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COURIER’s Wisconsin Newsroom, UpNorthNews, Nominated for 2 ‘Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism’ Awards

Eau Claire, WI — Two stories produced by UpNorthNews, a Courier Newsroom outlet in Wisconsin, have been nominated for awards in the 92nd annual Milwaukee Press Club “Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism” contest.

The two stories – “The Problem of ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Marinette, and the Solutions That Could Take as Long” and “One Year Later, COVID-19 Deaths Leave Many Holes Across Wisconsin” – were nominated in the Best Hard Feature Story for Online Outlets and Best Pandemic Story (Online Outlets) categories, respectively.

Courier’s reporting is unique in that it is produced by and for the local communities it reports on — delivering the news to folks where they are: on social media and in their email inboxes. It is high quality journalism adapted for today’s audiences.

UpNorthNews’s nominated pieces are just two examples of the daily content that is produced and distributed by Courier’s eight state newsrooms across the country. Our newsrooms distill and localize the most pressing news stories and topics, and present them in skimmable and shareable formats.

Up North News’s recognition for their stellar journalistic work proves that our approach to local news still delivers high-quality journalism while engaging new audiences who may feel left behind by legacy media,” said Tara McGowan, founder and Publisher of Courier Newsroom. “We believe that localizing and contextualizing how the decisions being made in Washington and in statehouses across the country affect people’s day to day lives at the local level will help deepen Americans’ civic engagement within their own communities.”