Cardinal & Pine Wins 7 NC Press Awards

Cardinal & Pine Wins 7 NC Press Awards

Cardinal & Pine's Michael McElroy (left) and Leah Sherrell accepted 7 awards from the NC Press Awards Thursday night on behalf of the team.

By Staff Reports

August 24, 2023

This year, we took home 7 awards, including three 1st-place awards for best newsletter, best video, and best multimedia journalism.

We wanted to tell you some exciting news.

For the second year in a row, Cardinal & Pine won big at the NC Press Awards.

This year, we won 7 awards, including 3 first-place awards for best newsletter, best video, and best multimedia journalism project.

Two years in a row, best newsletter! Sign up for our free newsletter of all things NC here. 

  • Political Reporter Michael McElroy and Video Editor Shaun Sindelman’s 1st-place award is for their coverage of one eastern NC mayor’s mission to “save” his hometown of Enfield. McElroy also won 3rd place in news feature writing for his reporting on Enfield.  
  • Leah Sherrell won 1st place for multimedia reporting for her coverage of LGBTQ pride in rural Moore County, and the counter-demonstrations.
  • Sindelman and I also won 2nd place for a video on “Wild’s Raid,” the Black Union soldiers who marched to free enslaved people in northeast NC during the Civil War.
  • C&P contributor Madeline P. Gray won 2nd place in photography for her photo coverage of Benson Mule Days.
  • McElroy won 3rd place for video with a (K9-assisted!) clip on voting. 

Last year, we won 9 awards at the NC Press Awards, including 1st for this newsletter. In other words, you’re reading a decorated newsletter. Refer your friends here.

We’re grateful for the honors. They mean something. But what means more is having you here to read and talk about NC with us.


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