The Wyoming Truth Honored with Five More Journalism Awards in National Contest

The fast-growing news operation won awards, ranging from investigative reporting and education writing to features, editorials and photography, in its comprehensive coverage of the state of Wyoming

In its first full year as a daily news operation covering the state, the Wyoming Truth has been recognized with a total of 19 awards for virtually every aspect of its journalism.

On Monday, the Wyoming Truth received five awards for investigative reporting, feature writing, education news, editorials and photography in the National Newspaper Association Foundation’s “2023 Better Newspaper Contest.”  

This latest honor comes after the Wyoming Truth won 13 awards from the Society of Professional Journalists’ “Top of the Rockies” contest and “Best Coverage of a Local News Story of the Year” award for its sex trafficking series written by Jennifer Kocher in the American Advertising Federation Western Region’s “Best of the West Media Awards.”

In the National Newspaper Association Foundation’s contest, Wyoming Truth co-founder Alec Klein won first place in the investigative series category for “Overreach in Wyoming’s Criminal Justice System”; second place in the non-profile feature story category for “The Michael Lynch Case: What Really Happened”; and honorable mention in the editorial category for “Op-Ed: A Troubling Case.”

The Wyoming Truth won first place in the education series category for “Wyoming Schools at a Crossroads” about the challenges facing schools statewide. It was written by Jacob Gardenswartz, Jennifer Kocher, Elizabeth Sampson and Shen Wu Tan.

Photographer Matt Stirn won third place in the best feature photo category for “Father and Son at the Teton Pow Wow.”

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