Colorado Newsline wins 7 awards in Society of Professional Journalists contest

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    Colorado Newsline earned seven awards for news reporting and commentary in the 2021 Top of the Rockies contest, sponsored by the Colorado chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

    Newsline, with a full-time staff of three reporters, competed in the small newsroom category with journalists in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The nonprofit, nonpartisan outlet, based in Denver and part of the States Newsroom national network of outlets, launched on July 1, 2020, and had just half a year’s worth of reporting eligible for entry in the contest.

    The first news story ever published by Newsline, “Relief money flows to Colorado’s oil and gas industry as global emissions rise,” earned reporter Chase Woodruff a first place award in the SPJ contest. The outlet took home a total three first place awards.

    Here are the awards won by Newsline:

    The Society of Professional Journalists awards have been distributed for almost 90 years. The mission of the organization is to encourage the free practice of journalism and promote high ethical standards in the industry.