madison in the Sixties: The Battle of Dow

Best Podcast     

Tarik Moody
Reggie Jackson
Nate Imig           
88Nine Radio Milwaukee             
By Every Measure

Richie Burke     
GoGeddit Marketing & Media and OnMilwaukee            
The GoGedders Podcast

Bryan Polcyn
Amanda St. Hilaire
Jenna Sachs
Dave Michuda
Stephen Davis
Sara Smith         
WITI      
Open Record

VIDEO

Best Coverage of a Breaking News Story              

TMJ4 News Staff             
TMJ4 News        
Mayfair Mall Shooting

WISN 12 News Staff
WISN-TV             
2 Officers Shot: Fugitive Manhunt

WISN 12 News Staff
WISN-TV             
Mayfair Mall Mass Shooting

Best Multi-Day Coverage of an Ongoing Story   

WISN 12 News Staff
WISN-TV             
Police Shooting Of Jacob Blake

FOX6 News Staff             
WITI      
COVID-19

Best Individual Reporting of News

Kasey Chronis  
WITI-TV               

Jenna Sachs
WITI FOX6

Amanda St. Hilaire         
WITI FOX6 News              

Best Individual Reporting of Sports

Stephanie Sutton           
WISN-TV

Stephen Watson             
WISN-TV             

Best Investigative Report or Series        

Kristin Byrne
Marty Hobe
Tamott Wolverton
Nicole Buckley 
TMJ4 News        
Unemployment System Collapse

Steve Chamraz
Marty Hobe
Tamott Wolverton         
TMJ4 News        
Use of Force

Amanda St. Hilaire
David Michuda
WITI      
MPS Fundraiser Fallout

Best Long Hard Feature Story

Miguel Ramirez               
Telemundo Wisconsin   
Cat House/ Gatos Al Ataque

Ryan Jenkins
Ryan Whittaker               
TMJ4 News        
360: Interrupting Violence

Carl Deffenbaugh
Andrew Konkle
WITI      
Am I Really That Sick?

Best Long Soft Feature Story     

Alexandria Mack
Brian Ewig
Erica Drehfal
Stephanie Schreiber
Darin Malkowski             
Milwaukee PBS
Major General Marcia Anderson

Tiff Pua
Sandy Maxx
Jason Piekarz
Brian Ewig
Jeff Mlagan
Darin Malkowski             
Milwaukee PBS
Deaf StorySlam – The Arts Page

Carl Deffenbaugh
Andrew Konkle
WITI      
Venmo Challenge

Best Short Hard Feature Story  

Nathan Phelps 
Spectrum News 1            
Branding Company Pivots During Pandemic

Tamott Wolverton         
TMJ4 News
Protecting First Responders

Suzanne Spencer
Eric Litsheim     
WITI      
Cold Case: Warren Wright

Best Short Soft Feature Story    

Trevor Keller
Josh Kappler     
PBS Wisconsin  
WIsconsin Life: Hip-Hop Chess Club

Jeff Dahdah       
Spectrum News 1            
The Effort to Name Wisconsin’s State Cheese

Derrick Rose
Ryan Casper      
WISN-TV             
“Infinite Humanity” Photo Project

Best News Program       

Tariq Almagri
Shelby Kisling
JR Ross
Henry Seroogy
Emma Siewert
Steven Walters
WisconsinEye.org           
WisconsinEye | Rewind: Your Year in Review for 2020

WISN 12 News 
WISN-TV             
50 Days: Shutdown Diary

FOX6 News Staff             
WITI      
Finding a Way Forward

Best Sports Program

Dennis Krause
Donny Rogers
Craig Hofer        
Spectrum News 1            
The Roundtable on Spectrum: Packers Top Ravens

Stephanie Miller
Stephen Watson             
WISN-TV             
Big 12 Sports: 2020 An Unprecedented Year

Best Newscast 

TMJ4 News Staff             
TMJ4 News        
TMJ4 News Today – Post-Election Day

WISN 12 News 
WISN-TV             
Mayfair Mall Mass Shooting

FOX6 News Staff             
WITI      
FOX6 News at 9: Mayfair Mall Shooting

Best Writing in a Video Story    

Rachael Glaszcz
Eric Steffens     
TMJ4 News        
Juan Pablo Strong

Amanda St. Hilaire
David Michuda
FOX6 Photojournalist Staff         
WITI      
Child Care Crisis

Bryan Polcyn
David Michuda
FOX6 Photojournalist Staff         
WITI      
Who Are the Media?

Best Documentary         

Traci Neuman
Brian Ewig
Chris Michalski
Maryann Lazarski
Chris Hays
Bohdan Zachary               
Milwaukee PBS
Shipwrecks of Milwaukee

Grant Fenster
Laurie Gorman
Jon Hornbacher
Jon Sovey
Kerman Eckes
Will Salzmann  
PBS Wisconsin  
Nancy Zieman: Extraordinary Grace

WISN 12 News 
WISN-TV             
Changing The Game

Best Editing       

Jason Fechner  
Spectrum News 1            
The First Days Under Safer at Home

Saman Wanniarachchi  
WISN-TV             
Coronavirus Photo Journal

Andrew Konkle
WITI      
Andrew Konkle Composite

ONLINE

Best Online Coverage of News 

TMJ4 News Web Staff  
TMJ4 News        
TMJ4.com

Rich Kremer
Rachael Vasquez
Angela Major
Bridgit Bowden
Shamane Mills
David Hyland    
Wisconsin Public Radio 
Kenosha Protest, Shooting

WPR Staff          
Wisconsin Public Radio 
Madison, Milwaukee Protests

Best Online Coverage of Sports

John Hughes
Jim Kelsh
Mike Davis
Gary D’Amato
Rob Hernandez
Dennis McCann               
Wisconsin.Golf | Killarney Golf Media   

Best Use of Multimedia              

Lee Matz            
Milwaukee Independent              
Civil Rights groups offer words of healing to Kenosha until Mayor John Antarmian upends the effort

Hailey Kunz
Aly Prouty
Kevin Schwaller
Spectrum News 1 Wisconsin Staff          
Spectrum News 1            
Kenosha Live Blog

Volume One staff           
Volume One      
“Outbroken” feature website

Best Website Design    

Tarik Moody
Flipeleven         
88Nine Radio Milwaukee             
RadioMilwaukee.org

Paul Higgins
Evan Primakow
Katie Williams
Carole Nicksin
Allison Garcia
Chris Drosner   
Milwaukee Magazine   

Kristian Knutsen
Laura Zimmerman
WisContext        
wiscontext.org

Best Local News or Feature Website     

David Hyland
Andrea Anderson
Jenny Peek
John K. Wilson
Alyssa Allemand
Erik Lorenzsonn
Mary Kate McCoy           
Wisconsin Public Radio 
WPR.org

Kristian Knutsen
Will Cushman  
WisContext        
wiscontext.org

Don Ross
Volume One staff           
Volume One      
VolumeOne.org

Best Blog            

Lee Matz            
Milwaukee Independent              
From SARS to the frontline of tragedies: A journey of photo-documenting history in realtime

John Pavlovitz  
Milwaukee Independent              
The loss of faith and price of our pandemic

Heather Cox Richardson              
Milwaukee Independent              
Thoughts from an American

Best Use of Multi-Platform Reporting  

Kevin Schwaller
Jason Fechner  
Spectrum News 1            
The Stories that Defined 2020

Will Cushman
Corrine Hess
Zac Schultz
Bridgit Bowden
Philip Ashby
Kristian Knutsen             
WisContext, PBS Wisconsin and Wisconsin Public Radio
Police Residency, Unions and Oversight in Wisconsin

Brad Evans
Amy Smith         
WISN.com          
AMBER Alert ends with 3 dead

Best Hard Feature Story              

Maddie Burakoff            
Spectrum News 1            
Wisconsin Researchers Try Out A Quicker, Easier Coronavirus Test

Corrinne Hess  
Wisconsin Public Radio 
The Summer That Wasn’t

Andy Soth          
WisContext        
How AIDS Pushed Wisconsin to Change its Approach to Public Health

Best Soft Feature Story

Rich Rovito        
Milwaukee Magazine   
How a Wisconsin Senator Helped Establish Earth Day 50 Years Ago

Mike Woods     
Spectrum News 1            
An Insider’s Look at Van Halen’s Three Days in Madison

Gary D’Amato  
Wisconsin.Golf | Killarney Golf Media   
After a lifetime spent helping golfers, driving range owner Bob Burns needs golf’s help

Best Sports Story            

Rich Rovito        
Milwaukee Magazine   
How Waukesha’s Gold Medalist Is Spending Her Summer Without Olympics

Rich Rovito        
Milwaukee Magazine   
Milkmen Bring Home the Championship For Milwaukee

Gary D’Amato  
Wisconsin.Golf | Killarney Golf Media   
Do you believe in miracles? For this group of Erin Hills caddies, with one of them battling a serious illness, a single swing was a sign from above.

Best Business Story or Series    

Maredithe Meyer          
BizTimes Milwaukee      
Businesses, insurers at odds over COVID-19 business interruption claims

Kathryn Larson 
Spectrum News 1            
Madison Company is First in U.S. to Put a Black Woman on a Beer Can

Gary D’Amato  
Wisconsin.Golf | Killarney Golf Media   
Help wanted: Make your living on a golf course. Anyone out there?

Best Investigative Story or Series

Rob Mentzer
Keegan Kyle      
Wisconsin Public Radio 
Rising Inmate Population In Wisconsin Strains Local Jails

Dee J. Hall
Coburn Dukehart            
Wisconsin Watch            
Child abuse doctor leaves a trail of accusations of bullying

Will Cushman
Howard Hardee
Jim Malewitz
Kristian Knutsen             
WisContext and Wisconsin Watch           
COVID-19 Data Reporting and Misinformation in Wisconsin

Best Public Service Story or Series

Howard Hardee
Max Witynski
Jessica Christoffer
Keenan Chen    
Wisconsin Watch, First Draft News, Center for Journalism Ethics               
Uncovering disinformation in Wisconsin

Will Cushman  
WisContext        
Wisconsin Masks Up — ?

WUWM, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee PBS and Milwaukee Public Library Staffs     
WUWM, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee PBS and Milwaukee Public Library       
Listen MKE

Best Column     

Andy Moore     
PBS Wisconsin  
No Place Like Home

Dan Shafer         
The Recombobulation Area        

Dennis McCann               
Wisconsin.Golf | Killarney Golf Media

Best Explanatory Story or Series              

Andrea Anderson
Jenny Peek
John K. Wilson
Erik Lorenzsonn
David Hyland    
Wisconsin Public Radio 
WPR.org’s Coronavirus In Wisconsin Section

Peter Cameron
Wisconsin Watch            
Lesson Plans: Rural schools grapple with COVID-19

Will Cushman
Mark Riechers
Samantha Nash
WisContext        
Wisconsin’s Pandemic Year

Best Journalistic Use of Social Media to Tell or Enhance a Story

Nyesha Stone   
Pamelina Williams
Carvd N Stone  

Allison Dikanovic
Clara Neupert
Princess Safiya Byers
Claire DeRosa   
Wisconsin Watch and Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service  
Evictions engagement

Brad Evans
Amy Smith         
WISN.com          
Jacob Blake police shooting

COLLEGIATE WINNERS:

PANDEMIC SHOWCASE CATEGORIES

Best Pandemic Story in Print     

Aspen Ramos   
Marquette Wire               
Parties, social gatherings still taking place on campus

Giselle Martin Gomez  
Mount Mary University Arches 
Nonprofits survive the pandemic

Hannah Feuer  
Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle         
Nervous about postal delays? Here’s how to make sure your vote is counted.

Best Pandemic Story in Audio   

Payton Bachochin           
Media Milwaukee – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Video Games Strengthen a Fragile Bond for Sisters Stuck at Home

Haley Krueger  
Media Milwaukee – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
UWM Offers Targeted Covid Test for People with Symptoms

Media Milwaukee staff               
Media Milwaukee – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
How We’re Living Now

Best Pandemic Story in Video   

Mazie Baldus
Lelah Byron       
Marquette Wire: MUTV
Pandemic Waste

Joseph Pethan
Wat Lee              
Media Milwaukee – UW-Milwaukee       
Deemed Essential

Laura Bunn        
UW Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication   
Quarantine: An Acrostic

Best Pandemic Story That Appeared Online       

Natallie St. Onge
Marquette Wire
Student, alum contract coronavirus abroad

Emily Blazer      
Mount Mary University Arches 
A Critical Lens on MMU Safety Regulations: Are COVID-19 Guidelines Being Enforced?

Adam Kelnhofer             
UWM Post
Milwaukee Voting Lines Stretch for Blocks, Voters Pelted with Hail

WRITING

Best News Story

Shir Bloch
Alexa Jurado     
Marquette Wire               
Parties Still Happening

Annie Mattea   
Marquette Wire               
Dean of the College of Business Administration, Joe Daniels, dies at 60

Adam Kelnhofer
UWM Post         
Milwaukee Recount Results to Be Announced Day After Thanksgiving

Best Long Hard Feature Story    

Brian Huynh      
Curb magazine
404 School Not Found by Brian Huynh

Addison Lathers              
The Daily Cardinal           
‘The system is broken’: Madison’s local government is inaccessible to those that need it most

Quinn Clark
Emily Cabaltera               
Mount Mary University Arches 
Mount Mary students explain who they voted for

Best Long Soft Feature Story     

Molly Liebergall              
Curb magazine
Bedroom Beats

Genevieve Vahl              
Curb magazine
Take What You Need, Give What You Can

Adam Kelnhofer
Ethan Duran      
UWM Post         
“It was a nightmare.” – Students Talk About Their Experiences After Residence Halls Close

Best Short Hard Feature Story  

Will Cioci           
The Daily Cardinal           
‘Becky is going to listen to us today’: BIPOC Coalition, TAA march for racial justice and a police-free campus

Wat Lee
Media Milwaukee – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Party Outreach is Critical to Reaching Asian American Voters

John Quinnies  
Media Milwaukee – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Americans Don’t Know What to Believe This Election Season

Best Short Soft Feature Story    

Richa Karmarkar              
Media Milwaukee – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Finding Hope through Music: The Voices of Quarantine

Brianna Schubert
UWM Post
Vegetables, Kit-Kats and Home: How a UWM Student-Artist is Making it Work in Remote Learning

Hannah Feuer  
Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle         
Mequon native’s novel is on childhood medical condition

Best Sports Story            
Andrew Amouzou          
Marquette Wire               
Fleur Eggnick reflects on athletic family, journey to MU

Zoe Comerford
Marquette Wire               
Marquette community, sports legends mourn Kobe Bryant

Matt Yeazel
Marquette Wire
What’s summer without baseball?

Best Investigative Reporting

Lelah Byron       
Marquette Wire               
Faculty concerns amid layoffs

Matthew Harte
Marquette Wire
University faces economic fallout

Beck Salgado    
Marquette Wire               
MUPD’s silence after crimes seen as concerning

Best Editorial or Commentary   

The Daily Cardinal Editorial Board           
The Daily Cardinal           
Cardinal View: What did you expect?

Marquette Wire Editorial Board              
Marquette Wire
Time is running out

Allison Beebe  
Media Milwaukee – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
The Dawn of COVID-19 in Cape Town: A Backpacker’s Account of Travel During the Pandemic

VISUAL JOURNALISM

Best Still Photograph/Photos    

Brian Huynh      
Curb magazine
Photo series by Brian Huynh

Patricia McKnight           
Media Milwaukee           
Fulfill the Dream

Denisse Hernandez       
Mount Mary University Arches 
The Meaning of Black Lives Matter

AUDIO

Best News Story Single or Ongoing        

Nick Galle
Kelli Arseneau
Dan Avington
Roy Bowler        
Marquette Wire: MUR  
Covid Across America

Mazie Baldus    
Marquette Wire: MUR  
COVID & OZZI

Patrick Caine    
WRST-FM           
Bald Eagles Return

Best Feature Story         

Patrick Caine    
WRST-FM           
History of KFIZ

Jalen Dixon       
WRST-FM           
Learning is Hard

Andrew Haese 
WRST-FM           
A Kwick Pandemic

Best Sports Story            

John Leuzzi        
Marquette Wire: MUR  
From Player to Coach

Grayson Sewell               
Media Milwaukee – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Friends Get Out for Some Fresh Air and ‘Frolfing’

Best Podcast     

Nathan Denzin 
UW Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication   
Isolated: Our Corona Virus Story

Joe Schultz        
WRST-FM           
Week In Review April 24, 2020

VIDEO

Best News Story Single or Ongoing        

Nick Galle
Aimee Galaszewski
Dan Avington
Roy Bowler
Joseph Beaird  
Marquette Wire: MUTV
Covid Across America

Terese Radke   
Media Milwaukee – UW-Milwaukee       
Early Voting Going Strong in Milwaukee

Terese Radke   
Media Milwaukee – UW-Milwaukee       
Local Shops Make the Most of Small Business Saturday

Best Feature Story         

Lelah Byron
Sam Arco
Marquette Wire: MUTV
Marquette’s Melodic Secret

Richa Karmarkar              
Media Milwaukee – UW-Milwaukee       
“Voces de la Frontera” Brings Election Closer to Latinos

Jacob Stahl        
Media Milwaukee – UW-Milwaukee       
Local Volunteers Spread the Joy in Milwaukee

Best Sports Story            

Zoe Comerford
Marquette Wire: MUTV
Life Without Markus

Tyler Peters
Randi Haseman               
Marquette Wire: MUTV
Esports

Jack Phillips      
Marquette Wire: MUTV
A New Lacrosse Era

Best Newscast 

The Badger Report Staff
Tamia Fowlkes
Sally Young       
The Badger Report, UW Madison            
The Badger Report Newscast

The Badger Report Staff
Nathan Denzin
Sophia Madore
The Badger Report, UW Madison            
The Badger Report Newscast

Isabel Tuisl
Rickiya Hatch
Kaylee Staral
Vanessa Rivera
M’Layo Sago
Cal Gessner
Marquette Wire: MUTV
Marquette Now, 02/12/2020

Best Program, Documentary or Special 

Molly Nelson   
Media Milwaukee – UW-Milwaukee       
Local Food Pantry Becomes Light of Hope

Terese Radke   
Media Milwaukee – UW-Milwaukee       
A Much Kneaded Pastime

Hazel Tang         
UW Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication   
Blind Spot

ONLINE

Best Use of Multi-Media            

Media Milwaukee staff               
Media Milwaukee           
Rising Waters

Brenda Nelson Davis
Leslie Chavez   
Mount Mary University Arches 
Stories from the Sisters: Sister Joanne Poehlman

Elizabeth Marie Lang Oreamuno             
UW Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication   
Covida: The Corona Virus in Costa Rica

Best Website Design    

2020 Curb Pause team  
Curb Magazine
Curb Pause website

Marquette Wire Staff   
Marquette Wire               
Marquettewire.org

Quinn Clark
Emily Cabaltera
Leslie Chavez
Allyson Gebauer
Denisse Hernandez       
Mount Mary University Arches 
Archesnews.com

Best Local News or Feature Website

Media Milwaukee staff               
Media Milwaukee – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Media Milwaukee

UW Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication Staff
UW Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication   
2020 in 20-20

Best Blog            

Aspen Ramos   
Marquette Wire               
COVID-19 BLOG: Everything happens for a reason

Media Milwaukee Staff               
Media Milwaukee           
Vanishing Island

Brenda Nelson-Davis    
Mount Mary University Arches 
COVID Diaries

Best News Story              

Natallie St. Onge
Marquette Wire
President Lovell’s son withdraws after posting racist, sexist posts

John Quinnies  
Media Milwaukee – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Colectivo Coffee Workers Try to Unionize During Pandemic

Jay Stahl
UWM Post
How Curd Queen Has the Internet Cheesin’ Again

Best Hard Feature Story              

Benjamin Wells
Natallie St. Onge            
Marquette Wire               
Democracy in Darkness

Jessica Gatzow
Media Milwaukee – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Fighting for Climate Change Justice on Milwaukee’s North Side

John Quinnies
Destiny DeVooght
Matthew Hollendonner
Hannah Borchert
Taylor Wietzke
Media Milwaukee           
Into the Night

Best Soft Feature Story

Adrian Hurd      
Media Milwaukee – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
‘The Pandemic Helped Me Find My Purpose’: Black Women-Owned Businesses Persevere in 2020

Patricia McKnight
Media Milwaukee Staff               
Media Milwaukee           
Into the Bayou

Best Investigative Reporting     

Media Milwaukee Staff               
Media Milwaukee           
Rising Waters

Best Editorial or Commentary   

Aminah Beg      
Marquette Wire               
The Privilege of Political Apathy

Everett Eaton   
UWM Post
A Review of My Mental State During the Election

Zachary Semancik           
UWM Post         
Thank You Kobe              

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