The Press Club of Cleveland Honors the Best Journalists in Ohio

Celebrates 33rd Anniversary of the Event

CLEVELAND--()--The Press Club of Cleveland honored Ohio's top media performers Friday, June 10th at the 33rd Annual Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards, held at the Marriott Downtown at Key Center in Cleveland. Entries were received from a variety of daily and non-daily newspapers, radio and television stations, internet sites, and trade and business publications from across the state. Competition categories included: 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 2011 winners of the Best in Ohio awards include:

Best in Ohio: Column Writing
First - Dave Lange, Chagrin Valley Times
Second - Phillip Morris, The Plain Dealer

Best in Ohio: Headline Writing
First - Wendy McManamon, The Plain Dealer
Second - Kevin Aprile, The Chronicle Telegram

Best in Ohio: Editorials
First - Joe Frolik, The Plain Dealer
Second - David Kushma, The Blade

Best in Ohio: Reviews/Criticism
First – Steve Litt, The Plain Dealer
Second – Brad Keefe, Columbus Alive

Best in Ohio: Essays
First – Bob Dyer, Akron Beacon Journal
Second – Stuart Warner, The Write Coach

Best in Ohio: Photographer
First - Lisa DeJong, The Plain Dealer
Second (tie) - Ed Suba Jr., Akron Beacon Journal
Second (tie) - Adam Cairns, This Week Newspapers

Best in Ohio: Freelance Writer
First - Jill Sell, Various Publications

Best in Ohio: Staff Reporter
First - Julie Carr Smyth, The Associated Press
Second (tie) - Darrel Rowland, The Columbus Dispatch
Second (tie) - Erick Trickey, Cleveland Magazine

Best in Ohio: Cartooning
First - Jeff Darcy, The Plain Dealer
Second - Kirk Walters, The Blade

Best in Ohio: Illustrations - All Publications
First - Andrea Levy, The Plain Dealer
Second - Tom Fisher, The Blade

Best in Ohio: Infographics
First - William Neff, The Plain Dealer
Second - John Lauer, Columbus Business First

Best Magazine in Ohio
First – Staff, Cincinnati Magazine
Second – Staff, Cleveland Magazine

Best Web Site in Ohio
First – Joe Linstrum, Chuck Poulton, Renee Volchko , www.wksu.org
Second – Staff, www.morningjournal.com

Best Trade Publication in Ohio
First – Staff, Lawn and Landscape Magazine
Second (tie) – Staff, Plastics News
Second (tie) – Staff, Waste and Recycling News

Best Business Publication in Ohio
First – Staff, Inside Business
Second – Staff, Business Courier

Best Radio Newscast in Ohio
First – Tom Moore, WTAM
Second - WKSU News Staff, WKSU

Best Non-Daily Newspaper in Ohio: Alternatives
First – Staff, The Other Paper
Second – Staff, Columbus Alive

Best Daily Newspaper in Ohio: more than 100,000 Circulation
First - Staff, The Plain Dealer
Second - Staff, The Columbus Dispatch

Best Daily Newspaper in Ohio: less than 100,000 Circulation
First (tie) - Staff, The News-Herald
First (tie) - Staff, The Morning Journal

Best Non-Daily Newspaper in Ohio: Community Newspapers
First - Staff, The Chagrin Solon Sun
Second (tie) – Staff, The Press
Second (tie) - Staff, The Sun Messenger

About The Press Club of Cleveland

The Press Club of Cleveland is an organization for print and broadcast journalists and editors, public relations and advertising professionals, and anyone who works with them. The club serves its members by providing social and educational opportunities, promoting excellence in journalism, attracting and educating high-quality candidates to enter journalism, and maintaining a history of journalism in Cleveland, Ohio. More information is available at www.pressclubcleveland.com or by calling 440-899-1222.

Contacts

The Press Club of Cleveland
Lynn Bracic, 440-899-1222

Release Summary

CLEVELAND, OHIO June 10, 2011...The Press Club of Cleveland honored Ohio's top media performers Friday, June 10th at the 33rd Annual Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards

Contacts

The Press Club of Cleveland
Lynn Bracic, 440-899-1222