Brian Clarey, Jordan Green and Eric Ginsburg, who make up the editorial team at Triad City Beat, won a number of awards at the 2013 News, Editorial & Photo Journalism Contest hosted by the North Carolina Press Association.
The awards recognized work done by the three while they were employed with Yes! Weekly, which competes in Division C, a category for community newspapers with circulation over 10,000.
Jordan Green won First Place in editorials for work reflecting decisions by election officials in Forsyth County, growing pains in Greensboro and Winston-Salem’s downtowns and the state’s decision to cut off long-term unemployment benefits.
Brian Clarey won Second Place in sports feature writing for a story about the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament in Greensboro.
Eric Ginsburg placed third in online breaking news for reporting about a fast-food strike in Greensboro.
And Green and Clarey won Second Place in investigative reporting for a story about the 2012 Forsyth County property tax revaluation. The judges wrote: “Delving into how race impacted the judgments, [the story] explored an issue many in the community suspected but could not support without the newspaper’s research.”
Green and Clarey shared the award with Chad Nance, editor in chief at the Camel City Dispatch online daily in Winston-Salem, and Alex Ashe, an intern at Yes! Weekly.
Clarey was dismissed from Yes! Weekly in November. In February, Green and Ginsburg left Yes! Weekly to help Clarey launch Triad City Beat. — Jordan Green