NORTH KINGSTOWN — The Providence Journal captured 45 awards — 17 first-place, 13 second-place, 10 third-place honors and five honorable mentions — on Friday night in the Rhode Island Press Association’s presentation of 131 awards to journalists throughout the state for writing, design and photography in 2021.
In addition, retired Journal sports columnist Bill Reynolds was one of two new members inducted into the association’s hall of fame. He was joined by Bruce Burdett, longtime managing editor of East Bay newspapers.
First: Patrick Anderson, "Where did all the homes go?"
Second: Amy Russo, "Grief into art"; Third: Mark Reynolds, "Heading home"
Second: Gail Ciampa
Third: Susan McDonald, “'Hamilton': Worth Seeing Again?"
First: Paul Edward Parker, "Miracle girls"; Third: Antonia Noori Farzan, "The future of the ethnic social club"
First: Paul Edward Parker, "Airbnb in a tree"; Third: Jack Perry, "Santa Claus shortage"
First: Kurt Mayer
Second: Amy Russo. Honorable mention: Mark Patinkin
Second: Amy Russo, "Out in the cold"; Honorable mention: Tom Mooney, "Father’s Day tragedy"
Reporting on the environment
First: Alex Kuffner, "Higher ground"; Honorable mention: Tom Mooney, "Tagging great white sharks"
Second: Antonia Noori Farzan, Beach access; Third: Katherine Gregg, Eleanor Slater Hospital
First: Mark Daniels; Second: Bill Koch; Third: Eric Rueb
Sports feature story
First: Mark Daniels, "Stadium bucket list"; Third: Eric Rueb, "High school football player with prosthetic leg"
First: Eric Rueb, "From a refugee camp to the Colts"; Second: Mark Daniels, "She’s an NFL agent"
Spot news story
First: Tom Mooney and Antonia Noori Farzan, "Social club shooting"
Unique/most unexpected story
First: Patrick Anderson and Paul Edward Parker: "Car vs. ferry"
First: Kris Craig, "Senior night"; Second: Bob Breidenbach, "A run in the park"
Honorable mention: Kris Craig, "Lemon cupcakes"
General news photo
Second: Bob Breidenbach, "They treat him like a human being here"; Third: David DelPoio, "Take it outside"
Photo series/picture story
First: Kris Craig, "Wine time"; Honorable mention: Bob Breidenbach, "Catches of the day"
Third: Bob Breidenbach, "Gameday souvenir"
Spot news photo
First: Bob Breidenbach, "Water search"; Second: Kris Craig, "Taken by storm"
First: Bob Breidenbach, "Swirling clouds at Gillette"; Second: David DelPoio, "Bonjour Henri"
Best newspaper front page
First: Staff, "Code red"; Second: "Heart-wrenching"
Best sports front page
First: Staff, "Worth the wait"
Photographer of the year
Third: Kris Craig
First: Tom Mooney; Second: Katie Mulvaney
This article originally appeared on The Providence Journal: Providence Journal wins 45 awards from RI Press Association