Archive for Saturday, March 8, 2008

Journal-World wins 43 Awards of Excellence

March 8, 2008


The Lawrence Journal-World won 43 Kansas Press Association 2008 Awards of Excellence, the press association announced Friday.

The newspaper won 22 first-place, eight second-place and nine third-place awards, four honorable mentions.

First-place 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.


Sigmund 10 years, 3 months ago

The answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything is only 42. yet the LJW scores scores even higher. Impressive!

Uhlrick_Hetfield_III 10 years, 3 months ago

My vote for first was Dolph Simons' series on Governor Roundheels selling KU Hospital out to her Missouri bosses. In the process severely damaging medical care for the indigent in the Kansas City area. Great job Dolph, 3 boos for our Missouri *&%& of a Governor.

Ronda Miller 10 years, 3 months ago

Congrats to all of you. The hard work, long hours, stressful days and night, attention to detail, carinig, commitment, love of the written word, creative design, dedication to your job have paid off! Have I mentioned, "Ya done good?" :)

TriSigmaKS 10 years, 3 months ago

Congratulations to LJW. Your hard work is appreciated.

walkdog262 10 years, 3 months ago

Didn't the sports staff win Associated Press Sports Editors Top 10 awards in both daily and Sunday sections? That's a much bigger award than KPA - no offense to the deserving reporters and editors listed here.

notajayhawk 10 years, 3 months ago

Somehow we got nipped again and missed out on "Most Congenial Comments Section..."

classclown 10 years, 3 months ago

Headline Writing: Susan Roberts.


compmd 10 years, 3 months ago

"Local media company reports how great they are in their own publications." Film at 11.

beatrice 10 years, 3 months ago

43 awards? Exactly how many did they hand out?

Charles L. Bloss, Jr. 10 years, 3 months ago

I do too. I didn't know there were any redneck militias. Thank you, Lynn

Michael Stanclift 10 years, 3 months ago

I am still waiting to see a dedicated section for how great the LJWorld is, so everyday I can read a little more about how special they are!

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