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Express-News staffer wins pinnacle award for work on Victoria paper

A new San Antonio Express-News reporter, Marina Starleaf Riker, become named the recipient of the Charles E. Green Award for her reporting and writing final yr at the same time as working for the Victoria Advocate.

The award changed into announced Sunday in Austin at the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors convention, which had given Riker a first area finish because of the Star Reporter of the Year for the Victoria paper’s move class. Express-News Staff Writer Silvia Foster-Frau gained equal honor for the most important circulate documents.

The four winners on this class competed for the Star of Stars Reporter of the Year fame of the Green award, which has a $1,000 prize.

Riker’s work in 2018 centered on the financial inequity of Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath and the conduct of a non-income housing company that rents to low-profits tenants, in testimonies that documented a local scarcity of low-cost housing that millions of greenbacks of federal resource did not do anything to improve.

Also introduced Sunday have been numerous different APME awards that went to the Express-News or its personnel: a 2nd-vicinity finish for Online Newspaper of the Year; a 3rd location within the Community Service category for editorial author and columnist Josh Brodesky; a 3rd vicinity for Newspaper of the Year, whose top award was received via its sister newspaper, the Houston Chronicle.

Riker’s work at the Advocate also secured her a first region inside the APME contest’s Freedom of Information class.

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