Better Newspaper Contest

2014 Award Winners

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

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Page 38 Second place Life Erin Doucette & Mike Marturello Herald-Republican (Angola) Comments: Have to laugh. Read this one first and couldn't get the theme song from the campy, old Batman sitcom out of my head after reading "Bat Fans." I'll chalk that up to an effective headline. Well-packaged features anchor a robust feature section. Liked the "Area events online" column, which not only encourages cross-pollination between print and digital products, but fea- tures an event or activity from each community in your coverage area onto the front page of the section every week. Third place No award given. Best Editorial Page/Category 22 First place Opinion Grace Housholder, Carol Ernsberger & Mike Marturello Herald-Republican (Angola) Comments: These pages offer a robust mix of strongly stated editorials, syndicated columns and local commentary. Good evidence of a healthy level of reader involvement. Good job. Second place Opinion Jack Ronald, Samm Quinn & Ray Cooney The Commercial Review (Portland) Comments: Local commentary – staff columns and state- house reports – is what makes these pages stand out. A good example of a sustained effort to inform the community. Third Place Opinion Staff The Tribune (Seymour) Comments: These pages provide a good variety of opinion writing – editorials, columns and letters – in an attractive presentation. Good work. Best Use of Graphics/Category 23 First place Best Movies of 2013; Addiction during the holidays; 12 ways you could save a life Erin Doucette & Tracey Robideau Herald-Republican (Angola) Comments: No comments given. Second place Downtown centerpiece; Powerful plans; Cutting funds Staff The Tribune (Seymour) Comments: No comments given. Third place Breaking down the numbers; Fort Recovery's Community Park; Unemployment in Jay County Ray Cooney The Commercial Review (Portland) Comments: No comments given. Best Online Site/Web Page/Category 24 See Page 67 for all divisions. Best Sports Section/Category 25 First place The Tribune Sports Staff The Tribune (Seymour) Comments: Hands down the best use of graphics, typography and design elements in the category. The paper also has the best photography and some of the best writing. Well-done. Second place Sports Julie Varnell & Scott Roberts The Reporter-Times (Martinsville) Comments: Can still work on design, page layout and photog- raphy, but solid paper with nice writing. Third place Sports Staff Washington Times-Herald Comments: The difference between your paper and second is very small. Solid writing. You were edged out because of design, graphic and photography issues. Best Feature Section or Pages/ Category 26 First place The Tribune Horizons Staff The Tribune (Seymour) Comments: Beautiful design, easy to read, excellent use of color and photography make this section a joy to read each week. Division 3

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