The Press Club of Cleveland Honors the Best Journalists in Ohio; Celebrates 31st Anniversary of the Event

CLEVELAND--()--The top media performers in Ohio were recognized Friday, June 19 at the 31st 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 the Marriott Downtown at Key Center in Cleveland.

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 2009 winners of the Best in Ohio awards include:

Best in Ohio: Column Writing

First - Regina Brett, The Plain Dealer

Second - Dennis Willard, Akron Beacon Journal

 

Best in Ohio: Headline Writing

First - Aaron Flicker, The Cincinnati Enquirer
Second - Elissa Murray, Akron Beacon Journal

 

Best in Ohio: Reviews/Criticism

First - Steven Rosen, Cincinnati CityBeat
Second - Rich Heldenfels, Akron Beacon Journal
 

Best in Ohio: Essays

First - David Giffels, Akron Beacon Journal
Second - John Hyduk, Ohio Magazine

 

Best in Ohio: Editorials

First - Mark Dodosh, Crain’s Cleveland Business
Second - Dave Shutt, Kendall Downs, The Blade
 

Best in Ohio: Photographer

First - Gus Chan, The Plain Dealer
Second - Lisa DeJong, The Plain Dealer
 

Best in Ohio: Freelance Writer

First - Jill Sell

 

Best in Ohio: Staff Reporter

First - Steve Eder, The Blade
Second - David Ghose, Columbus Monthly Magazine
 

Best in Ohio: Cartooning

First - Kirk Walters, The Blade
Second - Clayton Strohmeyer, Suburban News Publications
 

Best in Ohio: Illustrations - All Publications

First - Ted Crow, The Plain Dealer
Second - Jeff Basting, The Blade
 

Best in Ohio: Infographics

First - William Neff, The Plain Dealer
Second - Reid Brown, The Plain Dealer

 

Best Magazine in Ohio

First – Staff, Cincinnati Magazine
 

Best Web Site In Ohio

First - Staff, Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio.com
Tie Second – Staff, Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati.com
Tie Second - Chuck Poulton & Scott Sharp, WKSU, WKSU.org
 

Best Trade Publication in Ohio

First – Staff, Golf Course Industry
Second – Staff, Golfdom Magazine
 

Best Business Publication in Ohio

First – Staff, Crain’s Cleveland Business
Second – Staff, Columbus Business First
 

Best Television Newscast in Ohio Major Market

First - Jeremy Naylor, Ohio News Network, Ohio Tonight
 

Best Radio Newscast in Ohio in a Smaller Market

First – Staff, WAKR, 11:30 am & 12 noon
 

Best Non-Daily Newspaper in Ohio: Community Newspapers

First – Staff, ThisWeek Hilliard
Second – Staff, The Sun Messenger
 

Best Non-Daily Newspaper in Ohio: Alternatives

First – Staff, The Other Paper
Second – Staff, CityBeat
 

Best Daily Newspaper in Ohio 100,000 or less Circulation

First – Staff, The News-Herald
Second – Staff, The Chronicle-Telegram
 

Best Daily Newspaper in Ohio: More Than 100,000 Circulation

First – Staff, The Cincinnati Enquirer

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
Wendy S. Kertesz, 216-573-6000
Email: wsk@completecounsel.com

Contacts

The Press Club of Cleveland
Wendy S. Kertesz, 216-573-6000
Email: wsk@completecounsel.com