Publick Occurrences Award

2014 New England Newspaper of the Year

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.

Entries for the Publick Occurrences awards are due in June. The awards are presented at the NENPA Fall Conference in October.

2014 Publick Occurrences Award Winners
for Outstanding Journalism

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"

"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"

For more information, please contact:
Megan Sherman

Promoting Growth and Excellence in New England Newspapers since 1950