Journal Gazette collects 22 awards, 9 top honors

September 16, 2018

The Journal Gazette recently won a total of 22 awards, including nine first-place awards, from the Inland Press Association and Hoosier State Press Association.

Competing with national newspapers with circulations up to 49,999, The Journal Gazette won four awards from the Inland Press Association, including first place for front page.

The newspaper also won:

• First place for picture use in the sports category with the photo, “The Komets players celebrate.”

• Second place for picture use in the news category with the photo, “Airman meets daughter.”

• Third place, Ashley Sloboda and staff for their stories on special education.

The Journal Gazette won 18 awards Saturday from the Hoosier State Press Association during its annual awards banquet in Indianapolis. The Journal Gazette competed against daily newspapers in the state with circulations of 35,000 or more.

Journal Gazette staffers who won HSPA awards were:

• Karen Francisco and Tim Harmon, first place, best editorial page.

• Karen Francisco, first place, best editorial writer.

• Rachel Von, first place, best sports action photo, “Reeling K’s feel Toledo’s wrath.”

• Cathie Rowand, first place, best feature photo, “Get in the hole!”

• Staff, first place, best feature section or page(s).

• Staff, first place, best special section, “TinCaps preview.”

• Staff, first place, best newspaper design.

• Tim Harmon, second place, best editorial writer.

• Cathie Rowand and Ashley Sloboda, second place, best multimedia story, “Duck parade.”

• Ashley Sloboda, Matthew LeBlanc and Sherry Slater, second place, best news coverage with no deadline pressure, special education project.

• Cathie Rowand, second place, best feature photo, “Records highlight 4-H Fair auction.”

• Gregg Bender, second place, best use of graphics.

• Staff, second place, best sports section.

• Rachel Von, third place, best general news photo, “Kid designed robots.”

• Mike Moore, third place, best sports feature photo, “Komets rally after Cyclones’ fluke goal.”

• Michelle Davies, third place, best portrait, “Child homicides put heat on state agency.”

• Staff, third place, best website. 

• Staff, third place, best feature section or page(s). 

Blue Ribbon awards went to the South Bend Tribune for best daily paper and the Herald-Tribune in Batesville for best non-daily paper.


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