About the Publick Occurrences Competition

This award recognizes the very best work that New England newspapers produce each year— whether it’s individual or team stories, series, spot news coverage, columns or photojournalism that ran in print and/or online. NENPA presents up to 16 Publick Occurrences awards to member newspapers annually.

The award was established in 1990 to recognize individual and team merit at New England newspapers to mark the 300th anniversary of the founding of Publick Occurrences, the first newspaper published in America. Four days after it appeared in Boston in 1690, Publick Occurrences was suppressed by the royal governor.

Hartford Courant
“Portraits of Addiction”

The Eye/New England Center for Investigative Reporting
“Out of the shadows”

Sentinel & Enterprise
“The Alphabet”

The Day
“I-95: Deadly, Overcrowded”

The Providence Journal
“Race in Rhode Island”

Daily Hampshire Gazette
“Letters from inside”

Sun Journal
“Benefit Bartering – Growing form of fraud: EBT cards to buy drugs”

Burlington Free Press
“DCF Employee slain in Barre”

The Republican
“Opioid Crisis: Justin Morin Story”

The Herald News
“Future of Fall River”

Hartford Courant
“Soccer Stadium Investigation”

The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting
“Lottery: Selling hope to the hopeless”

Vineyard Gazette
“Coastal ponds under pressure”

The Inquirer and Mirror
“Ethics, the Land Bank and a Public Trust”

Andover Townsman
“Opiate Crisis Hits Home”

The Republican
“War on Poverty Series”

Concord Monitor
“Homeless in Concord”

New England Center for Investigative Reporting
“Oversold prenatal tests spur some to choose abortions”

The Keene Sentinel
“A Dangerous Dose”

The Day
“Foreclosure Investigation”

The Sun
“The Opiate Crisis in Our Homes”

The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting
“LD 1750: A study in how special interests get their way in the Maine Legislature”

The Hartford Courant
“Charter School Group Investigation”

The Eagle-Tribune
“2014 Market Basket Saga”

New England Center for Investigative Reporting
“Debt coverage: Homeowners sold out by the mortgage insurance boomerang”

Cape Cod Times
“Saving Our Turtles”

Daily Hampshire Gazette
“Life, Death & Lee”

The Enterprise
“Forgotten Faces”

The Patriot Ledger
“Quincy Housing Authority”

Providence Business News
“Election 2014”

Worcester Magazine
“Chasing Ebola: Worcester ties to Liberia and the fight against Ebola”

Norwell Mariner
“Dealing with Drugs”

The Patriot Ledger
“Housing Crisis”

Concord Monitor
“All Tough Kids”

New England Center for Investigative Reporting
“Massachusetts Children Under State Protection Die from Abuse with Alarming Frequency”

The Telegraph
“Cannabis Care”

The Herald News
“Child Abuse Series”

The Salem News
“Danvers Teacher Murder”

The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting
“Rx for Theft”

Sun Journal
“Investigation Reveals CDC Officials Destroyed Public Documents 2013-2014”

Republican-American
“Torrington’s Private Tax Collector”

The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting
“The Book on Paul LePage”

Vineyard Gazette
“Coastal Erosion”

Worcester Magazine
“Dead and Buried Alone”

Hartford Courant
“Portraits of Addiction”

The Eye/New England Center for Investigative Reporting
“Out of the shadows”

Sentinel & Enterprise
“The Alphabet”

The Day
“I-95: Deadly, Overcrowded”

The Providence Journal
“Race in Rhode Island”

Daily Hampshire Gazette
“Letters from inside”

Sun Journal
“Benefit Bartering – Growing form of fraud: EBT cards to buy drugs”

Burlington Free Press
“DCF Employee slain in Barre”

The Republican
“Opioid Crisis: Justin Morin Story”

The Herald News
“Future of Fall River”

Hartford Courant
“Soccer Stadium Investigation”

The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting
“Lottery: Selling hope to the hopeless”

Vineyard Gazette
“Coastal ponds under pressure”

The Inquirer and Mirror
“Ethics, the Land Bank and a Public Trust”

Andover Townsman
“Opiate Crisis Hits Home”

Hartford Courant
“Portraits of Addiction”

The Eye/New England Center for Investigative Reporting
“Out of the shadows”

Sentinel & Enterprise
“The Alphabet”

The Day
“I-95: Deadly, Overcrowded”

The Providence Journal
“Race in Rhode Island”

Daily Hampshire Gazette
“Letters from inside”

Sun Journal
“Benefit Bartering – Growing form of fraud: EBT cards to buy drugs”

Burlington Free Press
“DCF Employee slain in Barre”

The Republican
“Opioid Crisis: Justin Morin Story”

The Herald News
“Future of Fall River”

Hartford Courant
“Soccer Stadium Investigation”

The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting
“Lottery: Selling hope to the hopeless”

Vineyard Gazette
“Coastal ponds under pressure”

The Inquirer and Mirror
“Ethics, the Land Bank and a Public Trust”

Andover Townsman
“Opiate Crisis Hits Home”

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