Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram reporter Megan Doyle has received the 2017 MacGregor Fiske Award, which recognizes outstanding young journalists early in their careers.

Doyle, 25, joined the Press Herald last August after working for the Concord (N.H.) Monitor for nearly three years.

Mary McCann Fiske, founder of the award, presented a $1,000 check to Doyle during a visit to the Portland newsroom last week. The award is named after her late husband, MacGregor Fiske, a career sports and news reporter, columnist and editor in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. It was established by McCann Fiske and the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts to encourage promising young print journalists to persevere in the profession.

Doyle is a metro reporter, covering the city of Westbrook and surrounding towns and also writing about topics such as immigration, social trends and economic disparity.

Doyle was part of the newspaper’s team that produced “Lost,” a multimedia journalism project that revealed the human toll of Maine’s opioid overdose deaths. Her work included a poignant story about children left behind by parents who overdose and those removed from their families because of their parents’ addiction.

Doyle, a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, was named the 2014 Rookie Journalist of the Year by the New Hampshire Press Association.

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