The Lawrence Journal-World news and advertising divisions were presented with 22 Kansas Press Association Awards of Excellence on Saturday.
Journal-World community editor Caroline Trowbridge also received the Gaston Outstanding Mentor Award during KPA’s annual meeting at the Courtyard by Marriott in Junction City.
“From her artful editing touch to her ability to get the best from everyone, Caroline leaves a lasting impression on the staff,” said Journal-World managing editor Dennis Anderson, who presented the award to Trowbridge on Friday night.
The Journal-World won the first-place award for News and Writing Excellence. Individual first-place awards went to reporter Shaun Hittle for Religion Story, for a series on abuse by Kansas priests, and Patrick Giroux for Infographic.
Receiving second-place awards were editorial page editor Ann Gardner for Editorial Pages; sports editor Tom Keegan for Sports Column Writing; photographer Nick Krug for Photo Package, for a series about a teenage mother, and for Photo Illustration, for the first Thanksgiving; and photographer Kevin Anderson for an Online Video Feature.
Third-place awards went to photo chief Mike Yoder for Photo Illustration, for Behind the Lens, and Online Video News for the Flint Hills burn; Hittle for Investigative Story, for the priest series; reporter Chad Lawhorn for Government/Political Reporting, on rental code enforcement; and the staff for Design and Layout.
The Journal-World’s advertising department won first-place awards for Grocery Ad by Alison McAfee and Michelle Gleason, for Picnic with Papa; and Online Ad Motion by John VanSickel, for Aladdin Cafe.
Second-place awards went to Cheryl Batrez and Kathleen Johnson for Things We Make; Terrance Brown and Johnson for Grocery Ad, for Checkers; VanSickel for Online Ad Motion, for Pearson Collision; and the staff for Ad Series, for Campaign for The Truth, and House Ad, for Search on the Go.
The Journal-World won third-place awards for Automotive Ad for Batrez and Johnson, for October Savings; and staff for Classified Display Ad, for First Management Student Housing Fair.
The Tonganoxie Mirror, which is also owned by The World Company, won the sweepstakes award for Nondaily Division 1.