GOOD Morning Wilton Wins Seven Awards, Including Top Recognition, in CTSPJ Journalism Competition

GOOD Morning Wilton was recognized with seven awards, including the top award, “The First Amendment Award,” in the CT Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2021 Excellence in Journalism Awards.

The Society of Professional Journalists is a national organization that “encourages the free practice of journalism and stimulates high standards of ethical behavior,” according to its website.

The CT Chapter (CTSPJ) awards three ‘All Media Special Awards’ as well as several specific categories recognizing the work of writers, editors, photographers and producers broken out by regional, hyperlocal, broadcast and magazine outlets depending on publication size, audience area and staff.

The CTSPJ’s First Amendment Award honors work that preserves and strengthens the First Amendment and a free press in society. GOOD Morning Wilton was recognized for its overall coverage of Wilton’s 2021 Municipal Elections in an entry titled, “A Free Press, A Fair Election.” Judges considered GMW‘s reporting methodology, published articles and community response as part of the evaluation.

GMW was also recognized for its work in other specific categories:

COVID-News/Hyperlocal

Data/Hyperlocal

Editorial/Hyperlocal

Reporting Series/Hyperlocal

Video Storytelling/Hyperlocal

13 COMMENTS

  1. that’s such a series of honors and across so many areas of journalism. We are fortunate to have GMW for our daily local news and perspective – congrats Heather and team and here’s to more award winning

  2. Congratulations on your journalism awards, that’s wonderful Heather! Keep up the good work.

  3. Fabulous recognition Heather! Congratulations and continue the superb local coverage. Very much appreciated daily.

  4. Congratulations Heather and Kathy!

    Heather, we are so great full for you and your commitment to Wilton. You help in more ways than you know! Thank you 😊

  5. Hey Heather, Congratulations – well done! Keep up the good work – it is very much appreciated!

  6. Amazing Heather and so well deserved! You and your team do an incredible job everyday keeping us informed! Wilton is most grateful for all that you do!

  7. Fantastic recognition and well deserved Heather + team. GMW is a valuable asset to the Wilton community. When so many small town papers have disappeared, we are lucky you are doing this tireless work to help keep us informed.

  8. Congratulations Heather, Kathy and the GMW team on your series of well-deserved awards !

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