Because of rising COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations across the state, the New Hampshire Press Association’s 2020 Excellence in Journalism Awards ceremony will be live-streamed again this year.
The NHPA had been planning an in-person banquet for Thursday, September 23, but after polling members and reviewing the health statistics, the Board of Directors determined bringing more than 100 people together for three hours in an enclosed space was not in the best health interests of members. Also, enough members expressed apprehension over attending that the full spirit of camaraderie would likely have been lost.
Like last year, the awards ceremony will be broadcast live on the NHPA’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/PressNH) beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 23. The college and professional divisions will be presented together. All New Hampshire journalists are invited to watch and interact online.
More details about the broadcast will be released next week along with the announcement of the 2021 Lifetime Achievement winners.