The staff of the Montgomery County Sentinel. First row, left to right, Lynn Kapiloff, CEO, Brian Karem, Executive Editor. Back row from left to right: Mark Robinson, Paul Schwartz, Nadia Palacios, Brandy Simms, Andrew Kostka, Mark Poetker, David Wolfe, Danica Roem, Neal Earley, Holden Wilen, Rebecca Guterman, Kathleen Stubbs, Wyatt Karem, Jacqui South. PHOTO BY SUZANNE POLLAK
BALTIMORE – For the second time in four years The Maryland Delaware, District of Columbia Press Association awarded the Montgomery County Sentinel Newspapers with its prestigious “News Organization of the Year” Award in ceremonies here last week.
“This is a tribute to our staff and to the goals set out by my husband Dr. Bernard Kapiloff,” said Sentinel CEO Lynn Kapiloff upon receiving the award. “Since we’ve owned the papers we’ve dedicated ourselves to providing the best community newspaper coverage possible.”
The Sentinel won 11 first place awards, eight second place awards and one “Best in Show Award” – beating out much larger publications including the Baltimore Sun for its video blog entry.
Andrew Kostka, a former high school intern for the newspaper was also named the 2016 Michael S. Powell Student Journalist of the Year.