The Press Club of Cleveland Honors the Best Journalists in Ohio; Celebrates 30th Anniversary of the Event

CLEVELAND--()--The top media performers in Ohio were recognized Friday, June 13 at the 30th Annual Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards. The Press Club of Cleveland honored Ohio's best newspapers, magazines, photographers, designers and writers at the ceremony, held at LaCentre in Westlake.

More than 1,000 entries were received from a variety of daily and non-daily newspapers, radio and television stations, and trade and business publications from across the state. Work was submitted across the competition's categories: daily newspaper, non-daily newspaper, new media, radio, television, business publications, trade publications, magazines, print visuals, photography and open print.

Each publication entered was reviewed and critiqued by a panel of experts from out-of-state Press Clubs and media outlets.

The 2008 winners of the Best in Ohio awards include:

Best in Ohio: Column Writing

First - Pete Kotz, Cleveland Scene
Second - Phillip Morris, The Plain Dealer
 

Best in Ohio: Headline Writing

First - Kim Drezdzon, Akron Beacon Journal
Second - Wendy McManamon, The Plain Dealer
 

Best in Ohio: Reviews/Criticism

First - Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer
Second - Rich Heldenfels, Akron Beacon Journal
 

Best in Ohio: Essays

First - Karen Sandstrom, The Plain Dealer
 

Best in Ohio: Editorials

First - Tom Walton & Dave Shutt, The Toledo Blade
Second - Elizabeth Sullivan, The Plain Dealer
 

Best in Ohio: Photographer

First - Lisa DeJong, The Plain Dealer
Second - Chris Stephens, The Plain Dealer
 

Best in Ohio: Freelance Writer

First - Kristen Hampshire
 

Best in Ohio: Staff Reporter

First - Sharon Coolidge, The Cincinnati Enquirer
Second - Andy Netzel, Cleveland Magazine
 

Best in Ohio: Cartooning

First - Jim Borgman, The Cincinnati Enquirer
Second - Jeff Darcy, The Plain Dealer
 

Best in Ohio: Illustrations - All Publications

First - Andrea Levy, The Plain Dealer
Second - Chad Kimes, The Gazette
 

Best in Ohio: Infographics

First - William Neff, The Plain Dealer
 

Best Magazine in Ohio

First - Cincinnati Magazine
Second - Cleveland Magazine
 

Best Web Site in Ohio

First - Dispatch.com
Second - ThisWeekNews.com
 

Best Trade Publication in Ohio

First - Lawn & Landscape
Second - Golfdom Magazine
 

Best Business Publication in Ohio

First - Cincinnati Business Courier
Second - Crain's Cleveland Business
 

Best Television Newscast in Ohio

First - Ohio's 9 O'Clock News, Ohio News Network
 

Best Radio Newscast in Ohio

First - Morning Drive Newscast, 90.3 WCPN ideastream
 

Best Non-Daily Newspaper in Ohio: Community Newspapers

First - The Sun Courier
Second - ThisWeek Dublin Villager
 

Best Non-Daily Newspaper in Ohio: Alternatives

First - Columbus Alive
Second - The Other Paper
 

Best Daily Newspaper in Ohio: 100,000 or Less Circulation

First - The Morning Journal
Second - The Chronicle-Telegram
 

Best Daily Newspaper in Ohio More Than 100,000 Circulation

Second - The Toledo Blade
First - The Plain Dealer

For membership or other information, please contact The Press Club of Cleveland at 440/899-1222 or visit www.pressclubcleveland.com.

Contacts

The Press Club of Cleveland
Mary Beth Holdford, 216-466-2166 cell
Email: marybeth.holdford@arcelormittal.com

Contacts

The Press Club of Cleveland
Mary Beth Holdford, 216-466-2166 cell
Email: marybeth.holdford@arcelormittal.com