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Daily Reporter wins 19 awards in contest

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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.

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