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2019 Excellence in Journalism Awardees

PROFESSIONAL WINNERS:

WRITING:

Best Critical Review      

Rob Thomas
Cap Times          
Paul McCartney in Madison

Gwendolyn Rice  
Isthmus               
The heat is on in Saigon

Gwendolyn Rice             
Isthmus
Amazing women playing Men on Boats

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

Scott Girard       
Cap Times          
West High School Walkout

Dylan Brogan
Isthmus               
Family threatens Leopold principal after student’s false accusation

Ruth Conniff
Wisconsin Examiner (wisconsinexaminer.com)  
GOP could dodge Gov. Evers to gerrymander Wisconsin again

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

Arthur Thomas 
BizTimes Milwaukee      
Quad vs. DOJ

The Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service staff         
Milwaukee Neighborhod News Service
Unrest in Sherman Park: Three years later

Sarah Whites-Koditschek
Emily Hamer
Coburn Dukehart            
Wisconsin Watch/ Wisconsin Public Radio           
Wisconsin’s clean energy fight

Best Long Hard Feature Story    

Steven Elbow   
Cap Times          
‘Too Much Milk’

Steven Elbow   
Cap Times          
Unknown Fear

Dylan Brogan    
Isthmus               
A rotten year: Madison teachers report from the classroom

Maggie Ginsberg            
Madison Magazine        
The Person They Were Meant to Be

Best Long Soft Feature Story     

Jay Rath              
Isthmus               
A radical experiment

Lindsey Anderson          
Milwaukee Magazine   
The Big Break

Molly Snyder    
OnMilwaukee   
From an “L” on her shirt to an A-list director: Penny Marshall lives on with her female fans

Best Short Hard Feature Story  

Dylan Brogan    
Isthmus               
Too hot to handle: Hemp farmers ordered to destroy crops after state struggles to keep up with testing

Matt Hrodey     
Milwaukee Magazine   
The Unsteady Way Forward

Edgar Mendez  
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service               
Unrest in Sherman Park: Three years later: Have police-community relations improved?

Best Short Soft Feature Story    

Anders Nienstaedt        
Isthmus               
The supper club heads west

Ana Martinez-Ortiz        
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service               
Lloyd Street School teacher uses ‘mirror messages’ to combat bullying

Virginia Small   
Shepherd Express           
Indian Community School Students Succeed Beyond Their Dreams

Best Sports Story            

Erica Krug           
Isthmus               
The Secret Concrete Garden

Gary D’Amato  
Killarney Golf Media      
Hero in their midst

Aaron Maybin
David McAlister
Aaron Frye
LeeAnn Watson              
WITI FOX6
More Than Tennis

Best Single Editorial, Statement of Editorial Position or Opinion             

John Nichols
Dave Zweifel
Jessie Opoien  
Cap Times          
Blank made the right decision to reinstate Cephus

Ed Combs           
Concealed Carry Magazine         
“Dust Up” – Concealed Carry Magazine (November/December 2019)

Katie Avila Loughmiller
Fellow members of LUNA          
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service               
OPINION: Dear white gallery owner: Here’s how not to erase the narratives of Milwaukee’s black and brown artists               

Best Business Story or Series    

Maredithe Meyer          
BizTimes Milwaukee      
Fiserv Forum brings Milwaukee together

Rich Kirchen      
Milwaukee Business Journal      
Politics as usual?

Matthew Piper
Milwaukee Magazine   
The Big Beer Battle

Best Investigative Story or Series            

Katelyn Ferral  
Cap Times          
Stolen Childhoods

Katelyn Ferral  
Cap Times          
Failure to Protect

Steven Potter   
Isthmus               
Law & Disorder

Best Public Service Story or Series

Judith Davidoff
Isthmus
Our Civics Duty

Mary Sussman 
Shepherd Express           
The Dangers of Not Vaccinating Kids

Emily Hamer
Sheila Terman Cohen
Coburn Dukehart            
Wisconsin Watch            
Beyond Bail

Best Column     

John Nichols     
Cap Times          

Jessie Opoien  
Cap Times          

Rob Golub         
The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle
Editor’s Desk

Best Explanatory Story or Series              

Joe Tarr               
Isthmus               
Killer coal

Bobby Tanzilo  
OnMilwaukee   
Urban Spelunking: Milwaukee

Will Cushman  
WisContext        
The New Normal of Wisconsin’s Climate

Best Personal Profile    

Lisa Speckhard Pasque 
Cap Times          
Sabrina’s Madison

Lindsey Anderson          
Milwaukee Magazine   
Character Study

Mary Louise Schumacher            
Milwaukee Magazine   
Making Architecture Indigenous

Best Consumer Story or Series 

Della Hansmann             
Isthmus               
Ranch-o-Rama

Parker Schorr
Rikha Sharma Rani
Coburn Dukehart            
Wisconsin Watch/Capital Times/Fuller Project   
Catholics run one-third of Wisconsin hospitals, putting many reproductive procedures off-limits

Jenna Sachs
LeeAnn Watson
Stephen Davis  
WITI FOX6          
Contact 6

VISUAL JOURNALISM:

Best Illustration or Cartoon

Sherrill Knezel 
Milwaukee Independent (milwaukeeindependent.com)
Knezelism: Light (Knezelism of the Week: November 25)

Shelby Kisling 
WisconsinEye    
Rewind Program Illustrations

Emily Shullaw  
Wisconsin Watch
Fainting and freezing in the fields

Best Photo Essay or Series          

Lee Matz            
Milwaukee Independent (milwaukeeindependent.com)
Lake Michigan’s freezing waves wallop participants at 2019 Polar Bear Plunge

Kevin J. Miyazaki            
Milwaukee Magazine   
Out From the Shadows

Colin Crowley  
PBS Wisconsin and Volume One Magazine          
Framing the Farmer

Best News Photograph

Lee Matz            
Milwaukee Independent (milwaukeeindependent.com)
Milwaukee Stands United Against Hate: Interfaith vigil mourns massacre at New Zealand mosques

Lee Matz
Milwaukee Independent (milwaukeeindependent.com)
Controlled roof demolition leaves Bradley Center topless

Timothy P. Snopek         
www.timsnopek.com   
Helping Hand

Best Feature Photograph            

Ken Wangler
Dustin Reid        
Concealed Carry Magazine         
“Defending While Older” – Concealed Carry Magazine (October 2019)

Lee Matz            
Milwaukee Independent (milwaukeeindependent.com)
LULAC members swarm Senator Ron Johnson’s Milwaukee office in protest of “Kids in Cages” at border

Coburn Dukehart            
Wisconsin Watch            
Home safe

Best Sports Photograph               

Lee Matz            
Milwaukee Independent (milwaukeeindependent.com)
Fear the Deer: Milwaukee paints the town green to celebrate Bucks NBA playoffs 

Rich Zimmermann          
Milwaukee Independent (milwaukeeindependent.com)
Need for Speed: Motorsports returned to Milwaukee Mile for first major auto race in 5 years

NEWSPAPER DESIGN:

Best Overall Design       

Mark Kass
Todd Bragstad
Eric Semelroth
Jacqueline Prins
Milwaukee Business Journal      

Best Special Section Design       

Mark Kass
Todd Bragstad
Eric Semelroth 
Milwaukee Business Journal      

Best Single Page Design              

(No places awarded)                                     

MAGAZINE DESIGN:

Best Overall Design       

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

Tim Burton
Emily Culp
Carol Shufro
Sarah Andler
Madison Magazine        
August, September, November

Paul J. Higgins
Libby Lang
Brock Kaplan
Chelsea Mamerow        
Milwaukee Magazine   

Best Single Cover Design            

Kevin Michalowski
Ken Wangler
Dustin Reid
Daniel Acker
Jared Blohm
Ed Combs           
Concealed Carry Magazine         
The .380 Issue – Concealed Carry Magazine (October 2019)

Paul J. Higgins  
Milwaukee Magazine   
September 2019

Maria Harris
David Szymanski
Lori Acken          
MKE Lifestyle Magazine               

Best Single Story or Feature Design       

Tim Burton        
Madison Magazine        
Warning Signs

Paul J. Higgins  
Milwaukee Magazine
Best of MKE

Libby Lang          
Milwaukee Magazine   
The Big Break

AUDIO:

Best Coverage of a Single or Ongoing Breaking News Story

Erik Bilstad
Mike Spaulding
Tony Bettack
John Mercure
Melissa Barclay
AM 620 WTMJ  
Shooting Death of Milwaukee Police Office

Shaun Soman
Chali Pittman   
WORT FM           
Students Protest Dismissal of West High School Security Guard

Shaun Soman
Jonah Chester
Martin Rakacolli              
WORT FM           
As Schoep’s Ice Cream Files for Receivership, Jenifer Street Market Owners Vow to Stay Open

Best Series Reporting   

Staff     
Wisconsin Public Radio 
High Tolerance

Maayan  Silver 
WUWM 89.7 FM – Milwaukee’s NPR       
Human Trafficking Series

WUWM News & Lake Effect Staff           
WUWM 89.7 FM – Milwaukee’s NPR       
Project Milwaukee: Great Lakes, Troubled Waters

Best Long Hard Feature Story    

Erik Bilstad        
AM 620 WTMJ  
Gaming Induced Suicide

Alexandra Hall
Sarah Whites-Koditschek           
Wisconsin Public Radio & Wisconsin Watch         
Fainting And Freezing In The Fields: Alleged Labor Trafficking Victim Tells Of Mistreatment In Wisconsin, Georgia

Audrey Nowakowski
Angelina Mosher Salazar            
WUWM 89.7 FM – Milwaukee’s NPR       
Cryptosporidium Vs. Lead: Comparing Milwaukee’s Response To These Major Water Threats

Best Long Soft Feature Story     

Susan Bence     
WUWM 89.7 FM – Milwaukee’s NPR       
Milwaukee Home To World’s First Bird-Friendly Arena

Chuck Quirmbach           
WUWM 89.7 FM – Milwaukee’s NPR       
Sculptures For The (Milwaukee) Road

Best Short Hard Feature Story  

Nate Imig           
88Nine Radio Milwaukee             
Milwaukee attorneys and interpreters travel to border to counsel refugee women

Teran Powell    
WUWM 89.7 FM – Milwaukee’s NPR       
Using Coded Language Can ‘Create A Sense Of Us And Them’

Chuck Quirmbach           
WUWM 89.7 FM – Milwaukee’s NPR       
Taycheedah Welders

Best Short Soft Feature Story    

Jane Hampden
Wisconsin Public Radio 
Minocqua Thrift Shop Known As ‘Macy’s Of The North’

Rob Mentzer    
Wisconsin Public Radio 
An Innovative Underpass Keeps Turtles Off The Highway. It’s Saved Dozens From Becoming Roadkill

Audrey Nowakowski     
WUWM 89.7 FM – Milwaukee’s NPR       
An Ode To Craftsmanship: Stained Glass Windows In Milwaukee Bungalows

Best Use of Audio Within a Report

Melissa Barclay
Jay Sorgi
John Tyler          
AM 620 WTMJ  
The Life and Times of a Guitar Maestro

Steve Gotcher  
Wisconsin Public Radio 
Wisconsin Life: A Winter Night Poker Game Played In The Backyard

Maayan Silver  
WUWM 89.7 FM – Milwaukee’s NPR       
One, Two, Cha-Cha-Cha: Making Drumming Accessible For Milwaukee Students With Special Needs

Best Writing in an Audio Story 
Brad Williams  
WIZM-AM          
Brad’s Desk 12-19 “I Had a Hunch Back at Noter Daim”

Emily Files         
WUWM 89.7 FM – Milwaukee’s NPR       
The Saga Of Milwaukee’s Water Tower Dragon

Angelina Mosher Salazar            
WUWM 89.7 FM – Milwaukee’s NPR       
Race, Representation & Redistricting: Why Milwaukee’s Wards Became Districts

Best Podcast     

Tyrone Miller
Justin Barney
Nate Imig
Jordan Lee
Kenny Perez     
88Nine Radio Milwaukee             
Backspin: The Search for Milwaukee’s First Hip-Hop Song

Bridgit Bowden
Shawn Johnson
Hannah Haynes
Karl Christenson
Brad Kolberg
Noah Ovshinsky              
Wisconsin Public Radio 
Derailed

Bryan Polcyn
Amanda St. Hilaire
Jenna Sachs
LeeAnn Watson
Sara Smith
Stephen Davis  
WITI FOX6
Open Record

VIDEO:

Best Coverage of a Breaking News Story              

WISN-TV Staff  
WISN-TV             
Officer Killed

WISN-TV Staff  
WISN-TV             
Classroom Police Shooting

FOX6 News Staff             
WITI FOX6
I-94 Pursuit and Standoff

Best Multi-Day Coverage of an Ongoing Story

TMJ4 Staff          
Today’s TMJ4   
Project: Drive Sober

WISN-TV Staff  
WISN-TV             
Acid Attack Hate Crime?

FOX6 News Staff             
WITI FOX6
MPD Officer Matthew Rittner’s Death

Best Individual Reporting of News         

Kristin Byrne     
Today’s TMJ4   
Consumer Investigator Kristin Byrne

Kent Wainscott              
WISN-TV   

Ashley Sears     
WITI FOX6

Best Individual Reporting of Sports        

Stephanie Sutton           
WISN-TV  

Stephen Watson             
WISN-TV 

Best Investigative Report or Series        

Courtny Gerrish
Spectrum News 1            
Psychiatric Bed Shortage

Lauren Linder
Gideon Verdin-Williams
Paul Marble
Nicole Buckley 
Today’s TMJ4   
Project: Drive Sober – License Loophole

Kent Wainscott
WISN-TV             
Construction Crash Zone

Best Long Hard Feature Story

Anthony DaBruzzi
Kathryn Larson 
Spectrum News 1            
Confessional Crisis

Steve Chamraz
Shaun Farrell
Marty Hobe
Paul Marble
Tamott Wolverton         
Today’s TMJ4   
Drunk Driving Danger Zones

Carl Deffenbaugh
Andrew Konkle
LeeAnn Watson              
WITI FOX6
Feast of Crispian

Best Long Soft Feature Story     

Tiff Pua
Sandy Maxx
Brian Ewig
Chris Michalski
Jeff Moorbeck 
Milwaukee PBS
Milwaukee Bucks Art Collection – The Arts Page

Traci Neuman
Brian Ewig
Chris Michalski
WMVS/WMVT – TV        
Outdoor Wisconsin – Surf

Ted Perry
Andrew Konkle
Sara Smith         
WITI FOX6
Long May They Run

Best Short Hard Feature Story  

Charles Benson
Tamott Wolverton         
Today’s TMJ4   
Journey of a Gun

Casey Geraldo
Marty Hobe
Paul Marble
Gideon Verdin-Williams
Tamott Wolverton         
Today’s TMJ4   
Freezing Families

Suzanne Spencer
Eric Litsheim     
WITI FOX6
Cold Case: Nancy Radbil

Best Short Soft Feature Story    

Terry Sater
Saman Wanniarachchi  
WISN-TV
Mailman Turkey Chase

Suzanne Spencer
Kale Zimny        
WITI FOX6
Beer Barrel Bowlers

James Groh
James Kust        
WTMJ-TV           
My Block: Downtown Waukesha’s most friendly neighbor

Best News Program       

Maryann Lazarski
Scottie Lee Meyers
Erica Drehfal
Brian Ewig
Darin Malkowski
Chris Michalski
Jeff Mlagan
Stephanie Schreiber
Karl Landwehr  
10thirtysix on Milwaukee PBS    
A 10thirtysix Special: A Hope for Tomorrow: Zetho’s Story

Taurean Small
Taylor Popielarz
Spectrum News 1 Staff 
Spectrum News 1            
Battleground 2020: The Midwest. What Does 2016 Tell Us About the Future?

Ted Perry
Sara Smith
Dave Michuda
Andrew Konkle
Jerry Imig
Susanne Barthel
WITI FOX6
Perry’s People

Best Sports Program      

Dennis Krause  
Spectrum News 1            
The Roundtable

WISN-TV Staff  
WISN-TV             
Big 12 Sports: Countdown To Kickoff

Best Newscast 

TMJ4 Staff          
Today’s TMJ4   
Live at 6:00 – DNC Comes to MKE

WISN-TV Staff  
WISN-TV             
Classroom Police Shooting

FOX6 News Staff             
WITI FOX
FOX6 WakeUp News

Best Writing in a Video Story    

Jason Fecher     
Spectrum News 1            
Building the Ultimate Wisconsin Corn Dog

Carl Deffenbaugh           
WITI FOX6
Feast of Crispian

Ted Perry           
WITI FOX6
Bedside Baritone

Best Documentary         

Maryann Lazarski
Scottie Lee Meyers
Rory Linnane
Justin Migliano
Brian Ewig
Darin Malkowski
Chris Michalski
Gail Grzybowski
Bill Schulz
James Fitzhenry
Raul Galvan
Bohdan Zachary               
Milwaukee PBS (in partnership with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin)        
Kids in Crisis: You’re Not Alone

Andy Soth
Michael Eicher
Inga Foley
Jennifer Hadley
Christine Sloan-Miller  
PBS Wisconsin  
Portraits from Rural Wisconsin

Mik Derks          
PBS Wisconsin  
Ma’iingan: Brother Wolf

Best Editing

Tiff Pua
Brian Ewig
Sandy Maxx
Jeff Moorbeck 
Milwaukee PBS
Tibetan Monks Sand Mandala – The Arts Page

Jeffrey Dahdah
Spectrum News 1            
Jeffrey Dahdah Compliation

Andrew Konkle
WITI FOX6
Andrew Konkle Composite

ONLINE:

Best Online Coverage of News 

Andrea Anderson
Jenny Peek
Rich Kremer
Kyla Calvert Mason
Danielle Kaeding
David Hyland
Staff     
Wisconsin Public Radio 
Jayme Closs Case

Will Cushman
Frederica Freyberg
Marisa Wojcik
Rob Ferrett
Kristian Knutsen             
WisContext        
CAFOs, Odor and the Law

WUWM Staff   
WUWM 89.7 FM – Milwaukee’s NPR       
WUWM.COM

Best Online Coverage of Sports

John Hughes
Jim Kelsh
Mike Davis
Gary D’Amato
Rob Hernandez
Dennis McCann               
Wisconsin.Golf 

James Kust
Tess Klein
Marty Hobe
Marcus Riley     
WTMJ-TV           
Milwaukee Bucks Playoff Madness         

Best Use of Multimedia              

Lee Matz
Lodi Broekhuizen           
Milwaukee Independent (milwaukeeindependent.com)
88Nine Radio helps 10 Milwaukee bands produce Tiny Desk videos for NPR music contest

Rory Linnane
Erin Caughey
Bill Schulz
Jen Zettel-Vandenhouten
Haley BeMiller
Jim Fitzhenry
David Haynes
Robert Mentzer
Scottie Lee Meyers
Darin Malkowski
Justin Migliano
USA Today Network-Wisconsin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee PBS     
You’re Not Alone: A documentary and suicide-prevention toolkit

Malia Jones
Caitlin Bourbeau
Sarah Kemp
Leah Foltman
Kristian Knutsen             
WisContext
Applying Demographics to Visualize Wisconsin Issues

Best Website Design    

Tarik J Moody
FlipEleven, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee

John Hughes
Jim Kelsh
Mike Davis
Gary D’Amato
Rob Hernandez
Sarah Starmer  
Wisconsin.Golf 

Anna Rueden
Jane Jiumaleh
Allen Rieland
Jenny Peek
Andrea Anderson
John K. Wilson
Grace Lorentz
John Nichols
David Hyland    
Wisconsin Public Radio 
High Tolerance Special Series

Best Local News or Feature Website     

Don Ross
Volume One Team         
Volume One      
Volumeone.org

Wisconsin Watch Staff 
Wisconsin Watch            
WisconsinWatch.org

Best Blog            

Evan Rytlewski
RadioMilwaukee.org     
“Milwaukee Music” on RadioMilwaukee.org

Michael Horne
Urban Milwaukee           
What’s It Worth?

Hayley Sperling
Will Cushman
Kristian Knutsen             
WisContext        
WisContext Newsletter

Best Use of Multi-Platform Reporting  

Lee Matz            
Milwaukee Independent (milwaukeeindependent.com)
Crochet Away: Fiber artist Jonah Larson unites communities with hope and healing in accidental hobby

PBS Wisconsin and WisContext Staff    
PBS Wisconsin and WisContext 
Trauma Informed Care in Wisconsin

Alexandra Hall
Sarah Whites-Koditschek
Emily Shullaw
Coburn Dukehart            
Wisconsin Watch/ Wisconsin Public Radio           
Fainting and freezing in the fields: Alleged labor trafficking victim tells of mistreatment in Wisconsin and Georgia

Best Hard Feature Story              

Parker Schorr    
Wisconsin Watch/The Cap Times             
While millions are spent to fight the opioid epidemic, a meth crisis quietly grows in Wisconsin

Will Cushman  
WisContext        
Elk and Chronic Wasting Disease

James Groh
James Kust        
WTMJ-TV
My Block: Rebuilding Milwaukee’s north side with ‘full-time neighbors’

Best Soft Feature Story

Lori Fredrich     
OnMilwaukee   
New Chef Latinos Wisconsin group aims to offer support, incite change

Bobby Tanzilo  
OnMilwaukee   
Behind the 8 ball: The story of jazz organist Baby Face Willette

Mary Kate McCoy          
Wisconsin Public Radio 
Cannibal Sandwich

Best Sports Story

Lucas Seidel      
88Nine Radio Milwaukee             
Can Milwaukee win another world championship?

Kenneth Cole
Lee Matz            
Milwaukee Independent (milwaukeeindependent.com)
Surfing Comes Home to Milwaukee: Forging friendships in the frigid freshwater waves of Lake Michigan

Rich Rovito        
Milwaukee Magazine   
A Year Out From Wisconsin’s Ryder Cup, Captains Just Need Players

Best Business Story or Series    

Arthur Thomas 
BizTimes Milwaukee      
Printing Cuban phone books, bribery in China, Peru will cost Quad $10 million

Arthur Thomas 
BizTimes Milwaukee      
Naming rights for Franklin ballpark at center of Routine Baseball lawsuit

Will Cushman
Kate Archer Kent            
WisContext        
The Dairy Crisis, Milk Prices and a Growth Sector

Best Investigative Story or Series            

Reggie Jackson
Lee Matz            
Milwaukee Independent (milwaukeeindependent.com)
From Mississippi To Milwaukee: My Journey To 53206

Corrinne Hess
Izabela Zaluska
Coburn Dukehart            
Wisconsin Watch/ Wisconsin Public Radio           
Property owners near Foxconn say they were misled. Now their homes are gone

Will Cushman
Zac Schultz
Frederica Freyberg
Rachael Vasquez
Rob Ferrett
Kristian Knutsen             
WisContext        
Washed Away: The Costs of a Changing Climate

Best Public Service Story or Series          

Miles Maguire 
Oshkosh Examiner         
The Coroner Who Conned a County

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

Andrea Anderson
Jenny Peek
John K. Wilson
David Hyland
Staff     
Wisconsin Public Radio 
High Tolerance

Best Column     

Dominic Inouye               
Milwaukee Independent (milwaukeeindependent.com)
Dominic Inouye: Exploring Milwaukee on foot to understand the social relationships between place and space

Reggie Jackson
Milwaukee Independent (milwaukeeindependent.com)
Reggie Jackson: Racism in Milwaukee suburban schools and the constant struggle for social equality

Michael Horne
Urban Milwaukee           
Bar Exam

Best Explanatory Story or Series              

Taurean Small
Taylor Popielarz
Hailey Kunz       
Spectrum News 1            
Battleground 2020: The Midwest

Erica Jones
Coburn Dukehart
Alisa Ivanitskaya
Bram Sable-Smith
Francisco Velazquez      
Wisconsin Watch/Wisconsin Public Radio            
As Wisconsin Catholic clergy accused of sexual abuse grows, the trauma lingers

Will Cushman  
WisContext        
White-Nose Syndrome in Wisconsin

COLLEGIATE WINNERS:

WRITING

Best News Story

Natallie St. Onge            
Marquette Wire               
College of Education faces potential merge, structural changes

Jodie Filenius   
Media Milwaukee           
Lead in the Water Threatens Generations of Milwaukee Residents

Kylie Zazula       
Media Milwaukee           
Majority of Students Feel ‘Overwhelming Anxiety’ as UWM Struggles to Help

Best Long Hard Feature Story    

Michelle Navarro           
Curb Magazine
Voces de Wisconsin

Sonya Chechik
The Daily Cardinal           
What’s in a name? The power of labels in disability identity, perception

Matthew Harte
Marquette Wire               
A New Lease on Life

Best Long Soft Feature Story     

Krystin Kantenwein       
Arches 
Orthorexia Nervosa: It Might Be Time for a Digital Detox

Jaya Larsen        
Curb Magazine
Unfinished Justice

Paige Strigel     
Curb Magazine
Solo, Not Alone

Best Short Hard Feature Story  

Jessica Lipaz      
The Daily Cardinal           
Compounding trauma, structural systems may explain prevalence of school shootings

Benita Mathew
The Daily Cardinal
The Legacy of Environmental Injustice in Madison

Jenny Whidden               
Marquette Wire               
George Lardner Jr., Pulitzer Prize-winning Marquette alumnus, dies at 85            

Best Short Soft Feature Story    

Melissa Grunwald          
Arches 
Health Heelers: Healing Our Students

Will Cioci           
The Daily Cardinal
‘Recess for adults’: Library Mall’s four-decade juggling tradition

Sydney Czyzon 
Marquette Wire               
One of a Kind    

Writing Best Sports Story            

Sebastian van Bastelaer              
The Daily Cardinal           
Musical career brings DJ Shawna home to “a special place”

Sydney Widell 
The Daily Cardinal           
We see it all:’ Wisconsin rowers on the front line of Lake Mendota’s algae blooms

Zoe Comerford               
Marquette Wire               
Faith plays crucial role in shaping Howard’s life, starts FCA at Marquette

Best Investigative Reporting     

Matthew Martinez        
Marquette Wire               
Left Behind

Kaitlyn Herzog 
Media Milwaukee           
Professor Accused of Sexual Assault

Best Editorial or Commentary   

Jamie Hollins   
Arches 
Hope in the Help We Seek

Tony Perkins     
Arches 
Edited Out

The Daily Cardinal Editorial Board           
The Daily Cardinal           
Beyond visible: UW must design inclusive curricula, course policies

VISUAL JOURNALISM:

Best Still Photograph/Photos    

Denisse Hernandez       
Arches 
Living In Fear: Immigrants’ Mental Health Tested

Jordan Johnson
Marquette Wire               
Marquette men’s soccer wins against Alabama

Elizabeth Sloan
Media Milwaukee           
Paradise Lost

AUDIO:

Best News Story Single or Ongoing        

Margaret Cahill
Marquette Wire: MUR  
Foot Wash

Bridget Fogarty
Marquette Wire: MUR  
Spring Cleanup

Joe Schulz          
WRST-FM           
UWO Red Zone Initiative

Best Feature Story         

Natalie Yahr
Max Witynski
Kathryn Wisniewski
Curb Magazine
Death by a thousand paper cuts

Fabian Caballero             
Media Milwaukee           
Two Generations Share the Distinctive Sounds of Their Work

Claudia Delgadillo          
Media Milwaukee           
Drumming for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous People

Best Sports Story            

Dan Avington   
Marquette Wire: MUR  
Volleyball in her Blood

Nick Knute         
Media Milwaukee           
Revamped Milwaukee Marathon Attracts Thousands of Runners

Best Podcast     

Avery Aurand   
UW Madison    
Competing with Mad Rollin’ Dolls

Elizabeth Dinovella       
UW Madison    
Pretty Connected

Max Fredrick
Gideon Patrick 
WRST-FM           
Script to Screen

VIDEO:

Best News Story Single or Ongoing        

Laura Bunn
Chris Zhang
Will Kenneally 
The Badger Report         
New School in Madison May Reduce Inequities

Margaret Cahill
Aitza Cabrera    
Marquette Wire: MUTV
Foot Baths

Sierra Trojan     
Media Milwaukee           
Fractured: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Best Feature Story         

Caitlin Rowe
Will Kenneally 
The Badger Report         
Madison Sees a ‘Jolt’ of E-Bike Use

Tara Schumal
Sydney Czyzon 
Marquette Wire: MUTV
Tiny Big Voice

Jodie Filenius  
Media Milwaukee           
Deer Season Sees Numbers Drop in Wisconsin

Best Sports Story            

Alyssa Hui
Will Kenneally 
The Badger Report
UW Polo Team Keeps The Sport Alive

Montana Leggett
Meggie Armstrong         
The Badger Report         
Forward Madison FC

Aimee Galaszewski       
Marquette Wire: MUTV
God Before Basketball

Best Newscast 

Ellie Spadaccini
Montana Leggett            
The Badger Report, UW Madison

Ellie Spadaccini
Tahleel Mohieldin         
The Badger Report         

Margaret Cahill
Cal Gessner
Isabel Tuisl
Kaylee Staral
Vanessa Rivera
Jackson Gross
Kate Hyland      
Marquette Wire: MUTV
Marquette Now – 11/6/19

Best Program, Documentary or Special 

Alex Rivera-Grant
Chelsea Johanning
Charlie Waitkus
Natallie St. Onge
Cal Gessner
Kennedy Coleman         
Marquette Wire: MUTV
Finding Home Town Hall Forum

Chelsea Johanning
Margaret Cahill
Sydney Czyzon
Natallie St. Onge
Alex Langosch
Tara Schumal    
Marquette Wire: MUTV
MUSG Debate

Nia Wilson        
Media Milwaukee           
Juneau

ONLINE:

Best Use of Multi-Media

Isaac Alter          
Curb Magazine
Stalemate State

Media Milwaukee staff               
Media Milwaukee           
We Are Still Here

Media Milwaukee staff               
Media Milwaukee           
Nearly One-Third of UW-Milwaukee Students Vape. Are They in Danger?

Best Website Design    

Quinn Clark       
Arches 

Curb Magazine Staff      
Curb Magazine

Sydney Czyzon 
Marquette Wire               
www.marquettewire.org

Best Local News or Feature Website     

Quinn Clark       
Arches 

Curb Magazine Staff      
Curb Magazine

Elizabeth Lang Oreamuno           
UW Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication   
Mad Street Art

Best Blog            

Nina Kesic          
Arches 
11 Countries in a Year

Media Milwaukee staff               
Media Milwaukee           
Pipeline of Tears

Best News Story              

Emma Tomsich
Marquette Wire               
Government shutdown affects Les Aspin internship program

Jodie Filenius   
UWM Post         
Man charged with hate crime, reckless injury, in Milwaukee acid attack

Brianna Schubert            
UWM Post         
Students Concerned About Safety After Three Assaults

Best Hard Feature Story              

Quinn Clark       
Arches 
A Fresh Start For Sex Trafficking Victims

Eddie Morales 
Media Milwaukee           
Homeless Encampment Leads to Housing Relocation Effort

Megan Zemple
Media Milwaukee           
Service Dog Helps Marine Combat Veteran Find a New Leash on Life

Best Soft Feature Story

Matthew Cade 
Media Milwaukee           
Fly Fishing is Poetry in Motion for Veterans

Jena Kleindl      
UWM Post         
UWM Farmers Market Serves Students

Brianna Schubert            
UWM Post         
The Nerd returns to the Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Best Sports Story            

Zoe Comerford
Marquette Wire               
Blockton’s collegiate success starts with upbringing, coaching at Dominican

Zoe Comerford
Marquette Wire               
Gwyn Jones comes to Marquette after upbringing as goat farmer

Eddie Morales 
Media Milwaukee           
Milwaukee MMA gym plans move for growth

Best Investigative Reporting     

Lelah Byron       
Marquette Wire               
‘Study drugs’ circulate on Marquette campus

Media Milwaukee staff               
Media Milwaukee
Disappeared: 10,000 and Counting

Best Editorial or Commentary   

Marquette Wire editorial board              
Marquette Wire               
Ombuds office elimination detrimental to faculty, staff

Zoe Smith Munson        
Media Milwaukee           
Another Earth Day Provides Another Reminder That Society Is Ignoring the Real Cause of Climate Change

Luis Mauro Queiroz Filho            
Media Milwaukee           
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