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2003 Excellence in Journalism Awardees

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#1. Best Coverage of a Spot News Event by An Individual

First Place:
Many Questions, Few Answers
The Journal Times
Jeffrey L. Wilford

Second Place:
Stillwaters Bullets Further Tarnish Hip-Hop’s Name
The Capital Times
Samara Kalk Derby

#2. Best Coverage of a Spot News Event by a More Than One Reporter

First Place:
no award given

Second Place:
no award given

#3. Best Continuous Reporting on a Single Subject, Series or Selection of Individual Stories

First Place:
Minorities in High School Sports
Green Bay Press. Gazette
Mike Spofford

Second Place:
Steven Avery Case
Milwuakee Journal Sentinel
Tom Kertscher

#4. Best Single Feature Story

First Place:
Caitlin’s Song
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Annysa Johnson

Second Place:
Isn’t It Romantic?
Isthmus
Kent Williams

#5. Best Single Short Feature Under 750 Words

First Place:
Free Bees / Honeybees Get New Home
La Crosse Tribune
Betsy Bloom

Second Place:
Back Road Journey
Milwaukee Magazine
Mary Van de Kamp Nohl

#6. Best Single Sports Story

First Place:
Net Worth
Milwaukee Magazine, Inc.
Perry M. Lamek

Second Place:
Thanks, Dad
The Capital Times
Jason Mc Mahon

#7. Best Critical Review of the Arts. Theater, Music, Dance Visual Arts, Books, Movies, Television

First Place:
City Speak, Design Matters, Shirtless
Milwaukee Magazine, Inc.
Tom Bamberger, Mario Quadracci

Second Place:
Fast Food Architecture
Isthmus
Kent Williams

#8. Best Single Editorial, Statement of Editorial Position

First Place:
Let Gay Couples Marry
Wisconsin State Journal
Tim Kelley

Second Place:
Cheese Addiction
Wisconsin State Journal
Chuck Martin

#9. Best Single Editorial Cartoon

First Place:
Melee Time
The Review
Vaughan Larson

Second Place:
No Award given

#10. Best Newspaper Headlines

First Place:
Headline Collection
Green Bay Press. Gazette
Don Klein

Second Place:
Headline Collection
Green Bay Press. Gazette
Randy Riebe

#11. Best Single Business Story

First Place:
Organizing a Union is a Tough Road
Wisconsin State Journal
Doug Erickson

Second Place:
Pension Fund Withers
The Business Journal
Rich Rovito

#12. Best Single Background, Analytical or Interpretive Story

First Place:
Why Did Devin Have To Die?
Wisconsin State Journal
Andy Hall, Ed Treleven, Barry Adams, Craig Schreiner, Jason Klein, Phil Glende, Laura Sparks, Ron Larson

Second Place:
Northern Center
Leader. Telegram
Eric Lindquist

#13. Best Written Story for a Magazine, Magazine Supplement or Other Special Section

First Place:
Will Power
Wisconsin Academy Review
Michael Penn

Second Place:
New Black Power
Milwaukee Magazine
Kurt Chandler

#14. Best Single Story or Series Making a Contribution to the Welfare of the Community or State

First Place:
A Lonely Death
The Post. Crescent
The Post. Crescent Team

Second Place:
Right Next Door
Leader. Telegram
Eric Lindquist

#15. Best Investigative Story or Series

First Place:
Justice For Sale
Wisconsin State Journal
Dee J. Hall, Andy Hall, Scott Milfred, Anita Clark, Phil Glende

Second Place:
A Closed Club
Milwaukee Magazine, Inc.
Bill Lueders

#16. Best Personal Service Feature Which Helps Readers Improve the Quality of Their Lives

First Place:
Honor Thy Father and Mother
Milwaukee Magazine, Inc.
Carolyn Kott Washburne

Second Place:
Costly Cash
Leader. Telegram
Eric Lindquist

#17. Best General Column by An Individual On a Regular Basis

First Place:
Fighting Squidward, Don’t Jump, Mother Returns
La Crosse Tribune
Matt James

Second Place:
Support Crucial, One Tough Girl
The Capital Times
Rob Zaleski

#18. Best Sports Column by An Individual

First Place:
Fun and Games
The Rick Horowitz Column
Rick Horowitz

Second Place:
Column Collection
Green Bay Press. Gazette
Chris Havel

#19. Best Life Style Columns by An Individual

First Place:
Cold; Do Something About Weight; She’s My Sister
Green Bay Press. Gazette
Kelly Bruss

Second Place:
Crying Out
Leader. Telegram
Susan Barber

 

 

Print Graphics

#20. Best Newspaper News Page Design, Includes Non-Daily Publications (excludes Magazines)

First Place:
no award given

Second Place:
no award given

#21. Best Newspaper Feature Page Design

First Place:
Wise Women
Leader. Telegram
Susan Barber, Shane Opatz, Kathy Nelson

Second Place:
Tracking Memories
Leader. Telegram
Susan Barber, Shane Opatz, Kathy Nelson, Christena O’ Brien

#22. Best Magazine Spread Design

First Place:
No Exit
Milwaukee Magazine, Inc.
Sharon K. Nelson, Mindy Benham, Kevin J. Miyazaki, Greg Spalenka

Second Place:
The Flavor of Home
Milwaukee Magazine, Inc.
Sharon K. Nelson, Mindy Benham, Kevin J. Miyazaki

#23. Best Magazine Cover Design

First Place:
Mr. Clout
Milwaukee Magazine, Inc.
Sharon K. Nelson, Mindy Benham, Kevin J. Miyazaki

Second Place:
Best Builders
Milwaukee Magazine, Inc.
Sharon K. Nelson, Mindy Benham, Kevin J. Miyazaki

#24. Best Non-Daily or Tabloid Cover Design

First Place:
Seeking a New Life
Green Bay Press. Gazette
Daniel Higgins

Second Place:
No Award Given

#25. Best Use of Informational Graphics

First Place:
Pursuing The American Dream
Green Bay Press. Gazette
Daniel Higgins

Second Place:
no 2nd place given

#26. Best Use of Illustration

First Place:
Hunting Season
Green Bay Press. Gazette
Joe Heller

Second Place:
no 2nd place given

 

Print Photography

#27. Best Spot News

First Place:
Dog Rescue
The Journal Times
Gregory Shaver

Second Place:
Bus Accident
The Journal Times
Mark Hertzberg

#28. Best General News

First Place:
Harley 100th
Wisconsin State Journal
John Maniaci

Second Place:
Going To Prison
The Journal Times
Mark Hertzberg

#29. Best Documentary

First Place:
no award given

Second Place:
no award given

#30. Best Feature

First Place:
Eat Your Peas
The Post. Crescent
Sharon Cekada

Second Place:
Sneaking a Peek
Wisconsin State Journal
John Maniaci

#31. Best Sports

First Place:
Wrestling
Green Bay Press. Gazette
Steve Levin

Second Place:
Race Watcher
The Journal Times
Mark Hertzberg

#32. Best Picture Story or Series

First Place:
Seeking a New Life
Green Bay Press. Gazette
Evan Sigele

Second Place:
Andy’s Courage
Wisconsin State Journal
John Maniaci

#33. Best Photo Illustration

First Place:
Selection of 2003
Milwaukee Magazine, Inc.
Kevin J. Miyazaki

Second Place:
No award given

 

Radio

#34. Best Spot News Story

First Place:
Bank One Building Fire
News/Talk 1130 WISN
Harold Mester, Jodi Becker, Melanie Scott

Second Place:
Mad Rally
Wisconsin Public Radio
Gil Halsted

#35. Best Continuing Reporting of an Ongoing Story

First Place:
America Goes To War
WUWM-FM
Marge Pitrof, Bob Bach, Ann- Elise Henzl, Marti Mikkelson, Anna Panoka

Second Place:
Year of Deficits
WUWM
Marge Pitrof, Bob Bach, Ann- Elise Henzl, Marti Mikkelson, Anna Panoka, Lauren Burke

#36. Best Documentary or Series

First Place:
School Funding: Past, Present, and Future
WUWM-FM
Marge Pitrof, Marti Mikkelson, Anna Panoka

Second Place (tie):
Preserving Cultures
Wisconsin Public Radio
Mike Simonson, Patty Murray, Mary Jo Wagner, Chuck Quirmbach, Gil Halstad, Terry Bell

Second Place (tie):
Failing the Fire Test
News/Talk 1130 WISN

#37. Best Feature

First Place:
Chess Team
WUWM-FM
Anna Panoka

Second Place:
Bones
WBKV Radio. West Bend
Judy Steffes

#38. Best Sports Story

First Place:
Brewers Woo Fans
WUWM-FM
Ann-Elise Henzl

Second Place:
Bob The Announcer
Wisconsin Public Radio
Chuck Quirmbach

#39. Best Single Report or Series Contributing to the Community’s Welfare

First Place:
Health & The Uninsured
WUWM-FM
Ann-Elise Henzl

Second Place:
Priest Abuse Survivors
Wisconsin Public Radio
Chuck Quirmbach

#40. Best Writing for Radio News

First Place:
Soda In School
WIZM-AM
Mitch Reynolds

Second Place (tie):
Music Swappers
Wisconsin Public Radio
Shamane Mills

Second Place (tie):
Burger & Sundae
WUWM-FM

#41. Best Use of Audio Within a Report

First Place:
War Rallies
WUWM-FM
Anna Panoka

Second Place:
Scared Silly
WUWM-FM
Ann-Elise Henzl

 

 

Television

#42. Best Immediate Coverage of a Breaking News Story

First Place:
Chase & Crash
WTMJ-TV Channel 4
Kevin Frahm, Bill Lawrence, WTMJ-TV Staff

Second Place:
Columbia Shuttle Disaster
WITI-Fox 6
Miles Aquino, WITI-Fox 6 News Staff

#43. Best Same Day Television Coverage of a Hard News Story

First Place:
Kenosha DUI Ridealong
WITI-Fox 6
Deanna Durante, Ernesto Santiago

Second Place:
End of the Road
WTMJ-Channel 4
Vince Vitrano, Jim Angelli, Abdoulaye Boye

#44. Best Multi-day Coverage of An Ongoing Story

First Place:
H-D 100th Anniversary Week
WITI-Fox 6
Miles Aquino, Fox 6 News Staff

Second Place (tie):
Laurel Clark: Astronaut, Sister, Wife, Mom
WTMJ-Channel 4
Mike Jacobs, Todd Pretre

Second Place (tie):
Guilty Until Proven Innocent
WBAY-TV

#45. Best Live Reporting

First Place:
Fire Department Delays
WTMJ-TV Channel 4
Brian McKaig, Tim Mewlmans

Second Place:
HD 100th Celebration
WITI-Fox 6
WITI-Fox 6 News Staff

#46. Best Mini-series

First Place:
Life in the Fast Lane
WBAY-TV
Natalie Arnold, Steve Cady

Second Place:
Fatal Flaws
WITI-Fox 6
Bob Segall, Michelle Murray, David Michuda, Ernesto Santiago, Jason Kutter

#47. Best Background, Analytical or Interpretive Report

First Place:
A Milwaukee Murder:Reading Between the Lines
WITI-Fox 6
Bob Segall, Michelle Murray, David Michuda, Craig Hofer

Second Place:
Passing the Smell Test
WISC-TV
Joel DeSpain, Don Cady

#48. Best Investigative Report or Series

First Place:
Benefits To Retire For
WBAY-TV
Natalie Arnold, Steve Cady

Second Place:
Purse Party
WISN-TV Channel 12
Colleen Henry, Jason Huorer, Susan MacDonald, Mike Heider, Hank Strunk

#49. Best Single Report or Series Contributing to the Community’s Welfare

First Place:
Family Crisis
WISC-TV
Joel DeSpain, Jay Olsen, Mike Vansusteren
Second Place:
Internet Predators
WTMJ-Channel 4
John Mercure, Paul Mercure, Tim Meulemans, Greg Best, Clarke Barton, Todd Pretre

#50. Best Personal Service Feature Which Helps Viewers Improve the Quality of Their Lives

First Place:
Healing Tattoos
WITI-Fox 6
Julie Feldman, Del Canon

Second Place:
The Price of Beauty
WTMJ-TV Channel 4
Claudia Coffey, Tim Meuleman, Paul Marble, Bruno Giglio

#51. Best Writing for Television News

First Place:
Perry’s People
WITI-Fox 6
Ted Perry

Second Place:
Rolling in the Green
WITI-Fox 6
Bob Segall

#52. Best Feature

First Place:
Home on the Range
WITI-Fox 6
Jim Wilson, Ted Perry

Second Place:
Litter
Wisconsin Public Television
Mike Perry, Andy Moore, Wendy Woodard

#53. Best Television Sports Story

First Place:
Proud Players
WGBA-TV
Michele Cheplis, Nate Garot

Second Place:
No 2nd place given

#54. Best Documentary or News Special, One-Time Program of Current Significance Showing Enterprise and/or Social Awareness

First Place:
Wisconsin World War II Stories: Part 2 Europe
Wisconsin Public Television
Mik Derks, Everett Soetenga, David Hestad, Carol Larson

Second Place:
The House That Green Bay Built
WGBA NBC 26
NBC 26 News Staff

#55. Best Planned Coverage of a Single Event 30 Minutes or More in Length

First Place:
Harley 100th Parade. Ticket to Ride
WITI-Fox 6
Miles Aquino, WITI-Fox 6 News Staff

Second Place:
Finally in the Front Row
WITI-Fox 6
Brian Graham, Dave Michuda, Tom Pipines, Ted Perry, Gordie Trantow

#56. Best Public Affairs Program

First Place:
Mission:Afghanistan
WISN-TV Channel 12
Rita Hagen Aleman, Kathy Mykleby, Eric McGee, John Eddy, Sandi Adelman, Cary Edwards

Second Place:
In Wisconsin
Wisconsin Public Television
Christine Sloan-Miller, Kathy Bissen, Laurie Gorman, Art Hackett, Patty Loew, Jerry Huffman

#57. Best Commentary

First Place:
Concealed Carry, Concealed Safety
WISC-TV
Neil Heinen

Second Place:
Another Day Older and Another Excuse
WMVS-TV Milwaukee Public Television
Rick Horowitz

 

 

Television Photography

#58. Best Spot News

First Place:
Wall of Fire
WGBA-TV
Mike Moon, Bayette George

Second Place:
no 2nd place given

#59. Best General News

First Place:
Speed Traps
WGBA-TV
Eric Peterson

Second Place:
On the Road with Vince
WITI-Fox 6
Geoff Camp

#60. Best Documentary

First Place:
Wisconsin WWII Stories
Wisconsin Public Television
Everett Soetenga, Michael Eicher

Second Place:
Duane Gay:Brave Heart
WISN-TV Channel 12
John Kenney, Dave Bakken

#61. Best Feature

First Place:
Natural Areas
WGBA-TV
Wayne Ritter

Second Place:
WTMJ Photography Feature
WTMJ-Channel 4
Todd Pretre

#62. Best Sports

First Place:
5th Quarter Composite
WITI-Fox 6
Mickie Leach

Second Place:
Rowing on the River
WGBA-TV
Nate Garot

 

 

Web Journalism

#63. Best News Story Originally Published on a Website

First Place:
Extended Coverage of Power:The Future Roundtable on Web Site
The Daily Reporter
Rick Benedict, Sean Ryan

Second Place:
no 2nd place given

#64. Best Feature Story Originally Published on a Website

First Place:
Who is Headlining the Secret Harley Show
OnMilwaukee.com
Bobby Tanzillo

Second Place:
no 2nd place given

#65. Best Web-only Commentary/Column

First Place:
Covert Flights
Green Bay Press. Gazette
Joe Heller

Second Place:
no 2nd place given

#66. Best Website Design

First Place:
Wisconsin Stories
Wisconsin Public Television
Erika Kachama-Nkoy, Brian Larbiecki

Second Place:
no 2nd place given

#67. Best Interactive Website

First Place:
no award given

Second Place:
no award given

 

College

#99.01. Best News Story

First Place:
UWM Professor Gets Two Years for Sexual Assault
The Leader. UWM
Adam Bergstrom

Second Place:
Fire Scorches Two Houses
The Marquette Tribune
Jen Haberkorn

#99.02. Best Feature Story

First Place:
Building A Community
Curb Magazine
Lauren O’Connell, Lindsay Renick Mayer

Second Place:
New Year, Old Problems
The Marquette Tribune
Andrew Johnson

#99.03. Best Sports Story

First Place:
Quite the “Spectacle”
The Marquette Tribune
Dave Rossetti

Second Place:
Kansas Obliterates MU in Semi-final, Dashes Title Hopes
The Marquette Tribune
John Casper, Jr.

#99.04. Best Critical Review of the Arts. Theater, Music, Dance Visual Arts, Books, Movies, Television

First Place:
American Splendor
The Leader. UWM
Lauren Burke

Second Place:
Lost In Translation
The Leader. UWM
Matt Levine

#99.05. Best Best Editorial or Commentary

First Place:
In Defense of the Student Association
The Leader. UWM
Shelly Janke

Second Place:
“Cult Show” Ends Seven-Season Run, immortal to Fans
The Marquette Tribune
Joey Taylor

#99.06. Best News Story

First Place:
Tuition Hike
UWM PantherCast
Angie Heitman

Second Place:
no 2nd place given

#99.07. Best Feature Story

First Place:
Reading To Kids
UWM PantherCast
Mya Gee

Second Place:
no 2nd place given

#99.08. Best News Story

First Place:
Secret Shoppers
UWM PantherVision
Jessica Jimenez, Matthew Mixon

Second Place:
House Fire
Marquette University Television
Anthony Cuzzone

#99.09. Best Feature

First Place:
Grocery Gobbler
UWM PantherVision
Lauren Burke, Nicole DeLanguillette

Second Place:
Saturday Volunteers
UWM PantherVision
Tim Muma, Mary Rinzel

#99.1. Best Sports Story

First Place:
UWM Football Returns
UWM PantherVision
Tim Muma, Tory Avdek

Second Place:
Looking Ahead:The Season After the Final Four
Marquette University Television
Jessica Blada

#99.11. Best Television Photojournalism

First Place:
Diving Team
UWM PantherVision
Nicole Meyer, Linda Phanhmahavong

Second Place:
Indoor Baseball
UWM PantherVision
Iana Sellers, Eric Anderson

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