2019 Great Plains Journalism Awards winners named

(Tulsa, OK) – The Tulsa Press Club is proud to announce the 2019 Great Plains Journalism Awards winners.
The Great Plains Journalism Awards is a regional contest honoring print, web, TV and magazine journalists for outstanding stories, photography and design. The eight-state competition includes Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Joe Kelley, news director and host of Orlando’s News 96.5 FM received the Distinguished Lecturer Award and gave the keynote lunch address at the May 10 event at the Mayo Hotel. The top nine overall winners are:
Great Plains Newspaper of the Year: Tulsa World
Great Plains Magazine of the Year: St. Louis Magazine
Great Plains Website of the Year: St. Louis Magazine
Great Plains Designer of the Year: Jessica Thompson, Omaha World-Herald
Great Plains Newspaper Writer of the Year: Josh Dulaney, The Oklahoman
Great Plains Newspaper Photographer/Portfolio of the Year: Matt Gade, The Daily Republic
Great Plains Magazine Photographer/Portfolio of the Year: Arshia Khan, Arkansas Life Magazine
Great Plains Magazine Writer of the Year: Jeannette Cooperman, St. Louis Magazine
Great Plains Student Newspaper of the Year: The Daily Iowan

More than 600 entries were received this year, with winners and finalists named in 71 professional and student categories. Five student journalists were awarded $1,500 scholarships named after former Tulsa Press Club president and ONEOK executive Dan Harrison.
Thank you to our 2019 sponsors: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, Cherokee Nation Businesses, ONEOK, Bank of Oklahoma, Cox Communications, Doerner, Saunders, Daniel & Anderson, Trust Company of Oklahoma, Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Langdon Publishing, Tulsa Community College, TTCU Federal Credit Union, Resolute PR, Tulsa Regional Chamber, and Hillcrest HealthCare System.

Below is a list of the 2019 Great Plains Journalism Awards winners and finalists by publication.

(Aberdeen) American News
Shannon Marvel, finalist

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
General News Reporting: Eric Besson, Lisa Hammersly, Doug Thompson, Michael R. Wickline, John Moritz
Beat Reporting: Emily Walkenhorst, Eric Besson
Spot News Photography: Mitchell Pe Masilun
Business Reporting: Stephen Steed
Editorial Portfolio: David Barham, Walter Hussman
Spot News Video: Gavin Lesnick
John Moritz, finalist
Amanda Claire Curcio, finalist
Celia Storey, finalist
Gavin Lesnick, finalist
Ginny Monk, finalist
Jillian Kremer, finalist  
John Brummett, finalist
John Deering, finalist
John Moritz, finalist
Kat Stromquist, finalist
Maggie McNeary, finalist
Mitchell Pe Masilun, finalist
Nathan Owens, finalist
Nikki Dawes, finalist
Philip Martin, finalist
Ryan Tarinelli, finalist
Sean Clancy, finalist
Sports Staff, finalist
Staff, finalist
Tommy Metthe, finalist

Arkansas Life
Great Plains Magazine Photographer of the Year: Arshia Khan
Graphics/Illustration: Nikki Dawes
Magazine Lifestyle Writing: Seth Eli Barlow
Arshia Khan, finalist
Emma Devine, finalist
Johnny Carrol Sain, finalist
Jordan Hickey, finalist
Katie Bridges, finalist
Liz Chrisman, finalist
Wyndham Wyeth, finalist

Des Moines Register
Matthew Bain, finalist

FOX23 News
Brent Snider, finalist
Caitlin Huggins, finalist
Danny Boy O’Connor, finalist
Ron Terrell, finalist

Global Sisters Report
Online Feature Writing: Dawn Araujo-Hawkins

Golf Oklahoma
Ken MacLeod, finalist

GRAND Lifestyle Magazine
Jaci Satterlund, finalist
Patrick Miller, finalist

Hail Varsity
Magazine Column Writing: Mike Babcock
Aaron Babcock, finalist
Brandon Vogel, finalist
Eric Francis, finalist
Mike Babcock, finalist
Paul Bellinger, finalist
Quentin Lueninghoener, finalist

KJRH, Channel 2 Tulsa
Online General News: Sarah Dewberry

KTUL
Andrejs Dabars, finalist
Maureen Wurtz, finalist

Lincoln Journal Star
Specialty Feature: Peter Salter
Alex Lantz, finalist
Cindy Lange-Kubick, finalist
Francis Gardler, finalist
Margaret Reist, finalist
Staff, finalist

NET (Nebraska Educational Telecommunications)
Sports Video: Mike Tobias, Ralph Hammack, Jr, Emily Kreutz, Erin Green
Online Project: Grant Gerlock, Mary Anne Andrei, Matthew Hodapp, Chad Davis, Dennis Kellogg
Bill Kelly, finalist
Brian Seifferlein, finalist
Dennis Kellogg, finalist,
Jim Lenertz, finalist
Ralph Hammack, Jr, finalist
Werner Althaus, finalist

Oklahoma Today
Heidi Jo Mann, finalist

Oklahoma Watch
Jennifer Palmer, finalist

Omaha Magazine
Magazine Photography, Feature: Bill Sitzmann
Magazine Lifestyle Photography: Bill Sitzmann
Magazine Cover: Derek Joy
Magazine Studio Photography: Derek Joy, Bill Sitzmann
Magazine Portrait: Bill Sitzmann
Multimedia Graphic: Doug Meigs, Sarah Locke, Lindsay Wilson, Matt Wieczorek, William Hess
Bill Sitzmann, finalist
Doug Meigs, finalist
Matt Wieczorek, finalist
Joe Pankowski, finalist
Leo Adam Biga, finalist
Mady Besch, finalist
Otis Twelve, finalist

Omaha World-Herald
Great Plains Designer of the Year: Jessica Thompson
Sports Feature Photography: Chris Machian
Sports Reporting: Dirk Chatelain
News Page Design: Michael Boenhlein
Best Website Design, Project: Staff
Sports Feature: Dirk Chatelain
Feature Video: Brendan Sullivan
Graphics/Illustration: Matt Haney
Feature Page Design: Michael Boenhlein
Feature Writing: Matthew Hansen
News Photography, Multiple: Kent Sievers, Jeff Bundy
Portrait: Ryan Soderlin
Review: Micah Mertes
Editorial Cartoon: Jeff Koterba
Project/Investigative Reporting: Steve Liewer
Alia Conley, finalist
Betsie Freeman, finalist
Blake Ursch, finalist
Brendan Sullivan, finalist
Chris Heady, finalist
Dirk Chatelain, finalist
Erin Grace, finalist
Henry J. Cordes, finalist
Jeffrey Robb, finalist
Jessica Thompson, finalist
Joe McCarty, finalist
Kent Sievers, finalist
Mady Besch, finalist
Micah Mertes, finalist
Michael Boenhlein, finalist
Paul Hammel, finalist 
Ryan Soderlin, finalist
Sarah McCallister, finalist
Staff, finalist
Tom Shatel, finalist

Sauce Magazine
Magazine Photography, Multiple: Carmen Troesser
Allyson Mace, finalist
Heather Hughes, finalist
Meera Nagarajan, finalist

St. Louis Magazine
Great Plains Magazine of the Year: St. Louis Magazine Staff
Great Plains Magazine Writer of the Year: Jeannette Cooperman
Great Plains Website of the Year: Staff
Magazine Feature Writing: Jeannette Cooperman
Magazine Page Design: Tom White
Magazine Profile Writing: Jeannette Cooperman
Magazine News Writing: Jeannette Cooperman
Emily Cramsey, finalist
Jeannette Cooperman, finalist
Tom White, finalist

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Personal Column Portfolio: Tony Messenger
Aisha Sultan, finalist
Staff, finalist
Tod Robberson, finalist

Sunflower Publishing
Amanda Nagengast, finalist
Bill Stephens, finalist
Brian Goodman, finalist
Jenni Leiste, finalist
Kelly Gibson, finalist
Leslie Andres, finalist
Marcus George, finalist
Nathan Pettengill, finalist
Nick Krug, finalist
Sarah Reeves, finalist
Seth Jones, finalist

The Curbside Chronicle
Matt Goad, finalist
Nathan Poppe, finalist

The Daily Republic
Great Plains Newspaper Photographer/Portfolio of the Year: Matt Gade
Feature Photography, Multiple: Matt Gade
Matt Gade, finalist

The Oklahoman
Great Plains Newspaper Writer of the Year: Josh Dulaney
Sports Action Photography: Bryan Terry 
Sports Column: Jenni Carlson  
Narrative Story/Series: Josh Dulaney
Headline Portfolio: Felicia Murray
Sports Page Design: Jeff Patterson
Business Feature: David Dishman, Dave Cathey
Adam Kemp, finalist
Berry Tramel, finalist
Brandy McDonnell, finalist
Bryan Terry, finalist
Carla Hinton, finalist
Chris Casteel, finalist
Chris Landsberger, finalist
Darla Slipke, finalist
David Morris, finalist
Jack Money, finalist
Jacob Unruh, finalist
Jeff Patterson, finalist
Jenni Carlson, finalist
Ken Raymond, finalist
Nolan Clay, finalist
Randy Ellis, finalist
Staff, finalist
Todd Pendleton, finalist

The Tulsa Voice
Food: Angela Evans
Entertainment Feature: Lyndsay Knecht
Madeline Crawford, finalist

TulsaKids Magazine
General Blog Writing: Diane Morrow-Kondos
Betty Casey, finalist
Charles Foshee, finalist
Kristi Roe Owen, finalist
Natalie Mikles, finalist
Tara Rittler, finalist

Tulsa World
Great Plains Newspaper of the Year: Staff
General News Photography: Stephen Pingry
Specialty Photo: Matt Barnard
News Package: Staff
Feature Photography, Single: Ian Maule
Special Section: Staff
Andrea Eger, finalist
Bruce Plante, finalist
Corey Jones, finalist
Guerin Emig, finalist
Ian Maule, finalist
James Royal, finalist
James Watts, finalist
Jimmie Tramel, finalist
Kyle Margerum, finalist
Michael Overall, finalist
Mike Simons, finalist
Samantha Vicent, finalist
Scott Cherry, finalist
Staff, finalist
Stephen Pingry, finalist
Tim Stanley, finalist
Tom Gilbert, finalist
Vanessa Pearson, finalist
Wayne Greene, finalist

Tulsa World Magazine
Scott Cherry, finalist

STUDENT CATEGORIES
Arkansas Traveler — University of Arkansas
Dan Harrison Memorial Student Editor in Chief of the Year: Alex Nicoll
Andrea Johnson, finalist
Chase Reavis, finalist
Raleigh Anderson, finalist
Traveler Staff, finalist

Dailyiowan.com — University of Iowa
Aadit Tambe, finalist
Gage Miskimen, finalist
Katelyn Weisbrod, finalist

DITV — University of Iowa
Dan Harrison Memorial Student Broadcaster of the Year: Kaylyn Kluck
Dan Harrison Memorial Student Broadcast of the Year: Kaylyn Kluck

Kansas State Collegian — Kansas State University
Olivia Bergmeier, finalist

Oklahoma Daily — University of Oklahoma
Caitlyn Epes, finalist
Kayla Branch, finalist

The Daily Iowan — University of Iowa
Dan Harrison Memorial Student Photographer of the Year: James Year
Dan Harrison Memorial Student Writer of the Year: Marissa Payne
Dan Harrison Memorial Student Newspaper of the Year: Gage Miskimen, Katelyn Weisbrod, Marissa Payne
Dan Harrison Memorial Student Designer of the Year: Lily Anne Smith 
Gage Miskimen, finalist

The Daily O’Collegian — Oklahoma State University
Hallie Hart, finalist

The Gazette — Langston University
Jasmine Mayes, finalist

The Oracle — Oral Roberts University
Josh Crow, finalist
Sterling Zoe Rubottom, finalist 

The Volante — University of South Dakota
Austin Lammers, finalist
Leah Dusterhoft, finalist

University Daily Kansan — University of Kansas
Dan Harrison Memorial Student Website of the Year: Shaun Goodwin
Chandler Boese, finalist
Shaun Goodwin, finalistTulsa Press Club
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What’s happening

Thursday, May 9
5:30-7:30 p.m. | Free.
Meet and Greet at the Tulsa Press Club, 415 S. Boston Ave.
Mix and mingle with out-of-town journalists and meet the 2019 conference speakers. At 6 p.m., Todd Price, food and drinks writer for The Times-Picayune, will answer questions about covering a beloved topic like food in one of the world’s most gastronomic cities.
Catering by Lassalle’s.

Friday, May 10
Great Plains Journalism Awards and Conference at the Mayo Hotel, 115 W. Fifth St.
Luncheon tickets are $45, students/media; $50. Buy tickets here. Conference workshops are free to attend.
11 a.m.: registration
11:30 a.m.: luncheon, awards and scholarship presentation, distinguished lectureship
1:15 p.m.: Jeannette Cooperman, St. Louis Magazine
Interviewing: Going Deep
The skills that are invaluable for in-depth profiles, plus overcoming resistance like shyness and cliché answers.
2:15 p.m.: Todd Price, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
Leading the Conversation
Building an online food community and launching a brand for cross-platform success.
3:15 p.m.: Joe Kelley, distinguished lecturer, news director and host of Orlando’s Morning News on 96.5 WDBO
Knowing Your Audience
A radio guy’s perspective of the news landscape.
4 p.m.: Happy Hour at the Mayo Hotel’s Penthouse Bar

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2019 Finalists announced

Entries were collected from contestants in the eight-state contest region 

(Tulsa, OK) – The finalists have been named for the 2019 Great Plains Journalism Awards. 

For the 10th-consecutive year, the regional contest is honoring print, online, TV and magazine journalists for outstanding stories, photography and design. The eight-state competition includes Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota. 

Winners will be announced May 10 at the Mayo Hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as the event welcomes Joe Kelley, news director and host of Orlando’s Morning News show on 96.5 WDBO, as its distinguished lecturer. Joining Kelley as featured speakers will be acclaimed food and drinks writer Todd Price of NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, and St. Louis Magazine’s esteemed staff writer Jeannette Cooperman. All three speakers will present workshops to attendees following the awards luncheon at the Mayo Hotel, 115 W. Fifth St. 

Several student journalists will be among those recognized for their work. The Tulsa Press Club will award $1,500 scholarships to the winners in five individual student categories. 

Conference workshops are free to attend. Awards luncheon tickets are $50 for individuals, and $45 for students or media. Tickets are available at www.tulsapressclub.org/sponsorship-tickets

A free mix and mingle event featuring food and drinks inspired by New Orleans and a brief Q&A from Todd Price will be held the evening of May 9 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Tulsa Press Club, 415 S. Boston Ave. 

Questions regarding the Great Plains Journalism Awards should be sent to greatplainsawards@gmail.com or call Anne Brockman at 918-585-9924, ext. 226 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.). Complete rules and regulations are available here

2019 Finalists

(Aberdeen) American News
Shannon Marvel
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
 John Moritz
Amanda Claire Curcio
Celia Storey
David Barham
Doug Thompson
Emily Walkenhorst
Eric Besson
Gavin Lesnick
Ginny Monk
Jillian Kremer
John Brummett
John Deering
John Moritz
Kat Stromquist
Lisa Hammersly
Maggie McNeary
Michael R. Wickline
Mitchell Pe Masilun
Nathan Owens
Nikki Dawes
Philip Martin
Ryan Tarinelli
Sean Clancy
Sports Staff
Staff
Stephen Steed
Tommy Metthe
Walter Hussman
Arkansas Life
Arshia Khan
Emma Devine
Johnny Carrol Sain
Jordan Hickey
Katie Bridges
Liz  Chrisman
Nikki Dawes
Seth Eli Barlow
Wyndham Wyeth
Arkansas Traveler — University of Arkansas
Alex  Nicoll
Andrea Johnson
Chase Reavis
Raleigh Anderson
Traveler Staff
dailyiowan.com — University of Iowa
Aadit  Tambe
Gage Miskimen
Katelyn Weisbrod
Des Moines Register
Matthew  Bain
DITV — University of Iowa
Kaylyn Kluck
FOX23 News
Brent Snider
Caitlin Huggins
Danny Boy O’Connor
Ron Terrell
Global Sisters Report
Dawn Araujo-Hawkins
Golf Oklahoma
Ken MacLeod
GRAND Lifestyle Magazine
Jaci Satterlund
Patrick Miller
Hail Varsity
Aaron Babcock
Brandon Vogel
Eric Francis
Mike Babcock
Paul Bellinger
Quentin Lueninghoener
Kansas State Collegian — Kansas State University
Olivia Bergmeier
KJRH, Channel 2 Tulsa
Sarah Dewberry
KTUL
Andrejs Dabars
Maureen Wurtz
Lincoln Journal Star
Alex Lantz
Cindy Lange-Kubick
Francis Gardler
Margaret Reist
Peter Salter
Staff
NET
Bill Kelly
Brian Seifferlein
Chad Davis
Dennis Kellogg
Emily Kreutz
Erin Green
Grant Gerlock
Jim  Lenertz
Mary Anne Andrei
Matthew Hodapp
Mike Tobias
Ralph Hammack, Jr
Werner Althaus
Oklahoma Daily — University of Oklahoma
Caitlyn Epes
Kayla  Branch
Oklahoma Today
Heidi Jo Mann
Oklahoma Watch
Jennifer Palmer
Omaha Magazine
Bill Sitzmann
Derek Joy
Doug Meigs
Joe Pankowski
Leo Adam Biga
Lindsay Wilson
Mady Besch
Matt Wieczorek
Otis Twelve
Sarah Locke
William Hess
Omaha World-Herald
Alia Conley
Betsie Freeman
Blake Ursch
Brendan  Sullivan
Chris Heady
Chris Machian
Dirk Chatelain
Erin Grace
Henry J. Cordes
Jeff Bundy
Jeff Koterba
Jeffrey Robb
Jessica  Thompson
Joe McCarty
Kent Sievers
Matt Haney
Matthew Hansen
Micah Mertes
Michael Boenhlein
Paul Hammel
Ryan Soderlin
Sarah McCallister
Staff
Steve Liewer
Tom Shatel
Sauce Magazine
Allyson Mace
Carmen  Troesser
Heather Hughes
Meera Nagarajan
St. Louis Magazine
Emily Cramsey
Jeannette Cooperman
Staff
Tom White
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Aisha Sultan
Staff
Tod Robberson
Tony Messenger
Sunflower Publishing
Amanda  Nagengast
Bill Stephens
Brian Goodman
Jenni Leiste
Kelly Gibson
Leslie Andres
Marcus George
Nathan Pettengill
Nick Krug
Sarah Reeves
Seth Jones
The Curbside Chronicle
Matt Goad
Nathan Poppe
The Daily Iowan — University of Iowa
Gage Miskimen
James Year
Katelyn Weisbrod
Lily Anne Smith
Marissa Payne
The Daily O’Collegian — Oklahoma State University
Hallie Hart
John Helsley
The Daily Republic
Matt Gade
The Gazette — Langston University
Jasmine Mayes
The Oklahoman
Adam Kemp
Berry Tramel
Brandy McDonnell
Bryan Terry
Carla Hinton
Chris Casteel
Chris Landsberger
Darla Slipke
Dave Cathey
David Dishman
David Morris
Felicia Murray
Jack Money
Jacob Unruh
Jeff Patterson
Jenni Carlson
Josh Dulaney
Ken Raymond
Nolan Clay
Randy Ellis
Staff
Todd Pendleton
The Oracle — Oral Roberts University
Josh Crow
Sterling Zoe Rubottom
The Tulsa Voice
Angela Evans
Lyndsay Knecht
Madeline Crawford
The Volante — University of South Dakota
Austin Lammers
Leah Dusterhoft
Tulsa Kids Magazine
Betty Casey
Charles Foshee
Diane Morrow-Kondos
Kristi Roe Owen
Natalie Mikles
Tara Rittler
Tulsa World
Andrea Eger
Bruce Plante
Corey Jones
Guerin Emig
Ian Maule
James Royal
James Watts
Jimmie Tramel
Kyle Margerum
Matt Barnard
Michael Overall
Mike Simons
Samantha Vicent
Scott Cherry
Staff
Stephen Pingry
Tim Stanley
Tom Gilbert
Vanessa Pearson
Wayne Greene
Tulsa World Magazine
Scott Cherry
University Daily Kansan — University of Kansas
Chandler Boese
Shaun Goodwin
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2019 Conference and Awards Luncheon set for May 10

Joe Kelley

The 10th annual Great Plains Journalism Awards, sponsored by the Tulsa Press Club, will welcome Joe Kelley, news director and host of Orlando’s Morning News show on 96.5 WDBO, as its distinguished lecturer at its annual conference and awards luncheon May 10 at the Mayo Hotel. Tickets and sponsorships are available at tulsapressclub.org

Kelley previously worked at KRMG in Tulsa and has been recognized for his successes as an on-air personality and community leader. He has received awards from Radio and Records Magazine, Radio Ink Magazine, the Dallas Press Club, the Las Vegas Women in Communications and the Oklahoma Associations of Broadcasters.

Joining Kelley as a featured speaker will be acclaimed food and drinks writer Todd Price of NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, and St. Louis Magazine’s esteemed staff writer Jeannette Cooperman.

Todd A. Price. (Dinah Rogers Photo)

Price is the lead reporter of a team that dominates food coverage in New Orleans and aims to be the paper of record for local dining news. Price also served as the local editor of Zagat, and has written for Food Arts, Gambit Weekly, New Orleans Magazine, OffBeat Magazine and the Chronicle of Higher of Education.

Jeannette Cooperman

Cooperman was named to the FOLIO: 100 list of the “the best and brightest” in the magazine industry. Her articles on social trends and injustices, grisly crimes, interesting people, and intense subcultures have won numerous national awards. She holds a Ph.D. in American Studies, has authored five books and has been published in O Magazine, Real Simple, Bark, Glamour and Family Circle.

The Great Plains Journalism Awards is a regional contest honoring print, web, TV and magazine journalists for outstanding stories, photography and design. The eight-state competition includes Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Past speakers and contest judges have featured some of the biggest names in journalism, including CBS News’ Anthony Mason, Judy Woodruff of PBS, and Pulitzer Prize winners Jacqui Banaszynski and Lane DeGregory.

Contest finalists will be announced after an extensive judging process; winners will be awarded on May 10.

Following its mission to promote high standards in journalism, the Tulsa Press Club will present Dan Harrison Memorial Scholarships to winners in five student categories. Students in attendance also will have the opportunity to have portfolio reviews with Kelley.

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2019 Contest is now open

We are now accepting submissions for the 2019 Great Plains Journalism Awards. Enter at betternewspapercontest.com. Entries will be received through 10:59 p.m., Feb. 4, 2019.

Click here for a complete brochure detailing rules, categories and requirements.

To pay for your entries, visit tulsapressclub.org/sponsorship-tickets.

Any questions can be submitted to greatplainsawards@gmail.com.

Details about the 2019 Distinguished Lectureship and Conference are pending. Stay tuned!

 

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Planning for the 2019 Great Plains Journalism Awards is underway

Categories are being finalized and our 2019 contest will open Dec. 1, 2018. Entries will be accepted through Jan. 31, 2019 at betternewspapercontest.com. All entries must be published must be from the 2018 calendar year. Journalists from newspapers, magazines and websites across the region are invited to submit their best work.

Dan Harrison Memorial Student Scholarships for student winners will be awarded in five categories: Student Editor of the Year, Student Writer of the Year, Student Photographer of the Year, Student Designer of the Year and Student Broadcaster of the Year. Three additional student categories — Student Broadcast, Student Website and Student Newspaper — will also be named.

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2018 Great Plains Journalism Awards winners named

The Tulsa Press Club is proud to announce the 2018 Great Plains Journalism Awards winners.

The Great Plains Journalism Awards is a regional contest honoring print, web, TV and magazine journalists for outstanding stories, photography and design. The eight-state competition includes Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Omar Villafranca, correspondent with CBS News in its Southern Bureau, received the Distinguished Lecturer Award and gave the keynote lunch address at the May 4 event at the Mayo Hotel. The top nine overall winners are:

Great Plains Newspaper of the Year: Tulsa World
Great Plains Magazine of the Year: Omaha Magazine
Great Plains Website of the Year: Omaha World-Herald
Great Plains Designer of the Year: Tim Parks, Omaha World-Herald
Great Plains Newspaper Writer of the Year: Josh Dulaney, The Oklahoman
Great Plains Newspaper Photographer/Portfolio of the Year: Sarah Hoffman, Omaha World-Herald
Great Plains Magazine Photographer/Portfolio of the Year: Liz Painter, 605 Magazine
Great Plains Magazine Writer of the Year: Wyndham Wyeth, Arkansas Life
Great Plains Student Newspaper of the Year: The University Daily Kansan

More than 600 entries were received this year, with winners and finalists named in 72 professional and student categories. Four student journalists were awarded $1,500 scholarships named after former Tulsa Press Club president and ONEOK executive Dan Harrison.

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, Cherokee Nation Businesses, ONEOK, Hillcrest HealthCare System, ONE Gas, Trust Company of Oklahoma, Tulsa World Media Company, Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Langdon Publishing, Tulsa Community College and the Mayo Hotel.

Below is a list of the 2018 Great Plains Journalism Awards winners and finalists by publication.

Flip through the official book here.

605 Magazine
Great Plains Magazine Photographer/Portfolio of the Year: Liz Painter
Liz Painter, finalist
Alana Snyder, finalist
John Snyder, finalist
Kyle Determan, finalist
Taylor Hanson, finalist

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Review: Philip Martin
General News Photography: Mitchell Pe Masilun
Entertainment Feature: Philip Martin, John Deering
Food: Kelly Brant
Online Feature Writing: Emma Pettit
Specialty Feature: Celia Storey, Michael Storey
Editorial Portfolio: David Barham
Best Website Design-Overall: Arkansas Online Staff
Staff, finalist
Tommy Metthe, finalist
Ben Krain, finalist
Emma Pettit, finalist
Gavin, Lesnick, finalist
Arkansas Online Staff, finalist
John Deering, finalist
Hunter Field, finalist
Amanda Claire Curcio, finalist
Jillian Kremer, finalist
Kirk Montgomery, finalist
Stephen Thornton, finalist
Eric Harrison, finalist
Brandon Riddle, finalist
Sean Clancy, finalist
Frank Fellone, finalist
Lisa Hammersly, finalist
Sandra Tyler, finalist
Eric Besson, finalist

Arkansas Life
John David Pittman, finalist
Magazine Photography-Multiple: Arshia Khan
Great Plains Magazine Writer of the Year: Wyndham Wyeth
Magazine Feature Writing: Jordan Hickey
Magazine Column Writing: Seth Eli Barlow
Rett Peek, finalist
David Priest, finalist
Katie Bridges, finalist
Emma Devine, finalist
Jordan Hickey, finalist
Arshia Khan, finalist
Whydham Wyeth, finalist
Johnny Sain, finalist
Wesley Hitt, finalist

The Curbside Chronicle
Magazine Portrait: Joshua Officer
Whitley O’Connor, finalist
Quit Nguyen, finalist

The Daily Republic
Portrait: Matt Gade
Feature Photography-Single: Matt Gade
Matt Gade, finalist

The Frontier
Online General News: Clifton Adcock
Dylan Goforth, finalist
Clifton Adcock, finalist

Global Sisters Report
Dawn Araujo-Hawkins, finalist

KFOR Channel 4
Spot News Video: Marc Dillard, Jon Slater

KTUL Channel 8
Maureen Wurtz, finalist
Andrejs Dabars, finalist
Bryan Clemmer, finalist

Land Line Magazine
John Bendel, finalist
Tyson Fisher, finalist

Lincoln Journal Star
Journal Star Staff, finalist
Cindy Lange-Kubick, finalist
Peter Salter, finalist

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Special Section: Staff

Oklahoma Humanities Magazine
Viet Thanh Nguyen, finalist
Carla Walker, finalist
Oklahoma Humanities, finalist

Oklahoma Watch
Business Reporting: Warren Vieth
Jennifer Palmer, finalist
Trevor Brown, finalist
Mollie Bryant, finalist

The Oklahoman
Sports Action Photography: Sarah Phipps
Sports News Photography: Jim Beckel
Sports Column: Berry Tramel
Sports Blog: Berry Tramel
Great Plains Newspaper Writer of the Year: Josh Dulaney
General News Reporting: Brianna Bailey, Jaclyn Cosgrove
Best Website Design-Project: Richard Hall
Staff, finalist
Bryan Terry, finalist
Sarah Phipps, finalist
Todd Pendleton, finalist
The Oklahoman, finalist
Chris Landsberger, finalist
Carla Hinton, finalist
Richard Hall, finalist
Josh Dulaney, finalist
Tim Money, finalist
Adam Kemp, finalist
Jenni Carlson, finalist
NewsOK.com, finalist
Doug Hoke, finalist

Omaha Magazine
Magazine Photography-Feature: Bill Sitzmann
Magazine Specialty Photo: Bill Sitzmann
Magazine Cover: Bill Sitzmann, Matt Wieczorek
Multimedia Graphic-Project or Series: Otis Twelve, Joe Pankowski
Great Plains Magazine of the Year: Staff
Bill Sitzmann, finalist
Thomas Sanchez, finalist
Doug Meigs, finalist
Matt Wieczorek, finalist
Christopher Marshall, finalist
Otis Twelve, finalist

Omaha World-Herald
Headline Portfolio: Haylee Pearl
Sports Video: Brendan Sullivan
Beat Reporting: Erin Duffy, Joe Dejka
Sports Page Design: Tim Parks
Great Plains Designer of Year: Tim Parks
News Page Design: Jessica Thompson
Graphics/Illustration: Matt Haney
Online Project: Staff
Sports Feature: Dirk Chatelain
Feature Video: Brendan Sullivan
Great Plains Newspaper Photographer/Portfolio of the Year: Sarah Hoffman
Feature Photography-Multiple: Sarah Hoffman
Sports Reporting: Dirk Chatelain
Great Plains Website of the Year: Staff
Narrative Story/Series: Henry Cordes
Feature Writing: Matthew Hansen, Sarah Baker Hansen
Rich Mills, finalist
Chris Christen, finalist
Heidi Thorson, finalist
Heather & Jameson, finalist
Jessica Luna, finalist
Kali Rahder, finalist
Micah Mertes, finalist
James Kellerman, finalist
Jessica Thompson, finalist
Chris Machian, finalist
Dirk Chatelain, finalist
Megan Farmer, finalist
Barbara Soderlin, finalist
Matthew Hansen, finalist
Michael O’Connor, finalist
Aaron Sanderford, finalist
Tim Sacco, finalist
Todd Cooper, finalist
Betsie Freeman, finalist
Sarah Hoffman, finalist
Katie Myrick Parks, finalist
Michael Boehnlein, finalist
Staff, finalist
Sam McKewon, finalist
Henry Cordes, finalist
Ryan Soderlin, finalist
Jeff Koterba, finalist
Steve Jordon, finalist
Paige Yowell, finalist

Sauce Magazine
Magazine Page Design: Meera Nagarajan
Carmen Troesser, finalist

St. Louis Business Journal
Business Feature: Steph Kukuljan
Jacob Kim, finalist
Katlyn Keller, finalist
Steph Kukuljan, finalist

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Project/Investigative Reporting: Kevin McDermott, Jack Suntrup, Kurt Erickson
Personal Column Portfolio: Tony Messenger
Wade Wilson, finalist
Dan Martin, finalist
Benjamin Hochman, finalist

Sunflower Publishing
Amanda Nagengast, finalist
Bill Stephens, finalist
Kevin Anderson, finalist
Katie Moore, finalist
Nathan Pettengill, finalist
Janni Leiste, finalist
Brian Goodman, finalist
Kelly Gibson, finalist
Jason Dailey, finalist
Amber Fraley, finalist

Tulsa Kids Magazine
Entertainment/Specialty Blog: Diane Kondos
News Blog Writing: Betty Casey
Tara Rittler, finalist

The Tulsa Voice
Feature Page Design: Madeline Crawford
Best Website Design-Single Page: Madeline Crawford, Maxx Crawford
Angela Evans, finalist

Tulsa World
General News Video: Mike Simons
News Photography-Multiple: Mike Simons
Sports Feature Photography: Ian Maule
Great Plains Newspaper of the Year: Staff
Editorial Cartoon: Bruce Plante
News Package: Staff
Cody Stavenhagen, finalist
Ian Maule, finalist
Mark Cooper, finalist
Staff, finalist
Tim Stanley, finalist
Mike Simons, finalist
Stephen Pingry, finalist
Kyle Margerum, finalist
Jessie Wardarski, finalist
Andrea Eger Canfield, finalist
Wayne Greene, finalist
Michael Smith, finalist
Jimmie Tramel, finalist
Jessica Rodrigo, finalist

Tulsa World Magazine
Magazine News Writing: Debbie Jackson, Jimmie Tramel, Randy Krehbiel, Jason Collington, Michael Overall
Magazine Profile Writing: Ginnie Graham
Jimmie Tramel, finalist
Staff, finalist
Michael Overall, finalist
Michelle Pollard, finalist

STUDENT CATEGORIES
The Collegian – University of Tulsa
Kayleigh Thesenvitz, finalist
Hannah Kloppenburg, finalist
Michaela Flonard, finalist

The Connection – Tulsa Community College
Zach Redwood, finalist
Monique Moore, finalist

The LU Gazette – Langston Univeristy
Specialty Photo: Brittni Logan

Kansas State Collegian – Kansas State University
Dan Harrison Memorial Student Photographer of the Year: Cooper Kinley
Cooper Kinley, finalist
Emily Lenk, finalist

Kansas State University Athletics Communcations – Kansas State University
Cooper Kinley, finalist

The O’Colly – Oklahoma State University
Dan Herrison Memorial Student Website of the Year: O’Colly Staff
Dan Harrison Memorial Student Broadcaster of the Year: Katelyn Fuller
Bullet Broadcast Staff, finalist
Devin Wilber, finalist
O’Colly Staff, finalist

The Oklahoma Daily – University of Oklahoma
Caitlyn Epes, finalist

The University Daily Kansan – University of Kansas
Dan Harrison Memorial Student Broadcaster of the Year: Mallory Houser
Dan Harrison Memorial Student Editor-in-Chief of the Year: Conner Mitchell
Dan Harrison Memorial Student Writer of the Year: Darby VanHoutan
Dan Harrison Memorial Student Newspaper of the Year: Lara Korte, Conner Mitchell
Lara Korte, finalist
Christian Hardy, finalist
Conner Mitchell, finalist
Missy Minear, finalist

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Finalists named; Tickets still available

Finalists have ben named for the 2018 Great Plains Journalism Awards. The Awards Luncheon is set for May 4 at the Mayo Hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tickets are $50; $45 for media/students. Tickets can be purchased at shop.tulsapressclub.org. A complete schedule of events is here. CBS News’ Omar Villafranca will be recognized as the Distinguished Lecturer, with workshops led by ProPublica Illinois’ Louise Kiernan, attorney Douglas “Doug” Dodd and National Geographic’s Andrea Leitch.

605 Magazine
Kyle Determan
Taylor Hanson
Liz Painter
Alana Snyder
John Snyder

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
David Barham
Amanda Claire Curcio
Sean Clancy
Eric Besson
Kelly Brant
John Deering
Frank Fellone
Hunter Field
Lisa Hammersly
Eric Harrison
Ben Krain
Jillian Kremer
Gavin Lesnick
Philip Martin
Tommy Metthe
Kirk Montgomery
Mitchell Pe Masilun
Emma Pettit
Brandon Riddle
Staff
Celia Storey
Michael Storey
Stephen Thornton
Sandra Tyler

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Magazines
Seth Eli Bartow
Katie Bridges
Emma Devine
Jordan Hickey
Wesley Hitt
Arshia Khan
Rett Peek
John David Pittman
David Priest
Johnny Caroll Sain
Wyndham Wyeth

The Curbside Chronicle
Whitley O’Connor
Joshua Officer
Quit Nguyen

The Daily Republic
Matt Gade 

The Frontier
Clifton Adcock
Dylan Goforth

The Gazette – Langston University
Brittni Logan

Global Sisters Report
Dawn Araujo-Hawkins

Kansas State Collegian
Cooper Kinley

Kansas State University Athletics Communications
Cooper Kinley

KFOR
Marc Dillard
Jon Slater

KTUL
Bryan Clemmer
Andrejs Dabars
Maureen Wurtz

Land Line Magazine
John Bendel
Tyson Fisher

Lincoln Journal Star
Cindy Lange-Kubick
Peter Salter
Staff

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Staff

Oklahoma Humanities Magazine
Viet Thanh Nguyen
Carla Walker

The Oklahoman
Brianna Bailey
Jim Beckel
Jenni Carlson
Jaclyn Cosgrove
Josh Dulaney
Richard Hall
Carla Hinton
Doug Hoke
Adam Kemp
Chris Landsberger
Tim Money
Todd Pendleton
Sarah Phipps
Staff
Bryan Terry
Berry Tramel

Oklahoma Watch
Trevor Brown
Mollie Bryant
Jennifer Palmer
Warren Vieth

Omaha Magazine
Christopher Marshall
Doug Meigs
Joe Pankowski
Thomas Sanchez
Bill Sitzmann
Staff
Otis Twelve
Matt Wieczorek

Omaha World-Herald
Michael Boehnlein
Dirk Chatelain
Todd Cooper
Henry Cordes
Erin Duffy
Joe Dejka
Megan Farmer
Betsie Freeman
Matt Haney
Matthew Hansen
Sarah Baker Hansen
Sarah Hoffman
Steve Jordon
James Kellerman
Jeff Koterba
Chris Machian
Sam McKewon
Micah Mertes
Rich Mills
Michael O’Connor
Katie Myrick Parks
Tim Parks
Haylee Pearl
Tim Sacco
Aaron Sanderford
Barbara Soderlin
Ryan Soderlin
Staff
Brendan Sullivan
Jessica Thompson
Paige Yowell

Omaha World-Herald Magazine
Chris Christen
Heidi Thorson
Heather and Jameson
Jessica Luna
Kali Rahder

St. Louis Business Journal
Katlyn Keller
Jacob Kirn
Steph Kukuljan

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Kurt Erickson
Benjamin Hochman
Dan Martin
Kevin McDermott
Tony Messenger
Jack Suntrup
Wade Wilson

 Sauce Magazine
Meera Nagarajan
Carmen Troesser

Sunflower Publishing
Kevin Anderson
Jason Dailey
Amber Fraley
Kelly Gibson
Brian Goodman
Jenni Leiste
Katie Moore
Amanda Nagengast
Nathan Pettengill
Bill Stephens

Tulsa Kids Magazine
Betty Casey
Diane Morrow-Kondos
Tara Rittler

TulsaPeople Magazine
Michelle Pollard

The Tulsa Voice
Madeline Crawford
Maxx Crawford
Angela Evans

Tulsa World
Mark Cooper
Andrea Eger
Wayne Greene
Kyle Margerum
Ian Maule
Stephen Pingry
Bruce Plante
Jessica Rodrigo
Mike Simons
Michael Smith
Staff
Tim Stanley
Cody Stavenhagen
Jimmie Tramel
Jessie Wardarski

Tulsa World Magazine
Jason Collington
Ginnie Graham
Debbie Jackson
Randy Krehbiel
Michael Overall
Staff’
Jimmie Tramel

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Luncheon tickets available; May 4 conference schedule

Final details are being set for the 2018 Great Plains Journalism Awards.

On Thursday, May 3, The Tulsa Press Club will host a meet and greet from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the clubhouse. Mix and mingle with conference speakers, out-of-town journalists and guests. Free admission. Cash bar.

Purchase your luncheon ticket at shop.tulsapressclub.org. Tickets are $50; $45, student/media.

On Friday, May 4, conferences will be held in the Mayo Museum inside The Mayo Hotel, 115 W. Fifth St. (Click here for the 2018 schedule of events.)
10 a.m.: Louise Kiernan, Editor-in-Chief of ProPublica Illinois
Strategies for writing about complex topics

11 a.m.: Luncheon Registration

11:30 a.m.: Awards Luncheon — Welcome and Introduction, President’s Remarks, Awards Presentation (Lunch served during awards), Presentation of the Dan Harrison Memorial Scholarships, Distinguished Lectureship Speaker: Omar Villafranca. Luncheon at The Mayo Hotel’s Crystal Ballroom.

1 p.m.: Break

1:15 p.m.: Omar Villafranca, CBS News national correspondent
Covering natural disasters  

2 p.m.: Break

2:15 p.m.: Doug Dodd, partner with Doerner Saunders Daniel and Anderson
Social media and copyright compliance

3 p.m.: Break

3:15 p.m.: Andrea Leitch, Senior Digital Director, Travel and Adventure for National Geographic
Digital storytelling

4 p.m.: Break

5 p.m.: Happy Hour Reception
(All luncheon ticketholders are welcome to join us for a post-event reception at the Mayo’s Penthouse Bar.)

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors!
Publisher:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
Cherokee Nation Businesses

Executive Editor:
ONEOK

Editor:
Citizen Potawatomi Nation
Hillcrest HealthCare System
Langdon Publishing
Mayo Hotel
ONE Gas
Trust Company of Oklahoma
Tulsa Community College
Tulsa World

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