Archive for Saturday, January 31, 2009

J-W collects most awards in newspaper contest

January 31, 2009


The Lawrence Journal-World on Friday won 14 Suburban Newspapers of America Awards for 2008, the most in the country for the fourth consecutive year.

The Journal-World won seven first-place, four second-place and three third-place awards, and two honorable mentions.

First place honors were:

• Best Special Section for KU Today, Terry Rombeck, features and special sections editor, and Christy Little, assistant features and assistant special sections editor.

• Best Editorial Page, Ann Gardner, editorial page editor.

• Best Graphic Artwork (supporting news content), Karl Gehring.

• Best Sports Writing, “Casting A Wide ’Net” by Jesse Temple.

• Best Feature, “Gray Matters” by Jon Niccum, entertainment editor.

• Best Front Page, for pages designed by Kim Callahan, day copy editor.

• Best Sports Section.

Second place awards:

• Best Coverage of Aging Issues/Senior Citizen Lifestyles, “Unexpected Destination” by Karrey Britt.

• Best Young People’s Coverage, “Rap Session” by Niccum.

• Best Sports Photo.

• Best News Photo.

Third place awards:

• Best Editorial Writing by Gardner.

• Best Sports Writing, “Football and the Game of Life” by Matt Tait, high school sports editor.

• Best Coverage of Investigative Reporting, “Disability Backlog Creating Hardship” by Christine Metz, projects reporter.

The Journal-World was named SNA’s Newspaper of the Year in its circulation category in 2007 and 2005, and placed second in 2006.

Suburban Newspapers of America is composed of 2,000 newspapers across North America.


ronwell_dobbs 9 years, 1 month ago

Ugh. OK. Here's the obligatory headline once again:"Local Paper Touts Local Paper"Now can I get back to my nap?

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 9 years, 1 month ago

"... and I'd like to thank the Citizen Journalism Academy...."

Phil Wilke 9 years, 1 month ago

Pity some of the art/graphics awards went to someone they laid off.

Shardwurm 9 years, 1 month ago

I'll type this so the staff will understand:Congradulashuns. This is a overdo award. We our vary prowd to half ewe as are papar.

Shardwurm 9 years, 1 month ago

I believe 'god' is capitalized and your concern for my children is noted and disregarded. I hope you're not a parent as teaching your children to be lofty, snooty, and holier-than-thou is also not the answer. Also teaching them to lack a sense of humor is just what we need.You must be a teacher.

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