The staff members of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette took first place in 14 classes of the 2021 Diamond Journalism Awards.
The regional opposition is sponsored every year by the Arkansas Professional chapter of the Modern society of Specialist Journalists and acknowledges journalism excellence in Arkansas and 6 neighboring states.
The Democrat-Gazette team took initial by 3rd sites in the every day newspaper types of breaking information article content, investigative reporting, breaking news photography, photograph portfolio and newspaper design and style.
They also took 1st spot for ongoing protection of the covid-19 pandemic, editorials, business enterprise writing, education reporting, unique portion, knowledge visualization, graphics and illustrations, online video journalism and website/cell style.
The contest has 5 exclusive awards.
Ashton Pittman, Donna Ladd and Christian Middleton won the Robert S. McCord Flexibility of Details Award for a three-element investigative sequence and subsequent reporting for the Mississippi Cost-free Push that exposed racist and sexist e-mail exchanges concerning effective, wealthy donors and top rated administrators and faculty at the College of Mississippi.
Pittman and the Mississippi No cost Press, a nonprofit on the net media outlet based in Jackson, also had been regarded with the General public Support Award for “an amazing collection of tales documenting efforts by Mississippi officers to change polling areas of thousands of voters with really tiny conversation,” judges wrote.
Judges also named Pittman the Diamond Journalist of the Calendar year.
Dustin Jayroe of Little Rock-centered AY Journal was named the Remarkable New Journalist, a distinction that recognizes excellence by a journalist who has been operating skillfully for five a long time or less.
This year’s contest showcased a class specifically recognizing reporting on the covid-19 pandemic.
Andrew DeMillo of The Associated Press took very first position in the pandemic coverage class.
Scholar journalists with the Delta Electronic News Services, based at Arkansas Condition College in Jonesboro, took the top rated prize in a further new classification, College student Distinctive Initiatives, for their coverage of the coronavirus pandemic.
The 2021 Diamond Journalism Awards honored operate printed or broadcast in 2020 and drew a record 393 entries in 75 classes. Users of the Cincinnati Pro Chapter of SPJ served as judges.
The winners from the Democrat-Gazette staff were:
Breaking News, Every day
1st position: “Twister rips by way of Jonesboro,” Stephen Simpson, William Sanders, Jeanie Roberts, Joseph Flaherty and Thomas Metthe
2nd area: Protest protection, staff
3rd position: Danny Lee execution, Tony Holt
Ongoing Protection, Daily
1st: Covid coverage, Employees, such as protection in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Investigative Reporting, Every day
1st: “Life Remembered,” an investigation into Arkansas covid-19 fatalities, Team
2nd: “Small children in Peril,” Ginny Monk
3rd: Arkansas Human Advancement Facilities collection, Kat Stromquist
Characteristics, Each day
3rd: “Point out heritage textbooks carried Rebel slant,” Monthly bill Bowden
1st: “Tom Cotton’s byline,” David Barham and Walter E. Hussman Jr.
Commentary, Print/On the internet
3rd: “Henderson Condition professor writes guide to caving in the South,” Morgan Acuff
Arts & Lifestyle Producing, Print/On the net
3rd: Arts & Society portfolio, Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Business enterprise Creating, Print/On-line
1st: Company portfolio, Employees
Education and learning Reporting, Print/Online
1st: Schooling tales, Personnel
2nd: Political coverage, Frank Lockwood, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Exclusive Section, Print/On line
1st: All Arkansas Preps, Workers
Neighborhood Journalism, Print/On-line
2nd: Alpena, Bill Bowden, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
1st: In LR, rally in close proximity to Capitol turns violent, Stephen Swofford
2nd: NLR police capturing injures gentleman, Staton Breidenthal
3rd: Tornado harm surveyed in Jonesboro, Tommy Metthe
3rd: Might 30 George Floyd Protests, Stephen Swofford
1st: Stephen Swofford
2nd: Tommy Metthe
3rd: Staton Breidenthal
1st: Tracking Coronavirus, Brian Smith and Staff
2nd: Murder Map, William Sanders, Yutao Chen and Maggie McNeary
1st: Halloween’s Taking place, Carrie Hill, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Video clip Journalism, Functions
1st: Working the Rock: 2020 Minimal Rock Marathon, Yutao Chen, Staton Breidenthal, Tommy Metthe, Stephen Swofford, Justin Cunningham
1st: Fashion part, Stan Denman
2nd: Sporting activities segment, Joe Luciano
3rd: Page One, Terry Austin
1st: Arkansas On the internet staff members
2nd: “Youngsters in Peril,” Ginny Monk
Robert S. McCord Independence of Data Award
2nd: Preventing for standard information and facts, Eric Besson