CommonWealth takes top honors in Capitolbeat awards

CommonWealth magazine once again won top spots within several categories in this year’s Capitolbeat Awards, a contest for reporting on state and local government. 

A joint investigation by CommonWealth and Fox 25 on how Boston public employees are taking advantage of an affordable housing benefit earned the number one spot in the large market television category. That story and another on the Boston Redevelopment Authority by CommonWealth reporters Bruce Mohl and Jack Sullivan earned the in-depth reporting prize in the magazine category.

CommonWealth was well represented within “magazine reporting” with Gabrielle Gurley winning the “beat” category for her work in transportation reporting.  Freelance writer Colman Herman won first place within “single reports” for his story on “Term Paper Trafficking,” an investigation into the practice of buying and selling college papers.  In the same category, Alison Lobron won second place for CommonWealth’s Spring 2010 cover story, “Ka-Ching” which explored how the impact of legal gambling in Pennsylvania presents lessons for Massachusetts.   

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