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The Daily Record receives 21 awards in regional competition

The Daily Record received 20 awards in the 2020 Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association contest, including 12 first-place awards. Among the first-place winners were awards for business reporting, feature writing, the use of social media for breaking news, best custom publication and best event.

The annual awards, which were announced over a period of several days last week, are based on specific circulation categories.

The Daily Record also received a Website of General Excellence Award and captured one Best in Show award, which is selected from all the first-place winners in a specific category across all circulation ranges. The Best in Show award was in the New business concept category for the move to virtual events with Maryland’s Top 100 Women.

“We are extremely proud of our staff, which has redoubled its efforts to serve our readers during this challenging time,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record and senior group publisher for BridgeTower Media.

Among the first-place awards given to The Daily Record:

  • Feature profile to Bryan P. Sears for “The demise of an Annapolis power broker.”
  • Business reporting to Ellie Heffernan for “Banding together to survive.”
  • News-driven informational graphics to Jason Whong for “COVID-19 statistics.”
  • Use of social media for breaking news to Adam Bednar, Louis Krauss and Jason Whong for coverage of Catherine Pugh’s sentencing.
  • Blog commentary to Bryan P. Sears’ “Eye on Annapolis.”
  • Best headline for “Banding together to survive.”
  • Best use of interactive media to Jason Whong for “Maryland COVID-19 charts.”
  • New business concept for the move to virtual events for The Daily Record’s Top 100 Women recognition program.
  • Best event to Erin McLaughlin and staff for the Top 100 Women’s 25th anniversary program.
  • Advertising-driven special section, in-paper product, for “Health Care Heroes.”
  • News-driven special section to Patrick Brannan, Bryan P. Sears and staff for “The Annapolis Summit.”
  • Custom publication to Patrick Brannan and Laura Black for “Way to Be.”

The Daily Record received second-place awards in the following categories:

  • General social media reporting to Bryan P. Sears for coverage of the 2020 Maryland General Assembly session.
  • Use of social media for breaking news to Bryan P. Sears and Jason Whong for coverage of Maryland’s stay-at-home pandemic order.
  • Blog commentary to Steve Lash, Heather Cobun and Louis Krauss for “On the Record.”
  • State government reporting to Bryan P. Sears for “Hogan’s fiercest foes – Republicans.”
  • General news video to Adam Bednar for “We were all born to be in the service of others.”
  • Custom publication to Patrick Brannan and Laura Black for “Expanding Opportunities 2020.”
  • Advertising-driven special publication to Patrick Brannan and staff for “Women Who Lead August 2020.”