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.

2013 Publick Occurrences Award Winners
for Outstanding Journalism

Sun Journal
"State Labor Workers Investigation"

The MetroWest Daily News
"Marathon Bombing Photo Coverage"

The Enterprise
"Water deal taps out city"

The Telegraph
"Degrees of Debt"

The Westerly Sun
"Ritacco Recusal"

The Day
"Sound Community Services Investigation"

The Boston Globe
"Boston Marathon Aftermath"

The Patriot Ledger
"Give and Take at the South Shore Y"

Telegram & Gazette
"The Cost of Clean: Paying for the Blackstone"

Cape Cod Times
"Pills That Kill"

The Advocate
"Madonna Badger's Search for Answers"

The Telegraph
"Rx Addiction Epidemic"

Vineyard Gazette
"Schifter House Move"

Providence Business News
"38 Studios and its Lasting Effects"

The Newtown Bee
"The Newtown Bee Special Edition, December 17, 2012"

For more information, please contact:
Megan Sherman

Promoting Growth and Excellence in New England Newspapers since 1930