Better Newspaper Contest

2017 HSPA BNC Awards

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Page 3 2017 Better Newspaper Contest Index & Information Chairman Bill Wilson The Rochester Sentinel Tim Ethridge Evansville Courier & Press Lisa Green The Journal-Gazette (Fort Wayne) Max Jones Tribune-Star (Terre Haute) Curt Kovener Crothersville Times Mike Marturello The Herald Republican (Angola) Mykal McEldowney, The Indianapolis Star Viv Sade Retired Jo Ann Spieth-Saylor The Corydon Democrat Denny Simmons Evansville Courier & Press Scarlett Syse AIM Media Indiana Michael Wanbaugh The Goshen News Bob Zaltsberg The Herald-Times (Bloomington) Special thanks to the 2017 HSPA Foundation Newsroom Seminar Committee for their commitment to excellence in journalism. HSPA Foundation board of directors Index Blue Ribbon nondaily winner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Blue Ribbon daily winner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Story of the Year finalists. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Story of the Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Photo of the Year finalists. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Photo of the Year. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 General excellence division winners. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Charlie Biggs, James W. Brown and Frank O'Bannon Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Division N-1 (Nondailies fewer than 3,001) Category winners. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Division N-2 (Nondailies more than 3,000) Category winners. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Division D-3 (Dailies fewer than 6,000) Category winners. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Division D-4 (Dailies 6,000-13,999) Category winners. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Division D-5 (Dailies 14,000-34,999) Category winners. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Division D-6 (Dailies 35,000 and above) Category winners. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 HSPA board of directors President Michael J. Christman, Fort Wayne Newspapers Vice President William "B.J." Riley, Horizon Publications Nancy Grossman, Leader Publishing Co. of Salem Bill Hackney, The News-Dispatch (Michigan City) and the LaPorte County Herald-Argus Mark Miller, The News-Banner (Bluffton) Greg Perrotto, Kankakee Valley Publishing John Rumbach, The Herald (Jasper) President Chuck Wells, AIM Media Indiana Vice President Patrick Lanman, Vevay Media Group Cory Bollinger, Schurz Communications, Inc. Bill Connelly, LaGrange Publishing Co. Kurt Kovener, The Crothersville Times Greg Morris, IBJ Corp. Pete Van Baalen, Fort Wayne Newspapers Chris White, The Times Media Co. HSPA Staff Stephen Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Executive director and general counsel skey@hspa.com • (317) 624-4427 Pamela Lego . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Advertising director, MAP plego@hspa.com • (812) 350-7711 Yvonne Yeadon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Office manager yyeadon@hspa.com • (317) 624-4433 Shawn Goldsby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Statewide advertising manager sgoldsby@hspa.com • (317) 803-4772 Ruth Witmer . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Communications specialist news@hspa.com • (317) 624-4430 The HSPA Foundation appreciates the efforts of the 2017 contest judges from North Carolina newspapers. This special publication provides an overview of the 2017 Better Newspaper Contest winning entries. We cannot print entire stories in most cases. For complete stories, visit hspa.com.

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