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Newspaper wins 33 Awards of Excellence

March 10, 2009

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The Lawrence Journal-World won 33 Awards of Excellence for 2009, the Kansas Press Association announced Monday.

Eleven of the awards were for first place:

• Best Newspaper Web Site.

• Best Special Section for “Your Guide to KU,” edited by Terry Rombeck and Christy Little.

• Religion Story, “The influence of tradition, modernity,” by Alexander Parker.

Matt Tait for Sports Column Writing.

• Photo Illustration, “Drowning in debt,” by Nick Krug.

• Sports Photo, “State champs,” by John Henry.

• Feature Photo, “Spring fever,” by Richard Gwin.

• Best Use of Photos, staff.

• Local Business Story, “Meet Joe College,” by Chad Lawhorn.

• News and Writing, staff.

• Sports Pages, staff.

Receiving second-place awards were:

Sarah Henning, Religion Story, “Brethren in faith”;

Bill Mayer, Sports Column Writing;

• Thad Allender, Photo Illustration, “How will you spend 600 bucks?”;

• Sports Photo, Nick Krug, “Finally Four”;

• Chad Lawhorn, Feature Story, “After heart attack, homelessness, substance abuse, man back on track”;

Ann Gardner, Editorial Pages;

Gary Bedore, Sports Story, “What a relief, Self gets first bid”;

• Alexander Parker, Education Story, “For Lawrence’s teachers ... ”;

Mark Fagan, Agricultural Story, “Traffic conflicts.”

Receiving third-place awards were:

Jon Niccum, Youth Story, “Rap session”;

Karrey Britt, Series, “Organ donations”;

• Feature Package, “Fresh from the farm,” staff;

Tom Keegan, Sports Column Writing;

• Nick Krug, Photo Illustration, “Your money up in smoke”;

• Layout and Design, staff;

Kim Callahan, Best Front Page;

Andrew Hartsock, Sports Feature Story, “The world according to Bobke”;

• Ann Gardner, Editorial Writing;

Cathy Hamilton, Column Writing;

• Chad Lawhorn, Local Business Story, “Pawn shop business”;

• Sarah Henning, Agricultural Story, “Can of worms”;

Scott Rothschild, Government/Political Story, “Lawmakers clash over sex offender policy.”

The awards will be presented during the KPA’s annual meeting April 25 at the Wichita Airport Hilton in Wichita.

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