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2013 Excellence in Journalism Awardees

Professional

Writing (any medium)

Best critical review

Gold:
Kevin Lynch
Edward Curtis Preserved America’s Vanishing Race for Posterity
Culture Currents (Vernaculars Speak) at www.kevernacular.com

Silver:
Erik Gunn
The New Old Guard
Milwaukee Magazine

Bronze:
Michael Muckian
Beethoven goes Bollywood
Wisconsin Gazette

Best coverage of a single news topic or event including breaking news

Gold:
Eric Lindquist
In from the cold
Leader-Telegram

Silver:
Steven Elbow
Madison Parks staff ‘really, really sorry’ for mowing down east-side prairie garden
The Capital Times

Bronze:
Louis Weisberg
Message in a bottle: Bars dump Stoli as boycott against Putin’s Russia grows
Wisconsin Gazette

Best multi-story coverage of a single feature topic or event

Gold:
Kate Golden
Kate Prengaman
Marion Ceraso
Water Watch Wisconsin
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

Silver:
Journal Times Staff
Mental Illness: The Power, the System and Success
The Journal Times, Racine

Bronze:
Eric Lindquist
The new face of heroin
Leader-Telegram

Best beat coverage

Gold:
Mary Spicuzza
Dee J. Hall
State Capitol coverage
Wisconsin State Journal

Silver:
Rich Kirchen
Health care coverage
Milwaukee Business Journal

Bronze:
Pat Schneider
Homelessness in Madison
The Capital Times

Best single feature story over 30”

Gold:
Tom Matthews
Juke Box Hero
Milwaukee Magazine

Silver:
Doug Erickson
Love’s long journey
Wisconsin State Journal

Bronze:
Howie Magner
A Work of Art
Milwaukee Magazine

Best single feature story under 30”

Gold:
Judith Steininger
In the Danger Zone
M Magazine

Silver: (TIE)
Peter Jackel
Hisle Makes a Call From the Heart
The Journal Times, Racine

Silver: (TIE)
Dan Simmons
Tick In Professor’s Nose Brings New Theories
Wisconsin State Journal

Bronze:
George Hesselberg
Goosinator
Wisconsin State Journal

Best sports story

Gold:
Doug Russell
Endangered Species
Milwaukee Magazine

Silver:
Jim Owczarski
NBA provides an escape for Bucks rookie Antetokounmpo
OnMilwaukee.com

Bronze: (TIE)
Gary D’Amato
Lombardi at 100
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Bronze: (TIE)
Abby Callard
Glitter v. Grit
Milwaukee Magazine

Best single editorial, statement of editorial position or opinion

Gold:
Bruce Murphy
Less Power to the People
Isthmus

Silver:
The Capital Times Staff
Food stamp cuts are simply wrong
The Capital Times

Bronze:
Caley Clinton
Overdue notice
Wisconsin Law Journal

Best business story or series

Gold:
Matt Hrodey
Fountain of Youth
Milwaukee Magazine

Silver:
Marc Eisen
Capitalist with a Soul
Isthmus

Bronze:
Joe Taschler
U.S. butter consumption reaches highest level in 40 years
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Best investigative story or series

Gold:
Dee J. Hall
Federal investigation targets top state Justice Official for alleged illegal gun sales
Wisconsin State Journal

Silver:
Mario Quadracci
The Watchmen
Milwaukee Magazine

Bronze:
Mario Koran
Lukas Keapproth
Lost signals, disconnected lives
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

Best public service story

Gold:
Tegan Wendland
State passes up disabled aid despite backlogs
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

Silver:
Dee J. Hall
Injured work-release inmate cries foul
Wisconsin State Journal

Bronze:
Jay Rath
Biting Bad: Local Bedbug Infestations Wreak Havoc on Body and Soul
Isthmus

Best column

Gold:
John Gurda
Milwaukee history column, Crossroads
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Silver:
Bruce Murphy
Murphy’s Law: The Legacy of Betty Quadracci
urbanmilwaukee.com

Bronze: (TIE)
John Nichols
John Nichols column
The Capital Times

Bronze: (TIE)
Paul Fanlund
Paul Fanlund column
The Capital Times

Best single headline

Gold:
Chris Thompson
Plumber draws a straight Flush
The Daily Reporter, Milwaukee

Silver:
Claire Hanan
Pop Rocks
Milwaukee Magazine

Bronze:
Howie Magner
The Bus Stops Here
Milwaukee Magazine

Best background, analytical or interpretive story

Gold:
Jake Harper
Supreme Court justices tend to favor attorney donors
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

Silver:
Rory Linnane
In some choice schools, disabilities are liability
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

Bronze:
Judith Davidoff
He Smoked Some Weed as a Teenager. Now This Madison Father of Two Is Facing Deportation
Isthmus

 

 

Visual Journalism (any medium):

Best illustration or cartoon

Gold:
Maureen Kane
Louis Weisberg
For 50 years, Peck School has boosted Milwaukee’s economy
Wisconsin Gazette

Silver:
Elizabeth Baddeley
Kathryn Lavey
Krista Schmidt
The Man Next Door
Milwaukee Magazine

Bronze:
Maureen Kane
Bumper crop
Wisconsin Gazette

Best photo essay or series

Gold:
Mike Rebholz
Deep Freeze
Madison Magazine

Silver:
Mike DeVries
Bizarre weather before-and-after
The Capital Times

Bronze:
Dan Bishop
Francine Gimla
Janet Raasch
Going with the Grain
M Magazine

Best news photograph

Gold:
Mike DeVries
More arrests at Solidarity Sing Along
The Capital Times

Best feature photograph

Gold:
Kevin Harnack
Color show
The Daily Reporter, Milwaukee

Silver:
Kevin Harnack
Pour weather
The Daily Reporter, Milwaukee

Bronze:
Kevin Harnack
Me and my shadow
The Daily Reporter, Milwaukee

 

 

Newspaper Design:

Best overall design

Gold:
Wisconsin Gazette staff
Wisconsin Gazette

Best special section design

Gold:
Lee Matz
Mark Kass
Todd Bragstad
Milwaukee Business Journal special sections
Milwaukee Business Journal

Silver:
Michael Muckian
Louis Weisberg
WiG staff
WiG Dining section: Dish it Out
Wisconsin Gazette

Bronze:
Wisconsin Gazette staff
WiG’s WiGOUT section
Wisconsin Gazette

Best single page design

Gold:
Eric Semelroth
Mark Kass
Todd Bragstad
Milwaukee Business Journal – page 1
Milwaukee Business Journal

 

 

Magazine Design:

Best overall design

Gold:
Malcolm McDowell Woods
Lisa Malmarowski
Margaret Mittelstadt
Cara Berken
Paul Sloth
Carrie Rowe
Graze: Around the Kitchen Table with Outpost Natural Foods
Outpost Natural Foods

Silver:
Kathryn Lavey
Krista Scmidt
Rachel Stinebring
Adam Ryan Morris
May, November and December 2013 issues
Milwaukee Magazine

Bronze:
Tim Burton
Emily Culp
Sarah Frautschi
Deb Josephs
December 2013
Madison Magazine

Best single cover design

Gold:
Kathryn Lavey
Adam Ryan Morris
Joel Holland
Most Creative Milwaukeeans, November 2013
Milwaukee Magazine

Silver:
Dan Bishop
Francine Gimla
Janet Raasch
The Arts Issue, July 2013
M Magazine

Bronze:
Matt Haas
Francine Gimla
Janet Raasch
Taking a Stand, June 2013
M Magazine

Best single story or feature design

Gold:
Tim Burton
Kids Rule!
Madison Magazine

Silver:
Francine Gimla
Dan Bishop
Janet Raasch
Amy Siewert
Secret City
M Magazine

Bronze:
Kathryn Lavey
Adam Ryan Morris
Food Lover’s Guide
Milwaukee Magazine

 

 

Audio (any medium):

Best coverage of a single or ongoing breaking news story

Gold:
Lisa Neff
Love on Trial: High Court rulings due in June
Wisconsin Gazette

Silver:
Mike Simonson
Danielle Kaeding
Mine site confrontation
Wisconsin Public Radio

Bronze:
Mike Simonson
Danielle Kaeding
Wildfire
Wisconsin Public Radio

Best reporting of an ongoing news story

Gold:
Alison Dirr
Kate Prengaman
Wisconsin’s burgeoning frac sand industry
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

Silver:
Shawn Johnson
Glen Moberg
Mike Simonson
Chuck Quirmbach
Mining Dispute
Wisconsin Public Radio

Bronze:
Kent Wainscott
Best Reporting of News: Kent Wainscott
WISN-TV

Best documentary, investigative or public affairs story or series

Gold:
Tegan Wendland
State passes up federal disabilities aid for jobless, despite backlogs
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

Silver:
Richard Kremer
Maureen McCollum
Glen Moberg
Shamane Mills
Kristen Durst
Gilman Halsted
Heroin in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Public Radio

Bronze:
WUWM Radio
Black Men in Prison
WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio

Best feature story or series

Gold:
Mike Simonson
Gilman Halsted
Danielle Kaeding
Chuck Quirmbach
1963
Wisconsin Public Radio

Silver:
Chuck Quirmbach
Troop Café
Wisconsin Public Radio

Bronze:
Alison Henderson
Dori Zori
Elena’s House
RadioMilwaukee

Best use of audio within a report

Gold:
Andrew Konkle
A Legion of Followers
WITI

Silver:
Erin Toner
Wisconsin Residents Struggle to Sign up for Healthcare
WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio

Bronze:
Nate Imig
Remembering Dr. King
RadioMilwaukee

Best sports story or series

Gold:
Mitch Teich
Scandal in US Speedskating
WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio

Silver:
Tyler Dunne
Bob McGinn
Packers Podcast
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Bronze:
Dan Deicher
Dick Trickle tribute
WKTY-AM

 

 

Video (any medium):

Best coverage of a breaking news story

Gold:
WISN 12 News Team
Children’s Hospital Shooting
WISN-TV

Silver:
WISN 12 News Team
Burlington Fire
WISN-TV

Bronze:
WTMJ-TV News Staff
Children’s Hospital Shooting Montage
WTMJ-TV

Best multi-day coverage of an ongoing story

Gold:
Brad Hicks
Jeff Frings
24 Hours in Boston
WITI-TV

Silver:
FOX 6 News staff
Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary Celebration
WITI – FOX 6 – Milwaukee

Bronze:
WTMJ-TV News and Sports Staff
Braun Controversy
WTMJ-TV

Best reporting of news or sports

Gold:
Colleen Henry
Best Reporting of News: Colleen Henry
WISN-TV

Silver:
Brian Gotter
Jeff Janca
Moore Tornado
WTMJ-TV

Bronze:
Cody Holyoke
WTMJ-TV News Staff
Cody Holyoke Reporting Montage
WTMJ-TV

Best investigative report or series

Gold:
Brad Hicks
Jerry Imig
Dave Michuda
High Risk Rent
WITI – Fox 6 – Milwaukee

Silver:
Steve Chamraz
Tim Meulemans
Paul Marble
I-Team: Bus-ted
WTMJ-TV

Bronze:
Mike Lowe
Tim Viste
Susanne Barthel
Jerry Imig
Backward or Skyward
WITI – FOX 6 – Milwaukee

Best feature or lifestyle story or series

Gold:
Ted Perry
Jon Reidy
First-Grade Crush
WITI – FOX 6 – Milwaukee

Silver:
Joyce Garbaciak
Brady Headington
Jason Hunter
Cancer In Pictures
WISN-TV

Bronze:
Brad Hicks
Jon Reidy
Nick Collins Now
WITI-TV – Fox 6 – Milwaukee

Best public affairs program, documentary or news special

Gold:
Rita Hagen-Aleman
John Eddy
Ben Lorber
Hank Strunk
Bob Palmer
On Assignment
WISN-TV

Silver:
FOX 6 News staff
Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary Parade
WITI – FOX 6 – Milwaukee

Bronze:
Everett L. Marshburn
Joanne Williams
For Jobs and Freedom: A Black Nouveau Special
Milwaukee Public Television

Best newscast

Gold:
FOX 6 News Staff
FOX 6 News at 9
WITI – FOX 6 – Milwaukee

Silver:
WTMJ-TV News Staff
Live at 10: Hospital Shooting
WTMJ-TV

Bronze:
WTMJ-TV News Staff
Live at 10: Freeway Disasters
WTMJ-TV

 

 

Online (any medium):

Best blog

Gold:
Aaron R. Conklin
Stage Write
Madison Magazine

Silver:
Katie Vaughn
Artscape
Madison Magazine

Bronze:
Erik Gunn
Pressroom Buzz
Milwaukee Magazine

Best live online coverage of news, sports or lifestyle event

Gold:
JR Ross
Andy Szal
Jason Smathers
WisPolitics.com Budget Blog
WisPolitics.com

Silver:
Sean Ryan
Stacy Vogel Davis
Decision by Kohl’s to drop its plans to build new corporate headquarters
Milwaukee Business Journal

Bronze:
Chris Murphy
Spring election live blog
The Capital Times

Best use of multimedia

Gold:
Kate Golden
Kate Prengaman
Water Watch Wisconsin
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

Silver:
Isthmus Staff
UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Meet Madison
Isthmus

Bronze:
Steven Elbow
Todd Milewski
Mike DeVries
Michelle Stocker
Dane County’s most expensive homes
The Capital Times

Best website design

Gold:
Tarik Moody
radiomilwaukee.org
88Nine RadioMilwaukee

Silver:
Mark Kass
Todd Bragstad
David Schuyler
Bizjournals.com/milwaukee
Milwaukee Business Journal

Bronze:
BizTimes Milwaukee Team
BizTimes.com
BizTimes Milwaukee

Best local news or feature website

Gold:
WUWM
WUWM.COM
WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio

Silver:
Sharon McGowan and Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service Staff
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Bronze:
88Nine RadioMilwaukee
radiomilwaukee.org
88Nine RadioMilwaukee
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Writing (any medium)

Best news story single on ongoing

Gold:
Jack Casey
Federal Wisconsin legislators face decision on intervention in Syria
The Daily Cardinal

Silver:
Caroline Roers
Presidential search committee to include layperson candidates to replace Pilarz
The Marquette Tribune

Bronze:
Scott Wise
UW-Milwaukee campus beat coverage
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Best single feature story over 30”

Gold:
Meredith Lee
This Land is My Land
Curb Magazine

Silver:
Krista Culbertson
Burlesque in Spotlight: Milwaukee Women Find Freedom in Over-the-Top Performance
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Bronze:
Maggie Schleicher
Warriors on Campus: UWM Veterans’ Services Fall Short
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Best single feature story under 30”

Gold:
Sarah Hauer
Andrew Phillips
Pat Simonaitis
Boston bombings affect MU community
The Marquette Tribune

Silver:
Dan Peters
UWM Students Experienced 9/11 as Young Children
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Bronze:
Eleanor Peterson
From Meat Packer to Cultural Ambassador, Frederick Layton Gave Art to Milwaukee
WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio

Best sports story

Gold:
Nick Bornheimer
The Bonds of Basketball
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Silver:
Andrew Dawson
Swedish Connection Far From Home
The Marquette Tribune

Bronze:
Kimberly Rhyme
Small-Town Recruit, Big-City Talent
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Best critical review

Gold:
Erin Heffernan
‘12 Years a Slave’ brings dark history to light
The Marquette Tribune

Best editorial or commentary

Gold:
Seamus Doyle
Kara Chiuchiarelli
Tessa Fox
Sarah Hauer
Administration needs to make its stand on sexuality programs clear
The Marquette Tribune

Silver:
Eric Oliver
Hitting the Jackpot in Kenosha
The Marquette Tribune

Bronze: (TIE)
Kayla Massey
I Do Not Have the Right Kind of Cancer
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Bronze: (TIE)
Johnny Vang
English is Hard
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 

 

Visual Journalism (any medium):

Best still photograph/photos

Gold:
Grey Satterfield
Badgers open Big 10 play vs. Purdue
The Daily Cardinal

Silver:
Xidan Zhang
Davante Gardner photo
The Marquette Tribune

 

 

Audio (any medium):

Best news story single or ongoing

Gold:
Laurence Bell
Mifflin 2013: More Confusion than Chaos at Annual Alcohol-fest
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Silver:
Brainerd Lopez
Holiday Parade Builds Tradition and Boosts Business
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Bronze:
Brandon Kinnard
UWO Coach in Boston Marathon
WRST-FM

Best feature story

Gold:
Brad Phenow
Tall ships chants
KUWS-FM UW-Superior

Silver:
Katie Stevens
Pickles
WRST-FM

Bronze:
Jim Delury
Nickname
WRST-FM

Best sports story

Gold:
Justin Jagler
Road Trips on Horizon for Panthers
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Silver:
Joshua March
Panthers Face Bucky in Soccer Tournament
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Bronze:
Joe Gigliotti
Bud Grant honored by hometown Superior
KUWS-FM UW-Superior

 

 

Video (any medium):

Best news story single or ongoing

Gold:
Chris Verhyen
Tyler Berg
Erin Nordloh
Josh Weber
Kali LaCount
Jenna McGlin
Fatal Flaws?
UWM PantherVision

Silver:
Leah Lindscheid
Pedaling to Safety
The Badger Report

Bronze:
Aaron Maybin
Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary Parade
Marquette University Television

Best feature story

Gold:
Grant Hermes
Chris Hwang
Holiday Food-flation
The Badger Report

Silver:
Samantha Nash
The Future of Freshwater Science
UWM PantherVision

Bronze:
Makayla Mladenovic
Crew-Munications
The Badger Report

Best sports story

Gold:
Mike Cianciolo
Davante Gardner Pushes Marquette Past DePaul 66-56
Marquette University Television

Silver:
Mike Cianciolo
Marquette Gets 2nd BIG EAST Win Over Seton Hall 67-66
Marquette University Television

Bronze:
Mike Cianciolo
Marquette Loses OT Battle With No. 4/5 Villanova 85-94
Marquette University Television

Best newscast

Gold:
James Ashcroft
Jenna McGlin
Kali LaCount
Tony Atkins
Erin Nordloh
PantherVision News Staff
UWM PantherVision 12-9-13
UWM PantherVision

Best program or special

Gold:
Matt Oleson
Molly Reich
The First Saturday in May
UW Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Silver:
Emily Connor
Elizabeth Gaggioli
Confessions of a Campus
UW Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Bronze:
Jackson Dahlquist
Sam Easton
A Life Changing Experience
UW Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication

 

 

Online (any medium):

Best blog

Gold:
Sterling Silver
20 Blocks Away
Marquette Journal

Silver:
Kelly Meyerhofer
Why does Milwaukee smell sometimes?
The Marquette Tribune

Best multi-media feature

Gold: (TIE)
Harrison Turner
Raw Milk Running: Food Crime in America’s Dairyland
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Gold: (TIE)
Benjamin Slane
Milwaukee Vets March On: Sexual Assault Haunts Wisconsin Troops
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Silver:
Miranda Rosenkranz
Is College Worth It? Waiting Tables, UWM Grads are Wondering
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Bronze:
Rob Gebelhoff
Voices from the Breach
The Marquette Tribune

Best website design

Gold:
Lauren Simonis
Tim Hadick
Rachel Bozich
Jenny Slattery
Curb Magazine Online
Curb Magazine

Silver:
Harrison Turner
Raw Milk Running: Food Crime in America’s Dairyland
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Bronze:
Marley Flueger
Living Under One Roof: It’s Complicated
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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