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Publick Occurrences Award
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 must be submitted in July. The awards are presented at the NENPA Fall Conference in October.
2012 Publick Occurrences Award Winners
for Outstanding Journalism
"Tropical Storm Irene Coverage"
The Metrowest Daily News
"Title IX Series"
Foster's Daily Democrat
"Police Chief Killed in Drug Raid"
"Frederick Weller DUI Series"
Daily Hampshire Gazette
"Investigation of public library official's sexual harassment of staff compels his resignation"
"Tropical Storm Irene"
The Herald News
"Autism Around Us"
"Meriden Police Probe"
The Wellesley Townsman
"The Wellesley Schools Administration: A Failing Grade"
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