The Peninsula Pulse was honored with five awards in the Wisconsin Newspaper Association’s Better Newspaper Contest, the results of which were announced Feb. 19.
Myles Dannhausen Jr. won first place for General News Story for his piece “A Child Care Conundrum,” about the closure of the Barker Child Development Center last summer.
Brett Kosmider won second place for Spot News Photo for an image that appeared on the July 10 cover of the Pulse, and second place for Artistic Photo with his drone photo of a ship cutting through the ice in Sturgeon Bay.
Ryan Miller, Jacob Dannhausen-Brun, Brett Kosmider and David Eliot combined to win second place for Best Front Page; and Andrew Kleidon, Celeste Benzschawel and Sam Kersebet won an honorable mention for Best Video for their video from aboard the Mobile Bay cutter.
Sevastopol graduate and former Peninsula Pulse intern Jen Zettel-Vandenhouten of the Superior Telegram was part of the team that won second place in Division D for coronavirus coverage.
The Wisconsin Newspaper Association conducts the Better Newspaper Contest annually, and winners are chosen from entries submitted by the association’s member publications. This year’s contest drew 2,051 entries from 103 newspapers. The Peninsula Pulse took home awards in five of the eight categories it entered in Division D. This was the first year when the Peninsula Pulse was eligible for the awards.