Asbury Park Press
The Asbury Park Press is a daily newspaper in Monmouth and Ocean counties of New Jersey and has the third largest circulation in the state. Its investigative staff, led by editor Paul D'Ambrosio, has been awarded numerous national honors in journalism, including the Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting, two the Associated Press Managing Editors' Award for Public Service, the National Headliner Award for Public Service and two National Headliner Awards for Best Series (large papers). The Press' investigative team was a finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Public Service. The newspaper was also the home to editorial cartoonist Steve Breen when he won the Pulitzer Prize in that category in 1998.
|Headquarters||3600 Highway 66|
Neptune, New Jersey 07754
|Circulation||< 2.5 million unique visitors/month on its digital site. Print circulation figures: NA|
Gannett purchased the paper in 1997.
The Press has a history of winning national awards for its public service and investigative reporting, and it won the Pulitzer Prize for Cartooning (Stephen P. Breen) in 1998 and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Public Service Gold Medal in 2010.
|Award year||Story/staffer||National award|
|2020||"Crack vs. Heroin: An unfair system arrested millions of blacks, urged compassion for whites," by Shannon Mullen, Lisa Robyn Kruse, Andrew J. Goudsward and Austin Bogues||National Assn. of Black Journalists, News Series, under 100k newspapers; Silver Gavel Award, finalist|
|2020||"Deadly Chases, Few Arrests," by Andrew Ford||National Assn. of Black Journalists, Investigative Reporting, under 100k newspapers|
|2020||"Dying to Race," by Stephen Edelson and Frank Esposito||Edward R. Murrow Award, Sports Reporting, digital news sites under 2.5 million unique visitors/month; Best of Gannett, enterprise reporting|
|2020||"Policing the Police", by Andrew Ford||NYC Deadline Club Award, best newspaper story under 100,000 circ; and finalist, Deadline Club Award for Public Service|
|2019||"Protecting the Shield," by Andrew Ford, Kala Kachmar, Paul D'Ambrosio, Susanne Cervenka, Alex Gecan and Ken Serrano||Edward R. Murrow Award, Investigative Reporting, digital news site under 2.5 million unique visitors/month|
|2019||"Protecting the Shield, by Andrew Ford, Kala Kachmar, Paul D'Ambrosio, Susanne Cervenka, Alex Gecan and Ken Serrano||Silver Gavel Award, American Bar Association; NYC Deadline Club Award, best newspaper story, under 100,000 circ.; NABJ, investigative reporting under 100,000; USA TODAY Network, Public Service Award, finalist|
|2019||"Protecting the Shield" selected stories by Andrew Ford||Livingston Awards for Young Journalists - Finalists|
|2018||"Renter Hell," Shannon Mullen, Payton Guion||NABJ Award for investigations, under 150K; NYC Deadline Club Awards - Winner, newspaper reporting under 100,000; Goldsmith Award, finalist; ASNE Local Accountability, finalist; Investigative Reporters and Editor, Print/Online Division IV, finalist; USA TODAY Network, Public Service Award, finalist|
|2017||"The Family Secret," Brian Johnston||Emmy - Mid-Atlantic chapter, Human Interest Feature|
|2017||"Long Fall," Andrew Ford||NYC Deadline Club Awards - Best newspaper reporting, under 100,000 circ.|
|2017||"Municipal Court Cash Machine," Kala Kachmar||Livingston Awards for Young Journalists - Finalist|
|2016||"Childhood Lead Poisoning in New Jersey," by Todd B. Bates||National Association of Black Journalists, Specialty Reporting, finalist|
|2016||Hollis R. Towns|
|2016||"Tax Crisis" by Paul D'Ambrosio, Susanne Cervenka, Todd B. Bates, Bob Jordan, Michael Symons, Kala Kachmar, Shannon Mullen, Ken Serrano and Michael Diamond||
National award for Excellence in Economic Reporting
|2016||"Betrayal of Trust" by Shannon Mullen||
National Press Club/Joseph D. Ryle Award for Excellence in Writing on the Problems of Geriatrics
|2016||"Monmouth County Tax Assessment" by Susanne Cervenka||
Livingston Awards for Young Journalists - Finalist
|2015||"The Iron Soldier" by Ken Serrano and Brian Johnston|
|2015||"Summit for Success" by staff|
|2014||"Heroin at the Shore" by Dustin Racioppi and Amanda Oglesby|
|2013||"Superstorm Sandy at the Jersey Shore" by Staff|
|2013||"Cheated: Why Lakewood's public schools have failed us" by Shannon Mullen, Ken Serrano, Margaret Bonafide and Todd B. Bates|
|2012||"Deadly Decisions" by Shannon Mullen|
|2011||"Breaking Point" by Paul D'Ambrosio, Shannon Mullen, Christopher Schnaars, Jean Mikle, Todd B. Bates and Andrea Clurfeld||National Headliner Award, best series in a large daily; Investigative Reporters and Editors award, finalist|
|2011||"Barnegat Bay Under Stress" by Kirk Moore, Todd B. Bates with graphics by Jeff Colson||Generoso Pope Award for best local coverage within the New York metropolitan area; APME Public Service Award, medium newspapers, finalist; Best of Gannett Public Service, second place; Online News Association Public Service Award.|
|2010||"Fighting New Jersey's Tax Crush" by Paul D'Ambrosio, Shannon Mullen, Jean Mikle, Todd B. Bates and Andrea Clurfeld||Pulitzer Prize Public Service Gold Medal, finalist; National Headliner Award, best series in a large daily; APME Public Service Award, medium newspapers; Brechner Freedom of Information Award; Best of Gannett Community Conversation Award|
|2009||"A Troubled Diagnosis" by Alan Guenther||Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, finalist|
|2007||DataUniverse.com created by Paul D'Ambrosio||Knight News Innovation Award, EPpy Awards, finalist; Knight-Batten Awards for Innovation – Crowdsourcing, notable entry|
|2006||"New Jersey's Pension Peril" by Michael L. Diamond, Nicholas Clunn, Eileen Smith, Peter N. Spencer, Ken Tarbous, Rob Jennings, Alan Guenther, Jonathan Tamari and Paul D'Ambrosio||Investigative Reporters and Editors, medium newspapers, finalist|
|2005||Corruption editorials by Randy Bergmann||Scripps Howard Walker Stone Award|
|2004||Profiting from Public Service (published with Gannett New Jersey) by Paul D'Ambrosio, James W. Prado Roberts, Jason Method, Alan Guenther, Jean Mikle, Erik Schwartz, and GNJ staff||Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting; Farfel Prize for Excellence in Investigative Reporting; The National Headliner Award for Public Service; SDX Award for Public Service; APME Award for Public Service; Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, finalist; The Worth Bingham Prize, honorable mention; The Scripps Howard Award for Public Service, finalist; The IRE Award, finalist; Deadline Club Public Service, finalist|
|1998||Stephen P. Breen, 10 cartoons||Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning|
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- "About Asbury Park press. (Asbury Park, N.J.) 1974-current". Library of Congress. Retrieved March 21, 2020.
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- The Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting Archived 2014-05-26 at the Wayback Machine