Sentinel-Tribune earns AP awards PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 19 May 2014 09:24
The Sentinel-Tribune brought home five awards Sunday from the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors annual meeting in Columbus.
The awards recognize the best newspaper, television and radio news in Ohio.
This year, 64 daily newspapers submitted 2,583 entries in the contest and 26 broadcasters submitted 321 entries.
The Sentinel-Tribune competes with other newspapers of similar circulation in Ohio, including those from Ashland, Medina, Zanesville, Marietta, Steubenville, Alliance, Newark, Bellefontaine, Athens, Massillon, Lisbon, Celina and Sidney.
Sentinel-Tribune Editor Jan Larson McLaughlin received first place for best editorial writer. The editorials submitted were about Ohio open meeting law, Congressman Bob Latta’s vote for the government shutdown, the Bowling Green fracking issue in last year’s general election, and the bonus given to Bowling Green State University President Mary Ellen Mazey. The judges wrote “Larson McLaughlin writes snappy leads, then backs that up with thoughtful and thorough commentary. Her strong writing was unmatched.”
Staff writer Alex Aspacher received second place in the best community service category for his story on efforts to save a historic home on Ohio 64 from a road project. The judges said the story was, “delightfully written with a writer’s mature constraint. Not overdone while making the impact of the historical issue felt.”
Photo Editor J.D. Pooley received second place for best use of multimedia, for his video coverage of BGSU Football Ladies Night. (see video) The judges wrote “the camera work and inserted interviews with participants made this enjoyable to watch.”
Farm Editor Bill Ryan received third place for best enterprise reporting for his stories on local beef and dairy farmers. A judge wrote, “I just kept reading; the stories just pulled me in and introduced me to the families that make up a part of the ag community.”
Photographer Enoch Wu received third place for best photo essay for his series of photos on the last day for Ridge Elementary School. (see photos) The judges said, “excellent compositions, strong moments, wide variety of images and vibrant colors helped make this entry stand out.”


Last Updated on Monday, 19 May 2014 13:03

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