The Daily Record received 23 awards, including one Best of Show award, in the Maryland Delaware District of Columbia Press Association’s 2018 editorial, design and revenue contests, which recognize journalism and other efforts from the previous year.
Entrants competed in divisions by audience size and frequency or type of publication, with all divisions considered collectively for Best of Show awards.
The Daily Record’s website was named a Website of General Excellence in its division. Judges said it has a “clear focus on business and law news with strong, well-reported stories” and noted that the website relies on the strength of the newspaper’s own content and not on a lot of “corporate filler.”
In the revenue contest, the Best of Show award was given to Tracy Bumba, Maximilian Franz and David Adler in the Self-promotion Single category for “Influential Marylanders Read the Record — Laura Gamble.” That advertising entry also garnered a first-place award.
First-place editorial entries in the division were:
- Best Use of Interactive Media: Adam Bednar, for the Ground Up Podcast.
- General News Story: Bryan P. Sears, for “The book on Hogan.“
- State Government: Sears, for “A new day in the Maryland Senate.”
- Business Reporting: Tim Curtis, for “Md. company in the crosshairs of US steel tariffs.“
- Online Blog: Bednar, for the Ground Up blog.
- Headline: Steve Lash, for “How to concede an election without really crying.“
- Editorial / Blog Video: Bednar, for “Poverni Sheikh Group strong believers in Baltimore.“
The Daily Record also had eight second-place wins in the editorial contest:
- Breaking News Social Media: Bryan P. Sears, for “Arrest of the Patriot Picket.“
- Best Use of Interactive Media: Jason Whong, for interactive map for “Reviving the Westside, one building at a time.“
- Local Government: Heather Cobun, for “Indemnification issues.“
- Arts/Entertainment Reporting: Anamika Roy, for “The Book of Joseph.“
- Growth and Land Use Reporting: Bednar, for “Reviving the Westside, one building at a time.”
- Online Blog: The Daily Record Staff, for the Generation J.D. blog.
- Headline: Bednar, for “Feast and Famine: Baltimore restaurants have conflicting experiences with delivery apps.”
- Spot News Video: Bednar, for “Driver pulls away from Baltimore traffic enforcement officer.”
The Daily Record also won three awards in the design contest:
Page 1 Design: Franz, second place, for “A-1: Fight for the Top.“
- News-driven informational graphics: Whong, second place, for “Reviving the Westside, one building at a time,” and first place, for “Bail reform hits a new normal.”
Additionally, The Daily Record won two other awards in the revenue contest: