2014 Great Plains Journalism Awards finalists named

The Tulsa Press Club is proud to announce the 2014 Great Plains Journalism Awards finalists and details on the day’s events.

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

Winners will be announced from the list of finalists at an awards luncheon on Friday, May 16 at the Mayo Hotel in Tulsa. The event will include Distinguished Lectureship recipient CNN’s John Sutter, an Oklahoma native who gained national attention for a story he did walking the path of the May 20, 2013, tornado in Moore, Okla.

At the Great Plains, Great Barbecue Party on Thursday night, May 15, come sample some of Tulsa’s best barbecue — with Burn Co. and Oklahoma Joe’s representing — and listen to Texas Monthly Barbecue Editor Daniel Vaughan talk about cookbooks, ‘cue and having one of the best jobs around. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. at The Tulsa Press Club, 415 S. Boston Ave., Suite 23. $10 for members, $15 for non-members.

At the Great Plains Journalism Awards and Distinguished Lectureship, May 16, here are the details of when everything happens at the Mayo Hotel:

8:30 – 9 a.m.: Registration, Crystal Ballroom Lobby

9 – 9:45 a.m.: Judges’ panel discussion: Cool jobs, Mayo Museum

9:45 – 10 a.m.: BREAK

10 – 11:15 a.m.: How to Turn Your Passion into a Profession by Daniel Vaughn, Texas Monthly, Mayo Museum

11:15 – 11:30 a.m.: BREAK, move to Crystal Ballroom

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Awards Luncheon, Crystal Ballroom. Lunch served during the awards.

Distinguished Lectureship Speaker: John Sutter
Presentation of Distinguished Lectureship Award

1:30 – 1:45 p.m.: BREAK

1:45 – 3 p.m.: How to find Unexpected Stories and tell them in Surprising Ways, by John Sutter, CNN, Mayo Museum

3 – 3:15 p.m.: BREAK

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.: Visual Storytelling by Tom Fox, Dallas Morning News, Mayo Museum

4:30 – 4:45 p.m.: BREAK

4:45 – 7 p.m.: Reception, Rooftop Lounge

Buy your tickets now to join us on May 16.

The event will be at the Mayo Hotel. To make a reservations at the GPJ Awards rate, please call Katie Vinyard at 918-895-8428 or email Katie@themayohotel.com.

Here is the list of the 2014 Great Plains Journalism Awards finalists:

NEWSPAPERS

Argus Leader

Jonathan Ellis
John Hult
Jay Kirschenman
Jacqueline Palfy Klemond
David Montgomery
Steve Young

Arkansas Democrat Gazette
Arkansas Online Staff
Sean Beherec
Kelly Bryant
John Deering
Charlie Frago
Melissa Gerrits
Paul Greenberg
Debra Hale-Shelton
Lisa Hammersly
Dusty Higgins
Benjamin Krain
Philip Martin
Rick McFarland
Cameron Moix
Kirk Montgomery
Jessica Seaman
Celia Storey
Stephen B. Thornton
Wholehogsports.com

Associated Press
Sue Ogrocki

Des Moines Register
Victor Epstein

Lincoln Journal Star
Clark Grell
Cindy Lange-Kubick
Lincoln Journal Star staff
Peter Salter

Oklahoman
Newsok.com staff
Oklahoman staff
Ryan Aber
Phillip Baeza
Brianna Bailey
Jim Beckel
Nate Billings
Chris Brannick
Jenni Carlson
Dave Cathey
Nolan Clay
Carrie Coppernoll
Jaclyn Cosgrove
William Crum
Paige Dillard
Pat Gilliland
Steve Gooch
Richard Hall
John Helsley
Jason Kersey
Chris Landsberger
George Lang
Kendall Matthews
Hayley McGhee
Gina Mizell
Tim Money
David Morris
Scott Munn
Felicia Murray
Phillip O’Connor
Todd Pendleton
Sarah Phipps
Kyle Roberts
Todd Schoenthaler
Trent Shadid
Ryan Sharp
Mike Sherman
Greg Singleton
Anthony Slater
Darla Smith
Nick Tankersley
Bryan Terry
Berry Tramel
Robby Trammell
Jacob Unruh
Scott Wright

Oklahoma Watch
Clifton Adcock
Darren Jaworski
Warren Vieth

Omaha World Herald
Omaha World Herald Staff
Omaha.com Staff
Graham Archer
Leah Becerra
Theresa Berens
Joe Brennan
Dirk Chatelain
Todd Cooper
Dave Croy
Joe Duggan
Dave Elsesser
Cate Folsom
Erin Golden
Matt Haney
Matthew Hansen
Sarah Baker Hansen
Jeanne Hauser
Michael Holmes
Brady Jones
Michael Kelly
Jeff Koterba
Ian Lawson
Chris Machian
Sam McKewon
Matt Miller
Rich Mills
Roseann Moring
Emily Nohr
Judith Nygren
Maggie O’Brien
Michael O’Connor
Tim Parks
Jeff Reece
Margaret Riedel
Tim Sacco
Alyssa Schukar
Tom Shatel
Alissa Skelton
Patrick Smith
Barbara Soderlin
Cody Winchester
Matt Wynn
Tammy Yttri

Pierre Capital Journal
Justin Joiner

St. Louis Post Dispatch

Jessica Bock
Elisa Crouch
Todd C. Frankel

Topeka Capital-Journal

Cjonline.com

Tulsa World
Kyle Arnold
Cary Aspinwall
Mike Averill
Matt Barnard
Kelly Bostian
Ziva Branstetter
Tim Chamberlin
Micah Choquette
John Clanton
Garett Fisbeck
James Gibbard
Ginnie Graham
John E. Hoover
Curtis Killman
Randy Krehbiel
Nicole Marshall Middleton
Stephen Pingry
Hilary Pittman
Bruce Plante
Steve Reckinger
Bill Sherman
Rita Sherrow
Mike Simons
Casey Smith
Christopher Smith
Michael Smith
John Stancavage
James D. Watts Jr.
Jerry Wofford
Michael Wyke

The Sedalia Democrat
Bob Satnan

Wichita Eagle
Tony Adame

MAGAZINES

Alive Magazine
Attilio D’Agostino
Kelly Hamilton
David Hsia
Stephanie Morhard
Gwen Ragno
Stephanie Terry
Jennifer Dulin Wiley

Arkansas Life – Arkansas Democrat Gazette
Justin Bolle
Kimberly Cyr Calhoun
Wesley Hitt
Arshia Khan
Stephanie Pyle
Dero Sanford
Jon Wisniewski

Dainty Obsessions
Amavo Boutique
Chef Jeni and Co
Confetti Creative Co
Icon Lounge and Event Hall
Jeff Sampson Photography
Modtro
Rug and Relic
Studio Blu Photography
The Cake Lady
The Flower Mill
World Market

Kansas!
Shelly Bryant
Jason Dailey
Jennifer Haugh
Katy Ibsen

Inspire(d) Magazine
Danielle Ameling
Ingrid Baudler
Lauren Bonney
Sara Friedle-Putnam
Kristine Jepsen
Lauren Kraus
Jim McCaffrey
Joyce Meyer
Aryn Henning Nichols
Benji Nichols
Roxie Nichols
Thea Satrom
Aaron Zauner

Inspired Home Omaha Magazine – Omaha World-Herald
Chris Christen
Matt Miller

Moore Monthly
Rob Morris
Armand McCoy
Fred Wheelbarger
Luke Small
Christiaan Patterson

Oklahoma Humanities Magazine
Howard Faulkner
Oklahoma Humanities Council
Carla Walker

Oklahoma Today
Steffie Corcoran
Oklahoma Today – Shane Bevel
Oklahoma Today – Debby Kaspari
Oklahoma Today – Randy Krehbiel
Oklahoma Today – Mark W. Nault
Oklahoma Today – Steven Walker of WCI
James Pratt

Slice Magazine
M.J. Alexander
Mia Blake
Elizabeth Meares
Scotty O’Daniel
John Parker

St. Louis Magazine
Jeannette Cooperman
Whitney Curtis
Ray Hartmann
William Powell
St. Louis Magazine Staff
Lindsay Timme
D.J. Wilson
Andrew Wyatt

Sunflower Publishing
Jason Dailey
Jenni Leiste

Sync Weekly – Arkansas Democrat Gazette Magazines
Norma Edwards
Arshia Khan
Stephanie Maxwell
Nate Olson
Shea Stewart
Emily Van Zandt

Tulsa Kids
Betty Casey
Abby Rodgers

TulsaPeople
Connie Cronley
Nellie Kelly
Jennie Lloyd
Michelle Pollard
TulsaPeople Staff
Scott Wigton

WEB
KFOR
KFOR Staff

KTUL
Bryan Clemmer
Rob Collett
Burt Mummolo

SoonerScoop.com
RJ Young

STUDENT

The Baker Orange
Sara Bell
The Baker Orange Staff

The Collegian – South Dakota State University
Ryan Bowden
Jordan Smith
Marcus Traxler

The Collegian – University of Tulsa
Kyle Walker

The Daily O’Collegian – Oklahoma State University
Jackie Dobson
Emily Farris

The Journal – Webster University
Dan Bauman
Gabe Burns
Megan Favignano
Brian Pratt

The Oklahoma Daily
Joey Stipek

The Oracle – Oral Roberts University
Hannah Covington
Bruce Dixon
Meghan Drake
Austin St. John
The Oracle Staff

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