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ROBERT HOPWOOD Digital content specialist

2017

  • * First place, Enterprise News Story or Series for “Tribal lands” series, California Newspaper Publishers Association’s Better Newspapers Contest 2016
  • * First place, Coverage of Education for “Education divide” story, California Newspaper Publishers Association’s Better Newspapers Contest 2016
  • Second place, Best Informational Graphic, California Newspaper Publishers Association’s Better Newspapers Contest 2016

2016

  • * Winner, Digital Storytelling, USA Today Network Awards
  • * Finalist, Public Service watchdog, USA Today Network Journalism Awards
  • * Third place, Immigration and Border Reporting, Best of the West
  • Unsung Hero, Gannett Company Inc.
  • Second place, Best Informational Graphic, California Newspaper Publishers Association’s Better Newspapers Contest 2015
  • * Finalist, Investigative Reporting (Daily Newspapers, Division 1), Society of American Business Editors and Writers

2015

  • * Winner, 45th Annual Public Service Awards (Under 40,000 circulation), Associated Press Media Editors’ Journalism Excellence Awards
  • * Winner, Digital Storytelling Award (Under 40,000 circulation), Associated Press Media Editors’ Journalism Excellence Awards
  • Second place, Short-form writing/Voice, Division II, Best of Gannett
  • * Third Place, Public Service Journalism, Best of Gannett
  • * Third place, Innovation, Division II, Best of Gannett

2014

  • First place, Short Form Writing/Voice category, “10 Picks” feature, Awards of Excellence
  • * Innovation Grant recipient, Gannett Company Inc.
  • iCare award, The Desert Sun

2010

  • Panelist, “Twitter 2.0: Advanced Social Media for Journalists,” an SPJ San Diego workshop
  • Panelist, “San Diego Social Media Symposium,” a Nuffer Smith Tucker and SDSU seminar

2007

  • “Total Community Coverage in Cyberspace,” a Knight Digital Media Center and USC fellowship

* Team award