INDIANAPOLIS — The Daily Reporter won 19 awards – including eight first-place plaques – in The Associated Press Media Editors newswriting and photography contest.
The awards, given Friday night at a dinner in Indianapolis, recognize excellence in journalism at newspapers throughout the state.
The first-place awards recognized:
Nondeadline news reporting: Reporters Noelle M. Steele, Maribeth Vaughn and Jim Mayfield wrote about the death of Mayor Dick Pasco.
Feature writing: Vaughn wrote about a Persian Gulf War veteran and his battle against cancer.
First Amendment/Com-munity Affairs: “Pink Power,” the Daily Reporter’s special section examining breast cancer.
Page One design: graphic designer Kyle Lewis.
Editorial writing: editor David Hill.
Sports column writing: sports editor Brian Harmon.
Use of graphics: Lewis
Sports photo: Tom Russo photographed the Colts’ Ahmad Bradshaw running over an Oakland Raiders defender.
The Daily Reporter won 11 other awards:
Deadline news reporting: Steele, second place, for coverage of the shooting death of Gary Roberts.
Nondeadline news reporting: Mayfield, third place
First Amendment/community affairs: Steele, second place.
Feature writing: Steele, second place; and Mayfield, third place.
Deadline sports reporting: Harmon won second and third place awards.
Nondeadline sports reporting: Sportswriter Grant Freking won a third-place award.
Headline writing: Hill, second place.
Sports photography: Russo, second place.
Feature photography: Russo, second place.