Milwaukee Press Club Logo

2018 Excellence in Journalism Awardees

PROFESSIONAL WINNERS:

WRITING:

Best Critical Review

GOLD
Lindsay Christians
Cap Times
Skeleton Crew

SILVER
Kevin Lynch
Culture Currents (Vernaculars Speak) at www.kevernacular.com
American Players Theatre’s “Blood Knot” Reaches Deep For Ties That Bind

BRONZE
Matt Mueller
OnMilwaukee
Kesha’s Summerfest set was a dirty free-for-all – and it was glorious

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

GOLD
Jessie Opoien
Cap Times
Candidate profiled

SILVER
Dylan Brogan
Isthmus
I am not the jerk the nation thinks I am

BRONZE
Danielle Kaeding
Andrea Anderson
John K. Wilson
David Hyland
Olivia Shalaby
Staff
Wisconsin Public Radio
Husky Refinery Explosion

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

GOLD
Katelyn Ferral
Cap Times
Wisconsin’s Extraordinary Session

SILVER
Joe Tarr
Judith Davidoff
Catherine Capellaro
Linda Falkenstein
Sean Kennedy
Allison Geyer
Isthmus
The Arboretum issue

BRONZE
Arthur Thomas
BizTimes Milwaukee
Foxconn

Best Long Hard Feature Story

GOLD
Lisa Speckhard Pasque
Cap Times
The ICE Effect

SILVER
Joel Patenaude
Madison Magazine
A Slow Burn

BRONZE
Kari Lydersen
Milwaukee Magazine
The Great Lakes Now

Best Long Soft Feature Story

GOLD
Ann Christenson
Pamela Hill Nettleton
Milwaukee Magazine
Eat Like a Wisconsinite

SILVER
Nick Pipitone
Joseph Salvatori
Commonstate.com
Barry Poltermann

BRONZE
Allison Geyer
Isthmus
Behind the scene: Independent record labels boost musicians in Madison

Best Short Hard Feature Story

GOLD
Lisa Speckhard Pasque
Cap Times
Even Crazier

SILVER
Rob Golub
The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle
Love it or hate it, Rabbi Feingold made marriage history

BRONZE
Briana Reilly
WisPolitics.com
Crowded Dem guv field leads to planning challenges for district conventions

Best Short Soft Feature Story

GOLD
Arthur Ircink
Paul Oemig
Melissa Holck
Pardeep Singh Kaleka
Edible Milwaukee
The Power of Langar

SILVER
Greg Matzek
Newsradio 620 WTMJ
Getting in “The Zone”

BRONZE
Rich Rovito
Milwaukee Magazine
League of Their Own

Best Sports Story

GOLD
Tamira Madsen
Wisconsin State Journal
Ex-Badger Zak Showalter set for Ironman Wisconsin

SILVER
Rich Rovito
Milwaukee Magazine
Star Power

BRONZE
Alejandro Alonso Galva
Isthmus
The future is female

Best Single Editorial, Statement of Editorial Position or Opinion

GOLD
Barbara Miner
Milwaukee Magazine
Unequal From Birth

SILVER
John Nichols
Dave Zweifel
Lynn Danielson
Judie Kleinmaier
Cap Times
Vote ‘no’ on eliminating Wisconsin’s elected state treasurer

BRONZE
Molly Snyder
OnMilwaukee
We need to talk about our daily drinking

Best Business Story or Series

GOLD
Melanie Lawder
Milwaukee Business Journal
Rebuilding a Community – Sherman Phoenix

SILVER
Arthur Thomas
BizTimes Milwaukee
Seeing green: Some find business opportunities as cannabis markets grow

BRONZE
Erik Lorenzsonn
Cap Times
Add to Cart

Best Investigative Story or Series

GOLD
Luke Schaetzel
Emily Hamer
Brad Horn
Coburn Dukehart
Dee J. Hall
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Countering Concussions

SILVER
Peter Coutu
Isthmus
Where the lawyers aren’t

BRONZE
Maryann Lazarski
Scottie Lee Meyers
Joanne Williams
Raul Galvan
Bohdan Zachary
Elizabeth Baker
Sharon McGowan
10thirtysix on Milwaukee PBS (in partnership with Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service)
#MeToo, Milwaukee

Best Public Service Story or Series

GOLD
Grigor Atanesian
Coburn Dukehart
Dee J. Hall
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Wisconsin Election Integrity

SILVER
Maggie Ginsberg
Madison Magazine
Facing the Truth Behind the Statistics

BRONZE
Marc Eisen
Isthmus
UW’s Challenge

Best Column

GOLD
Bruce Murphy
Isthmus
Bruce Murphy news columns

SILVER
Reggie Jackson
Milwaukee Independent (milwaukeeindependent.com)
Reggie Jackson: From Pittsburgh’s synagogue shooting to Wisconsin’s Prison Industrial Complex

BRONZE
Rob Golub
The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle
Editor’s Desk

Best Explanatory Story or Series

GOLD
Allison Geyer
Isthmus
Facing UW-Madison’s racist past: The campus reckons with KKK legacy

SILVER
Rich Kremer
Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Chronic wasting disease efforts stumble

BRONZE
Lisa Speckhard Pasque
Cap Times
Locked Out

Best Personal Profile

GOLD
Jane Burns
Isthmus
Meet Art Cullen: He’s the muckraking small-town journalist who napped a Pulitzer

SILVER
Dan Simmons
Milwaukee Magazine
From Darkness, Light

BRONZE
Bill Lueders
Isthmus
The man from Elroy: New book reveals what makes Tommy Thompson tick

Best Consumer Story or Series

GOLD
Peter Coutu
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Lucky Winners

SILVER
Jennifer Rude Klett
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Hog wild for heritage pork: Comeback breeds appeal to today’s consumers

BRONZE
Jenna Sachs
LeeAnn Watson
Varyl Seiber
Stephen Davis
WITI FOX6
Contact 6

VISUAL JOURNALISM

Best Illustration or Cartoon

GOLD
James Heimer
Madison Magazine
Weird and Wonderful Madison

SILVER
Sherrill Knezel
Milwaukee Independent (milwaukeeindependent.com)
Knezelism of the Week: December 10

BRONZE
Brian Fairrington
Concealed Carry Magazine
Make the Case for Gun Rights

Best Photo Essay or Series

GOLD
David Szymanski
Maria Harris
Jen Daoust
Nicole Kiefert
MKE Lifestyle Magazine
Fall In Love

SILVER
Coburn Dukehart
Emily Hamer
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Wisconsin’s frenetic lame duck session

BRONZE
Scott Ash
Now News Group
Maker Faire Milwaukee

Best News Photograph

GOLD
Lee Matz
Milwaukee Independent (milwaukeeindependent.com)
Milwaukee residents shutdown highway to protest family separation policy

SILVER
Emily Hamer
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Locked Out

BRONZE
Lee Matz
Milwaukee Independent (milwaukeeindependent.com)
Golda Meir students join national school walkout against gun violence

Best Feature Photograph            

GOLD
Scott Ash
Now News Group
Pewaukee Lake Water Ski Club

SILVER
Arthur Ircink
Chloé Wright
Edible Milwaukee
Immigrant Wheat

BRONZE
Coburn Dukehart
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Kissed by a Calf

Best Sports Photograph               

GOLD
Scott Ash
Now News Group
Carl Zach Cycling Classic

SILVER
Scott Ash
Now News Group
Pewaukee junior Logan Evers

BRONZE
Scott Ash
Now News Group
Drake Reese loses his helmet

NEWSPAPER DESIGN

Best Overall Design

GOLD
Mark Kass
Todd Bragstad
Eric Semelroth
Barb Zaferos
Milwaukee Business Journal
Milwaukee Business Journal weekly issue

Best Special Section Design       

GOLD
Mark Kass
Todd Bragstad
Eric Semelroth
Rich Kirchen
Nick Williams
Sean Ryan
Milwaukee Business Journal
Fiserv Forum Opens Doors

SILVER
Mark Kass
Todd Bragstad
Eric Semelroth
Milwaukee Business Journal
Milwaukee Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 special section

Best Single Page Design              

GOLD
Eric Semelroth
Milwaukee Business Journal
Sherman Phoenix entrepreneurs spread their wings

MAGAZINE DESIGN

Best Overall Design

GOLD
Tim Burton
Emily Culp
Sarah Frautschi
Carol Shufro
Madison Magazine        

SILVER
Paul John Higgins
Brock Kaplan
Rachel Stinebring
Milwaukee Magazine

BRONZE
Shelly Tabor
Alex Schneider
BizTimes Milwaukee      

Best Single Cover Design

GOLD
Paul John Higgins
Milwaukee Magazine
September 2018

SILVER
Patrick Stutz
Tim Burton
Madison Magazine
Native Presence

BRONZE
Ken Wangler
Dustin Reid
Jared Blohm
Ed Combs
Carla Dickmann
Kevin Michalowski
Concealed Carry Magazine
American Classic

Best Single Story or Feature Design

GOLD
Brock Kaplan
Milwaukee Magazine
Sound and Vision

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

BRONZE
Tim Burton
Madison Magazine
Let’s Go Camping

AUDIO

Best Coverage of a Single or Ongoing Breaking News Story

GOLD
John Mercure
Melissa Barclay
Greg Matzek
Belinda Babinec
Eric Brooks
Newsradio 620 WTMJ
Trinity Lutheran Church fire

SILVER
Molly Stentz
Nina Kravinsky
Will Kenneally
Alejandro Alonso Galva
Cameron Bren
Shaun Soman
WORT FM
Students Take to the Streets Demanding Safer Schools

BRONZE
Marti Mikkelson
WUWM 89.7 FM
House Speaker Paul Ryan Retiring

Best Series Reporting   

GOLD
WUWM Staff
WUWM 89.7 FM
The 2018 Elections

SILVER
WUWM Staff
WUWM 89.7 FM
Bubbler Talk

BRONZE
WUWM Staff
WUWM 89.7 FM
Project Milwaukee: To Protect and Serve (series excerpts)

Best Long Hard Feature Story

GOLD
Abigail Becker
Erik Lorenzsonn
Lisa Speckhard Pasque
Cap Times
Zoning Explained

SILVER
Alexandra Hall
Wisconsin Public Radio & The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Long-Time Judge: Some ‘Independent’ Doctors Routinely Rule Against Injured Workers

BRONZE
Matt Kittle
Bill Osmulski
Chris Rochester
MacIver News Service (Aired on 1130 WISN)
The Walker Years: A Legacy of Conservative Reforms

Best Long Soft Feature Story

GOLD
Joy Powers
WUWM 89.7 FM
Getting A Wisconsin State ID To Vote: A First-Hand Account

SILVER
Maureen McCollum
Wisconsin Public Radio
Readers Rejoice, A ‘Storylord’ Comes!

BRONZE
Erik Bilstad
Newsradio 620 WTMJ
Ode to Bob Uecker

Best Short Hard Feature Story  

GOLD
Susan Bence
WUWM 89.7 FM
Searching For Toxic Algae Solutions

SILVER
Nate Imig
88Nine Radio Milwaukee
Holocaust survivor shares personal story, concern for today

BRONZE
Rich Kremer
Wisconsin Public Radio & The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
CWD Spreads On Deer And Elk Farms As Wisconsin’s Control Efforts Stumble

Best Short Soft Feature Story    

GOLD
Jane Hampden
Wisconsin Public Radio
As He Loses His Sight, Journalist Known For Rich Detail Embraces New Chapter

SILVER
Bonnie North
WUWM 89.7 FM
A History Of The Milwaukee Fish Fry

BRONZE
Nate Imig
88Nine Radio Milwaukee
Secret Stadium Sauce inventor breaks his silence…sort of

Best Use of Audio Within a Report

GOLD
Tony Bettack
Newsradio 620 WTMJ
Making Popcorn

SILVER
Maayan Silver
WUWM 89.7 FM
Caroling In The Cave: Christmas Sounds Among The Limestone

BRONZE
Brad Williams
WIZM-AM
Yesterday in La Crosse, December 1963

Best Writing in an Audio Story 

GOLD
Stu Levitan
WORT FM
1968 Remembered: the Legacy of Civil Rights in Madison Fifty Years Later

SILVER
Michael Spaulding
Newsradio 620 WTMJ
The Bradley Center: A History

BRONZE
Jane Hampden
Wisconsin Public Radio
Jane Hampden Compilation

VIDEO

Best Coverage of a Breaking News Story              

GOLD
FOX6 Staff
WITI FOX6
Historic Church Fire

SILVER
WISN TV Staff
WISN TV
Officer Killed In Shootout

BRONZE
TODAY’S TMJ4 Staff
TODAY’S TMJ4
Tornado Outbreak

Best Multi-Day Coverage of an Ongoing Story   

GOLD
WISN TV Staff
WISN TV
Taser Takedown: Sterling Brown Arrest

SILVER
FOX6 Staff
WITI FOX6
Milwaukee Police Officer Killed

BRONZE
WISN-TV Staff
WISN TV
Beaver Dam “Bomb Lab”

Best Individual Reporting of News

GOLD
Jenna Sachs
WITI FOX6
Jenna Sachs Composite

SILVER
Kent Wainscott
WISN-TV
Best News Reporting Kent Wainscott

BRONZE
Nick Bohr
WISN-TV
Best News Reporting Nick Bohr

Best Individual Reporting of Sports

GOLD
Stephen Watson
WISN-TV
Stephen Watson

SILVER
Stephanie Sutton
WISN-TV
Stephanie Sutton

BRONZE
Brandon Cruz
WITI FOX6
Brandon Cruz Composite

Best Investigative Report or Series

GOLD
Colleen Henry
Kent Wainscott
WISN-TV
Taser Takedown: Unseen Video

SILVER
Bryan Polcyn
Stephen Davis
Dave Michuda
Jeff Frings
Tim Primeau
Andrew Konkle
WITI FOX6
A Matter of Life and Breath

BRONZE
Casey Geraldo
Tamott Wolverton
TODAY’S TMJ4
Lead Problems in Milwaukee

Best Long Hard Feature Story    

GOLD
TODAY’S TMJ4 Staff
TODAY’S TMJ4
Project: Drive Sober

SILVER
Anthony DaBruzzi
Spectrum News 1
A New Era of Divided Government

BRONZE
Brad Hicks
Kale Zimny
Craig Sween
Jeff Darrow
WITI FOX 6
Missing Masterpiece

Best Long Soft Feature Story

GOLD
Maryann Lazarski
Justin Migliano
Chris Michalski
10thirtysix on Milwaukee PBS
My Friend Linkin

SILVER
Patricia Gomez
Bohdan Zachary
Sal Gomez
Dorothy McGrath
Jeff Moorbeck
Johnny Muñoz
Milwaukee PBS
Sonia Manzano is Maria on Sesame Street

BRONZE
Laura Dyan Kezman
Justin Barney
Jordan Lee
88Nine Radio Milwaukee
Field Report’s journey to their new album, ‘Summertime Songs’

Best Short Hard Feature Story  

GOLD
Laura Dyan Kezman
Vianca Fuster
88Nine Radio Milwaukee
Milwaukee high school students walk out for Parkland

SILVER
Katie Crowther
Jim Angeli
Tamott Wolverton
Paul Marble
TODAY’S TMJ4
Surviving the Odds

BRONZE
Jenna Sachs
LeeAnn Watson
Dave Michuda
Tim Primeau
Jeff Frings
Evan Atwood
WITI FOX6
Crash Clean Up Fees

Best Short Soft Feature Story    

GOLD
Carl Deffenbaugh
Andrew Konkle
Eric Litsheim
LeeAnn Watson
WITI FOX6
More Than Words

SILVER
Laura Dyan Kezman
Vianca Fuster
88Nine Radio Milwaukee
Christopher Gilbert and the Milwaukee Bucks Grand Dancers

BRONZE
Kathy Mykleby
Ryan Casper
WISN-TV
Meet The “Milverine”

Best News Program       

GOLD
WISN-TV Staff
WISN-TV
Inside Fiserv Forum

SILVER
Steve Walters
Shelby Kisling
Henry Seroogy
Matt Peters
Tariq Almagri
Emma Siewert
WisconsinEye Public Affairs Network
Rewind: Your Year in Review 2018

BRONZE
TODAY’S TMJ4 Staff
TODAY’S TMJ4
Positively Milwaukee Awards

Best Sports Program      

GOLD
Stephanie Miller
Dan Needles
Stephanie Sutton
Stephen Watson
Drew Olson
WISN-TV
Countdown To Kickoff

Best Newscast 

GOLD
WISN-TV Staff
WISN-TV
Officer Killed In Shootout

SILVER
TODAY’S TMJ4 Staff
TODAY’S TMJ4
Live at Daybreak – Election Aftermath

BRONZE
FOX6 News Staff
WITI FOX6
FOX6 News at 9:00 – Sun Prairie Explosion Aftermath

Best Writing in a Video Story

GOLD
Steve Chamraz
Jeremy Dunk
TODAY’S TMJ4
Latte Throwdown

SILVER
Maryann Lazarski
10thirtysix on Milwaukee PBS
Troubadour Refugees

BRONZE
Ted Perry
Sara Smith
WITI FOX6
Voices of Hope

Best Documentary

GOLD
Erik Ljung
Michael T. Vollmann
Dan Peters
Wisconsin Public Television
The Blood is at the Doorstep

SILVER
Alexandra Hall
Coburn Dukehart
Andy Hall
Jim Cricchi
Susan Peters
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Los Lecheros (Dairy Farmers)

BRONZE
Tiff Pua
Brian Ewig
Stephanie Schreiber
Gail Grzybowski
Darin Malkowski
Bohdan Zachary
Milwaukee PBS – WMVS
Cook.Plate.Dine. – Mastering Technique

Best Editing       

GOLD
Andrew Konkle
WITI FOX6

SILVER
Jason Hunter
WISN-TV

BRONZE
Steve Chamraz
Tamott Wolverton
TODAY’S TMJ4
Interview Ghosting

ONLINE

Best Online Coverage of News 

GOLD
Scott Gordon
Frederica Freyberg
Marisa Wojcik
Kristian Knutsen
WisContext
Foxconn and Great Lakes Water

SILVER
Shawn Johnson
Laurel White
John K. Wilson
Andrea Anderson
Jenny Peek
David Hyland
Wisconsin Public Radio
Lame-Duck Session Coverage

BRONZE
Lauren Sigfusson
Michelle Maternowski
WUWM Staff
WUWM 89.7 FM
The 2018 Elections

Best Use of Multimedia              

GOLD
Malia Jones
Caitlin Bourbeau
Kristian Knutsen
WisContext
The Geography of Partisan Gerrymandering

SILVER
Marcus Riley
James Kust
Jim Collins
WTMJ-TV
Best of the Digital Media Center

BRONZE
Lee Matz
Milwaukee Independent (milwaukeeindependent.com)
A 360° walkthrough inside Old Main as it prepares for restoration

Best Website Design    

GOLD
Tarik Moody
Flip Eleven
88Nine Radio Milwaukee             

SILVER
Lee Matz
Milwaukee Independent (milwaukeeindependent.com)
Milwaukee Independent: Ad-Fee Website Design

BRONZE
Anna Rueden
Jane Jiumaleh
C.J. Schrunk
Karen Bernhardt
Emily Zei
David Hyland
Wisconsin Public Radio
All In: Wisconsin Governor’s Race/Beyond The Ballot Website

Best Local News or Feature Website     

GOLD
David Hyland
Andrea Anderson
Jenny Peek
John K. Wilson
Staff
Wisconsin Public Radio
WPR.org

SILVER
Sharon McGowan
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service               

BRONZE
Tarik Moody
Nicole Beilke
Amelinda Burich
Nate Imig
Vianca Fuster
Laura Kezman
88Nine Radio Milwaukee (WYMS)

Best Blog

GOLD
John Pavlovitz
Milwaukee Independent (milwaukeeindependent.com)
John Pavlovitz: How moral incompatibility creates family division and fuels public hate

SILVER
Aaron R. Conklin
Madison Magazine
Stage Write

BRONZE
Dominique Paul Noth
Dom’s Domain Politics

Best Use of Multi-Platform Reporting  

GOLD
Sarah Whites-Koditschek
Coburn Dukehart
Wisconsin Public Radio & Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Kohler Golf Course

SILVER
Mark Kass
Todd Bragstad
Rich Kirchen
Sean Ryan
Nick Williams
Patrick Leary
Sari Lesk
Milwaukee Business Journal
Launch of city of Milwaukee’s downtown streetcar

BRONZE
Kenneth Cole
Lee Matz
Bill Pfeiffer
Cheryl Mitchell
Milwaukee Independent (milwaukeeindependent.com)
Blacks Do Surf: Water at the center of Milwaukee recreation and culture

Best Hard Feature Story              

GOLD
Sharon McGowan
Elliot Hughes
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
Reckless driving forces Milwaukee residents into game of “red light roulette”

SILVER
Sharon McGowan
Edgar Mendez
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
Disorganization hampers city effort to replace lead water service lines at child care centers

BRONZE
Scottie Lee Meyers
Maryann Lazarski
Thay Yang
Brian Ewig
Chris Michalski
Milwaukee PBS.org
An American Dream on a Ginseng Farm

Best Soft Feature Story

GOLD
Lori Fredrich
OnMilwaukee
Not just another restaurant: The Tandem redefines family, empowers staff

SILVER
Amelia Mularz
Milwaukee Magazine
Our Kind of Town: 40 Years of Vacationing in the Wisconsin Dells

BRONZE
Joey Grihalva
88Nine Radio Milwaukee (WYMS)
Requiem for the Bradley Center

Best Sports Story            

GOLD
Molly Snyder
Jason McDowell
OnMilwaukee
The Milwaukee does breathed life into the future of pro women’s basketball

SILVER
JR Radcliffe
Now News Group
68 Degrees of Separation: a Wisconsin connection to every team in the 2018 NCAA Tournament

Best Business Story or Series    

GOLD
Belle Lin
Alexandra Arriaga
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism & Chicago Sun-Times
Latino workers exploited

SILVER
Scott Gordon
Marisa Wojcik
WisContext
The Direct Primary Care Business Model

BRONZE
Melanie Lawder
Sari Lesk
Milwaukee Business Journal
Bon-Ton files bankruptcy, closes doors

Best Investigative Story or Series

GOLD
Riley Vetterkind
Coburn Dukehart
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Losing Track

SILVER
Scott Gordon
Kristian Knutsen
Shawn Johnson
Rob Ferrett
Judith Siers-Poisson
Frederica Freyberg
WisContext
Special Elections and Legislative Vacancies

BRONZE
Briana Reilly
WisPolitics.com
After lull in first year, Ethics Commission’s investigation spending in line with old GAB’s

Best Public Service Story or Series          

GOLD
Dee J. Hall
Coburn Dukehart
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Do work requirements work?

SILVER
Sharon McGowan
Edgar Mendez
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
Milwaukee Police response times

BRONZE
Bridgit Bowden
Staff
Wisconsin Public Radio
Beyond The Ballot

Best Column

GOLD
Reggie Jackson
Milwaukee Independent (milwaukeeindependent.com)
Reggie Jackson: The shadow of racial hate from immigration to Milwaukee sports

SILVER
Bruce Murphy
Urban Milwaukee
Murphy’s Law political column

BRONZE
Dominic Inouye
Milwaukee Independent (milwaukeeindependent.com)
Dominic Inouye: On showing up to make a better community with words and images

Best Explanatory Story or Series              

GOLD
Alexandra Hall
Dee J. Hall
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Independent medical examiners

SILVER
Shawn Johnson
Laurel White
Andrea Anderson
Jenny Peek
John K. Wilson
Staff
Wisconsin Public Radio
All In: Wisconsin Governor’s Race

BRONZE
Michelle Johnson
Scott Gordon
Kristian Knutsen
WisContext
Why and When Flags Fly at Half-Staff

COLLEGIATE WINNERS:

WRITING:

Best News Story              

GOLD
Henry Morgan
Media Milwaukee
Gubernatorial Debate on UWM Campus Exposes Wisconsin Divide

SILVER
Natallie St. Onge
Alex Garner
Marquette Wire: Tribune
Students voice frustrations of faults in new dorm

BRONZE
Caroline White
Marquette Wire: Tribune
MU plans to close shared parking lot, upsets Gesu parishioners

Best Long Hard Feature Story    

GOLD
Mckenzie Halling
Curb
Spirituality Seekers

SILVER
Fatoumata Ceesay
Curb
Caution: School Zone

BRONZE
Alyssa Wiese
Media Milwaukee
Abortion Clinic Escorts Mark 25 Years in Milwaukee

Best Long Soft Feature Story     

GOLD
Sofia Biros
Curb
The Buzz on Bees

SILVER
Termeria Taper
Arches
Math plus Woman equals Anxiety: How Gender Stereotypes Lead to Self-Doubt

BRONZE
Erin Green
Curb
Risky Business

Best Short Hard Feature Story  

GOLD
Sam Wisneski
Media Milwaukee
In Recovery: Six People, One Building

SILVER
Lauren Johnson
Arches
The Community of Hope: The Future of Bronzeville Looking Up

BRONZE
Sammy Gibbons
The Daily Cardinal
UHS resurrects two decades of missing student death data

Best Short Soft Feature Story    

GOLD
Breanna West
The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle
Birthday: Holocaust survivor at 100 years

SILVER
Lexie Kline
Arches
Resting Bitch Face: The Science Behind the Scowl

BRONZE
Breanna West
The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle
War veterans dance through trauma

Best Sports Story            

GOLD
Ben Pickman
The Daily Cardinal
Friend and mentor: Off-court relationship helps Moesch mold Davison into future UW star

SILVER
Matt Yeazel
Marquette Wire: Tribune
Team uses Australia trip as beneficial bonding time

BRONZE
Payton Hintz
Arches
Gotta Be a Champion: A Close Look at Mount Mary’s New Softball Coach, Perry Clark

Best Investigative Reporting     

GOLD
Nina Bertelsen
The Daily Cardinal
The public university’s future in private funding: The mysterious $3.5 billion dollar foundation’s support is crucial to UW, but doesn’t answer to shared governance

SILVER
Talis Shelbourne
Jennifer Rick
Nyesha Stone
Miela Fetaw
Media Milwaukee
Exposing Sexual Harassment on Campus

BRONZE
Sydney Czyzon
Marquette Wire: Tribune
Students call attention to university’s alleged investments in Puerto Rican debt

Best Editorial or Commentary   

GOLD
Matthew Harte
Marquette Wire: Tribune
Early morning classes harmful to learning

SILVER
Matthew Harte
Marquette Wire: Tribune
Laptop bans benefit learning environment

BRONZE
Marquette Wire Editorial Board
Marquette Wire: Tribune
University investments demand transparency

VISUAL JOURNALISM

Best Still Photograph/Photos    

GOLD
Emilie Enke
Curb
FEARless

SILVER
Ashley Altan
Arches
Wicked Bat Wings

BRONZE
Ed Makowski
Media Milwaukee
Deer Poaching in Wisconsin: Illegal Harvests in the Heartland

AUDIO

Best News Story Single or Ongoing        

GOLD
Lauren Keene
Media Milwaukee
Voices of the Gun March: Young and Old

SILVER
Joe Schulz
WRST-FM
UWO Crime Statistics

BRONZE
Olivia Shalaby
91.3 KUWS-Superior
Governor Scott Walker Tours Husky Refinery Damage

Best Feature Story         

GOLD
Alexis Amenson
Media Milwaukee
Choosing Abortion in Wisconsin

SILVER
Marla Smith
Riley May
Jennifer Leu
Media Milwaukee
Faces of UWM

BRONZE
Dylon Klubertanz
WRST-FM
Rich the Barber

VIDEO

Best News Story Single or Ongoing        

GOLD
Lucie Sullivan
Reilly Tracy
Marquette Wire: MUTV
Don’t Break a Leg

SILVER
Amelia Jones
Marquette Wire: MUTV
Time Slips

BRONZE
ReAnna Oestreich
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
50 Miles to Janesville: A March to Paul Ryan’s Hometown

Best Feature Story         

GOLD
Lauren Keene
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Sip & Purr Cat Cafe Brings Feline Fun to Milwaukee

SILVER
Donna Sardar
Chelsea Johanning
Marquette Wire: MUTV
Difference Day

BRONZE
Chelsea Johanning
Rachel Bandy
Marquette Wire: MUTV
Advent Choir

Best Sports Story            

GOLD
Andrew Goldstein
Marquette Wire: MUTV
Bonding Tradition

SILVER
Scott Behrens
Badger Report, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Pure Adrenaline

BRONZE
Jenna Daroszewski
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
The Pin Chaser Behind the Bowling Machine

Best Newscast 

GOLD
Grace Connatser
Alex Langosch
Jack Ryan
Kaitlyn Bross
Natallie St. Onge
Conor Graf
Marquette Wire: MUTV
Marquette Now — 11/28/18

SILVER
Ariana Baldassano
Sophia Dramm
Pat Hastings
Peter Kleppin
The Badger Report, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Badger Report: 12-06-2018

BRONZE
Ariana Baldassano
Pat Hastings
Peter Kleppin
The Badger Report, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Badger Report: 10-11-2018

Best Program, Documentary or Special 

GOLD
Simone Safian
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Disassociated: To Whom Do We Belong?

SILVER
Ariana Baldassano
Badger Report, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dis(ability)

BRONZE
Amos Mayberry
Badger Report, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Food Folly

ONLINE

Best Use of Multi-Media            

GOLD
Aly Prouty
Tara Schumal
Gabrielle Powell
Marquette Wire: Journal
The Blue Issue

SILVER
Quinn Clark
Denisse Hernandez
Termeria Taper
Aneela Nasir
Payton Hintz
Barbara Xiong
Arches
Arches Online Interactive Issue

BRONZE
Media Milwaukee Staff
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Wisconsin Votes (or not): High Stakes for the 2018 Midterms

Best Website Design    

GOLD
Curb: FEARless Staff
Curb     

Best Local News or Feature Website     

GOLD
Quinn Clark
Bryanna Sanders
Denisse Hernandez
Arches 

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

BRONZE
The Badger Report Staff
The Badger Report, University Wisconsin-Madison          

Best Blog

GOLD
Media Milwaukee Staff
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
UWM Covers March for Our Lives

SILVER
Media Milwaukee Staff
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
UWM Covers the Gun March on Washington & Wisconsin

BRONZE
JAMS 320 Class
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Covers the Midterms

Best News Story

GOLD
Lauren Keene
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Tug of War: Inside Wisconsin’s Deeply Politicized Abortion Divide

SILVER
Elizabeth Sloan
Henry Morgan
Madison Sepanik
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Two Americas, 32 Miles Apart: Crossing the Gun Divide

BRONZE
Olivia Shalaby
91.3 KUWS-Superior
More Wisconsin Tribes Join Legal Fight Against Pharmaceutical Companies

Best Hard Feature Story              

GOLD
Rashaud Foster
Carrie Mahone
Elizabeth Sloan
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Engaging Milwaukee’s Black Voters, Block by BLOC

SILVER
Danielle Miller
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
The Fight to Stop Sex Trafficking in Milwaukee

BRONZE
Quinn Clark
Arches
Trigger Warnings: Do they build trust in the classroom or reinforce stigmas?

Best Soft Feature Story

GOLD
Lauren Johnson
Arches
The Road Not Taken: Navigating College Life for First-Generation Students

SILVER
Carrie Mahone
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Carrie’s Curl Conversation

BRONZE
Sofia Biros
Cathleen Draper
Logan Rude
Curb
A Matter of Life and Death

Best Sports Story

GOLD
Sam Schmitz
Media Milwaukee | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
So Far, Fiserv Forum is Luring Customers to Neighboring Businesses

Best Editorial or Commentary   

GOLD
Marquette Wire Editorial Board
Marquette Wire: Tribune
Wild Commons name change shows lack of foresight

SILVER
Mary Carr
Arches
Tampons: Should Free Feminine Products Be Offered on Campus?

BRONZE
Julia Wachuta
Arches
Compromise: It’s Not a Competition

Corporate Sponsors

         UWM_logo1       WeEnergies