2016 Great Plains Journalism Awards winners named

(Tulsa) – The Tulsa Press Club is proud to announce the 2016 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, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Erik Logan, president of OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, received the Distinguished Lectureship Award, and gave the keynote lunch address at the April 18 event. The top 10 overall winners are:

Great Plains Newspaper of the Year: Omaha World-Herald

Great Plains Magazine of the Year: Midwest Living

Great Plains Website of the Year: St. Louis Magazine

Great Plains Designer of the Year: Tim Parks, Omaha World-Herald

Great Plains Writer of the Year: Peter Salter, Lincoln Journal Star

Great Plains Newspaper Photographer of the Year: Francis Gardler, Lincoln Journal Star

Great Plains Magazine Photographer of the Year: Attilio D’Agostino, ALIVE Magazine

Great Plains Magazine Writer of the Year: Jeannette Cooperman, St. Louis Magazine

Great Plains Student Newspaper of the Year: The Daily O’Collegian, Oklahoma State University

More than 770 entries were received this year, with winners and finalists named in 70 professional and student categories. Five student journalists were awarded $1,250 scholarships named after former Tulsa Press Club president and ONEOK executive Dan Harrison.

Below is a list of the 2016 Great Plains Journalism Awards winners by publication.

 

Alive Magazine

Magazine Photographer of the Year: Attilio D’Agostino

Magazine Cover: Amanda Dampf, Adrian Walker, Rachel Brandt, Elizabeth Tucker, Kelsey Waananen

 

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Food: Kelly Brant, Celia Storey

Specialty Feature: Nikki Dawes,

Cheree Franco, John Sykes Jr.

 

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, cont.

Review: Philip Martin

Best Website Page Design: WholeHogSports.com Staff

 

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Magazines

Magazine Photography, Multiple: Arshia Khan

Magazine Photography, Feature: Arshia Khan

Magazine Column Writing: Heather Steadham

 

Columbia Missiourian

News Photography, Multiple: Justin L. Stewart

 

KCCI-TV

General News Video: Eric Hanson, Michael Sims

 

KJRH, Channel 2

Best Overal Website Design: KJRH Staff

 

Lawrence Magazine, Sunflower Publishing

Magazine Portrait: Nathan Pettengill, Jason Dailey, Shelly Bryant

 

Lincoln Journal Star

Great Plains Newspaper Photographer of the Year: Francis Gardler

Sports Page Design: Clark Grell

Sports Feature: Alex Lantz

Great Plains Writer of the Year: Peter Salter

 

Midwest Living

Great Plains Magazine of the Year: Midwest Living Staff

 

Oklahoma Watch

Multimedia Project or Series: Oklahoma Watch Staff

 

Omaha World-Herald

News Package: Alia Conley, Maggie O’Brien, Alissa Skelton, Bob Glissmann

Narrative Story/Series: Dirk Chatelain

Sports Column: Dirk Chatelain

Graphics/Illustration: Matt Haney

Business Reporting: Russell Hubbard

Editorial Cartoon: Jeff Koterba

Headline Portfolio: Rich Mills

News Page Design: Tim Parks

Business Feature: Janice Podsada

Feature Page Design: Tammy Yttri

Great Plains Designer of the Year: Tim Parks

Great Plains Newspaper of the Year: Omaha World-Herald Staff

 

Sauce Magazine

Magazine Page Design: Meera Nagarajan

 

St. Louis Magazine

Magazine Feature Writing: Jeannette Cooperman

Magazine News Writing: Jarrett Medlin

Magazine Profile Writing: William Powell

Great Plains Magazine Writer of the Year: Jeannette Cooperman

Great Plains Website of the Year: Steph Zimmerman

 

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Beat Reporting: Christine Byers

Specialty Photo: David Carson

General News Photography: Robert Cohen

Feature Photography, Single: Christian Gooden

Editorial Portfolio: Kevin Horrigan

Project/Investigative Reporting: Jennifer S. Mann, Jeremy Kohler, Stephen Deere

Special Section: St. Louis Post-Dispatch Staff

 

The Daily Republic

Portrait: Matt Gade

Feature Photography, Multiple: Matt    Gade

 

The Des Moines Register

General News Reporting: Lee Rood

Personal Column Portfolio: Daniel        Finney

 

The Frontier

News Blog Writing: Kevin Canfield

 

The Oklahoman

Sports Reporting: Jenni Carlson, Jason Kersey, Berry Tramel, Ryan Aber

Web Special Section: Richard Hall

Sports Action Photography: Bryan Terry

Sports Video: Bryan Terry, Jason Kersey

 

Tulsa Kids

Entertainment/Specialty Blog: Betty Casey

 

TulsaPeople

Magazine Specialty Photo: Michelle Pollard

 

Tulsa World

Sports Blog: Mark Cooper

Spot News Photography: Tom Gilbert

Sports Feature Photography: Ian Maule

Feature Writing: Michael Overall

Feature Video: Mike Simons

Spot News Video: Mike Simons

Entertainment Feature: Michael Smith

 

 

STUDENT CATEGORIES

Oklahoma State University – The O’Collegian

Student Editor in Chief of the Year: Kassie McClung

Student Photographer of the Year: Kurt Steiss

Student Newspaper of the Year: The O’Collegian Staff

 

Oral Roberts University – The Oracle

Student Designer of the Year: Gerald Brown

 

University of Kansas – University Daily Kansan

Student Website of the Year: Katie Kutsko, Emma Legault, Miranda Davis

 

KOMU-TV

Student Broadcaster of the Year:      James Packard

 

University of Missouri — Columbia Missourian

Student Writer of the Year: Kasia Kovacs

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