The Lawrence Journal-World news and advertising divisions on Thursday won 22 Kansas Press Association Awards of Excellence.
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 to 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 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 or 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 awards will be presented during KPA’s annual meeting April 29-30 in Junction City.