June 15, 2017 — Best of GateHouse
2016 Beat Reporter of the Year: Division C
First place: Amy Knapp, The Independent, Massillion, Ohio
Read online: Stump Hill owner fights to have 10 beloved animals returned
Well-written and well-researched stories; good use of detail. Love how she breaks the story into sections like ‘The decision’ and ‘What’s next.’ Like that the reporter also shot video and clearly knew which clips to post.
Second place: Aaron Curtis, Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, New York
Third place: Steven Grazier, The Independent, Massillion, Ohio