What Was Our Best Work of 2020?

As the year (and what a year it has been) winds to a close, our last People’s Choice for 2020 will be all about us.

Namely, we want you to tell us what your favorite story of 2020 was, and why. We’ll take nominations through next Friday, and will have a ballot for final voting the next Monday.

Was it the story of the wedding that didn’t stop for a pandemic, but pivoted? Was it the high school sweethearts who reconnected? Maybe it was the remarkable summer of social justice protests?

Or, you know, this tiny little pandemic thing we have going on, and the stories it’s generated, from the siblings who put up signs of encouragement around their neighborhood, to all the mask-makers out there, to the way restaurants and small businesses have dealt with closures and reductions in occupancy.

We’ll be sharing staff and reader picks throughout the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s.

Click here to let us know your favorite.

See our 2019 picks here.

Bethany Erickson

Bethany Erickson, Digital Editor at People Newspapers, cut her teeth on community journalism, starting in Arkansas. Recently, she's taken home a few awards for her writing, including first place for her tornado coverage from the National Newspapers Association's 2020 Better Newspaper Contest, a Gold award for Best Series at the 2018 National Association of Real Estate Editors journalism awards, a 2018 Hugh Aynesworth Award for Editorial Opinion from the Dallas Press Club, and a 2019 award from NAREE for a piece linking Medicaid expansion with housing insecurity. She is a member of the Education Writers Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Association of Real Estate Editors, the News Leaders Association, the News Product Alliance, and the Online News Association. She doesn't like lima beans, black licorice or the word synergy. You can reach her at bethany.erickson@peoplenewspapers.com.

3 thoughts on “What Was Our Best Work of 2020?

  • November 17, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    I really enjoyed the Breathtaking in Austin story by Kersten Rettig.
    At a time when I needed to get away, reading about somewhere that I could drive to and find some solace was needed. Thankful she brought it to our attention.

  • November 18, 2020 at 9:09 am

    I loved the article Meat Me at Home and love reading all of Kersten Rettig’s work! She is a great journalist!

  • November 19, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    Please recognize Kersten Rettig for outstanding, inspirational writing regarding our local food scene. I don’t have a favorite. Everything she writes is solid gold!


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