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Announcing the 2013 Sigma Delta Chi Award winners


4/16/2014


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts:
Chad Hosier, SPJ Awards Coordinator, 317.920.4791, awards@spj.org
Ellen Kobe, SPJ Communications Coordinator, 317.920.4785, ekobe@spj.org

INDIANAPOLIS — The Society of Professional Journalists gladly recognizes the recipients of the Sigma Delta Chi Awards, which recognize exceptional professional journalism produced in 2013.

Judges selected 85 honorees from nearly 1,800 submissions. Entries included selections from television and radio broadcasts, newspapers, online news outlets and magazines.

The Sigma Delta Chi Awards date back to 1932, when the Society honored six individuals for their contributions to journalism. The current program began in 1939 as the Distinguished Service Awards.

Prominent veteran journalists serve as SDX Awards judges. Judges may withhold an award if they determine no entry merits recognition, and any categories not listed below have no winner.

Links to the winning works are provided on the Sigma Delta Chi Awards section of spj.org.

Contact Awards Coordinator Chad Hosier with any questions: awards@spj.org and 317.920.4791.

Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. For more information about SPJ, please visit www.spj.org.

2013 Sigma Delta Chi Award Honorees

NEWSPAPER
Deadline Reporting (Daily Circulation of 100,001+)
Nightmare's End — Staff
The Boston Globe

Deadline Reporting (Daily Circulation of 50,001-100,000)
The Boston Marathon bombings and manhunt — Staff
The Boston Herald

Deadline Reporting (Daily Circulation of 1-50,000)
Massacre at the Navy Yard — Staff
The Washington Times

Deadline Reporting (Non-Daily Publication)
Miners Risked Death in Efforts to Save Two Who Died — Samantha Tisdel Wright
The Watch Newspaper

Non-Deadline Reporting (Daily Circulation of 100,001+)
Testing the Tests — Heather Vogell
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Non-Deadline Reporting (Daily Circulation of 50,001-100,000)
txt+drvng=risk — Nate Rau, Jessica Bliss & staff
The Tennessean

Non-Deadline Reporting (Daily Circulation of 1-50,000)
Ghost Town — Jim Steinberg, Rachel Luna & Paul Penzella
San Bernardino Sun

Non-Deadline Reporting (Non-Daily Publication)
Champ — Michael E. Miller
Miami New Times

Investigative Reporting (Daily Circulation of 100,001+)
Gaming the Capital — Staff
The Wall Street Journal

Investigative Reporting (Daily Circulation of 50,001-100,000)
Concussions in College Football — Nathan Fenno
The Washington Times

Investigative Reporting (Daily Circulation of 1-50,000)
Other than Honorable — Dave Philipps
Colorado Springs Gazette

Investigative Reporting (Non-Daily Publication)
Coverage of Nizah Morris case — Timothy Cwiek
Philadelphia Gay News

Feature Reporting (Daily Circulation of 100,001+)
Invisible Child — Andrea Elliott
The New York Times

Feature Reporting (Daily Circulation of 50,001-100,000)
Silence of the Wolves — Louise Knott Ahern, Dave Wasinger & Rod Sanford
Lansing State Journal

Feature Reporting (Daily Circulation of 1-50,000)
6:01 — Marc Perrusquia
The Commercial Appeal

Feature Reporting (Non-Daily Publication)
The Lifers Book Club — Alan Prendergast
Westword

Editorial Writing (Daily Circulation of 100,001+)
Legalization of Marijuana — Bruce Ramsey & Jonathan Martin
The Seattle Times

Editorial Writing (Daily Circulation of 1-100,000/Non-Daily Publication)
Beyond Bankruptcy — Jessica Keating
San Bernardino Sun

Washington Correspondence
Washington Lawmakers — David A. Fahrenthold
The Washington Post

Foreign Correspondence
Bangladesh — Staff
The Wall Street Journal

General Column Writing (Daily Circulation of 100,001+)
Matthew Tully
The Indianapolis Star

General Column Writing (Daily circ. 1-100,000/Non-Daily Publication)
Mark D. Harmon
Knoxville News Sentinel

Sports Column Writing (Daily Circulation of 100,001+)
Tom Archdeacon
Cox Media Group Ohio

Sports Column Writing (Daily Circulation of 1-100,000/Non-Daily Publication)
Les East
The Advocate

Public Service Journalism (Daily Circulation of 100,001+)
Idaho Prisons — Rebecca Boone
Associated Press

Public Service Journalism (Daily Circulation of 50,001-100,000)
Morir por la belleza / Deadly plastic surgery — Marνa Pιrez
El Nuevo Herald

Public Service Journalism Writing (Daily Circulation of 1-50,000)
Journal Special Report: South Dakota takes hands-off approach to uranium mining — Joe O'Sullivan & Daniel Simmons-Ritchie
Rapid City Journal

Public Service Journalism (Non-Daily Publication)
Out of the Shadows: A top-flight school district's dysfunctional response to bullying — Terri Lobdell, Jocelyn Dong & Chris Kenrick
Palo Alto Weekly

MAGAZINE
Magazine Writing (National Circulation)
Drowning Kiribati — Jeffrey Goldberg
Bloomberg Businessweek

Magazine Writing (Regional/Local Circulation)
Greetings From Gun Valley — Neil Swidey
The Boston Globe Magazine

Magazine Investigative Reporting (National Circulation)
EXCLUSIVE: Unmasking the NRA's Inner Circle — Frank Smyth
Mother Jones

Magazine Investigative Reporting (Regional/Local Circulation)
Getting Away with Murder — Noah Isackson & David Bernstein
Chicago Magazine

Public Service in Magazine Journalism (National Circulation)
Tungsten's Tainted Trail — Michael Smith, Alex Webb & Tim Culpan
Bloomberg Markets

Public Service in Magazine Journalism (Regional/Local Circulation)
Special Report: The State of Family Homelessness in Pierce County — Jeff Burlingame, Lauren Foster & Danielle Meeker
South Sound magazine

ARTS/GRAPHIC
Breaking News Photography (Newspaper Circulation 100,001+) or Affiliated Website/National Magazine
Chaos at the Finish Line — John Tlumacki
The Boston Globe

Breaking News Photography (Newspaper Cir. 1-100,000/Regional Magazine/ Non-Daily Publication)
Boston Bombing: Cowboy Hat Hero — Kelvin Ma
Bloomberg

Feature Photography (Newspaper Circulation of 100,001+) or Affiliated Website/National Magazine
Glimpsing the Distant Finish — Bill Greene
The Boston Globe

Feature Photography (Newspaper Cir. 1-100,000/Regional Magazine/ Non-Daily Publication)
Shadows of What Was — John Partipilo
The Tennessean

Sports Photography (Newspaper Circulation of 100,001+) or Affiliated Website/National Magazine
V for Victory — Stan Grossfeld
The Boston Globe

Sports Photography (Newspaper Cir. 1-100,000/Regional Magazine/ Non-Daily Publication)
Fest ride — Matt Stamey
The Gainesville Sun

Informational Graphics (Newspaper Circulation of 100,001+) or Affiliated Website/National Magazine
How intelligence agencies spend $52 billion — Todd Lindeman, Wilson Andrews & Julie Tate
The Washington Post

Informational Graphics (Newspaper Cir. 1-100,000/Regional Magazine/ Non-Daily Publication)
After the Flood — Al Shaw, Jeff Larson & Robert Lewis
ProPublica

Editorial Cartooning (Newspaper Circulation of 100,001+) or Affiliated Website/National Magazine
Jen Sorensen
Freelance

Editorial Cartooning (Newspaper Cir. 1-100,000/Regional Magazine/ Non-Daily Publication)
Angelo Lopez
Philippines Today

RADIO
Breaking News Reporting (Market 1-100 or Network Syndication)
May 20 Moore Tornado — KGOU, KOSU, StateImpact Oklahoma & Oklahoma Public Media Exchange
Oklahoma Public Media Exchange

Breaking News Reporting (Market 101+)
Flooding Wreaks Havoc In Colorado — Staff
KUNC FM

Investigative Reporting (Market 1-100 or Network Syndication)
With No Officers To Respond To 911 Calls, Josephine Co. Considers Tax Levy — Amelia Templeton, Eve Epstein & Michael Clapp
Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Investigative Reporting (Market 101+)
From Birth to Death Behind Bars — Natasha Haverty & Brian Mann
North Country Public Radio

Feature Reporting (Market 1-100 or Network Syndication)
March on Washington 50th Anniversary — Pam Coulter
CBS News Radio

Feature Reporting (Market 101+)
Wild Goose Church — Robbie Harris & Connie Stevens
WVTF and Radio IQ

Documentaries (Market 1-100 or Network Syndication)
The View From Here: Autism Grows Up — Staff
Capital Public Radio

Documentaries (Market 101+)
Kentucky Dam: Power for the People — Todd Hatton & Chad Lampe
WKMS-FM

Public Service in Radio Journalism (Market 1-100 or Network Syndication)
The Black Carbon Series — Erica Peterson
WFPL News

Public Service in Radio Journalism (Market 101+)
Rail Freight Danger: Lac-Megantic to New York State — Brian Mann & David Sommerstein
North Country Public Radio

TELEVISION
Breaking News Coverage (Network/Syndication Service/Program Service)
Boston Marathon Bombings — NBC News Specials

Breaking News Coverage (Large-Market Station: 1-50 market)
Asiana Flight 214 Crash and Investigative Details — The NBC Bay Area News Staff
NBC Bay Area

Breaking News Coverage (Small-Market Station: 50+ market)
West, Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion — Staff
KWTX-TV

Investigative Reporting (Network/Syndication Service/Program Service)
Fault Lines: Haiti in a Time of Cholera — Staff
Al Jazeera America

Investigative Reporting (Large-Market Station: 1-50 market)
Incapacitated: Florida's Guardianship Program — Adam Walser, Fran Gilpin, Randy Wright & Doug Iten
WFTS-TV

Investigative Reporting (Small-Market Station: 50+ market)
Body of Evidence — Lee Zurik, Donny Pearce,Jon Turnipseed & Greg Phillips
WVUE-TV

Feature Reporting (Network/Syndication Service/Program Service)
Nightline: The Gift of Sight — David Muir, Christine Romo, Almin Karamehmedovic & Jeanmarie Condon
ABC News

Feature Reporting (Large-Market Station: 1-50 market)
Bay Area Proud — Garvin Thomas
NBC Bay Area

Feature Reporting (Small-Market Station: 50+ market)
Asher's Story — Mary Sturgill, Patrick Owens, Vanessa Holmes & Chase Conner
KBMT/KJAC

Documentaries (Network/Syndication Service/Program Service)
WEED: Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports — Staff
CNN

Documentaries (Large-Market Station: 1-50 market)
After Aurora — Chris Vanderveen, Chris Hansen, John Kuhrt & Blair Shiff
KUSA-TV

Documentaries (Small-Market Station: 50+ market)
The Climb For Closure — Alex Rozier, Gabe Ferguson & Jordan Caskey
KHQ Local News

Public Service in Television Journalism (Network/Syndication Service/Program Service)
Baltimore Abandoned Buildings — Patricia Shevlin, Jeff Pegues, Guy Campanile, Kimberly Godwin and Alturo Rhymes
The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley

Public Service in Television Journalism (Large-Market Station: 1-50 market)
The Gift of Time: Exposing a District Attorney's Secret Perk for his Appointees — Jenna Susko, Julie Putnam, Jeremy Carroll & Matt Goldberg
NBC Bay Area

Public Service in Television Journalism (Small-Market Station: 50+ market)
The Compassion Project — Jennifer Livingston, Mike Thompson, Anne Paape & News 8 News Team
WKBT-TV

NEWSLETTER
Public Service in Newsletter Journalism
Communications Daily Coverage of Government Shutdown — Staff
Warren Communications News

RESEARCH
Research About Journalism
Measuring Impact: The art, science and mystery of nonprofit news — Charles Lewis & Hilary Niles
Investigative Reporting Workshop

ONLINE
Deadline Reporting (Affiliated)
Tornadoes rip through Genesee County — Staff
The Flint Journal-MLive.com

Deadline Reporting (Independent)
Abortion Filibuster — Staff
Texas Tribune

Non-Deadline Reporting (Affiliated)
The Lobotomy Files — Michael M. Phillips and the WSJ staff
The Wall Street Journal

Non-Deadline Reporting (Independent)
After the Meltdown — Alison Fitzgerald, Daniel Wagner, Lauren Kyger & John Dunbar
Center for Public Integrity

Investigative Reporting (Affiliated)
Out of Breath: The Untold Story of Big Money, Black Lung and Doctors for the Coal Companies — Matt Mosk, Chris Hamby, Lee Ferran & Brian Ross
ABC News and the Center for Public Integrity

Investigative Reporting (Independent)
Civil rights group's FCC positions reflect industry funding, critics say — Jason McLure & John Dunbar
Center for Public Integrity

Online Column Writing (Affiliated)
Andrew Cohen
The Atlantic

Online Column Writing (Independent)
Maya Schenwar — Bianca Bosker
Truthout

Public Service in Online Journalism (Affiliated)
The Most Unequal Place in America — John Sutter & Edythe McNamee
CNN

Public Service in Online Journalism (Independent)
Dark Money Dealings — Robert Maguire & Viveca Novak
OpenSecrets Blog

Specialized Journalism Site
Planet Money Makes A T-Shirt — Planet Money & NPR Visuals
NPR

Digital Audio
Commonhealth Podcast — Carey Goldberg, Rachel Zimmerman & George Hicks
WBUR

Digital Video
The Ripple Effect: Putting Ashley Hardmon to Rest — Jessica Koscielniak & Peter Holderness
Chicago Sun-Times

Audio Slide Show
Boston Marathon Bombing: In Their Own Words — Lisa Tobin & Forrest Marvez
WBUR

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