2011 SDNA News-Editorial Contest Results

March 26, 2018 | Author: David Bordewyk | Category: Newspapers, Publishing, Newspaper And Magazine, Leisure


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South Dakota Better Newspapers Contest 2011 News-Editorial ResultsA - Best News Story A - Weeklies Under 1,150 4 - First / Hutchinson Herald / Erik Kaufman A - Best News Story A - Weeklies Under 1,150 3 - Second / Chamberlain/Oacoma Sun / Jessica Giard A - Best News Story A - Weeklies Under 1,150 2 - Third / Chamberlain/Oacoma Sun / Erin Walti A - Best News Story B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 4 - First / Moody County Enterprise / Ryan Woodard Storm Slams Egan Excellent coverage of everything from residents' reactions, gov't official's responses, costs, etc. A - Best News Story B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 3 - Second / Brandon Valley Challenger / Jill Meier Rural residents ask city to maintain roads Well written. A - Best News Story B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 2 - Third / Brandon Valley Challenger / Alica Thiele Med-Star moves beyond Brandon Well done. Readers were given both sides of the decision. A - Best News Story C - Weeklies Over 2,050 4 - First / Custer County Chronicle / Charley Najacht Pringle pilot has close call Nice read! A - Best News Story C - Weeklies Over 2,050 3 - Second / Custer County Chronicle / Norma Najacht Proposed food regulations growing threat to sellers Nice read! A - Best News Story C - Weeklies Over 2,050 2 - Third / Yankton County Observer / Dan Merritt Lost four-year-old A - Best News Story D - Dailies Under 14,000 4 - First / The Brookings Register / Nick Hartley And she lives in Brookings! Excellent reporting on details of dino, process employed to make it. A - Best News Story D - Dailies Under 14,000 3 - Second / The Brookings Register / John Kubal Citizens group seeks a "restored republic" Very interesting material and terrific job explaining the presenters. A - Best News Story D - Dailies Under 14,000 2 - Third / The Daily Republic / Seth Tupper Discerning the role of women in church Readers can really appreciate that every church in the community was given a chance to weigh-in. A - Best News Story D - Dailies Over 14,000 4 - First / Rapid City Journal / Lynn Taylor Rick and Heidi Bell Gease Health Care This series humanized a very complicated, confusing package of legislation. Compelling stories, great leads, easy to understand. A - Best News Story D - Dailies Over 14,000 3 - Second / Argus Leader / Megan Luther Lenient law attracts minors to marry in S.D. Very interesting and easy to follow. This article went beyond in-depth analysis. A - Best News Story D - Dailies Over 14,000 2 - Third / Rapid City Journal / Mary Garrigan A Town Divided Interesting look at a split among residents on whether this economic dev. Is worth it for their small town. B - Best News Series A - Weeklies Under 1,150 4 - First / Hutchinson Herald / Erik Kaufman, Tim Waltner and Jeremy Waltner B - Best News Series A - Weeklies Under 1,150 3 - Second / Hill City Prevailer / Carol Walker B - Best News Series A - Weeklies Under 1,150 2 - Third / The New Era / Sarah Ebeling B - Best News Series B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 4 - First / Moody County Enterprise / Ryan Woodard Avera agreement in Flandreau series Good job keeping the public informed. B - Best News Series B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 3 - Second / Freeman Courier / Jeremy Waltner and Erik Kaufman Farmers wrapping up / Farmers hope for the best / Fields full of smiles Good ag coverage. Easy to read. B - Best News Series B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 2 - Third / Britton Journal / Doug Card Flooding problems Good job providing in depth information on local flooding. B - Best News Series C - Weeklies Over 2,050 4 - First / Custer County Chronicle / Jason Ferguson Threat to human safety / State: Playhouse building unsafe Very good work! B - Best News Series C - Weeklies Over 2,050 3 - Second / Custer County Chronicle / Jason Ferguson and Norma Najacht FLDS series nice work B - Best News Series C - Weeklies Over 2,050 2 - Third / Grant County Review / Jeff Natalie-Lees Burglary Attempts / Jury finds MN man guilty interesting…glad, and surprised they were caught B - Best News Series D - Dailies Under 14,000 4 - First / The Daily Republic / Melanie Brandert Ladd Trial Series Even being nitpicky, there's not much to say here. A terrific job covering a high-profile trial. B - Best News Series D - Dailies Under 14,000 3 - Second / The Daily Republic / Austin Kaus House Explodes in Mitchell Good coverage from the beginning continuing with good follow-ups. B - Best News Series D - Dailies Under 14,000 2 - Third / The Daily Republic / Tom Lawrence US House race coverage Thorough coverage of each candidate; an examination of national trends on a state level. B - Best News Series D - Dailies Over 14,000 4 - First / Argus Leader / Steve Young Growing Up Indian This series was a pleasure to read. Readers no doubt looked forward to each installment. B - Best News Series D - Dailies Over 14,000 3 - Second / Rapid City Journal / Mary Garrigan Sentenced to death This story contained all of the elements necessary to keep readers wanting more. B - Best News Series D - Dailies Over 14,000 2 - Third / Argus Leader / Jonathan Ellis and Megan Luther Legislators trips…/ Travel limits…/ No tell me, who pays for lawmaker travel Stories do a great job in stripping away secrecy, lame policy and overall slime. C - Best Feature Story A - Weeklies Under 1,150 4 - First / Parkston Advance / Wendy Royston Remembering Kaydence Touching story. Those are some brave parents. Good balance of information and quotes. C - Best Feature Story A - Weeklies Under 1,150 3 - Second / Mellette County News / Joyce Glynn A 929-Mile bike ride Good lead. Enjoyable narrative. C - Best Feature Story A - Weeklies Under 1,150 2 - Third / Hutchinson Herald / Erik Kaufman Hopf comes to the rescue Good quotes. Fun characters, enjoyable story. C - Best Feature Story B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 4 - First / The Lennox Independent / Debbie Schmidt Giving Life Excellent subject! People love these kind of features. Great package! C - Best Feature Story B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 3 - Second / The Miller Press / Sheila Schlechter Heaven for Swartzendrubers is three swaddling babies Well written. C - Best Feature Story B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 2 - Third / Moody County Enterprise / Ryan Woodard Local man builds scaled down semi Easy to read. Well written. C - Best Feature Story C - Weeklies Over 2,050 4 - First / Grant County Review / Jeff Natalie-Lees Local homeless man gets a second chance Story was moving, held interest and was supplemented well by photo. C - Best Feature Story C - Weeklies Over 2,050 3 - Second / Custer County Chronicle / Parker Knox Call of the wild Story flowed well. Good job with quotes. C - Best Feature Story C - Weeklies Over 2,050 2 - Third / Custer County Chronicle / Billy Drown It could be worse Good story angle. C - Best Feature Story D - Dailies Under 14,000 4 - First / The Daily Republic / Ross Dolan I've never been on for self-pity Good story about someone everyone knows. Good mix of quotes to illustrate optimism. C - Best Feature Story D - Dailies Under 14,000 3 - Second / The Daily Republic / Tom Lawrence It's our ways Sure the community better understands the Amish as a result of Lawrence's story. Good lead. C - Best Feature Story D - Dailies Under 14,000 2 - Third / The Public Opinion / Terry O'Keefe Part of history Nicely done story on an "old vet." Vivid details C - Best Feature Story D - Dailies Over 14,000 4 - First / American News / Elissa Dickey Surviving Apart A heartbreaking story told well, with feeling. Great work! C - Best Feature Story D - Dailies Over 14,000 3 - Second / Rapid City Journal / Kayla Gahagan Homeless students An important story well told about a problem many of us don't see. C - Best Feature Story D - Dailies Over 14,000 2 - Third / Argus Leader / Jon Walker Lawyer sees blessings in the full: "I was dying inside" Compelling story about personal redemption. D - Best Feature Series A - Weeklies Under 1,150 4 - First / The New Era / Sarah Ebeling Leaving one home for another. Haiti series Good use of quotes. Wonderful characters/good subject. D - Best Feature Series A - Weeklies Under 1,150 3 - Second / Parkston Advance / Wendy Royston Social networking series Informative and useful. D - Best Feature Series A - Weeklies Under 1,150 2 - Third / Chamberlain/Oacoma Sun / Jessica Giard Superintendent Resignation / Principal Johnsen Next / Bertram to Continue You took a news story and turned it into three distinct profiles. D - Best Feature Series B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 4 - First / Freeman Courier / Jeremy Waltner Finding Freeman / Randall, Mattila and Nash Well written. Good way to focus on the businesses that believe enough to invest in the community. D - Best Feature Series B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 3 - Second / Southern Union County Leader-Courier / Kelly Kruithoff Retiring teachers Nice job focusing on these educators past and present contributions. D - Best Feature Series B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 2 - Third / Potter County News / Molly McRoberts Autism awareness… Important subject…delivered well. D - Best Feature Series C - Weeklies Over 2,050 4 - First / Custer County Chronicle / Jason Ferguson Remembering Jasper / Local firefighters recall battling the blaze D - Best Feature Series C - Weeklies Over 2,050 3 - Second / Custer County Chronicle / Norma Najacht Against the Grain / Bread: The staff of destruction D - Best Feature Series C - Weeklies Over 2,050 2 - Third / Custer County Chronicle / Josh Chilson Cooking for the single-mom / Good cooking is worth the prep D - Best Feature Series D - Dailies Under 14,000 4 - First / The Brookings Register / John Kubal Trends show this is a time for true patriots / Journalism student goes from combat to campus The local angle proves itself. Many facets covered in this interesting tab. D - Best Feature Series D - Dailies Under 14,000 3 - Second / Black Hills Pioneer / Jaci Conrad Pearson Our teachers making a difference Well written with good photos. D - Best Feature Series D - Dailies Under 14,000 2 - Third / The Brookings Register / Vicki Schuster Camelot kids get 3 R's in project based learning D - Best Feature Series D - Dailies Over 14,000 4 - First / Rapid City Journal / Kayla Gahagan Vanishing words, vanishing world WOW!! Such an interesting topic! You have such a fluid, poetic way to your phrasing. BRAVO! D - Best Feature Series D - Dailies Over 14,000 3 - Second / Rapid City Journal / Steve Miller West River Story D - Best Feature Series D - Dailies Over 14,000 2 - Third / Rapid City Journal / Heidi Bell Gease Cell phones I was impressed you got teens to participate in this experiment! Great job. E - Best Sports Reporting A - Weeklies Under 1,150 4 - First / Dell Rapids Tribune / Kristin Johnson Dell Rapids boys set records, defy odds to claim tital Excellent coverage - thorough, interesting, great photos E - Best Sports Reporting A - Weeklies Under 1,150 3 - Second / Lake Preston Times / Mary Gales Askren Lake Preston team takes first in state Something different! I love it! E - Best Sports Reporting A - Weeklies Under 1,150 2 - Third / The Onida Watchman / Darell Tilberg Chargers are going to State! Excellent story. Great coverage E - Best Sports Reporting B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 4 - First / Freeman Courier / Jeremy Waltner The Pilot Your lead is terrific an the whole featue is exciting to read. Good job! E - Best Sports Reporting B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 3 - Second / Southern Union County Leader-Courier / Kelly Kruithoff Huskies follow yellow brick road E - Best Sports Reporting B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 2 - Third / Britton Journal / Doug Card Barrett Caps Perfect Season E - Best Sports Reporting C - Weeklies Over 2,050 4 - First / The Reporter & Farmer / George Thompson Local seven year old puts pedal to metal Interesting subject matter, through and concise. Easy to read. E - Best Sports Reporting C - Weeklies Over 2,050 3 - Second / Custer County Chronicle / Jason Ferguson The Fall Guys Nice lead. Good writing. Effective style. E - Best Sports Reporting C - Weeklies Over 2,050 2 - Third / Mobridge Tribune / Jay Davis State A Bound: Lady Tigers play best game… Good lead. Thorough. E - Best Sports Reporting D - Dailies Under 14,000 4 - First / The Daily Republic / Travis Mester Coaches as caregivers Very thorough & very informative. The thoroughness of the story made it tops in the category. E - Best Sports Reporting D - Dailies Under 14,000 3 - Second / The Daily Republic / Luke Hagen History at Howard Wood Always fun for readers to "relive" moments, and you helped them with a fabulous story. E - Best Sports Reporting D - Dailies Under 14,000 2 - Third / The Daily Press & Dakotan / Jeremy Hoeck Milestone victory for USD Story lived up to the significance of the football game. E - Best Sports Reporting D - Dailies Over 14,000 4 - First / Argus Leader / Terry Vandrovec Depression and the promising athlete A timely and sensitive issue handled with care. Strong writing tells the story. E - Best Sports Reporting D - Dailies Over 14,000 3 - Second / Rapid City Journal / Jeff Budlong GDC travel costs Wow. That's an alarming amount. Good watchdog reporting. E - Best Sports Reporting D - Dailies Over 14,000 2 - Third / Rapid City Journal / Padraic Duffy Making his way back Strong writing. Medical, but not too technical. F - Best Sports Series A - Weeklies Under 1,150 4 - First / Dell Rapids Tribune / Kristin Johnson Quarriers road to state Excellent coverage. "Perfection" article worthy of front page - great photo! F - Best Sports Series A - Weeklies Under 1,150 3 - Second / The Hamlin County Republican / LeeAnne Archer Warriors take state Great coverage. Pullout section was a great effect. F - Best Sports Series A - Weeklies Under 1,150 2 - Third / The New Era / Shane Merrill Pheasants sweep districts Great coverage and photos. F - Best Sports Series B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 4 - First / Freeman Courier / Jeremy Waltner Lillie Koerner quest for state title F - Best Sports Series B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 3 - Second / The Lennox Independent / Anne Homan Oriole Football F - Best Sports Series B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 2 - Third / Britton Journal / Doug Card Girls basketball title drive F - Best Sports Series C - Weeklies Over 2,050 4 - First / Yankton County Observer / Dan Merritt Amateau All-Star Liked it very much! Felt like I knew the subjects. Good writing. F - Best Sports Series C - Weeklies Over 2,050 3 - Second / Yankton County Observer / Dan Merritt and Dave Baumeister Pee Wee hockey championship Good coverage. F - Best Sports Series C - Weeklies Over 2,050 2 - Third / Custer County Chronicle / Jason Ferguson All-Decade Football, Volleyball, Soccer, Girls Basketball Wouldn't call this your typical sports reporting series… F - Best Sports Series D - Dailies Under 14,000 4 - First / The Capital Journal / Chris Mangan Ostarello finding balance…/ McLain leaving mark… Newspapers often overlook athletes once they leave home. Nice to the the Journal following them. F - Best Sports Series D - Dailies Under 14,000 3 - Second / The Daily Press & Dakotan / Jeremy Hoeck Nielsen leaves S.D. for Kent State / USD moves on… Comprehensive piece. F - Best Sports Series D - Dailies Over 14,000 4 - First / Argus Leader / Sports Staff Future of Sioux Falls sports venues THIS is what a sports series should be! Getting A1 treatment both days! Reader-friendly layout. Great read and tremendous work, guys! F - Best Sports Series D - Dailies Over 14,000 3 - Second / Rapid City Journal / Andrew Cutler, Jeff Budlong and Danny Lawhon Mines - BHSU rivalry Thorough, thorough, thorough! Excellent, in-depth sereis. Game-day breakdown page is excellent. F - Best Sports Series D - Dailies Over 14,000 2 - Third / Rapid City Journal / Jeff Budlong Moving to Division II A tremendous amount of work went into the anatomy of this series. G - Best Sports Column A - Weeklies Under 1,150 4 - First / Chamberlain/Oacoma Sun / Janice Mosel Porch Sitters / Brothers, Bologna & Baseball / Deer Season(ing) G - Best Sports Column B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 4 - First / Freeman Courier / Jeremy Waltner Super Bowl XLIV / This was all about the ladies / Well written column the heart and feelings of a high school team. G - Best Sports Column B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 3 - Second / The Lennox Independent / Anne Homan Speaking of Sports G - Best Sports Column C - Weeklies Over 2,050 4 - First / Custer County Chronicle / Jason Ferguson A New York Super Bowl is a horrible idea / Losing records shouldn't be alled in bowl games Clearly the best in class! G - Best Sports Column C - Weeklies Over 2,050 3 - Second / Mobridge Tribune / Jay Davis A tale of bruised ribs and an injured ego / They are just a bunch of teenagers Winning games sometimes is a bunch of hard work, like chores. This was a good comparison and humorous. G - Best Sports Column C - Weeklies Over 2,050 2 - Third / Central Dakota Times / Billy Ruiz Mild Bill's Car Connection Like the columns. Funny stuff. G - Best Sports Column D - Dailies Under 14,000 4 - First / The Daily Press & Dakotan / Randy Dockendorf Hard fought game / Football playoffs / Meyer about more than game Descriptive, detailed and researched. Great columns all the way around. G - Best Sports Column D - Dailies Under 14,000 3 - Second / The Daily Republic / Luke Hagen A Target Field momento / My first time hunting… / Running backs… I became totally immersed in the stories! G - Best Sports Column D - Dailies Under 14,000 2 - Third / The Public Opinion / Roger Merriam Worth the wait / Dealing with the pressure / Better late than never Great treatment and memorialization of big-time moments. G - Best Sports Column D - Dailies Over 14,000 4 - First / Argus Leader / Stu Whitney Six years in the remaking / On solid ground Timely reporting and strong story telling. Takes the reader beyond the game. G - Best Sports Column D - Dailies Over 14,000 3 - Second / Argus Leader / Mick Garry Faith, family - and the fight of his life / Warren's weaponry… G - Best Sports Column D - Dailies Over 14,000 2 - Third / Argus Leader / Matt Zimmer For city's pro teams…/ Do Twins really think it's not over? H - Best Editorial Writing A - Weeklies Under 1,150 4 - First / Chamberlain/Oacoma Sun / Jessica Giard Negative ads / Voter's choice / My online shopping Thank you for telling it like it is! H - Best Editorial Writing A - Weeklies Under 1,150 3 - Second / Lyman County Herald / Lucy Halverson Candidates have filed / What do the people want / Don't just condem Very good insight. Well said. H - Best Editorial Writing A - Weeklies Under 1,150 2 - Third / Hutchinson Herald / Erik Kaufman Editorials Interesting comments about some hot button topics H - Best Editorial Writing B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 4 - First / Freeman Courier / Tim L. Waltner Time to fill the gaps / End the sham of term limits Excellent! Direct, authorative, thorough H - Best Editorial Writing B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 3 - Second / Southern Union County Leader-Courier / Kelly Kruithoff Editorials Great connection with community issues H - Best Editorial Writing B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 2 - Third / Corson/Sioux County News-Messenger / Kerry Larson Tyranny / Spewing hatred doesn't take a lot of work Applause for using the power of the pen! H - Best Editorial Writing C - Weeklies Over 2,050 4 - First / Mobridge Tribune / Katie Zerr Can a few decide to change history / Newspapers play a necessary role A convincing, easy to read editorial that supports the lead. H - Best Editorial Writing C - Weeklies Over 2,050 3 - Second / Yankton County Observer / Wayne Pibal Cheap labor / Full stomach / pay frozen Good subject on government waste & mismanagement H - Best Editorial Writing C - Weeklies Over 2,050 2 - Third / Custer County Chronicle / Charley Najacht Why is state playing hardball / Advice of taskforce ignored interesting series of editorials… H - Best Editorial Writing D - Dailies Under 14,000 4 - First / The Daily Press & Dakotan / Kelly Hertz Lessons learned…/Nygaard's switch…/Daycare ordinance… Editorials are well-thought out, persuasive, frank and fair. I would imagine this paper is the moral center of Yankton. H - Best Editorial Writing D - Dailies Under 14,000 3 - Second / The Public Opinion / Bob Mooney Gray areas a problem / It is our gov't / Time for a joint effort These editorials hit you in the gut, and tackle questionable transparency in gov.t…one of the most important things a paper can do. H - Best Editorial Writing D - Dailies Under 14,000 2 - Third / The Daily Republic / Seth Tupper Decisions, not politics…/ Leadership needed…/ Real issue obscured… Nice variety of topics that are well worth addressing. H - Best Editorial Writing D - Dailies Over 14,000 4 - First / Argus Leader / Yvonne D. Hawkins Legislators should disclose all travel and who pays for it / Taxpayers deserve open gov't. Very clear writing - to the point and taking a position. A strong effort and CLEAR winner! H - Best Editorial Writing D - Dailies Over 14,000 3 - Second / Rapid City Journal / Jill Blondin Your grandma / Chadron / Pipline oversight H - Best Editorial Writing D - Dailies Over 14,000 2 - Third / Rapid City Journal / Michael LeFort Censure / Bear Country / KOTA ethics I - Best Headline Writing A - Weeklies Under 1,150 4 - First / Dakota Dunes/North Sioux City Times / Kim Fickett Sixty miles, five friends, three days: one goal Very well written and very interesting to read. I - Best Headline Writing A - Weeklies Under 1,150 3 - Second / The Tri-County News / Riva Sharples One town's trash…/ And there shall be light… I - Best Headline Writing A - Weeklies Under 1,150 2 - Third / New Underwood Post / Cris Allen Learning the hard way…/ Walking on history… / Eight is enough… I - Best Headline Writing B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 4 - First / Freeman Courier / Jeremy Waltner Run Renee, Run / Bold Vote Leads to Big Growth / Keeping It Real Clever, Engaging and Unexpected - Well done! I - Best Headline Writing B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 3 - Second / The Miller Press / Ruth A. Moller Beer & Deer, Don't Mix / FFA - Cream of the Crop / Wind blown education path I - Best Headline Writing B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 2 - Third / The Lennox Independent / Independent Staff Moove Over / Field of Dreams / CATalog I - Best Headline Writing C - Weeklies Over 2,050 4 - First / Custer County Chronicle / Jason Ferguson The Fall Guys / Janklow made some around the fire hot I - Best Headline Writing C - Weeklies Over 2,050 3 - Second / Custer County Chronicle / Norma Najacht Against the Grain / Merrill of the Story I - Best Headline Writing C - Weeklies Over 2,050 2 - Third / Freeman Courier / George Thompson Wheelin' and dealin' / Don't float your boat from county roads I - Best Headline Writing D - Dailies Under 14,000 4 - First / The Brookings Register / Ken Curley Only one port in your starboard / Stop the presses / Cheese whiz Really great stuff - 'nuff said! I - Best Headline Writing D - Dailies Under 14,000 3 - Second / The Brookings Register / Doug Kott And the beat goes on / Selling ugly / More elevators going up Lots of fun in these headlines! I - Best Headline Writing D - Dailies Under 14,000 2 - Third / The Brookings Register / Vicki Schuster It's soy easy to fall in love / Fielder on the roof / Tutu cool for school Fun and funny heads that will grab readers. I - Best Headline Writing D - Dailies Over 14,000 4 - First / Rapid City Journal / Robert Ohap The sky was no limit / 2nd Wal-Mart clears 1st hurdle Clever headlines, well written I - Best Headline Writing D - Dailies Over 14,000 3 - Second / Argus Leader / Todd Norden On the outside…/ Barriers must fall…/ Sniffing out a face to lick I - Best Headline Writing D - Dailies Over 14,000 2 - Third / Argus Leader / Pat Duncan Cold-weary homeowners…/ Neither fat nor fit… Well done headlines on hard-news stories J -Best Local General Interest Column A - Weeklies Under 1,150 4 - First / Mellette County News / Joyce Glynn Prairie Ponders What a great story! It's readable, entertaining and it puts a "human" face on it. J - Best Local General Interest Column A - Weeklies Under 1,150 3 - Second / Alcester Union & Hudsonite / Paul Buum Race cars, school buses, I had to laugh Thoughtful, provactive and important J - Best Local General Interest Column A - Weeklies Under 1,150 2 - Third / Chamberlain/Oacoma Sun / Jessica Giard Generational businessman / Center supporters J - Best Local General Interest Column B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 4 - First / Freeman Courier / Tim L. Waltner SD House in the wrong house…/ Colbert speaking 'truthiness' Writer obviously takes time to craft his columns. Powerful use of the written word. J - Best Local General Interest Column B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 3 - Second / Brandon Valley Challenger / Jill Meier Buying Brandon / Sweet Ride / Here's to 1st five years Very reader-friendly style connects with audience J - Best Local General Interest Column B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 2 - Third / Freeman Courier / Jeremy Waltner Dress shopping / My orange pearless thee / Pine or Plastic Ordinary life events but writes with unique, quirky style. J - Best Local General Interest Column C - Weeklies Over 2,050 4 - First / Custer County Chronicle / Parker Knox The last time I saw my Dad smile / The dogs are sending a message This is my favorite group of columns…especially the baseball one. The columns flow well, get in your heart. J - Best Local General Interest Column C - Weeklies Over 2,050 3 - Second / The Reporter & Farmer / George Thompson Flood prospect stirs up old memories / A little light on lighthouses Solid columns put together by someone who knows newspapers. J - Best Local General Interest Column C - Weeklies Over 2,050 2 - Third / Central Dakota Times / Billy Ruiz Well, where did it go? A series of humorous columns, very antidotal. J - Best Local General Interest Column D - Dailies Under 14,000 4 - First / The Daily Republic / Tom Lawrence Lawrence's columns Lawrence provides great composition and insight! J - Best Local General Interest Column D - Dailies Under 14,000 3 - Second / The Daily Republic / Terry Woster Woster's columns Woster gives the daily newspaper the touch of a small-town observation J - Best Local General Interest Column D - Dailies Under 14,000 2 - Third / The Daily Press & Dakotan / Nathan Johnson Tomorrow, I will dies / Where is my home / My religion rocks Johnson's approach is obviously somewhere left of center, but it's intriguing writing. J - Best Local General Interest Column D - Dailies Over 14,000 4 - First / Rapid City Journal / Lynn Taylor Rick Edward or Jacob? / Breast-feeding / Answer Interesting topis - well written…that's a winning combination every time! Lynn knows how to use words well. J - Best Local General Interest Column D - Dailies Over 14,000 3 - Second / Argus Leader / Jill Callison Death in the online family / An empty seat for Thanksgiving Jill is an exceptional story teller. This was a strong second place! J - Best Local General Interest Column D - Dailies Over 14,000 2 - Third / Rapid City Journal / Jill Blondin Helmet / Weather / Human A strong third place! K - Best Local Humorous Column A - Weeklies Under 1,150 4 - First / Chamberlain/Oacoma Sun / Erin Walti Fruits of Labor / Weeds of Denial / Hunting for Hunters / Holiday Traditions Keep up the good work! Your column, I suspect, appeals to a lot more readers than the Sun h K - Best Local Humorous Column A - Weeklies Under 1,150 3 - Second / Alcester Union & Hudsonite / Paul Buum Vacation, Spring, Wet and Wild Ride Very satisfying reading. Losts of chuckles here. K - Best Local Humorous Column A - Weeklies Under 1,150 2 - Third / Chamberlain/Oacoma Sun / Jessica Giard Best coffee / My brand attitude / Norweigan foodies Great thought process K - Best Local Humorous Column B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 4 - First / Freeman Courier / Dennis Schrock Blame it on elections / DRED rules of the road / Pillow talk Inventive - unexpected. I'd have like to have you as a teacher! K - Best Local Humorous Column B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 3 - Second / The Miller Press / Ruth A. Moller Why God made dandelions / And her fate is still unlearned charming… K - Best Local Humorous Column B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 2 - Third / The Lennox Independent / Jessica Larsen Back to the basics engaging… K - Best Local Humorous Column C - Weeklies Over 2,050 4 - First / Yankton County Observer / Bob Karolevitz Writer At Large I thoroughly enjoyed reading Bob's columns from start to finish! K - Best Local Humorous Column C - Weeklies Over 2,050 3 - Second / Custer County Chronicle / Jason Ferguson What was Tiger thinking? / Time to make those resolutions you won't keep K - Best Local Humorous Column C - Weeklies Over 2,050 2 - Third / Custer County Chronicle / Seth Thompson A preemptive apology for 2010 / We don't care how you did it back home K - Best Local Humorous Column D - Dailies Under 14,000 4 - First / The Brookings Register / Chuck Cecil Stubble Mulch Cecil makes it fun to read his column. Interesting subjects with a light touch. K - Best Local Humorous Column D - Dailies Under 14,000 3 - Second / The Brookings Register / Ken Curley Life is just a chair of bowlies / A summer in lawn hell / Cleaning up the farm air K - Best Local Humorous Column D - Dailies Under 14,000 2 - Third / The Daily Press & Dakotan / Kelly Hertz Licensing May… / A flip of the coin… / Healthy doses… K - Best Local Humorous Column D - Dailies Over 14,000 4 - First / Argus Leader / John Hult Birthday basheschange with age / No longer invincible at age 30 A clear-cut first place winner! Interesting, funny and well written! Congrats! K - Best Local Humorous Column D - Dailies Over 14,000 3 - Second / Rapid City Journal / Kevin Woster Blog / Motoring / Duck hunt A strong second. Sort of an "every" man's column. Woster, is a pro! K - Best Local Humorous Column D - Dailies Over 14,000 2 - Third / Argus Leader / Patrick Lalley Sewage crisis creats backyard moments / The road rage of summer Concise, tight and too the point. Nice effort in a strong category. L - Best Spot News Photo A - Weeklies Under 1,150 4 - First / Parkston Advance / Scott Ehler Fallen heroes We need to see more of this. Good job! L - Best Spot News Photo A - Weeklies Under 1,150 3 - Second / Chamberlain/Oacoma Sun / Jessica Giard Fifty added to CHS Alumni Rolls Great use of color and angles L - Best Spot News Photo A - Weeklies Under 1,150 2 - Third / Springfield Times / Gale Conrad Fire devastates Main Street It's tough to get a picture in the dark, but this one clearly worked. L - Best Spot News Photo B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 4 - First / Hot Springs Star / Curt Nettinga Van rolls, winds up in Fall River Talk about getting the whole story in this pic - nice job! L - Best Spot News Photo B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 3 - Second / Timber Lake Topic / Jim Nelson 13 coyotes, 11 deer and a turkey Disturbing content - hope they caught the poachers! L - Best Spot News Photo B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 2 - Third / Miller Press / Gordon Davis Miller firemen lent a hand… Good picture. L - Best Spot News Photo C - Weeklies Over 2,050 4 - First / Yankton County Observer / Dave Baumeister Lawn mower made me look twice! Cool mower! L - Best Spot News Photo C - Weeklies Over 2,050 3 - Second / Custer County Chronicle / Norma Najacht S(n)o fun! Risky to sled with coffee! L - Best Spot News Photo C - Weeklies Over 2,050 2 - Third / Custer County Chronicle / Josh Chilson RV Fire L - Best Spot News Photo D - Dailies Under 14,000 4 - First / The Public Opinion / Joe O'Sullivan Welcome Home Never tire of these shots…good work! L - Best Spot News Photo D - Dailies Under 14,000 3 - Second / The Brookings Register / Jill Fier Floodwaters force residents to flee homes L - Best Spot News Photo D - Dailies Under 14,000 2 - Third / The Daily Republic / Chris Huber Garage fire L - Best Spot News Photo D - Dailies Over 14,000 4 - First / Rapid City Journal / Kristina Barker Lakota Point Fire Nice framing in tough lighting situation. L - Best Spot News Photo D - Dailies Over 14,000 3 - Second / Argus Leader / Jay Pickthorn Fire aftermath Excellent "shoot through" image. Photographer looked for interesting angle. L - Best Spot News Photo D - Dailies Over 14,000 2 - Third / Argus Leader / Elisha Page Water Walk Nice angle! M - Best Feature Photo A - Weeklies Under 1,150 4 - First / South Dakota Mail / Bryce Nussbaum Home is Where the Heart Is It doesn't get any more picturesque than this! M - Best Feature Photo A - Weeklies Under 1,150 3 - Second / Mellette County News / Joyce Glynn Happy Valentine's Day What a rare shot! M - Best Feature Photo A - Weeklies Under 1,150 2 - Third / The Hamlin County Republican / LeeAnne Archer March madness I can just feel the excitement! M - Best Feature Photo B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 4 - First / Timber Lake Topic / Jim Nelson Sunset over Timber Lake Great pic! Love the colors of clouds and mirroring on water. M - Best Feature Photo B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 3 - Second / Hot Springs Star / Curt Nettinga Buring for a healthier forest Good content. Clean photo with lots of action. M - Best Feature Photo B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 2 - Third / Bennett County Booster II / Mandy Scherer Can you hear me now? This photo made me smile! M - Best Feature Photo C - Weeklies Over 2,050 4 - First / Clark County Courier / Kimberly Harrington Spooktacular costume party shows some real cuties Cute pic. Love those eyes! M - Best Feature Photo C - Weeklies Over 2,050 3 - Second / Custer County Chronicle / Billy Drown Kidneys, livers and feet, oh my! Glad it's her and not me! M - Best Feature Photo C - Weeklies Over 2,050 2 - Third / Mobridge Tribune / Katie Zerr Both sadness… Tight shot…well done! M - Best Feature Photo D - Dailies Under 14,000 4 - First / The Daily Press & Dakotan / Kelly Hertz The Stormy Year Hertz found the right building to frame the lightening bolt! M - Best Feature Photo D - Dailies Under 14,000 3 - Second / The Brookings Register / Ryan Woodard Apple Spikes Nice shot. Very clear. A photo that tells a story. M - Best Feature Photo D - Dailies Under 14,000 2 - Third / The Brookings Register / Troy Maroney Gina Fritz Great setting. Really good work. M - Best Feature Photo D - Dailies Over 14,000 4 - First / Rapid City Journal / Aaron Rosenblatt Branding. Nice shot. Really illustrates the rite of passage branding is for young cowboys/ranchers. M - Best Feature Photo D - Dailies Over 14,000 3 - Second / Argus Leader / Emily Spartz Welcome Home It's touching and captivating. M - Best Feature Photo D - Dailies Over 14,000 2 - Third / Argus Leader / Emily Spartz USD vs. SDSU Wow! I wasn't expecting an image this capivating! N - Best Sports Photo A - Weeklies Under 1,150 4 - First / Parkston Advance / Scott Ehler N - Best Sports Photo A - Weeklies Under 1,150 3 - Second / Hutchinson Herald / Erik Kaufman N - Best Sports Photo A - Weeklies Under 1,150 2 - Third / Kadoka Press / Ronda Dennis N - Best Sports Photo B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 4 - First / Moody County Enterprise / Kevin Maiers The Tip. The Catch. The Title! What a great picture! Definitely showed the drama of the final seconds of a championship game. N - Best Sports Photo B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 3 - Second / Freeman Courier / Jeremy Waltner Freeman Academy Senior Adrea Eisenbeis Nice picture. Good focus. Great intensity. N - Best Sports Photo B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 2 - Third / Southern Union County Leader-Courier / Steve Peterman Leap Into End Zone Nice picture. N - Best Sports Photo C - Weeklies Over 2,050 4 - First / Custer County Chronicle / Jason Ferguson Crazy Horse Stampede Hot shot, good angle N - Best Sports Photo C - Weeklies Over 2,050 3 - Second / Mobridge Tribune / Jay Davis Denied How close were you? Nice work keeping it in focus. N - Best Sports Photo C - Weeklies Over 2,050 2 - Third / West River Eagle / Ross D. Bray Loose ball scramble Nice photo. Very sharp and printed really sharp too. N - Best Sports Photo D - Dailies Under 14,000 4 - First / The Brookings Register / Troy Maroney Maroon splits Lots of emotion…great photo! N - Best Sports Photo D - Dailies Under 14,000 3 - Second / The Daily Press & Dakotan / Jeremy Hoeck Vaulters extra duty has USD men in lead First time I saw this shot, I like it in a strange kind of way N - Best Sports Photo D - Dailies Under 14,000 2 - Third / The Daily Press & Dakotan / Clay Stoddard Vermillion runner caught by catcher right place, right time! N - Best Sports Photo D - Dailies Over 14,000 4 - First / American News / Ryan Deal Cougars tripped up Nice action through the glass. Not always the easiest shot N - Best Sports Photo D - Dailies Over 14,000 3 - Second / Argus Leader / Devin Wagner Header Nice impact moment! N - Best Sports Photo D - Dailies Over 14,000 2 - Third / American News / John Davis Volley celebration Solid reaction shot. O - Best Photo Series A - Weeklies Under 1,150 4 - First / Kadoka Press / Robyn Jones O - Best Photo Series A - Weeklies Under 1,150 3 - Second / Parkston Advance / Wendy Royston O - Best Photo Series A - Weeklies Under 1,150 2 - Third / Chamberlain/Oacoma Sun / Emily (Brown) Swanson O - Best Photo Series B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 4 - First / Moody County Enterprise / M.L. Headrick Nature's fury and destruction / Storm slams Egan Great job showing massive destruction. O - Best Photo Series B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 3 - Second / Timber Lake Topic / Jim Nelson White Horse Wacipi Very colorful pics…nice job! O - Best Photo Series B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 2 - Third / Freeman Courier / Jeremy Waltner Honoring America / Celebrating Independence Day Loved the angles on these photos O - Best Photo Series C - Weeklies Over 2,050 4 - First / Custer County Chronicle / Charley Najacht, Norma Najacht, Jason Ferguson and Josh Chilson Gold Discovery Days O - Best Photo Series C - Weeklies Over 2,050 3 - Second / Custer County Chronicle / Josh Chilson Buff stuff O - Best Photo Series C - Weeklies Over 2,050 2 - Third / Custer County Chronicle / Norma Najacht Gold Discovery Days Parade O - Best Photo Series D - Dailies Under 14,000 4 - First / The Daily Leader / Elisa Sand, Chuck Clement and Brandy Moore 211th Soldiers praised Nice work. Good phots. O - Best Photo Series D - Dailies Under 14,000 3 - Second / The Brookings Register / Vicki Schuster Flooding in Brookings Liked the size variation of photos and spacing. O - Best Photo Series D - Dailies Under 14,000 2 - Third / The Brookings Register / Troy Maroney I.K.F. 4-cycle speedway grand national Nice sequential work. O - Best Photo Series D - Dailies Over 14,000 4 - First / Argus Leader / Devin Wagner Growing Up Indian Incredible! Amazing work. Photographer went the extra mile to tell their stories. O - Best Photo Series D - Dailies Over 14,000 3 - Second / Rapid City Journal / Kristina Barker The Chapel of Love Nice variety - Images captured the couple's special day O - Best Photo Series D - Dailies Over 14,000 2 - Third / Rapid City Journal / Ryan Soderlin Pine beetle wars Solid images. P - Best Special Issue A - Weeklies Under 1,150 4 - First / The Hamlin County Republican / LeeAnne Archer and Larry Leeds Senior Living Great front page photo, great variety of stories. P - Best Special Issue A - Weeklies Under 1,150 3 - Second / The Hill City Prevailer / Bev Pechan, Carol Walker, Billy Drown and Jason Ferguson Progress Very informative, great range of stories. P - Best Special Issue A - Weeklies Under 1,150 2 - Third / The Onida Watchman / Marileen Tilberg and Amanda Fanger 2010 Guide to hunting in central South Dakota Great front cover. Excellent articles, varied and informative. P - Best Special Issue B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 4 - First / Freeman Courier / Jeremy Waltner and Murray Preheim All For One Great State Section!! Good stories. I liked how the reader was taken game by game. P - Best Special Issue B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 3 - Second / Brandon Valley Challenger / Challenger Staff Progress 2010 Great job! Great section - kept my interest throughout the section. P - Best Special Issue B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 2 - Third / Hot Springs Star / Curt Nettinga, Brett Nachtigal, Michael Burg and Sheryl Grimes HSHS All School Class Reunion Good job. Content was very good. Stories were interesting. P - Best Special Issue C - Weeklies Over 2,050 4 - First / Mobridge Tribune / Katie Zerr and Steph Vojta Oahe Observer Great looking guide. Easy to read. Nice ad design throughout. P - Best Special Issue C - Weeklies Over 2,050 3 - Second / Winner Advocate / Cheryl Schroeder, Eugene Simkins, Trish Arvin and Dan Bechtold Progress Issue P - Best Special Issue C - Weeklies Over 2,050 2 - Third / Custer County Chronicle / Charley Najacht, Norma Najacht, Deb Petterson, Jason Ferguson and Bev Pechan 2010 So. Hills Vacation Guide P - Best Special Issue D - Dailies Under 14,000 4 - First / The Brookings Register / Nick Hartley, Beverly Jensen and Kendra Deibert Children's Museum of South Dakota Very well done! Well designed! P - Best Special Issue D - Dailies Under 14,000 3 - Second / The Daily Republic / Seth Tupper and Republic Staff Progress Comprehensive work. Real effort on the part of the staff to cover all communities. P - Best Special Issue D - Dailies Under 14,000 2 - Third / The Capital Journal / Capital Journal News Staff Capitol Centennial P - Best Special Issue D - Dailies Over 14,000 4 - First / Argus Leader / Argus Leader Sports Staff The Greatest Games Nice rememberance section. Good creativity in topic. Nice writing, design and education. P - Best Special Issue D - Dailies Over 14,000 3 - Second / Rapid City Journal / Journal Staff Rapid City Rush Nice celebrational effort. Q - Best Typography & Design A - Weeklies Under 1,150 4 - First / Alcester Union & Hudsonite / Paul Buum I would be pleased to have this as my hometown paper! Q - Best Typography & Design A - Weeklies Under 1,150 3 - Second / Hamilin County Republican / LeeAnne Archer Very organized. Q - Best Typography & Design A - Weeklies Under 1,150 2 - Third / Tripp Star-Ledger / Scott Ehler Good front, simple and clean. Q - Best Typography & Design B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 4 - First / Freeman Courier / Tim Waltner, Publisher; Jeremy Waltner, Editor Great photos. Lots of pages filled with community news. Q - Best Typography & Design B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 3 - Second / The Lennox Independent / Debbie Schmidt and Kelli Bultena Nice style and flow. Pages well defined Q - Best Typography & Design B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 2 - Third / Timber Lake Topic / Jim Nelson and Kathy Snyder Nelson Liked how each inside page is labelled, no surprises to readers. Q - Best Typography & Design C - Weeklies Over 2,050 4 - First / Butte County Post / Hollie Stalder, Publisher; Deb Holland, Editor Nice all around looking paper. Easy to read. Q - Best Typography & Design C - Weeklies Over 2,050 3 - Second / Meade County Times & Tribune / Hollie Stalder, Publisher; Deb Holland and Tim Velder, Editors Q - Best Typography & Design C - Weeklies Over 2,050 2 - Third / Brandon Valley Challenger / Randall Beck, Publisher; Jill Meier, Editor Q - Best Typography & Design D - Dailies Under 14,000 4 - First / The Capital Journal / Steve Baker, Publisher; Michael Avok, Editor The Journal is attractively designed, even more so after an apparent redesign in 2010. Q - Best Typography & Design D - Dailies Under 14,000 3 - Second / The Public Opinion / Mark Roby, Publisher; Rick Hoover, Editor Design is generally strong and headlines take straightforward approach. Q - Best Typography & Design D - Dailies Under 14,000 2 - Third / The Daily Republic / Korrie Wenzel, Publisher; Seth Tupper, Editor The bread and butter of the Republic! Design, well-written heads, strong cover art! Q - Best Typography & Design D - Dailies Over 14,000 4 - First / Argus Leader / Randell Beck, Publisher; Maricarrol Kueter, Editor Nice use of headline fonts for strong designation of top stoies. Excellent treatment of topper teasers. Q - Best Typography & Design D - Dailies Over 14,000 3 - Second / American News / Cory Bollinger, Publisher; J.J. Perry, Editor Nice formatted design. Q - Best Typography & Design D - Dailies Over 14,000 2 - Third / Rapid City Journal / Brad Slater, Publisher; Michael LeFort, Editor Very clean and effective. R - Best Original Editorial Cartoon A - All Weekly & Daily Newspapers 4 - First / Yankton County Observer / Jim Anderson Then & Now Good, timely subject matter that portrays the reality of the situation in a humours manner R - Best Original Editorial Cartoon A - All Weekly & Daily Newspapers 3 - Second / Lakota Country Times / Vernall Marshall Unci, Why are you crying? Nice artistic drawing on a serious subject R - Best Original Editorial Cartoon A - All Weekly & Daily Newspapers 2 - Third / Mobridge Tribune / Mick Harrison Politicks S - Best Newspaper Web Site A - All Weekly Newspapers 4 - First / Freeman Courier / Tim Waltner and Jeremy Waltner Clearly the best! Very well done with colors, layout. S - Best Newspaper Web Site A - All Weekly Newspapers 3 - Second / Southern Union County Leader-Courier / Linda Bingen Easy website to use. S - Best Newspaper Web Site A - All Weekly Newspapers 2 - Third / Mobridge Tribune / Justin Peter and Tribune Staff S - Best Newspaper Web Site B - All Daily Newspapers 4 - First / Argus Leader / Argus Leader Staff S - Best Newspaper Web Site B - All Daily Newspapers 3 - Second / Rapid City Journal / Rapid City Journal Staff S - Best Newspaper Web Site B - All Daily Newspapers 2 - Third / American News / Carrie Cole and Digital Media T - Best FOI Project A - All Weekly Newspapers 4 - First / New Underwood Post / Cris Allen Strategies and struggles to improve student's progress. Great coverage. Very informative T - Best FOI Project A - All Weekly Newspapers 3 - Second / Alcester Union & Hudsonite / Paul Buum Legal notices on the web T - Best FOI Project B - All Daily Newspapers 4 - First / Argus Leader / Megan Luther DUI clusters test legal system Simplistic but solid effort. Good "explainer" on what was asked for and the response. T - Best FOI Project B - All Daily Newspapers 3 - Second / Rapid City Journal / Kevin Woster Valhalla U - Best Public Service Project A - All Weekly Newspapers 4 - First / The Onida Watchman / Marileen Tilberg and Amanda Fanger Celebrate Life Excellent piece! Good use of color and attractive layout. U - Best Public Service Project A - All Weekly Newspapers 3 - Second / Custer County Chronicle / Chronicle Staff Biggest Loser Contest U - Best Public Service Project A - All Weekly Newspapers 2 - Third / Hutchinson Herald / Erik Kaufman Candidates respond to questionaire U - Best Public Service Project B - All Daily Newspapers 4 - First / The Brookings Register / Register Staff Community Unity Good program carried out exceptionally well! U - Best Public Service Project B - All Daily Newspapers 3 - Second / Argus Leader / Steve Young and Devin Wagner Growing Up Indian Oustanding effort! A very good read and informative - and needed. U - Best Public Service Project B - All Daily Newspapers 2 - Third / The Daily Press & Dakotan / Shauna Marlette, Lisa Hare and Justin Rust Jump start the local economy '25-25' People spending $25 on the 25th - effort was appreciated by the business community. V - General Excellence A - Weeklies Under 1,150 4 - First / Chamberlain/Oacoma Sun / Lucy and Kim Halverson, Publisher; Jessica Giard, Editor V - General Excellence A - Weeklies Under 1,150 3 - Second / Parkston Advance / Scott Ehler, Publisher V - General Excellence A - Weeklies Under 1,150 2 - Third / Alcester Union & Hudsonite / Paul Bumm, Publisher V - General Excellence B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 4 - First / Freeman Courier / Tim Waltner, Publisher; Jeremy Waltner, Editor Sheer volume of news is impressive. Effective packaging. Solid, wide-ranging writing. V - General Excellence B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 3 - Second / The Lennox Independent / Debbie Schmidt and Kelli Bultena Attention & positive reflection of local news is to be applauded V - General Excellence B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 2 - Third / Southern Union County Leader-Courier / Bruce Odson, Publisher; Kelly Kruithoff, Editor Deserving of top place finish! V - General Excellence C - Weeklies Over 2,050 4 - First / Mobridge Tribune / Bart McDowell, Publisher; Katie Zerr, Editor Great all around paper! Very easy to read! V - General Excellence C - Weeklies Over 2,050 3 - Second / Butte County Post / Hollie Stalder, Publisher; Deb Holland, Editor V - General Excellence C - Weeklies Over 2,050 2 - Third / Brandon Valley Challenger / Randall Beck, Publisher; Jill Meier, Editor V - General Excellence D - Dailies Under 14,000 4 - First / The Daily Republic / Korrie Wenzel, Publisher; Seth Tupper, Editor Excellent attention to news coverage, including local stories. V - General Excellence D - Dailies Under 14,000 3 - Second / The Daily Press & Dakotan / Gary Wood, Publisher; Kelly Hertz, Editor Excellent editorial leadership and news coverage. V - General Excellence D - Dailies Under 14,000 2 - Third / The Public Opinion / Mark Roby, Publisher; Rick Hoover, Editor Really good stuff - features, photos, etc. V - General Excellence D - Dailies Over 14,000 4 - First / Argus Leader / Randall Beck, Publisher; Maricarrol Kueter, Editor A compelling, engaging and interesting newspaper with depth of coverage. V - General Excellence D - Dailies Over 14,000 3 - Second / Rapid City Journal / Brad Slater, Publisher; Michael LeFort, Editor The Journal represents everything right and good about a local newspaper. V - General Excellence D - Dailies Over 14,000 2 - Third / American News / Cory Bollinger, Publisher; J.J. Perry, Editor This newspaper should be proud of itself! Sweepstakes A - Weeklies Under 1,150 / Chamberlain/Oacoma Sun / Lucy & Kim Halverson, Publishers, Jessica Giard, Editor Sweepstakes B - Weeklies 1,151 - 2,050 / Freeman Courier / Tim Waltner, Publisher; Jeremy Waltner, Editor Sweepstakes C - Weeklies Over 2,050 / Custer County Chronicle / Charley Najacht, Publisher, Norma Najacht, Editor Sweepstakes D - Dailies Under 14,000 / The Brookings Register / William "Billy" McMacken, Publisher, Ken Curley, Editop Sweepstakes D - Dailies Over 14,000 / Rapid City Journal / Brad Slater, Publisher; Michael LeFort, Editor Outstanding Young Journalist All Newspapers / Rapid City Journal / Emilie Rusch
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