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Award winning news

Celebrating Royal Purple winners
Josh Stoughton (left) and Parker Olsen post for a celebratory photo after the Milwaukee Press Club Gridiron Awards dinner in the Pfister Hotel May 12, 2023.

In honor of National Newspaper Week the Royal Purple is taking the opportunity to recognize its hard working and award winning staff members from the past year. Annually, the Royal Purple enters contestants into the Milwaukee Press Club and the Wisconsin Newspaper Association collegiate news competitions. Check out the linked articles below to see some of the RP’s finest work.

Parker Olsen (left) and Mikey Rottier show their awards from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest luncheon at the Concourse Hotel March 24, 2023. (Keith Zukas)

Parker Olsen

Gold Award – Best Sports Story (Milwaukee Press Club)

Pushing the limits: Alum moves mountains

Third Place – Collegiate Journalist of the Year (Wisconsin Newspaper Association)

Overall coverage

Josh Stoughton

Silver Award – Best Local News or Feature Story (Milwaukee Press Club)

Whitewater community coverage

Dauntae Green

Third Place – Freedom of Information Award (Wisconsin Newspaper Association)

Whitewater police chief investigation still ongoing

Mikey Rottier

Honorable Mention – Sports Story (Wisconsin Newspaper Association)

Female leaders foster success

Corbin Giese

Honorable Mention – Best Use of Multimedia (Wisconsin Newspaper Association)

Animal House


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