Better Newspaper Contest

2014 Award Winners

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

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Page 66 Best Newspaper Design/Category 30 First place Staff Evansville Courier & Press Comments: Nice, open and airy front page. Good graphics. An enjoyable paper. Second place Staff The Journal Gazette (Fort Wayne) Comments: Colorful. Lots of information on the front. Great art. Third place John Stump & Jen Smith South Bend Tribune Comments: Colorful. An open front page. Best Business Section or Pages/ Category 27 First place Business + jobs Staff The Indianapolis Star Comments: Consistently interesting and well-planned main packages for this section. Interior content was also strong, with some nice quick-hit approaches throughout (i.e., "Nota- bly new" and "Five questions with.") A robust Sunday pack- age that gives readers plenty to dig into. Second place Business Ed Semmler South Bend Tribune Comments: A tough call between this section and the first- place winner. Strong, multi-page content, with a lot of advice columns that readers appreciate. Most of the columns are non-staff, but the "Market Basket" feature is a good local- consumer feature. Third place Business Staff The Times (Munster) Comments: Another healthy business section with lots for readers to choose from. I was particularly impressed with the "Board of Economists" report. Other days, however, seemed to be pretty straight-forward, basic stories, rather than planned-out packages. Best Special Section/Category 28 First place NWI Perspectives Staff The Times (Munster) Comments: Unbelievable how much information this entry includes. The staff really pulled off what must have been a planning and organizational challenge. The advertorials actually enhance the package, rather than detract from it. Times readers should appreciate this team effort. Second place Urban renewal Staff The Times (Munster) Comments: Great theme to a tried-and-tested-section idea (lipstick on a pig, so to speak). Preseason all-star group photos really set this entry apart. Including team rosters was a nice touch; it gives the section a Phil Steele feel – plenty of info. The story on Page 32 should have been on Page 4 to set the tone of the section. Third place High School & College Preview Staff The Journal Gazette (Fort Wayne) Comments: Solid section; plenty of info; a lot of different bylines. Kudos to Greg Jones and the other writers and pho- tographers who contributed. The all-area team and predic- tions are a nice touch. Best Community Service/Category 29 First place Who Owns That? Jay M. Young, Thomas B. Langhorne & Jessie Higgins Evansville Courier & Press Comments: Excellent topic to cover locally, huge commit- ment from newspaper, extensive research, positive results. Well-done. Second place The price of poverty Staff The Times (Munster) Comments: This is a huge issue to take on. Well-done. Love the way you show the problem locally as well as nationally. Great dedication from staff and nice work bringing aware- ness to your community. Third place 2013 Homicides Section Rebecca Green & Staff The Journal Gazette (Fort Wayne) Comments: Good awareness pieces. Huge statement making it local with pictures of local victims. Good writing and research. Division 6

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