Monday, June 24, 2002

Journalists judge Enquirer best Ohio newspaper



The Cincinnati Enquirer

        The Cincinnati Enquirer has won the Best Newspaper in Ohio award in the annual Press Club of Cleveland competition of media statewide.

        The Enquirer's Michael E. Keating won Best Photographer in Ohio and Jim Borgman won Best Cartoonist in Ohio in the contest.

        The Enquirer won a total of eight other first-place awards in a contest that drew more than 1,200 entries from daily and nondaily newspapers, radio and TV stations, and trade and business publications.

        Awards were presented Friday night in Cleveland.

        The competition was judged by a panel of out-of-state journalists from cities including Dallas, Milwaukee, St. Louis and Los Angeles.

        The Enquirer's business staff won a first-place award for its coverage of Procter & Gamble Co.'s budgetary cuts, and the newspaper's 2001 Election Guide won first place for election coverage.

        The staff and reporter Howard Wilkinson won first place for a single-day breaking news story for coverage during the 2001 riots, and tied with the Cincinnati Post for first place for consecutive days of breaking news coverage during the riots.

        Enquirer individual staffers who won first-place awards in the competition:

        • Photographer Jeff Swinger, spot news photography during the Cincinnati riots.

        • Food Editor Chuck Martin, features writing in the personality/profile category for “Jimmy Gibson: City's Hottest Chef.”

        • Designer Ron Huff, for the single-page newspaper design of “Eye Appeal.”

        • Former staff artist David Aikins, in the multiple illustrations category.

        Meanwhile, www.cincinnati.com won a second-place award for Best Website in Ohio.

        And the Enquirer's Forum section won a second-place award in the Best Section category and the editorial staff won a second-place for its editorial, “Cincinnati's Call to Change.”

        Other second-place awards went to: columnists Paul Daugherty and Cliff Radel; and reporters Dan Klepal, Tom O'Neill, Jane Prendergast, Kristina Goetz, John Johnston and James Pilcher.

        The staff won an honorable mention for its analysis “Two Cincinnatis.” Other honorable mention honors went to: former artist Rob Schuster; reporter Peggy O'Farrell; film critic Margaret A. McGurk; Mr. Radel; former intern Gabe Utasi; and photographer Glenn Hartong.

       



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