Sunday, September 24, 2000

Enquirer takes three state Best of Show awards

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        CLEVELANDCincinnati Moments, a celebration of photographs from The Cincinnati Enquirer, took top honors Saturday at the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists annual awards luncheon.

        The award was one of three Best of Show honors the paper received during ceremonies at the Terrace Club Restaurant in Cleveland's Jacobs Field.

        Written by Enquirer columnist Cliff Radel and edited by news editor Sue Lancaster, with photographs compiled by photo director Liz Dufour, the Cincinnati Moments book won best of show in the Best Special Publication category for newspapers with circulations over 100,000.

        The Enquirer's second Best of Show came in the Best Defense of Literacy category. The Enquirer's 1999 Newspaper in Education and Literacy programs, coordinated by Peggy Wildey, earned the award.

        Former Enquirer reporter Michael Hawthorne also won a Best of Show. He was named Best Reporter in Ohio for his work covering the statehouse for The Enquirer. He also earned a second-place award in the Best Coverage of Government category.

        TV critic John Kiesewetter won a first place award in the Best Media Criticism category.

        The Enquirer staff won a first place award in the Best Deadline Reporting category for coverage of the tornado that struck Blue Ash and Montgomery in 1999.

        Other Enquirer winners were: former staffer Rachel Melcer, Best Coverage of the Environment, second place; Tim Sullivan, Best Sports Coverage, second place;, Best Web Site, second place.


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