First place: Staff, Northwest Florida Daily News, Fort Walton Beach, Florida

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The Northwest Florida Daily News understands the digital-first mindset and it shows in their DNA. Breaking news, digital experimentation and video show a strong grasp of driving valued engagement.

Second place: Staff, The Gainesville Sun, Gainesville, Florida

Third place: Staff, The Gaston Gazette, Gastonia, North Carolina