The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, MA
“Fixing a broken system” written by David Joyner
The judges remarked that this editorial captures readers with its lively lede and lays out the issues plaguing the region’s gas lines with strong reporting, clear language, and a call to action for the state to fix this dangerous problem. It’s a strong example of what an editorial should be.
When notified that they were receiving this prestigious award, the Eagle-Tribune had this to say,
“The Eagle-Tribune is honored to have this award named after its former editor Allan B. Rogers. The Rogers family and subsequent owners of the Eagle-Tribune have been strong proponents of local journalism in the North of Boston area dating back to 1867. Of course, editorials are the heart of any local newspaper. They celebrate the successes in the community, provide public service announcements, and hold local politicians and public figures accountable. This year’s nominees and winners of the Allan B. Rogers Editorial award demonstrate how newspapers can be the most important voice in the communities they serve.”