Our newsroom’s work covering nonresident COVID-19 cases, the market for western water rights and how ranchers fared in a difficult year was recognized by industry peers in the 2020 Colorado Better News Media Contest.
Aspen Journalism won 11 awards in 10 categories, including first place honors for best beat reporting and best extended coverage. Competing in the small newsroom category with entrants from Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico and Utah, and judged by journalists from SPJ’s Oregon and Washington chapters, Aspen Journalism’s awards covered a broad range of topics and formats. The awards included four first place honors, four second place honors and three for third place.
It was a good year for Aspen Journalism.
Aspen Journalism in 2018 covered the drying of the Colorado River basin and the efforts by the City of Aspen to move conditional water rights out of the Castle and Maroon creek valleys.
As we head into our ninth year of operations, we take a look back.
Another good year on the water desk, with more reporters helping to row the boat.
This year’s standout: the reporting from Aspen Journalism’s Water Desk.
In 2015 Aspen Journalism focused on the coverage of water and education, and completed its fifth full year of operations.
“Our level of vigilance about things that go on in our society generally is not nearly as good as it should be.”