Milwaukee Magazine Receives 11 Awards for Excellence in Journalism

Among the six Milwaukee Press Club gold awards was one for best overall design.

Milwaukee Magazine received 11 awards, six of them gold, in the Milwaukee Press Club’s 2019 Excellence in Journalism Awards, which were announced via YouTube livestream last Friday.

“It just feels great because I have such a talented team, and they work so hard,” says Carole Nicksin, Milwaukee Magazine editor and publisher. “I think we’re really well poised for new and greater accomplishments in 2020.”

Press Club awards are open to Wisconsin print, broadcast and digital media organizations. Below are all of MilMag’s 2019 winners.

Gold Awards

Silver Awards

  • Natalie Hayden, photographed by Kevin J. Miyazaki for the story Out From the Shadows in March 2019.

    The Big Break by Lindsey Anderson, Best Long Soft Feature Story

  • Making Architecture Indigenous by Mary Louise Schumacher, Best Personal Profile
  • Out From the Shadows by Kevin J. Miyazaki, Best Photo Essay or Series
  • September 2019 by Paul J. Higgins, Best Single Cover Design
  • Best of MKE, by Paul J. Higgins, Best Single Story or Feature Design

For a complete list of this year’s awardees, click here.



Elizabeth Johnson is an editorial intern at Milwaukee Magazine and a journalism major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.