"Great educational connection to the reader." – Virginia Press Association At their annual awards banquet on Saturday, April 18, the Virginia Press Association announced that Eastern Shore News reporter Jennifer Cording and photographer Jay Diem won first-place awards for their Multimedia Feature Report and Personality Portrait Photo of United Poultry Concerns and its president, Karen Davis.
The story, set at UPC's headquarters & sanctuary in Machipongo, VA, and published on November 17, 2014, was chosen for making a "Great educational connection to the reader, as many folks eat poultry. Plenty of detail and nice variety of imagery with good composition made for an effective multi-media feature." The winning photo succeeded in "capturing a moment that shows the subject's character. This photo stood out in this category because the photographer did a great job sharing."
To view the award-winning Multimedia feature, see: Va. woman not chicken about making a stand for birds 18 November 2014.