Lowe accepts NJPA award

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Claire Lowe

Catamaran Media journalist Claire Lowe collected an award for feature writing in the 2011 Better Newspapers Contest sponsored by the New Jersey Press Association. The awards were presented April 26 at the Manor in Hamilton, Mercer County.

Lowe, of Egg Harbor Township, was recognized for "Old school visit fills empty halls with memories," an account of the last days of the Fanny D. Rittenberg School in Egg Harbor City. It earned third place in the Reporting, Writing and Illustration – Feature Writing category for weekly papers over 6,500 circulation.

The story appeared in The Current of Hamilton/Mays Landing and Egg Harbor City and was posted online Feb. 4, 2011, when Lowe was working as staff writer for that newspaper. She is currently the editor for The Ocean City Gazette, also published by Catamaran Media.

Read her award-winning story online at

http://www.shorenewstoday.com/snt/news/index.php/hamilton-twp/hamilton-twp-general-news/8294-old-school-visit-fills-empty-feelings-with-memories.html.

Also recognized April 26 was colleague Lauren Suit, who won third place for “Senna sees 'Randyland' the shot in the arm that Pacific Avenue needs,” about one man’s effort to bring a development project to Wildwood. It was recognized in the Reporting, Writing and Illustration – Feature Writing category for weekly papers under 6,500 circulation. The story appeared in the Wildwood Leader and was posted online Aug. 11, 2011.

Read her award-winning story online at

http://www.shorenewstoday.com/snt/news/index.php/wildwood-mainmenu/wildwood-leader/14547-senna-sees-randyland-the-shot-in-the-arm-that-pacific-avenue-needs.html.

 


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