VPM wins three AP Broadcasters Awards for exceptional reporting in 2020
The VPM News team received three Virginias Associated Press Broadcasters Awards, recognizing the exceptional reporting produced throughout 2020.
The not-for-profit organization VAPB represents thousands of newspapers and broadcast stations across the U.S., taking an opportunity to honor only a select few in the annual contest.
VPM’s news stories were awarded for their in-depth look at how the pandemic impacted and changed communities in Virginia, highlighting a multimedia story about evictions and the increase in Christmas tree sales.
In addition, VPM’s Benjamin Dolle placed second in best newscast for his on-air contributions to “The Daily Newscast,” which delivers updates of important Central Virginia news every morning in 10 minutes or less.
The full list of awards is below:
Best Spot News, Second Place: Ian Stewart, “Christmas Tree Sales Spike Amid the Pandemic”
Best Multimedia/Online Journalism, First Place: Whittney Evans, Julia Rendleman, and David Streever, “Safer at Home: Evicted During a Pandemic”
Best Newscast, Second Place: Benjamin Dolle, The Daily Newscast