Sunday, May 20, 2007

Locals Win Mainstream Media Awards

Mainstream media journalists throughout Arkansas have been honored with awards for excellence by Sigma Delta Chi, the Society of Professional Journalists, recognizing the best of news and editorial writing within the confines of what is allowed to be covered and written by corporate media owners of chain newspapers. These are real awards, unlike the phony Press Club of Dallas Katie Awards for excellence in journalism and corporate communications. Congratulations to the winners from Northwest Arkansas!

Editorial / Column Division III: 1st place, “Good Education Challenges Students To Think, Question Beliefs,” Linda Caldwell, The Weekly Vista; 2nd place, “Government Makes Right Funding Choice,” Linda Caldwell, The Weekly Vista; 3rd place, “Contributions Can Be Made In Many Ways,” Linda Caldwell, The Weekly Vista.

Campaign Coverage Division I: 2nd place, “Does It Want To Become A City ? A Village Faces Incorporation,” James Bowie, The Morning News; 3rd place, “Report: Candidate Smoked Marijuana,” Joseph Askins, The Morning News.

FOI Reporting Division I: 2nd place, “Public’s Trust Shredded,” Doug Thompson, The Morning News;

Minority Issues Division I: 1st place, “Blending Cultures,” Various, The Morning News

Hard News Division I: 2nd place, “Tornado: Storms Damage 100-120 Homes,” Kristin Netterstrom, The Morning News; 3rd place, “Identity Of Dead Men Revealed,” Jeff Niese, The Morning News. Hard News Division III: 1st place, “Villagers Choose Incorporation,” Charles Huggins, The Weekly Vista; 3rd place, “Housing Market Slowdown Has Ripple Effect On Economy,” Andra Atteberry, The Weekly Vista.

Young Journalist of the Year Division I: 1st place, John Henley Jr., The Morning News.

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