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Dallas News sweeps Press Club of Dallas daily paper awards

December 3, 2018

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Morning News swept the daily newspaper awards as the Press Club of Dallas awarded its 2018 Hugh Aynesworth Awards for Texas Journalists.

The News took the awards for feature reporting, investigative reporting and sports feature reporting, along with the award for public service.

Public radio station KERA-FM in Dallas took three of the four radio awards — for investigative reporting, feature reporting and criticism.

The awards were presented at a dinner Saturday in Irving, Texas.

Here is a list of winners and finalists of the 2018 Hugh Aynesworth Awards for Texas Journalism:

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DAILY NEWSPAPERS:

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Feature Reporting

Frank L. Christlieb, Dallas Morning News

“What Kind of Father,” June 15, 2017

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Finalist

Naomi Martin, Dallas Morning News,

“Speaking up for Kara” March 23, 2017

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Investigative Reporting

Cary Aspinwall, The Dallas Morning News

“What Happened to Tony Timpa?” Sep. 20, 2017

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Sports Feature Reporting

Michael Florek, The Dallas Morning News

“The Faith He Carries,” Sept. 27, 2017

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WEEKLY NEWSPAPERS:

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Feature Reporting

Monte Walker, Howe Enterprise

“Two Howe Ladies Blessed to Survive Las Vegas Weekend,” Oct. 9, 2017

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TELEVISION:

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Investigative Reporting

Charlotte Huffman and Mark Smith, WFAA

“Criminal Caretakers,” Nov. 16, 2017

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Finalist

“Pricey Perks”

Lori Brown, Vicki Chen, KDFW Channel 4, April 10, 2017

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TV Feature Reporting

Brian Curtis, KXAS

“Love and Loss: Kenny Goss Remembers George Michael,” Feb. 27, 2017

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Finalist

A Hero’s Past: Lost and Found

Courtney Friedman, KSAT TV 12, May 29, 2017

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TV Spot News Reporting

Patty Santos, KSAT TV 12

“Singing and praise. Then gunfire.” Nov. 6, 2017

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RADIO:

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Investigative Reporting

Courtney Collins and Jessica Diaz-Hurtado, KERA

“One Crisis Away/No Place to Go”

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Radio Feature Reporting

Bill Zeeble and Stella M. Chavez, KERA

“The Changing Face of Schools,” March 8, 2017

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Finalists

“The Effort to Bring Back Vinyl Records”

Hady Mawajdeh, Art and Seek, KERA, Feb. 16, 2017

“Building Houston’s Super School”

Reporter, Laura Isensee, Houston Public Media, Nov. 8, 2017

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Radio Spot News Reporting

David Brown, The Texas Standard

“Vignettes From A Disaster: Galveston After Harvey,” Aug. 31, 2017

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Finalist

Reporter, Rachel Osier Lindley,

“In A Houston Emergency Room, It Was A Week Like No Other”

KERA, Sept. 2, 2017

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Radio Criticism

Jerome Weeks, KERA

“Art & Seek,” Aug. 16, Sep. 14 and Oct. 25, 2017

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MAGAZINE:

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Investigative Reporting

Christopher Collins, The Texas Observer

“Death From Above,” April 17, 2017

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Magazine Feature Reporting

Skip Hollandsworth, Texas Monthly

“The Day The Fire Came,” July 2017

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Finalist

“The Leadership of Wilshire Baptist Church”

Reporter, Keri Mitchell, The Advocate, Nov. 28, 2017

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DIGITAL NEWS:

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Investigative Reporting

Shelby Allison-Hibbs, Katy Lemieux, Mark Lowry, Theater Jones

“Lee Trull Accused of Misconduct,” Dec. 5, 2017

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Digital News Editorial Opinion

Bethany Erickson, Candy’s Dirt

“And Now, the Hard Part of Righting Dallas’ Racial Wrongs Actually Begins,” Dec. 5, 2017

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Digital News Criticism

Mark Lowry, Theater Jones

“Outside the Lines - Water Tower Theater Hit the Wall,” Aug. 8, 2017

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PUBLIC SERVICE:

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Dallas Morning News

Cary Aspinwall,“Women in Jail,” June 27 and Dec. 3, 2017

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Finalists

Candy’s Dirt

“Dallas ISD’s Needs Won’t Disappear But You Can Help”

Bethany Erickson, columnist, Aug. 23, 2017

Dallas Examiner

“Monday Night Politics”

Mollie Belt, Publisher and Editor, March 16, March 30, 2017 (and throughout the calendar year)

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