“The Cape Cod Times delivers first-rate journalism on highly diverse topics. Its strong reporting and editing included enterprise projects on climate change, endangered turtles, heroin addiction, and a nuclear power station’s safety violations. Spot news coverage was also spot-on. Commitment to digital and mobile storytelling is growing, too.”

“First place was an easy choice. A seven-part series on domestic violence in Knox County opened with a stunning ‘In Our Hands’ Register-Mail page one presentation assessing local arrest and prosecution data. Other strengths included solid tornado coverage and open records initiatives.”

“The Hannibal Courier-Post is to be congratulated for heart, hustle, and a dizzying array of meaningful reporting. The productivity for the size of its staff is truly commendable. The Courier-Post exhibits strong editing and writing with compelling story ideas that go far beyond everyday reporting.”