PROVIDENCE — The Boston Globe Rhode Island team has been honored with 27 awards from the Rhode Island Press Association, recognizing outstanding work in 2021 by journalists throughout the Ocean State.
Alexa Gagosz, Amanda Milkovits, Brian Amaral, Carlos Munoz, Dan McGowan, and Ed Fitzpatrick each received multiple honors at the awards ceremony, which was held at the Quonset “O” Club in North Kingstown, R.I., on June 3. The team swept 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in the Investigative/Analytical News and Science/Health Care categories, and earned awards for business, arts/entertainment, education, features, profiles, food/dining, headline writing, unique stories, opinion writing, and hard news coverage, as well ongoing reporting on former North Kingstown High School coach Aaron Thomas’ “fat test” of students and the homelessness crisis in Rhode Island.
Globe Rhode Island launched in mid-2019, and several members of the team joined in 2021, which makes this recognition for work published in 2021 especially meaningful. We’re grateful to each and every one of our subscribers for making it possible for us to do the work we’re doing in Rhode Island. (Not a subscriber yet? Please consider a trial run: just $1 gives you 26 weeks of access, not just to Globe Rhode Island, but to all of the great journalism the Boston Globe has to offer, from sports to Spotlight.)
You can check out all of the award-winning Globe Rhode Island articles via the links below. Thank you for reading.
2nd place: Alexa Gagosz, Three generations later, a Family’s Jewelry Factory Thrives in Rhode Island
3rd place: Amanda Milkovits, Creating change for generations: Papitto Opportunity Connection invests in R.I.’s communities of color
1st place: Alexa Gagosz, Actress Rose Weaver reflects on five decades of the arts in Rhode Island
1st place: Dan McGowan, How Rhode Island’s takeover of Providence Schools unraveled
2nd place: Edward Fitzpatrick, Why are test scores for indigenous students in Rhode Island so low?
2nd place: Amanda Milkovits, Just in time for Christmas, a special homecoming
Honorable Mention: Carlos Munoz, Rhode Island: The Transylvania of America?
Honorable Mention: Alexa Gagosz, ‘When you uplift Black women... you uplift most of society:’ New large-scale mural in Providence celebrates Afrofuturism
3rd place: Edward Fitzpatrick, Amid pandemic social distancing rules, how did Tiny Bar survive?
3rd place: Lylah Alphonse, The Boston Globe Rhode Island (various stories)
Investigative/Analytical News Story
1st place: Alexa Gagosz, Sexual misconduct claims at Artists’ Exchange triggers backlash
2nd place: Amanda Milkovits, A Pawtucket detective was diagnosed with PTSD. The city is fighting him on it
3rd place: Dan McGowan, The Boston Globe Rhode Island (various columns)
1st place: Brian Amaral, Marathon work shifts – and massive overtime payments – soar at R.I. state prison
3rd place: Amanda Milkovits and Alexa Gagosz, With thousands of complaints, every neighborhood in Providence has an ATV problem
3rd place: Carlos Munoz and Alexa Gagosz, The end of an Era in Coventry, R.I.
1st place: Brian Amaral, Inside a Rhode Island Hospital in Crisis
2nd place: Alexa Gagosz, At risk and overlooked: Homebound seniors left out of COVID-19 vaccine rollout
3rd place: Edward Fitzpatrick, No haven at home: Amid the pandemic, childhood lead poisoning rates are rising in R.I.
1st place: Amanda Milkovits, Shy or Not Shy? At North Kingstown High School, a well-known basketball coach and a terrible ‘open secret’
Honorable Mention: Alexa Gagosz, Housing and Homelessness in Rhode Island
Spot News Story
3rd place: Edward Fitzpatrick, Crook Point Bascule Bridge catches fire
2nd place: Alexa Gagosz, Hundreds of Brown University students protest against sexual violence
Unique/Most Unexpected Story
2nd place: Brian Amaral, Toilet-rating Instagram account proves these bathrooms don’t stink