Delaware Live wins 10 Delaware Press Association awards

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Delaware LIVE stories about, from left, Wilmington Friends, Winterthur’s Ann Lowe exhibit, city office conversions and holiday lights won first-place awards in the Delaware Press Association contest.

Delaware LIVE reporters won 10 awards, including five first place ones, in the 2024 Delaware Press Association 2024 Professional Communications Contest.

Editor Betsy Price won three first place awards, including feature story for online publications for “Delaware Wedding: Matt Meyer, Lauren Cooksey marry in Rehoboth;” arts and entertainment coverage for “Winterthur’s Ann Lowe exhibit: History, fashion on parade;” and hobby/crafts for “They spend weeks lighting houses for Christmas. Here’s why.”

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

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

Delaware LIVE CEO Bryan Shupe said he was proud to see his reporters win awards, but prouder still of the impact their stories make as a recently created news organization.

“We hope that our journalism will help readers understand more about their own communities and inspire them to get involved to make Delaware an even better place to live, ” he said.

Awards night

The awards were presented Wednesday night during the Delaware Press Association’s annual dinner, which doubled as a way to introduce its new officers.

Rutz also won an honorable mention in education for “17 Delaware schools show less than 10% proficiency on state tests.”

Price also won third place in hobby/crafts for “Crafters race toward deadline for Festival of Trees;” fourth place in style for “Janvier jewelry store’s stunning mural wows customers;” and honorable mentions in business for “She wanted to help. Now Wingmom serves 5,00 clients;” and in arts and entertainment for “Delaware Symphony starts search for new music director.”

Founded in 1977, the Delaware Press Association includes more than 150 journalists, broadcasters, public relations specialists, graphic designers, photojournalists, educators, authors, poets, and freelancers who are dedicated to the highest standards of excellence in journalism, communication and protecting First Amendment freedoms.

This year’s officers include president President C. Linwood Jackson, founder & CEO of Rockin‚Äô Hot Radio. He’s also a television and radio show host; Vice president-membership Theresa Medoff, who is lead editor for AAA Club Alliance magazines; vice president-programs Mark Fowser, a jack of all trades who also is an award-winning news reporter and anchor for WDEL 1150 AM / 101.7 FM; and secretary Katie Tabeling, who is editor of¬†Delaware Business Times.

Delaware LIVE was founded four years ago 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.

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





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