Madison365 has been named a finalist for three 2022 Milwaukee Press Club Awards for investigative, feature and explanatory reporting.
MPC named three finalists in each category, with final placement of gold, silver and bronze awards to be announced at the organization’s Gridiron Dinner on May 12.
Madison365 earned finalist honors in the following categories:
- Best Investigative Story or Series for David Dahmer’s coverage of a Black artist’s work being defaced at Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
- Best Hard News Feature for Robert Chappell’s piece on how the COVID-19 pandemic changed the nonprofit sector
- Best Explanatory Series for Robert Chappell’s yearlong “Lasting Impacts” series examining the long-term effects of the pandemic on a variety of sectors and communities
“Every day we focus on highlighting communities of color and making sure their voices are heard and their work isn’t done in vain. We appreciate our peers recognizing the importance of our work and also the quality of our work,” said Sanders, publisher of Madison365 and CEO of 365 Media Foundation. “These awards honor some incredible journalists and media organizations, and we are proud to have earned a place in their company. I couldn’t be more proud of our team.”
Madison365 has been recognized locally and nationally, earning six previous Milwaukee Press Club awards, a 2021 award for Excellence in Revenue and 2019 awards for Best Breaking News and Publication of the Year from the national organization LION Publishers.
This year’s MPC contest drew more than 800 entries from throughout Wisconsin in professional and collegiate categories. Representing journalists and news outlets since 1885, MPC is the oldest continually operating press club in North America.