On September 23, 2021, the New Hampshire Press Association live-streamed on Facebook their 2020 Excellence in Journalism awards from the Nackey Loeb School of Communications in Manchester, NH.

Mike Mortensen and Mike Marland received the 2021 New Hampshire Press Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Journalist of the year was awarded to Carol Robidoux, Manchester Ink Link. The judges commented, “What more can a journalist do than tell a story and bring it to life? Carol gives the reader plenty of facts and figures, but, more importantly, she also introduces the people that data represents.”

The New Hampshire Union Leader received first place in general excellence for daily newspapers. The judges commented, “I thought the Union Leader had it all, strong reporting/writing, judicious use of photos, a clean design, and practical information that I’m sure readers find invaluable.”

Complete List of 2020 NHPA Excellence in Journalism Contest Winners with Judges’ Comments