City Paper took home eight prizes at the MDDC Press Association's awards lunch this afternoon, including the Best Of Show award in the category of Continuing Coverage for the staff's stories on the death of Freddie Gray and the protests and trials that followed.
The Sun, The Capital in Annapolis, The Daily Times on the Eastern Shore, The Howard County Times, and the Baltimore Business Journal were also under consideration for the category's top prize after winning the award in their respective divisions, which are grouped by circulation size.
In addition to the division and overall wins for the staff, City Paper won division prizes in the categories of Spot News for Baynard Woods, Brandon Soderberg, and Edward Ericson Jr. for "The Fight For Freddie Gray"; Feature Story: Non-Profile, for Elizabeth Doerr's "Stop calling me 'Baby': Baltimore activists campaign against street harassment"; Photo Gallery for J.M. Giordano's "The Battle Of Sandtown-Winchester" and Photo Series for "Kid Row: Hanging with Baltimore's Homeless Youth—from the squat to the shelter"; Feature Story: Profile for Karen Houppert's "Opening Arguments"; and Jake Carlo for Investigative Reporting, for "Where's Housing's Money?: Tenants suffer while the Housing Authority sits on millions."
The MDDC represents all of the dailies and most of the non-dailies in Maryland, Delaware, and Washington D.C.