First place: Nancy Olesin, The MetroWest Daily News

About this entry: “We report on art exhibits, music, theater and more, with just one full-time staffer and one editor. Our area includes big museums and theaters in Boston as well as smaller local museums, like the Danforth Art Museum in Framingham, Massachusetts.” — Nancy Olesin

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The depth of arts coverage stood out in this entry, as did the cleanly designed front pages. It must be difficult to cover the Boston-area arts scene when your staff is a fraction of the size of the Boston Globe’s, so the range of stories – from theater to books to visual arts – is impressive.

Second place: Emely Delsanto, The Herald News

About this entry: Emely Delsanto’s beautiful front pages for The Herald News’ lifestyle sections draw readers in with informative and colorful images.


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All three section fronts were incredibly lively – especially the food sections – and packed with information. It made me want to see the rest of the section.

Third place: Lisa Coon, The Register-Mail

About this entry: Lisa Coon creates entertaining and informative sections regardless of the section’s focus.

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This entry stood out for providing readers with a lot of useful information in not much space.