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Colorado Newsline Wins 7 Awards in Society of Professional Journalists • Colorado Newsline Competition

Colorado Newsline took home seven awards during a Association of Professional Journalists Colorado Pro Chapter reception at the Denver Press Club on Saturday.

The chapter’s 2024 Top of the Rockies journalism contest included more than 1,900 entries from more than 80 news outlets and 30 freelancers from Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and Utah.

“The competition grows every year, honoring excellence in journalism across the four-state region,” competition coordinator Deb Hurley Brobst said in a statement. “It is an honor to recognize the hard work of these journalists.”

Newsline, a nonprofit, nonpartisan outlet launched in 2020 and based in Denver, competed in the small newsroom category of the contest. The outlet employs four full-time employees. Every staff member, as well as two freelance journalists engaged by Newsline, won SPJ awards this year.

Here’s what Newsline’s journalists won:

Lindsey Toomernews reporter

Second place, business reporting, for Former Club Q employees are struggling to claim the money raised in their names

Sarah Wilsonnews reporter

Second place, news reporting: single story, forAllstate will ban the sale of Spanish-language insurance after lawmakers passed the translation requirement

Chase Woodruffsenior reporter

Third place, overall reporting: series or package, for Report on Trump’s 14th Amendment trial

Quentin Youngeditor

First place, columns/op ed pieces, for MAGA malignancy arrives in a Colorado courtroom

Second place, breaking news story, for Former Trump attorney Jenna Ellis convicted in Colorado of false election claims

Sharon Sullivanfreelance reporter

Second place, features: short form, for Colorado’s mandatory arrest law often has unintended consequences

William Woodyfreelance photographer

Second place, news photography/videography, for Along the line