Saturday, June 08, 2002
'Enquirer' wins nine first places
Many awards for Sept. 11, riot coverage
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Twenty-four staffers from The Cincinnati Enquirer won awards Friday in the Excellence in Journalism contest sponsored by the Cincinnati chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for work published in 2001.
Retired Enquirer staffer Margaret Josten, a pioneering female journalist whose award-winning work included covering the aftermath of the Avondale riots in 1967, was inducted into the chapter's Hall of Fame.
Also inducted into the Hall of Fame were longtime Kentucky Post political writer John Murphy (posthumously) and WCPO-TV cameraman Chic Poppe.
Several of the awards reflected coverage of racial unrest in Cincinnati and the Sept. 11 attacks. Others honored staff work in sports, feature writing, opinion writing and page design.
First place winners were: Robert Anglen in Deadline/Spot News for Destruction of World Trade Center; Enquirer staff in Series for Divided by Race; a first-place tie for Enquirer staff in Continuing Coverage for Divided by Race; Mike Boyer, Cindi Andrews and Karen Samples in Consumer Coverage for Hot cost of keeping warm; Mark Curnutte in Sports Feature for The real March Madness; Tom O'Neill in Short News Feature for Childhood friend's death brings reporter's pain closer; John Johnston in Lifestyle Feature for Simple love story still unfolding after 61 years; Dan Horn in Trend Reporting for Home is where the porn is; and Enquirer staff for September 11 Coverage for its Sept. 11 Extra, special section, and extensive photo displays.
Second place winners were: Enquirer staff in Deadline/Spot News for Cincinnati riot coverage; Randy Tucker in Enterprise/Database Reporting for Corporate boards slow to add minorities; Jennifer Mrozowski in Beat Reporting for Breaking down schools to build them up; James Pilcher in Continuing Coverage for Comair Strike; Cliff Peale and John Erardi in Sports Coverage for Cincinnati Reds Finances; Patricia Gallagher-Newberry in Opinion Writing for a selection of columns; Tom O'Neill in Short Story for a collection of work; Kevin Aldridge in Trend Reporting for Illusion drives the latest in scream machines; Sue Lancaster in News or Feature Headline for Bush can crow now; and Patrick Murphy in Page Design for Ohio.
Third place winners were: Janelle Gelfand in Enterprise/Database Reporting for The bands are back; Mark Curnutte in Beat Reporting for Dashed dreams haunt Verser; William Weathers in Series for Night Watch; Kristina Goetz in Continuing Coverage for Oxycontin; Neil Schmidt in Sports Coverage for a selection of work; Neil Schmidt in Sports Feature for XU's center of attention; David Wells in Opinion Writing for a selection of columns; Cliff Radel in Personality Profile for King has 50 years of ribbing; James Pilcher in Business Coverage for Transportation stories; Cliff Radel in September 11 Coverage for a selection of columns; and Patrick Murphy in Page Design for Pilots End Strike.
Honorable mention winners were: Enquirer staff in Enterprise/Database Reporting for Riot Follow-ups; Mark Curnutte in Sports Coverage for Justin Smith Coverage; Margaret McGurk in Opinion Writing for a collection of movie reviews; Deborah Kendrick in Lifestyle Feature for This woman's best friend; a tie in honorable mention for Margaret McGurk in Arts/Entertainment Reporting for The truth dogs Jonathan Winters; Kristina Goetz in September 11 Coverage for Stories of families; and Patrick Murphy in Page Design for Governor James Rhodes obituary.
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