Archive for Sunday, April 13, 2008

J-W wins top award

April 13, 2008


— The Lawrence Journal-World won the top newspaper award during the Kansas Press Association's 2008 Awards of Excellence Saturday night at the Courtyard by Marriott.

The Journal-World received KPA's Sweepstakes Award in recognition for winning the most awards in its newspaper division.

The Journal-World also received 22 first-place, eight second-place and nine third-place awards and four honorable mentions.

The Bonner Springs Chieftain, a weekly also owned by The World Company, won the sweepstakes in its division.

First-place Journal-World winners:

¢ News Story: "Backlog makes for a long wait" by Christine Metz.

¢ Investigative Story: "Parking lots a target" by Metz.

¢ News Series: "Mining's legacy: A scar on Kansas" by Thad Allender and Mike Belt.

¢ Editorial Writing and Editorial Pages: Ann Gardner.

¢ Government/Political Story: "Roberts to push lab effort" by George Diepenbrock.

¢ Religion Story: "Gone but not forgotten" by Terry Rombeck.

¢ Feature Story: "Kathy's long journey" by Bill Snead.

¢ Sports Story: "Beyond a doubt" by Ryan Wood.

¢ Sports Feature Story: "The venerable Venable" by Tom Keegan.

¢ Headline Writing: Susan Roberts.

¢ Feature Photo: "Graduation" by Mike Yoder.

¢ Sports Photo: "Jayhawks OK against pass" by John Henry.

¢ Photo Package: "For a little town like this, it's a big deal" by Allender.

¢ Photo Illustration: Allender.

¢ Special Section: KU Today, edited by Christy Little.

¢ Feature Package: "24 Hours in the life of Lawrence" by the staff.

¢ Infographic: "Arctic academics" by Karl Gehring and Metz.

The Journal-World also won first place for News and Writing, Design and Layout, Best Front Page and Best Newspaper Web site.

Receiving second-place awards were Chad Lawhorn for Local Business Story and Sports Feature Story; Scott Rothschild for Government/Political Story; Erin Castaneda for Youth Story; Katie Kritikos for Headline Writing; Nick Krug for Sports Photo; Allender for Photo Package; and the Sports staff for Sports Pages.

Receiving third-place awards were Karrey Britt for Feature Writing; Lawhorn for News Series; Mark Fagan for Local Business Story; Gary Bedore for Sports Story; Matt Tait for Sports Feature Story; Krug for News Photo and Photo Package; Yoder for Feature Photo; and the staff for Best Use of Photos.

Receiving honorable mentions were Fagan for Government/Political Story; Jon Niccum for Youth Story; Andrew Hartsock for Sports Feature Story; and the staff for a special section on retiring in Lawrence.


situveux1 6 years ago

Anybody that thinks the Cap-Journal has conservative spin is an idiot. Just because they broke one of the biggest stories in state history with Morrison doesn't mean they have conservative spin, it just means you're in denial still that your lover boy Morrison got caught with is pants down. Now, if you said they weren't factually correct, maybe I'd listen to you...but spin...get real.If you can't come up with something that was factual incorrect in their reporting, then go jump off a cliff. The Cap-Journal is a better statewide paper than JW, hands down. Are they a good paper overall? I really don't think that's true of any newspaper in the state, they all print the same thing...whatever comes over the AP wire. They can't think for themselves and just do whatever everybody else is doing. It's really quite pathetic.


kawryan 6 years ago

This comment was removed by the site staff for violation of the usage agreement./I'll go ahead and just leave it at that.


thebcman 6 years ago

What award did Ryan Wood win for his "Mangino to West Virginia" story ???


RonBurgandy 6 years ago

The ljworld is a fine newspaper. I sure don't go scour newspapers that I find crappy.


sueyoass_for_damages 6 years ago

All I gotta say you people live a sheltered little life here in po-dunk USA. This paper and this website are run by "wet-behind-the-ear" amateurs. The focus of this paper is not to deliver the news and benefit the public. DOLF has other motivations........what a rag...


le 6 years ago

What goes up...Must come down! Keep that in mind america...We are headed for a huge crash! The cost of making a living today is so out of control it is inevitable that the bubble will burst! So get ready to have a "Barter" based system ....cuz the dollar bill is at best right now worth about 30 cents and thats being generous! Your newspaper wont be worth a damn thang! Then again...maybe for a while it will peak when people start jumpin off skyscrapers again just like in the" twenties"....cuz human nature loves to read about "Blood n Guts".............. know I do....And anyone that says they dont as well probably is the same person that says they don`t masterbate either! HA .....The sky is fallin... The sky is fallin........


GuardChica 6 years ago

The Topeka Capital-Journal is in a different class. Both of those classes are pretty small (three or four papers each).And just about every paper in the state that won something will be running a similar article this week.


Christine Pennewell Davis 6 years ago

Kinda funny that people are complaining about the paper but yet they are reading it.


fascinating_person 6 years ago

sueyoass- WHAT are you talking about? Have you ever read the Topeka Capitol Journal? It's awful! The conservative spin is ridiculous and inexcusable!I can see people having problems with the Lawrence Journal-World, but actually SUPPORTING the Topeka Capitol Journal?? I still can't wrap my mind around this. I have to assume you're a TCJ employee.


beobachter 6 years ago

Too bad they can't provide accurate reporting and true news story and articles. Recent examples being Brandon Rush prior to that Mangino's leaving for WV and numerous others. They need to spend less time and space on patting themselves on back and more acting like a real news source.


skinny 6 years ago

I have lived in four different cities in this state and by far the Lawrence Journal World is the worst paper as far as printing the local news!


skinny 6 years ago

Hard to beleive, you guys don't even print court news! There is never anything under the arrest log or Police Log. What a joke!


WilburM 6 years ago

It's easy to bash the LJW, but objectively this is the best paper in KS. And this is coming from someone who has had his share of run-ins with the paper.Its state and local coverage is head and shoulders about the Topeka CJ -- its website a hundred times more accessible. More and more local voices over the years -- excellent photography.There are always things to disagree with -- the Sat column remains an excess, and why Cal Thomas (as opposed to some more reasonable conservative) appears is beyond me, but these are pretty modest problems.When the LJW wins various national competitions, you can't really deny that it's a first rate paper -- well-funded from the cable/internet operations. But not a chain, and with a reasonable news hole. Look at the Wichita Eagle to see a gutted, chain paper, or the Topeka CJ. The LJW is not perfect, but in an era of cutbacks it stands out as an enterprise that has adapted with the times and continues to provide Lawrence with good state and local coverage, and with talented writers and photographers.


sueyoass_for_damages 6 years ago

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sueyoass_for_damages 6 years ago

you absolutely MUST be joking............Topeka Capital Journal is a MUCH better paper.. Oh I forgot, this is Lawrence where reality doesn't matter...


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