Marc VasconcellosBrockton Enterprise
Ken McGaghMetroWest Daily News
Michael G. SeamansMorning Sentinel
Really strong category. First place handled a very emotional story very well. Copter crash needed an edit but we loved the search picture with fisherman. Third was terrify spot news but we had a debate about the second picture. The actual arrest took away from the power of the guns pointed picture and dropped down in the standings. Brave to make that photograph.
Judges: Ed Murray/NJ Advance Media, Amanda Marzullo/NJ Advance Media, Robert Sciarrino/NJ Advance Media