Professor Brinton honored in state, national editorial contests
Scott Brinton, an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations of The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, and senior editor at Herald Community Newspapers, recently took home five awards in the 2014 New York Press Association and Local Media Association editorial contests –– three team and two individual honors.
In the NYPA competition, Brinton and a team of Herald editors and reporters received first place for News/Feature Series for a 15-part series titled South Shore Rising, which looked at local efforts to recover in Superstorm Sandy’s wake. Brinton contributed four stories to the series, writing about household mold remediation, wetlands restoration, tidal floodgates, and garden rehabilitation in yards inundated by saltwater.
Brinton also received an honorable mention for Sports Feature Writing.
In the LMA competition –– a national contest that includes daily and weekly newspapers –– Brinton and the Herald team took second place among all entrants for Community Service for their South Shore Rising series.
The honor is among LMA’s highest awards. Brinton was also part of a four-writer team that received third place for Best Special Section for a Sandy anniversary edition.
And Brinton received first place for Sports Writing.