2023 Iowa Better Newspaper Contests

Best Continuing Coverage ( Daily Class 1) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Iowa City - Press-Citizen
    Entry Title: George Shillcock, best continuing coverage, Iowa City Press-Citizen
    Entry Credit: George Shillcock
    Judge Comment: This entry stood out as the clear winner because the newspaper's coverage of the activist and the issue likely helped to reverse the Board of Supervisors' decision, and it helped get funding for the remaining 319 who did not receive any form of stimulus payment. Good job sticking with the issue and ensuring a fair solution for all impacted.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Ames - Ames Tribune
    Entry Title: Two Iowa State University students killed by gunman outside of Ames church
    Entry Credit: Ronna Faaborg, Omar Waheed, Phillip Sitter, Grace Altenhofen
    Judge Comment: These types of crimes are difficult for communities, and I think this sort of coverage--stories that tell who the victims were, stories that allow the community to grieve together, and stories that show how the system failed to protect Ms. Montang--are crucial to helping the victims' families cope with the tragedy and helping the community heal.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Creston - Creston News Advertiser
    Entry Title: Cheyenne - Best Continuing Coverage
    Entry Credit: Cheyenne Roche
    Judge Comment: Bond referenda can be crucial to a community, and consistent coverage--like this--helps keep a community informed and keeps the issue alive.