News earns six awards from state chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists
Reporter Maggie Gordon earned first place in the Community Non-Daily Features category for her story "Post 53: An adreneline rush, reality check for teen EMTs."
Gordon participated in an eight-hour shift with members of Post 53 in order to write her story.
Gordon also received a first-place nod in the In-Depth Series category for her work on the drug abuse package titled, "It happens here: A look at teen drug use in New Canaan." The package was written by Gordon and Brittany Lyte.
Collectively, Hearst Connecticut Newspaper Group won 108 awards, including 40 first-place honors. In addition to the News, the Hearst group includes the Stamford Advocate, Greenwich Time, the Connecticut Post, the Danbury News-Times, and weeklies Greenwich Citizen, Darien News, Fairfield Citizen, Westport News, Greater New Milford Spectrum and Norwalk Citizen.