Delaware LIVE awards National Press

Delaware LIVE wins 4 awards in national contest

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Delaware LIVE awardsNational Press

Delaware LIVE stories on holiday lights; the wedding of Matt Meyer and Lauren Cooksey; Wilmington Friends and office space in Wilmington won national awards. Wedding photo by Photo by Becca Neufeld Photography

Delaware LIVE reporters won four awards, including a first place, in the 2024 National Federation of Press Women Professional Communications Contest.

The national contest pits first-place  state winners against each other, in this case winners of the the 2024 Delaware Press Association 2024 Professional Communications Contest.

Editor Betsy Price won first place in specialty articles/hobby for “They spend weeks lighting houses for Christmas. Here’s why.” She also won an honorable mention in feature writing for “Delaware Wedding: Matt Meyer, Lauren Cooksey marry in Rehoboth.”

Education writer Jarek Rutz won third place in education writing for “Wilmington Friends School to mark 275th anniversary.”

Freelance writer Peter Osborne won first place in business reporting for “Wilmington’s office-to-housing conversions add energy to city.”

The awards were announced Saturday night in St. Louis, Mo.

Delaware LIVE

Delaware LIVE CEO Bryan Shupe said he was proud to see the reporters honored nationally, particularly in the same month that Delaware LIVE is celebrating its fourth anniversary.

“The national awards are further proof of the impact that hyperlocal news has in a community,” Shupe said.

Delaware LIVE was founded as a locally owned, statewide media company that promises to never have a paywall. Rooted in traditional journalism, its mission is to bring back daily, local media to The First State by focusing on its people, organizations and businesses, not national news and headlines.

The company has four websites: Delaware LIVE; Town Square Delaware LIVE; Milford LIVE and Chadds Ford LIVE.


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