Archive for Friday, March 9, 2012

Journal-World earns 26 awards of excellence in Kansas Press Association contest

March 9, 2012


The Lawrence Journal-World news and advertising divisions Thursday won 26 Kansas Press Association Awards of Excellence.

First-place awards include:

Best Ad Series: Dignified Doggies by Janella Williams.

Best Automotive Ad: Laird Noller Automotive by Cheryl Batrez.

Best House Ad: Lawrence Give Back by Randy Erickson.

Best Online Ad: River City Heating & Cooling by John Van Sickel.

Best Specialty Ad: Jewelry by Julie by Williams.

Most Adaptable Promotion: Holiday Wrapping Paper by Scott Oswalt.

Best Online Video (Feature): Exonerated, But Still Not Free by Shaun Hittle, Kevin Anderson and Alex Parker.

Best Special Section: Men’s 2011-12 Basketball Preseason Magazine by the News, Creative Imaging and Advertising Sales departments.

Best Newspaper Website: News staff.

Second-place awards:

Agricultural Story: Farm Aid by Sarah Henning.

Automotive Ad: Laird Noller Automotive by Batrez.

Fashion Ad: Weaver’s Department Store by Terrance Brown.

Grocery Ad: Checkers by Brown.

Online Ad (Motion): Gear Giveaway by Erickson.

Online Video (Feature): The Bullfighters by Nick Krug.

Design and Layout Excellence: News staff.

Investigative Story: Purple Heart Veterans Foundation Investigation by Hittle

News and Writing Excellence by the news staff.

News Story: The Boy in the Attic by Hittle.

Sports Feature Story: Asia’s Adversity by Jesse Newell.

Third-place awards:

Online Ad (Motion): Lawrence Laundromat by Van Sickel.

Most Adaptable Promotion: March to the Championship Bracket Wrapper by Williams.

Online Video (Feature): Snow Scenes Downtown by Mike Yoder.

Photo Package: Fall by Krug.

Editorial Writing: Ann Gardner.

Sports Story: Thin Line Can Separate Bullying from Coaching by Mark Fagan.

The Journal-World competed in a four-newspaper category that included the Wichita Eagle, the Kansas City Star and the Topeka Capital-Journal. The awards will be presented during KPA’s annual meeting April 20 and 21 at the Doubletree Hotel in Overland Park.


Paul R Getto 6 years, 3 months ago

"The Lawrence Journal-World news and advertising divisions Thursday won 26 Kansas Press Association Awards of Excellence." === Congratulations to all concerned and thanks for contining to allow a few folks to rant and rave on this award-winning site.

beatrice 6 years, 3 months ago

I'm shocked that not a single award was given for the LJWorld's excellent work with zombies, or for allowing on-line registered users to call other people "Idiot."

Classy this LJWorld.

Alex Parker 6 years, 3 months ago

That's not a category in the KPA awards, beatrice. As I explained to you earlier, personal attacks against users of this site will not be tolerated. There is a different standard regarding expressing opinions about public figures.

beatrice 6 years, 3 months ago

Why? Why should "anonymous" mean so much more than known person? Either discourse is civil or it is not. Exceptions means only one thing -- discourse that is not civil.

Or are you saying what has been happening around here counts as civil discourse?

beatrice 6 years, 3 months ago

I'm not trying to make the rules. Until they kick me off, however, I will question their enforcement of those rules.

Think of it along the lines of your whine about selective enforcement of the rules against poor, poor conservatives, as well as your admissions of hitting "suggest removal" against those you would like to censor.

Now, what is that "h" word you like to throw around?

beatrice 6 years, 3 months ago

Kind of like the way you parrot Republican talking points? Try thinking for yourself. Who knows, you just might like it.

Lawrence Morgan 6 years, 3 months ago

Congratulations to all the staff of the Journal-World.

In addition to the news and photography articles, the video selections were really tremendous. The Journal World needs to sell and produce more of these. I personally think they will help this paper not only to survive, but become even more impressive in the future.

And why not let readers suggest their favorites from the last year?

Shaun Hittle 6 years, 3 months ago

I like the suggestion of readers picking their favorites. I'll pass along to the bosses.


Shaun LJW

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