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DBT wins 2 national journalism awards

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WILMINGTON – Delaware Business Times won two national journalism awards Friday, adding to a year that has already seen it earn more than a dozen state and regional awards.

Both editor Jacob Owens and reporter Katie Tabeling earned awards in the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) program that honors print journalism, television, radio, public relations, novel writing, and more. The wins in the NFPW program were prefaced by wins in the Delaware Press Association (DPA) contest, which serves as an affiliate to the national program.

“I couldn’t be prouder of our team for the extraordinary quality and quantity of work that they have produced over the past year,” said Michael Reath, publisher of the Delaware Business Times. “Recognition from organization like NFPW affirms the positive feedback we’ve heard from readers and community members alike. We’re honored to be included in the 2021 group of honorees.”

In the national NFPW program, Owens won second place for a business story for his July 2020 cover story “How the deal for Delaware’s largest building got done,” which explored the history behind the revitalization of the General Motors Boxwood plant in Newport that is set to become one of Amazon’s largest facilities in the country this summer and the largest building in the state.

Tabeling won third place for science or technology coverage for her August story “Looser COVID restrictions boosts appeal of telehealth services,” which covered the increasing use of telehealth services in the wake of the pandemic.

Owens also earned an honorable mention in the national program for environmental or green technology coverage for his story “Delaware’s renewable portfolio growing out of state,” which detailed how the state’s regulatory framework often benefitted green projects in other states.

Tabeling earned an honorable mention for a food story for her August cover story “Pandemic leaves Delaware craft brewing industry with hazy future,” which explored the lengths that the First State’s craft breweries had to go to in order to keep their doors open through the pandemic.

DBT previously won nine awards in the DPA contest and seven awards in the larger regional Maryland, Delaware, D.C. Press Association contest.

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