Better Newspaper Contest

2013 Award Winners

Hoosier State Press Association - The Indiana Publisher - Better Newspaper Contest

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Division 5 Best Business Section or Pages/ Category 27 First place Business Baylee Pulliam The Herald Bulletin (Anderson) Comments: Simple but eye-catching design. Great local focus with content. Second place Jobs & Money Alicia Morgan Tribune-Star (Terre Haute) Comments: None given Third place Business Bill Strother, Carol Kugler & Rod Spaw The Herald-Times (Bloomington) Comments: None given Best Special Section/Category 28 First place A Political Journey: Gov. Mike Pence Staff The Republic (Columbus) Comments: Solid reporting throughout. Great piece commemorating a big moment for your community. Second place IU men's basketball preview Pat Beane & Stewart Moon The Herald-Times (Bloomington) Comments: Nice guide for the fans. Well-designed with plenty of information your readers can put to use. Third place Everyday Heroes Lisa Nellessen-Lara The Star Press (Muncie) Comments: Your staff clearly worked hard to honor these community heroes. Best Community Service/Category 29 First place Trauma care Ken de la Bastide Kokomo Tribune Comments: Paper's reporting highlighted a community issue that could potentially affect any person. Initial story was followed up with a series detailing how the state was addressing the issue. Second place Moving In: Sex offenders make Muncie home Staff The Star Press (Muncie) Comments: Though The Star Press' focus was on the housing of sex offenders in a family neighborhood, the paper did an good job of examining various aspects of housing sex offenders and life after prison. Paper also effectively used video and excellent photography to supplement the copy. Third place Township trustee forged email to help secure approval of budget Staff The Republic (Columbus) Comments: Though the paper had the advantage of being involved with the subject matter, it did an exceptional job of giving a detailed account of a public official's manufacture of a fraudulent email to secure public funding. The paper made excellent use of breakout boxes, timelines and layout. Best Newspaper Design/Category 30 First place Staff The Star Press (Muncie) Comments: This newspaper is inventive with its use of images and looks like something I would want to read. Second place Staff The Republic (Columbus) Comments: Large and well-chosen photographs make this newspaper stand out. Third place Staff The Herald-Times (Bloomington) Comments: The creativity of headlines in writing and design make this newspaper eye-catching. Page 57

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