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2017 Excellence in Journalism Awardees

PROFESSIONAL WINNERS:

WRITING:

Best Critical Review

GOLD (tie)
Dominique Paul Noth
Urban Milwaukee
Movie Review – Meryl as Metaphor

GOLD (tie)
Kevin Lynch
Culture Currents (Vernaculars Speak) at www.kevernacular.com
Adolph Rosenblatt: A Great Eye, Gifted Hands, and a Huge Heart

SILVER (tie)
Michael Muckian
Wisconsin Gazette
Gritty ‘Cabaret’ offers horrifying lessons

SILVER (tie)
Lori Fredrich
OnMilwaukee
After a near-four-year hiatus, P!nk’s rock moves still resonate

BRONZE (tie)
David Hyland
Wisconsin Public Radio
Fishbone Concert Review

BRONZE (tie)
Rob Thomas
Cap Times
‘Dunkirk’ is a harrowing and surprisingly experimental war movie

Best Coverage of a Single News Topic or Event Including Breaking News             

GOLD
Mark Kass
Todd Bragstad
Sean Ryan
Rich Kirchen
Melanie Lawder

Milwaukee Business Journal
Foxconn chooses southeastern Wisconsin

SILVER
Coburn Dukehart
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Manure pollution in Kewaunee County wells

BRONZE
Rich Kremer
David Hyland
Andrea Anderson
John K. Wilson
Courtney Kueppers
Wisconsin Public Radio
Chetek Tornado

Best Multi-Story Coverage of a Single Feature Topic or Event    

GOLD
Arthur Thomas
BizTimes Milwaukee
The hype and hope of Wisconn Valley

SILVER
Mukhtar Ibrahim
Alexandra Hall
Riley Vetterkind
Coburn Dukehart
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Documenting Hate

BRONZE
Jay Rath
Judith Davidoff
Linda Falkenstein
Matthew Kearney
Allison Geyer
Isthmus
Wisconsin Capitol 100th anniversary

Best Long Hard Feature Story    

GOLD
Abigail Becker
Cap Times
Life at the Crossings

SILVER
Maggie Ginsberg
Madison Magazine
To Be Muslim in Madison

BRONZE
Lisa Speckhard Pasque
Cap Times
Dane County’s racial disparity in infant mortality is an unsolved mystery

Best Long Soft Feature Story     

GOLD
Amber C. Walker
Cap Times
Black girl joy

SILVER
Amber C. Walker
Cap Times
A different tune: Unschooling families pursue their own educational path

BRONZE
Steven Elbow
Cap Times
Bad rap: Madison has a complicated relationship with hip-hop

Best Short Hard Feature Story  

GOLD
Rich Rovito
Milwaukee Magazine
Has The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Bitten Off More Than It Can Chew?

SILVER
Rob Golub
The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle
Invisible ‘eruv’ perimeter will ease Shabbat rules

BRONZE
Lisa Neff
Wisconsin Gazette
Mixing it up at the Supreme Court

Best Short Soft Feature Story    

GOLD
Dan Simmons
Milwaukee Magazine
Braveheart Boy

SILVER
Dylan Brogan
Isthmus
Eggs over sleazy

BRONZE
Jennifer Rude Klett
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Home on the Range: Bison a Sweet Business, and Meat, in Wisconsin

Best Sports Story            

GOLD
Darren Bush
Isthmus
Tenkara!:  Japanese fly fishing offers a radical simplicity

SILVER
Gary D’Amato
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Brewers’ No. 1 fan

BRONZE
JR Radcliffe
Now News Group
After teammate’s injury, Oak Creek soccer players pay perfect tribute

Best Single Editorial, Statement of Editorial Position or Opinion             

GOLD
Bill Lueders
Isthmus
What a disaster! Isthmus delivers its Cheap Shots for 2017

SILVER
Louis Weisberg
Wisconsin Gazette
Handicapping Scott Walker’s re-election prospects

BRONZE
Brad Williams
WIZM-AM
Morning in America, Maybe

Best Business Story or Series    

GOLD
Jon Wile
Mark Kass
Todd Bragstad
Sean Ryan
Craig Douglas

Joanne Skoog
Milwaukee Business Journal
THE AMAZON EFFECT – How taxpayers are funding Amazon’s disruption of the U.S. economy

SILVER
Mary Sussman
Shepherd Express
Milwaukee Taps Water Technology’s Growing Potential

BRONZE
Corrinne Hess
BizTimes Milwaukee
The hot corridor: Momentum builds along I-94 between Milwaukee and Illinois

Best Investigative Story or Series            

GOLD
Dee J. Hall
Katherine Proctor
Emma Schatz
Coburn Dukehart
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Flawed hair analysis convicts innocent people

SILVER
Jessie Opoien
Cap Times
Josh Zepnick investigation

BRONZE
Polo Rocha
WisPolitics.com
Records show few drug felons seeking public benefits failed drug tests

Best Public Service Story or Series          

GOLD
Cara Lombardo
Coburn Dukehart
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Wisconsin misses chances to cut lead in drinking water

SILVER
Steven Elbow
Cap Times
Toxic debate

BRONZE
Ed Combs
Concealed Carry Magazine
“Uncle Ed’s Travel Guide” – February/March 2017 and April 2017

Best Column     

GOLD
Mikel Holt
Milwaukee Community Journal

SILVER
John Nichols
Cap Times

BRONZE
Rob Golub
The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle
Editor’s desk

Best Explanatory Story or Series              

GOLD
Alexandra Hall
Coburn Dukehart
Dee J. Hall
Riley Vetterkind
Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Wisconsin’s immigration dilemma

SILVER
Katelyn Ferral
Cap Times
The Cost of Opportunity

BRONZE
Tyler Langan
Now News Group/Lake Country Now
Firefighter shortage

Best Personal Profile    

GOLD
Katelyn Ferral
Erik Lorenzsonn
Cap Times
Her way: Epic Systems CEO Judy Faulkner talks about trusting her vision

SILVER
Catherine Capellaro
Isthmus
In Search of the Elusive Saola: Bill Robichaud fights to save one of the world’s rarest creatures

BRONZE
Linda Falkenstein
Isthmus
Itty Bitty superstar: Susan B. Anderson and her creations are big in the world of knitting

 

VISUAL JOURNALISM

Best Illustration or Cartoon  

GOLD
Drew Maxwell
M: Milwaukee’s Lifestyle Magazine, http://www.mmagazinemilwaukee.com/
Best of Greater MK

SILVER
Emily Shullaw
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Stuck in Solitary

BRONZE
Eric Semelroth
Milwaukee Business Journal
A Room Without A View

Best Photo Essay or Series          

GOLD
Sharon Vanorny
Andrea Behling
Madison Magazine
A Cut Above

SILVER
Scottie Lee Meyers
Milwaukee PBS
Salivating at the Wisconsin State Fair

BRONZE
Chris Arnade
Milwaukee Magazine
Great Migrants

Best News Photograph

GOLD
Ken Wangler
Concealed Carry Magazine
“The Day” – January 2017

SILVER
Coburn Dukehart
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Scott Walker’s Wink

BRONZE
Lee Matz
Milwaukee Independent (milwaukeeindependent.com)
Clock Tower demo makes way for Couture

Best Feature Photograph            

GOLD
Kevin Harnack
The Daily Reporter
Framed by shoring

SILVER
Coburn Dukehart
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Undocumented on the Dairy

BRONZE
Scott Paulus
Milwaukee Business Journal
The opening of Shake Shack in downtown Milwaukee

Best Sports Photograph               

GOLD
Scott Ash
Lake Country Now
Marvin Marriott

SILVER
Scott Ash
Brookfield Now
Ice Bath

BRONZE
Scott Ash
Lake Country Now
Long jump

 

NEWSPAPER DESIGN

Best Overall Design   

GOLD
Mark Kass
Todd Bragstad
Eric Semelroth
Milwaukee Business Journal
Issues of 3/24/17, 8/4/17 and 11/3/17

SILVER
Wisconsin Gazette Staff
Wisconsin Gazette          

Best Special Section Design       

GOLD
Wisconsin Gazette Staff
Wisconsin Gazette
Pride special section

SILVER
Mark Kass
Todd Bragstad
Eric Semelroth
Milwaukee Business Journal
40 Under 40

BRONZE
Mark Kass
Todd Bragstad
Eric Semelroth
Milwaukee Business Journal
Women of Influence

Best Single Page Design              

GOLD
Eric Semelroth
Milwaukee Business Journal
Milwaukee’s Most-Ticketed Parking Spots

SILVER
Wisconsin Gazette Staff
Wisconsin Gazette
WiG Science not Silence cover  

 

MAGAZINE DESIGN

Best Overall Design

GOLD
Tim Burton
Emily Culp
Sarah Frautschi
Carol Shufro
Madison Magazine        

SILVER
Ken Wangler
Dustin Reid
Kevin Michalowski
Jared Blohm
Ed Combs
Carla Dickmann
Concealed Carry Magazine         

BRONZE
Gail Betla
Chris Westin
Maria Harris
M: Milwaukee’s Lifestyle Magazine, http://www.mmagazinemilwaukee.com/
May, June and September 2017 Issues

Best Single Cover Design            

GOLD
Shelly Tabor
BizTimes Milwaukee
BTM 09|04|17 – Grunau

SILVER
Ken Wangler
Dustin Reid
Kevin Michalowski
Jared Blohm
Ed Combs
Carla Dickmann
Concealed Carry Magazine
May/June 2017 Cover

BRONZE
Tim Burton
Paulius Musteikis
Madison Magazine
To Be Muslim in Madison

Best Single Story or Feature Design       

GOLD
Rachel Stinebring
Milwaukee Magazine
I’ll Drink to That

SILVER
Tim Burton
Madison Magazine
Festive Foods

BRONZE
Gail Betla
David Szymanski
Matt Haas
M: Milwaukee’s Lifestyle Magazine, http://www.mmagazinemilwaukee.com/
Setting the Table

 

AUDIO

Best Coverage of a Single or Ongoing Breaking News Story

GOLD
Ann-Elise Henzl
89.7 WUWM
Controversial Sheriff Suddenly Resigns

SILVER
Nina Kravinsky
WORT FM
Foxconn: Risks and Rewards of Public Funding for Largest Economic Development Plan in State History

BRONZE
Susan Bence
89.7 WUWM
Toxic Algae Plagues Wisconsin Lakes & Streams

Best Series Reporting   

GOLD
WUWM
89.7 WUWM
Project Milwaukee: Segregation Matters (series excerpts)

SILVER
Alexandra Hall
Wisconsin Public Radio & Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Wisconsin Dairies Struggle To Keep Immigrant Workers

BRONZE
Nina Kravinsky
WORT FM
Governments Sue Drug Companies Over Opioid Epidemic

Best Investigative Report(s)      

GOLD
Alexandra Hall
Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Flawed Hair Evidence Used to Convict Innocence People

(No silver or bronze awarded)

Best Long Hard Feature Story    

GOLD
Alexandra Hall
Wisconsin Public Radio & Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
The Proud Boys

SILVER
Bonnie North
89.7 WUWM
Othello Deployed: Shakespeare with Veterans

BRONZE
Marti Mikkelson
89.7 WUWM
House Speaker Ryan to Face Challenger

Best Long Soft Feature Story     

GOLD
Maayan Silver
89.7 WUWM
Milwaukee’s Diverse Sherman Park: A Community Built through Mutual Respect

SILVER
Joy Powers
89.7 WUWM
The History of Shadowcasting & Rocky Horror

BRONZE
Sarah Hopefl
Alejandro Alonso Galva
WORT FM
Remembering Musical Legend Clyde Stubblefield

Best Short Hard Feature Story  

GOLD
Danielle Kaeding
Wisconsin Public Radio
Tension Mounts Over Back Forty Mine

SILVER
Rich Kremer
Wisconsin Public Radio
Doctor Faces DEA Investigation While Patients Face Withdrawal

BRONZE
Molly Stentz
WORT FM
Madison Police Have Begun Using A New Weapon

Best Short Soft Feature Story    

GOLD
Nate Imig
Laura Dyan Kezman
Vianca Fuster
88Nine Radio Milwaukee
A Surprise Inside Carmex’s Global Headquarters

SILVER
Laurel White
Wisconsin Public Radio
State Rep. Grapples With Identity As “Wheelchair Legislator”

BRONZE
Brad Williams
WIZM-AM
Yesterday in La Crosse, Batman 1966

Best Use of Audio Within a Report         

GOLD
Julie Garrett
WORT FM
Kriss Marion Shares Her Little Part of Heaven

SILVER
Nate Imig
88Nine Radio Milwaukee
Ward Irish Music Archives

BRONZE
Ann-Elise Henzl
89.7 WUWM
Draft Horses Return to Work on Farms and in Forests

Best Writing in an Audio Story 

GOLD
Ann-Elise Henzl
89.7 WUWM
Ann-Elise Henzl Compilation (3 stories)

SILVER
Marti Mikkelson
89.7 WUWM
Marti Mikkelson Compilation (3 stories)

BRONZE
Rachel Morello
89.7 WUWM
Rachel Morello Compilation (3 stories)      

 

VIDEO

Best Coverage of a Breaking News Story   

GOLD
WISN Staff
WISN-TV
Freeway Inferno

SILVER
WISN Staff
WISN-TV
Rooftop Police Shooting

BRONZE
Christina Flowers
Rebecca Klopf
Coreen Zell
Carole Meekins
Steve Chamraz
Staff
TODAY’S TMJ4
Live at 10: Captured! Nationwide
Manhunt Ends

Best Multi-Day Coverage of an Ongoing Story   

GOLD
Christina Flowers
Rebecca Klopf
Ben Jordan
Julia Fello
Carole Meekins
Staff
TODAY’S TMJ4
Live at 5: Wisconsin Under Water

SILVER
A.J. Bayatpour
WITI Photo Staff
WITI – Fox 6 – Milwaukee
Thirst for Justice: The Terrill Thomas Inquest

BRONZE
FOX6 News Staff
WITI – Fox 6 – Milwaukee
Dominique Heaggan-Brown Trial

Best Individual Reporting of News         

GOLD
Colleen Henry
WISN-TV             

SILVER
Ben Handelman
WITI – Fox 6 – Milwaukee

BRONZE
Brad Hicks
WITI – Fox 6 – Milwaukee

Best Individual Reporting of Sports        

GOLD
Stephen Watson
WISN-TV
Stephen Watson

(No Silver or Bronze Awarded)

Best Investigative Report or Series        

GOLD
Colleen Henry
Hank Strunk
Ed Ford
WISN-TV
Billion Dollar Problem

SILVER
Kent Wainscott
Ed Ford
WISN-TV
Rigged For Danger

BRONZE
Bryan Polcyn
Kale Zimny
Stephen Davis
Dave Michuda
Andrew Konkle
WITI – Fox 6 – Milwaukee
Visions of a Missing Man

Best Long Hard Feature Story    

GOLD
Patricia Gomez
Salvador Gomez
Maryann Lazarski
Darin Malkowski
Jose Lozano
Chris Michalski
Milwaukee PBS
Undocumented and Unafraid Flores Family

SILVER
Brad Hicks
Kale Zimny
Jeff Darrow
WITI – Fox 6 – Milwaukee
A Second Chance

BRONZE
Colleen Henry
Jason Hunter
WISN-TV
Dahmer: Monster of Milwaukee

Best Long Soft Feature Story     

GOLD
Brad Hicks
Jeff Frings
Susanne Barhtel
WITI – Fox 6 – Milwaukee
In Search of Albert

SILVER
Sandy Maxx
Darin Malkowski
Maryann Lazarski
Milwaukee PBS (WMVS/WMVT-TV)
#NASAsocial with Sandy Maxx

BRONZE (tie)
Maryann Lazarski
Justin Migliano
Stephanie Schreiber
Milwaukee PBS
10thirtysix: Pani Ada – The Dancing Centenarian

BRONZE (tie)
Tiff Pua
Sandy Maxx
Brian Ewig
Karl Landwehr
Jeff Mlagan
Jason Pinkowski
Milwaukee PBS
Grace Weber & The Music Lab – The Arts Page

Best Short Hard Feature Story  

GOLD
Jenna Sachs
Dave Michuda
LeeAnn Watson
Stephen Davis
Jeff Frings
Erika Drehfal
WITI – Fox 6 – Milwaukee
The Party House Next Door

SILVER
Brad Hicks
Dave Michuda
Josh Dewar
John Upton
Aaron Frye
Kale Zimny
WITI – Fox 6 – Milwaukee
The Whole Milwaukee

BRONZE
Kathy Mykleby
Bob Palmer
WISN-TV
Vets Perform Shakespeare

Best Short Soft Feature Story    

GOLD
Shannon Sims
Jeff Janca
Today’s TMJ4
Field Trip of a Lifetime

SILVER
Laura Dyan Kezman
Nate Imig
Vianca Fuster
88Nine Radio Milwaukee
In The Wings: Carmex

BRONZE
Ben Handelman
Andrew Konkle
WITI – Fox 6 – Milwaukee
Lambeau Reunion

Best News Program       

GOLD
Ted Perry
Sara Smith
FOX 6 Staff
WITI – Fox 6 – Milwaukee
FOX6 Presents: Perry’s People

SILVER
Maryann Lazarski
Everett Marshburn
Scottie Lee Meyers
Raul Galvan
Bohdan Zachary
Portia Young
Milwaukee PBS Team
Milwaukee PBS
10thirtysix: Beyond Sherman Park

BRONZE
Jon Henkes
Steve Walters
J.R. Ross
Shelby Kisling
Tariq Almagri
Henry Seroogy
WisconsinEye | http://www.wiseye.org/
Rewind: Your Week in Review

Best Newscast 

GOLD
WISN Staff
WISN-TV
Freeway Inferno: 12 News This Morning

SILVER
Tyler Eddy
TMJ4 Staff
Today’s TMJ4
U.S. Open Day One

BRONZE
WISN Staff
WISN-TV
Blimp Crash, Lakefront Shooting 12 News At 5pm

Best Writing in a Video Story    

GOLD
Brandon Cruz
Michael Leach
WITI – Fox 6 – Milwaukee
Picture Perfect

SILVER
Ted Perry
Sara Smith
WITI – Fox 6 – Milwaukee
Nurse Matchmaker

BRONZE
Bryan Polcyn
WITI – Fox 6 – Milwaukee
A Rat in City Hall

Best Documentary         

GOLD
WISN Staff
WISN-TV
State of Addiction

SILVER
Jon Hornbacher
Mike Baron
Michael Bridgeman
Laurie Gorman
Wisconsin Public Television
Our House:  The Wisconsin Capitol

BRONZE
John Henkes
Skye Tikkanen
Anthony Wood
Claudia Looze
Shelby Kisling
John Schroeder
WisconsinEye Network
Straight Forward: The Truth About Addiction

Best Editing       

GOLD
Darin Malkowski
Milwaukee PBS
Darin Malkowski – Editing Composite

SILVER
Andrew Konkle
WITI – Fox 6 – Milwaukee
A Truly One of a Kind Experience

BRONZE
Eric Steffens
Today’s TMJ4
Veteran Bell Ringer  

 

ONLINE

Best Online Coverage of News 

GOLD
Scott Gordon
Malia Jones
Shawn Johnson
Frederica Freyberg
Hayley Sperling
Kristian Knutsen
WisContext
Gill v. Whitford Goes to the Supreme Court

SILVER
Mark Kass
Todd Bragstad
David Schuyler
Sean Ryan
Rich Kirchen
Melanie Lawder
Milwaukee Business Journal
Foxconn chooses southeastern Wisconsin

BRONZE
Rich Kremer
Glen Moberg
Hope Kirwan
Andrea Anderson
Jenny Peek
Wisconsin Public Radio
UW System Consolidation

Best Use of Multimedia              

GOLD
Joey Grihalva
88nine Radio Milwaukee
MPS high school music program takes learning and creativity to a new level

SILVER
Molly Snyder
Jason McDowell
OnMilwaukee
From love to loss: Milwaukeeans share Lake Michigan stories

BRONZE
Scottie Lee Meyers
Sandy Maxx
Maryann Lazarski
Darin Malkowski
Milwaukee PBS
#NASASocial

Best Website Design

GOLD
Anna Rueden
Mark Riechers
Jane Jiumaleh
Allen Rieland
David Hyland
Wisconsin Public Radio
‘To The Best Of Our Knowledge’ Website

SILVER
Wisconsin Gazette Staff
Wisconsin Gazette
Wisconsin Gazette at home, online

BRONZE
Tarik Moody
Amelinda Burich
Flip Eleven
88Nine Radio Milwaukee
88Nine Radio Milwaukee’s website

Best Local News or Feature Website     

GOLD
Nate Imig
Vianca Fuster
Laura Kezman
Tarik Moody
Makenzie Boettcher
88Nine Radio Milwaukee
88Nine Radio Milwaukee Milwaukee stories

SILVER
Mark Kass
Todd Bragstad
David Schuyler
Milwaukee Business Journal      

BRONZE (tie)
Jeramy Jannene
Dave Reid
Bruce Murphy
Urban Milwaukee
Urban Milwaukee, an online daily

BRONZE (tie)
Kristian Knutsen
Scott Gordon
Samantha Nash
Hayley Sperling
WisContext        

Best Blog            

GOLD
Doug Moe
Madison Magazine
Doug Moe’s Madison

SILVER
Pardeep Kaleka
Milwaukee Independent (milwaukeeindependent.com)
How Trauma Affects Our Community: Blog Series

BRONZE
Michael Horne
Urban Milwaukee
House Confidential — blog about local homes

Best Use of Multi-Platform Reporting  

GOLD
Laura Dyan Kezman
Nate Imig
Vianca Fuster
Tarik Moody
88Nine Radio Milwaukee
88Nine Presents: At The Threshold

SILVER
Alexandra Arriaga
Coburn Dukehart
Alexandra Hall
Emily Shullaw
Dee J. Hall
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism and Wisconsin Public Radio
Administrative confinement, solitary with no end date

BRONZE
Shawn Johnson
John K. Wilson
Andrea Anderson
Staff
Wisconsin Public Radio
Wisconsin Roads

Best Hard Feature Story              

GOLD
Edgar Mendez
Sharon McGowan
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
Last Call: Milwaukee’s South Side taverns

SILVER
Scottie Lee Meyers
Thay Yang
Maryann Lazarski
Darin Malkowski
Milwaukee PBS
The Secret War: Hmong Perspectives on the Vietnam War

BRONZE
Naomi Waxman
Sharon McGowan
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
Teetering on the brink: Barriers to reproductive health care access

Best Soft Feature Story

GOLD
Scottie Lee Meyers
Milwaukee PBS
Feliz Ramadan: Taco Trucks Come To Mosque To Bring Together Latinos And Muslims

SILVER
Molly Snyder
Jason McDowell
OnMilwaukee
How would legal pot change Wisconsin’s bar culture?

BRONZE
Dominique Paul Noth
Urban Milwaukee
Remembering Barbara Cook

Best Sports Story            

GOLD
JR Radcliffe
Now News Group
The game that launched the career of Wisconsin’s greatest high-school pitcher

SILVER
Jimmy Carlton
OnMilwaukee
A taste of Miller Park in Maryvale: The Brewers Spring Training tailgate scene

BRONZE
Jimmy Carlton
OnMilwaukee
Despite loss, Bucks’ Return to the MECCA was an unforgettable success

Best Business Story or Series    

GOLD
Scott Gordon
Frederica Freyberg
WisContext
Hurricane Maria and the Medical Supply Chain

SILVER
Dan Shafer
Milwaukee Business Journal
Exclusive: ManpowerGroup HQ workers being laid off required to train overseas replacements

BRONZE
Rich Kirchen
Milwaukee Business Journal
Exclusive: Downtown leaders seek new Milwaukee sales tax to support cultural assets

Best Investigative Story or Series            

GOLD
Theo Keith
WITI- Fox 6 -Milwaukee
Clipped Wings: The Story of Kestrel Aircraft

SILVER
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism and Medill Justice Project
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Kenneth Hudson: Innocent Man?

BRONZE
Scott Gordon
Frederica Freyberg
Zac Schultz
Kristian Knutsen
WisContext
Foxconn in Wisconsin

Best Public Service Story or Series          

GOLD
Scottie Lee Meyers
Maryann Lazarski
Susan Bence
Darin Malkowski
Milwaukee PBS
Landlords and Lead: A Communication Breakdown at City Hall

SILVER
Bruce Murphy
Urban Milwaukee
Murphy’s Law — columns watchdogging government and business.

BRONZE
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism staff
UW-Madison J420 students
Cara Lombardo
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Broken Whistle: Wisconsin’s war on waste — and whistleblowers

Best Column     

GOLD
Bruce Murphy
Urban Milwaukee
Murphy’s Law

SILVER
Reggie Jackson
Milwaukee Independent (milwaukeeindependent.com)
Reggie Jackson: Milwaukee and Segregation

BRONZE
Michael Horne
Urban Milwaukee
Bar Exam

Best Explanatory Story or Series              

GOLD
Lee Matz
Milwaukee Independent (milwaukeeindependent.com)
George Banda: Remembering the heroes who never left Vietnam

SILVER
Bobby Tanzilo
OnMilwaukee
Urban Spelunking

BRONZE
Lee Matz
Milwaukee Independent (milwaukeeindependent.com)
Lance Sijan: A man beyond the Medal of Honor

 

COLLEGIATE WINNERS:

WRITING:

Best News Story  

GOLD
Rebecca Carballo
Patrick Thomas
Marquette Wire
Marquette sued in federal court

SILVER
Rebecca Carballo
Marquette Wire: Tribune
Old lead service lines remain in some off-campus housing

BRONZE
Dana Kampa
The Badger Herald
Wisconsin families continue emotional fight in push for medical marijuana extract bill

 Best Long Hard Feature Story    

GOLD
Carly Schesel
Curb Magazine
Valley in the Shadow

SILVER
Jennifer Walter
Marquette Wire: Journal
The Uncomfortable Truth

BRONZE
Laura Schmitt
Curb Magazine
Life After ‘The Life’

Best Long Soft Feature Story     

GOLD
Talis Shelbourne
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Mikel Holt, Milwaukee’s Pioneer of the Black Press

SILVER
Nali Mullan
Curb Magazine
Accordion to History

BRONZE
Jenna Mytton
Curb Magazine
Not So New London

Best Short Hard Feature Story  

GOLD
Max Bayer
The Daily Cardinal
“A Patronage System:” Over last two governor administrations, UW System regents defined by political influence and isolation from students

SILVER
Clara Janzen
Marquette Wire: Tribune
DACA repeal looms, Marquette impact

BRONZE
Amanda Becker
Media Milwaukee
Activism and Community Outreach, but the Neighborhoods Are a Different Story

Best Short Soft Feature Story    

GOLD
Alex Groth
Jennifer Walter
Marquette Wire: Journal
Swinging into MKE dance

SILVER
Ed Makowski
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
UW-Milwaukee’s Pow Wow Has Deep American Indian Roots

BRONZE
Teresa Wooster
Arches
Three Courses, Three Countries, Three Miles

Best Sports Story            

GOLD
Brendan Ploen
John Hand
Brian Boyle
Marquette Wire: Tribune
One finger salute: Vulgar image captures peak of Marquette-Wisconsin rivalry

SILVER
Peter Culver
Curb Magazine
Not Rebuilding — Reloading

BRONZE
Andrew Boldt
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Bucks, Raptors Playoff Series Ends In Classic 6th Game

Best Investigative Reporting     

GOLD (tie)
Marquette Wire Staff
Marquette Wire
Breaking the Silence

GOLD (tie)
Talis Shelbourne
Jennifer Rick
Miela Fetaw
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
UWM Profs, Staff Accused of Sexual Assault & Harassment But Details Hidden

(No Silver or Bronze Awarded)

 Best Editorial or Commentary   

GOLD
Morgan Hughes
Marquette Wire: Tribune
Marquette Wire staff editorials

SILVER
Amileah Sutliff
The Daily Cardinal Editorial Board
The Daily Cardinal
Campus sexual assault survivors deprived of justice

BRONZE
Benjamin Pierce
The Royal Purple (https://royalpurplenews.com/)
Don’t give in to struggles beneath the surface   

 

VISUAL JOURNALISM

Best Still Photograph/Photos    

GOLD
Katie Scheidt
Curb Magazine
Curb Magazine Photography

SILVER
Brandon Moe
The Daily Cardinal
D’Mitrik Trice, Agent Zero

BRONZE
Helen Dudley
Marquette Wire
Rice Paddy photos

 

AUDIO

Best News Story Single or Ongoing        

GOLD
Pafoua Yang
WRST-FM
American Airlines Coming to Appleton

SILVER
Amanda Becker
WUWM- Milwaukee Public Radio
Oak Creek Sikh Community Marks Fifth Anniversary of Tragic Shooting

BRONZE
Emelia Rohl
The University of Wisconsin-Madison
Fighting the Good Fight on Campus

Best Feature Story         

GOLD
Taylor Ehrmann
WRST-FM
Deaf Community

SILVER (tie)
Morgan Langley
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee’s Florentine Opera Brews Holiday Cheer

SILVER (tie)
Emily Hamer
Curb Magazine
Stalled

BRONZE (tie)
Karolina Barej
University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Journalism
When We Spark (Podcast)

BRONZE (tie)
Lindsey Patzlsberger
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Faces of UWM: The Granddaughter

Best Sports Story            

GOLD
Pafoua Yang
WRST-FM
Concussion Insurance

SILVER
Ninia Linero
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Bucks View Playoffs as Learning Experience

 

VIDEO

Best News Story Single or Ongoing 

GOLD
Amos Mayberry
The Badger Report
Soil Pollution Lawsuit

SILVER
Ethan Duran
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Port Arthur Residents Rebuild

BRONZE
Brittani Cook
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
The Mayor, Destruction and Displaced People

Best Feature Story         

GOLD
Andrew Goldstein
Marquette Wire: MUTV
Drum Guy

SILVER
Jacob Swanson
UW-Madison Badger Report
Sandhill Crane Migration

BRONZE
Maggie Glynn
Camille Paul
Marquette Wire: MUTV
Court Change

Best Sports Story            

GOLD
Andrew Goldstein
Marquette Wire: MUTV
Spikeball

SILVER
Amanda Becker
Media Milwaukee
Hoops and Spirituality

BRONZE
Madeline Westberg
The Badger Report
Troy Fumagalli

Best Newscast 

GOLD
The Badger Report Staff
The Badger Report, UW Madison            

SILVER
Larson Seaver
Amelia Jones
Haley Velez
Maggie Glynn
Camille Paul
Mallory Winkler
Marquette Wire: MUTV
Marquette Now 11/15/17

Best Program, Documentary or Special 

GOLD
A.J. Garcia
Ken Kosirowski
Cutting Class, UW Madison
The Other Seven Percent

SILVER
Patrick Thomas
Matt Unger
Brian Georgeson
Grant Becker
Marquette Wire
Lucky to Win a Game

BRONZE
Olivia Bruce
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Journalism School
Before I Wisco

    

ONLINE

Best Use of Multi-Media 

GOLD
Media Milwaukee Staff
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Finding Flint

SILVER
Media Milwaukee Staff
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
In Harvey’s Wake

BRONZE
Julia Wachuta
Quinn Clark
Connie Guerrero
Mount Mary Arches
A Guide to Communication Between You and Your Pet

Best Website Design    

GOLD
Arches Staff
Mount Mary Arches
Archesnews.com

SILVER
Peter Coutu
Peter Culver
Emily Hamer
Angie Requena
Curb Magazine
Curb Online

BRONZE
Patrick Thomas
Marquette Wire
Marquette Wire website

Best Local News or Feature Website     

GOLD
Peter Coutu
Peter Culver
Emily Hamer
Angie Requena
Curb Magazine
Curb Online

SILVER
Media Milwaukee Staff
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Media Milwaukee

BRONZE
Staff
Mount Mary Arches
Archesnews.com

Best Blog            

GOLD
Media Milwaukee Staff
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Water Is Life: Exploring the Stories of Flint, Michigan

SILVER
Barbara Xiong
Mount Mary Arches
Interior Geek

BRONZE
Quinn Clark
Mount Mary Arches
Thrifty Thursday

Best News Story              

GOLD
Jennifer Walter
Clara Janzen
Marquette Wire
Residence hall director recovering after accident

SILVER
McKenna Oxenden
Marquette Wire
Judge rules in favor of Marquette over McAdams

BRONZE
John Steppe
Marquette Wire
University moves Athletic Performance Research Center to smaller location

Best Hard Feature Story              

GOLD
Talis Shelbourne
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Professors Accused of Sexual Harassment Speak Out

Best Soft Feature Story

GOLD
Ariel Goronja
Media Milwaukee – http://mediamilwaukee.com/
Untold Success Stories Behind UW-Milwaukee’s Black Graduation Rate

SILVER
Ariel Goronja
Media Milwaukee – http://mediamilwaukee.com/
A Day in the Life: The Wife of an Immigrant

BRONZE
Madeline Matzinger
Media Milwaukee
Why You Should Spend More Time with Your Family

Best Sports Story            

GOLD
Brendan Ploen
Marquette Wire
Marquette grad has unique career: Caddie on PGA Tour

SILVER
Andrew Goldsein
Marquette Wire
Alina Atayan’s impact went deeper than numbers for WLAX

Best Investigative Reporting     

GOLD
Media Milwaukee Staff
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
343 and Counting: The Epidemic No one Saw Coming

Best Editorial or Commentary   

GOLD
Ariel Goronja
Media Milwaukee – http://mediamilwaukee.com/
Visa Lottery Program Needs Work, but Has American Value

SILVER
Ariel Goronja
Media Milwaukee – http://mediamilwaukee.com/
EDITORIAL: UW System Campus Merger Plan Needs to Slow Down

BRONZE
Andrew Goldtein
Marquette Wire
Please get out of Joey Hauser’s Twitter mentions

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