Bulletin editors honored

Bulletin Editor Jeannette Ross and Sports Editor Tim Murphy each received an award at the New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA) conference Feb. 20-21 in Boston.
Ms. Ross received a second-place award in health reporting and Mr. Murphy earned second place for his sports column, Murph’s Turf.
Mr. Murphy’s column, published March 20, 2013, was headlined “For some parents, a loss is a source of relief.” As opposed to overzealous parents, for whom winning is everything, Mr. Murphy revealed a “covert group intent on making no headlines and keeping their feelings hidden: Moms and dads who, to varying extents, are actually rooting for their children’s teams to lose.”
Their feelings are tied primarily to the longer and longer sports seasons, and Mr. Murphy explains how families must devote more and more time to the athletic pursuits of their children.
The NENPA judges commented, “Murph’s Turf” seems to touch on society/sports issues … well written, informative stuff.”
A story headlined “Where is the best place in town to have a cardiac arrest?” earned Ms. Ross her award. Published May 29, 2014, this story recalls an incident in which a man collapsed in Stop & Shop and there was no automated external defibrillator (AED) close at hand. Accompanied by a map of AED locations in Wilton provided by Nancy Capelle of the Cardiac Companion, the article explored where AEDs are kept in town, how AEDs can be used, and what to do if you are with a person who suffers a cardiac arrest.
“What a great story on cardiac arrest and where to have them (or not) in your area,” the judges said.
Several of The Bulletin’s sister papers also won awards including The Darien Times, The Ridgefield Press, The Weston Forum, and New Canaan Advertiser. The group won a total of 22 awards for print and digital work.