High definition Media newspapers gained a overall of 88 particular person awards, as very well as profitable top rated honors for common excellence, in the 2020 West Virginia Press Association’s annual Improved Newspaper Contest for get the job done released in 2019.
Between the best newspaper honors, the Charleston Gazette-Mail took very first spot and The Herald-Dispatch third position in standard excellence in both equally the marketing and editorial competitions among the state’s greatest newspapers. Amongst the state’s scaled-down weekly newspapers, The Wayne County News received a third spot award for general excellence in the editorial levels of competition.
“Our once-a-year newspaper opposition normally provides out the finest our state’s newspapers and journalists have to offer you,” stated Don Smith, WVPA govt director. “From the premier day-to-day newspaper to the smallest weekly newspaper, West Virginia inhabitants benefit from the fantastic and focused get the job done of journalists during the state.”
The Bluefield Every day Telegraph was identified as West Virginia’s Newspaper of the Calendar year for 2020. That award every year honors the newspaper with the maximum full of mixed points from its editorial and promoting contests.
High definition Media team customers earned 30 initially place, 33 second place, and 25 3rd area awards this calendar year in the contest, which was judged by the North Carolina Push Association.
Listed here is a rundown of successful entries by The Gazette-Mail in the news contest and the dependable team associates:
Jake Zuckerman been given to start with place greatest in-depth or investigative reporting for “State troopers cross the traces,” and next area most effective coverage of breaking news for “Jail picture sparks uproar.” His story “Top senator billed with soliciting prostitution” been given a third-area award for greatest protection of breaking news.
Other personnel writers earning initially-area awards contain Lacie Pierson — best legal affairs reporting for “‘Being alive scares me additional than loss of life,’” Rick Steelhammer — greatest information element for “We ‘did what we had to do,’” and Bill Lynch — greatest lifestyle columnist for “Race to the beginning line.”
Team members took initially-area awards for ideal editorial site and best sporting activities internet pages and specific initial-area honors went to Catherine Caudill for her life-style web pages and Jeff Rider for his entrance webpages.
Photographer Chris Dorst took first location in the aspect pictures category for “Rain Hold off,” and third spot awards for “Forging Life’s Way” (finest photograph essay) and “Victorious teachers” (best information images).
Initial put in the most effective athletics columnist category went to Derek Redd, who also took to start with in characteristic reporting for “Bouncing again – previous GW tennis participant places dark times of dependancy driving him in return to court.”
Rick Ryan obtained 1st spot in greatest sports event reporting for “University ends Martinsburg’s run at perfection.”
Caity Coyne and Jake Zuckerman received next put most effective in-depth or investigative reporting for “Indifference to the harm” and Coyne also took second put best news function for “Boone tourney allows recovery community hit all bases with shared achievement.”
Kate Mishkin acquired a 2nd-spot award for best legal affairs reporting for “Man jailed for 433 days after demand from him was dropped wrote to choose, lawyer for assist,” and 3rd spot in finest governmental affairs reporting for “‘Let’s get this finished.’”
Rick Steelhammer been given a 2nd position award for most effective information columnist for “The Environment According to Steelhammer” and 3rd put very best news aspect for “West Virginia’s deadliest twister remaining indelible mark 75 several years back.”
Other personnel associates obtaining third-put awards are Leann Ray — finest services to the neighborhood for “FlipSide,” Craig Hudson — very best sports photography for “Albans does it,” Tom Bragg — ideal athletics celebration reporting for “Hurts places a hurtin’ on WVU,” and Ryan Pritt — greatest athletics columnist.
“We are significantly honored by these awards,” explained Regional Executive Editor Lee Wolverton. “They are reflective of the fantastic function our journalists invest tirelessly just about every working day to assure our visitors are completely informed about their communities and West Virginia.”
Promotion awards presented to High definition Media staff include things like:
Kaci Foster and Hailey Hunter, Race for the Ribbon, greatest topic web page Staff members, Undertake a Pet, most effective ad marketing campaign half webpage or larger sized Lee Williams and Scott Sword, Charleston Mitsubishi, ideal labeled display screen advert Mike Morris and Randi Vaughan, Abraham Spouse and children Dentistry, bested campaign smaller sized than half page Lisa Skeens and Dianna Williamson, Pocahontas County CVB, best on-line movement ad Natalie Anderson and Dianna Williamson, Sports Fanz, best on-line static advertisement Natalie Anderson and Marshall Artists, Marshall Artists Sequence Breakfast at Tiffany’s, very best agency advertisement Jill Briggs and Dianna Williamson, Acquire Us With You, ideal single newspaper on the net advertising Jill Briggs and Dianna Williamson, U Decide ‘Em promo, ideal newspaper marketing campaign staff members, classified, most effective labeled section.
Employees, delinquent taxes reminder, best advertising of community recognize Jill Briggs and Dianna Williamson, U Decide ‘Em, greatest advert marketing campaign 50 % webpage or bigger Melissa Jarrell and Scott Sword, Frank Mullens for Mayor, ideal political ad Melissa Jarrell and Kathy Baker, Mullen Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, finest online movement ad Lisa Skeens and Dianna Williamson, Charleston Coliseum & Conference Centre, very best advert marketing campaign lesser than half website page Mike Morris and Dianna Williamson, John Prepare dinner Great Jewelers, very best on the internet static advertisement personnel, Very best in the Valley, greatest newspaper marketing marketing campaign team, Stacee Waller, Store Neighborhood, best theme website page – retail Natalie Anderson and GlynnDevins Company, Edgewood Summit, very best company advertisement Jill Briggs and Dianna Williamson, Herald-Dispatch 110 A long time, finest property ad Lee Williams and Scott Sword, Todd Judy Ford, ideal labeled display screen ad Jill Briggs and Dianna Williamson, Hd The World to Us, very best solitary newspaper on the internet promotional advertisement.
Brenda Renfroe and Scott Sword, Moses, ideal categorized display advertisement Brenda Renfroe and Scott Sword, Irv Johnson, finest on the net static advertisement Andrea Hipkins, Wendy Limited Regulation Co. CAO, most effective course of action colour ad — 50 percent webpage or much less Jill Briggs, Why Publish Legals, finest advertising of general public recognize employees — Dianna Williamson, Bridal Planner, ideal theme website page retail Lisa Thompson, Mike Napier, Blind Wizard, ideal spot colour ad 50 % page or considerably less Lisa Thompson and Mike Napier, Daniel Linville, finest political advertisement Jill Briggs and Dianna Williamson, Delinquent Tax Promo, most effective property advertisement Natalie Anderson and WVU, WVU Cancer Institute, best agency ad Kaci Foster and Dianna Williamson, Advanced Wound Center at Logan Regional, most effective on the internet movement advert Lisa Skeens and Dianna Williamson, Money Metropolis Art ‘N Craft Exhibit, most effective single black and white advert greater than a quarter site.