Cincinnati Society of Professional Journalists
GREATER CINCINNATI SPJ PRO CHAPTER EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARDS PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 13 June 2014 01:39

INVITATION

GREATER CINCINNATI SPJ PRO CHAPTER

EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARDS

AND

HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY

You’re invited to be part of a night of fun, celebration and awards for the annual Greater Cincinnati SPJ Pro Chapter Excellence in Journalism Awards Banquet and Greater Cincinnati Journalism Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

The event is taking place on Thursday, June 26, 2014, from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the downtown offices of Frost Brown Todd on the 33rd floor of the Great American Tower at Queen City Square. The building is located at 4th and Sycamore Streets.

The evening begins with a social hour from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. with catering by Elegant Fare.

At 7:15 p.m., the awards program begins with winners in 57 categories in the Excellence In Journalism contest being recognized along with those who submitted entries considered to be finalists.

Three new members will be added to the Greater Cincinnati Journalism Hall of Fame as well – Graydon DeCamp, Jon Hughes and Jo Thomas.

Tickets are $30 prior to June 20th and $35 at the door. A link to our e-vite invitation is included.

Contact SPJ Chapter President Tom McKee at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for further information.

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Awards & Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 31 May 2014 01:11

 

Society of Professional Journalists Cincinnati, Queen City Chapter

Awards & Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Evening includes:

5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Reception

7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. - Program

Event will be held at the Great American Tower

We will be presenting awards in a variety of categories that include print, broadcast and online.

3300 Great American Tower, 33rd Floor

301 East Fourth Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202

Cost is $30 per person through June 20 (Includes hors d'oeuvres)

Tickets may also be purchased at the door/after June 20th for $35. (Guests may mail a check, or bring cash or a check  with them at the door.) Make all checks payable to "Society of Professional Journalists."

For those who prefer mail, send check to:

Tom McKee, Cincinnati SPJ President

Society of Professional Journalists

c/o WCPO-TV

1790 Gilbert Avenue

Cincinnati, OH 45202

Contact President McKee at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you would like information on how to get on our E-vite list.

 
DEADLINE EXTENDED PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 13 March 2014 16:04

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Announcing the call for entries for the 2014 Cincinnati SPJ Excellence in Journalism awards

DEADLINE EXTENDED

ATTENTION GREATER CINCINNATI AND DAYTON JOURNALISTS.  Gather your best work from 2013 and enter the Greater Cincinnati SPJ Chapter's 2013 Mark of Excellence Contest.  The categories have been radically changed this year reflecting the new media world in which we live.  So, get busy.  The deadline for entries has been extended until next Friday, MARCH 21, 2014.  Good luck!

You can download the entry rules and forms from the links on this email or go to www.cincyspj.org for more details.

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EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM 2014 CONTEST AWARD WINNERS PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 30 May 2014 01:09

Greater Cincinnati Pro Chapter

EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM

2014 CONTEST AWARD WINNERS

The Greater Cincinnati Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Excellence In Journalism contest.

More than 200 entries in more than 60 categories were received from journalists throughout Southwestern Ohio.

Judges from SPJ Pro Chapters in Detroit and Kansas City reviewed the entries to determine the winners and finalists.

The 2014 competition marked a radical change in how the categories were structured.

Instead of the traditional print, on-line, design, television and radio categories,

they were regrouped into written, visual and audio communication.

For example, the print category contained entries from journalists working for newspapers, web sites, television and radio stations competing head-to-head.

Awards will be presented during the Excellence In Journalism Awards Program on Thursday, June 26th, at Frost Brown Todd in Great American Tower.

A social hour is planned for 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and the program is scheduled to run from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. The cost per person is $30.00.

The evening will also include the induction of three new honorees into the Greater Cincinnati Journalism Hall of Fame.

ALL MEDIA AWARDS

A-1 -- GERALD WHITE MEMORIAL AWARD

Named in memory of longtime Cincinnati Enquirer investigative reporter Gerald White, this is the Greater Cincinnati SPJ Chapter's highest honor. It is presented for excellence in investigative reporting by an individual or team.

WINNER – Chrissie Thompson & Jessie Balmert – Cincinnati Enquirer

ENTRY – “Facial Recognition Investigation”

FINALIST – James Pilcher & Jason Williams – Cincinnati Enquirer

ENTRY – “Airport Board Coverage”

A-2 -- CAMILLA WARRICK AWARD

This award honors journalists in any medium who use their professional role to make a difference in the community. It is named for the late Cincinnati Enquirer and Post reporter and columnist Camilla Warrick.

WINNER – Lisa Bernard-Kuhn & Mark Curnutte – Cincinnati Enquirer

ENTRY – “The Price of Pain”

FINALIST – Dan Horn – Cincinnati Enquirer

ENTRY -- “After The Abuse: The Wound No One Can See”

FINALIST – Chrissie Thompson & Jessie Balmert – Cincinnati Enquirer

ENTRY -- “Facial Recognition Investigation”

A-3 -- FIRST AMENDMENT AWARD

Journalists are facing increasingly frequent challenges in their jobs from governments and corporations erecting barriers to prevent the free flow of information the public has a right to know. This award honors an individual or group going to extraordinary lengths to protect the First Amendment.

WINNER – Sharon Coolidge – Cincinnati Enquirer

ENTRY – “Mercury Spill Leaves Perilous Trail”

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

W-1 -- GENERAL ASSIGNMENT NEWS STORY

WINNER – Tom McKee – wcpo.com

ENTRY – “Trio Charged With Murder”

FINALIST – Hannah McCartney – CityBeat

ENTRY -- “Miami University Lawsuit”

FINALIST – Danny Cross – CityBeat

ENTRY -- “Catholic Church Fires Purcell Marian Administrator”

W-2 -- BREAKING NEWS

WINNER – Tom Demeropolis – Cincinnati Business Courier

ENTRY – “$26 Million Dollar Development”

FINALIST – Tom McKee – wcpo.com

ENTRY -- “Murder Outrages Victim’s Family”

W-3 -- BEAT REPORTING

WINNER – Lisa Bernard-Kuhn – Cincinnati Enquirer

ENTRY – “Pain Treatment”

W-4 -- INVESTIGATIVE/ENTERPRISE/DATABASE REPORTING

WINNER – James Pilcher – Kentucky Enquirer

ENTRY – “Trouble In Fire Houses”

FINALIST – Amber Hunt – Cincinnati Enquirer

ENTRY -- “Where Is Our $1 Million Now?”

FINALIST – Danny Cross – CityBeat

ENTRY -- “Legally Banned”

W-5 -- CONTINUING COVERAGE OR SERIES

WINNER – Chrissie Thompson & Jessie Balmert – Cincinnati Enquirer

ENTRY – “Facial Recognition Investigation”

FINALIST – Cliff Radel – Cincinnati Enquirer

ENTRY -- “Mystery of the Murals”

FINALIST – German Lopez – CityBeat

ENTRY -- “Streetcar Coverage”

W-6 -- NEWS FEATURE

WINNER – Dan Horn – Cincinnati Enquirer

ENTRY -- “After The Abuse”

FINALIST – Cliff Radel – Cincinnati Enquirer

ENTRY -- “His Sacrifice Became Their Story”

FINALIST – Dan Young – Cincinnati Herald

ENTRY -- “The Fifth Little Girl”

W-7 -- NEWSMAKER PROFILE

WINNER – Jenny Wohlfarth – Cincinnati Magazine

ENTRY – “Zookeeper’s Tale”

FINALIST – Cliff Radel – Cincinnati Enquirer

ENTRY – “History For Sale”

W-8 -- NEWS COLUMN

WINNER – Cliff Radel – Cincinnati Enquirer

ENTRY – “Column Collection”

FINALIST – Kathy Wilson – CityBeat

ENTRY – “Body of Work”

FINALIST – German Lopez – CityBeat

ENTRY – “Body of Work”

W-9 -- EDITORIAL

WINNER – Danny Cross – CityBeat

ENTRY – “Cincinnati’s 1 Percent”

W-10 -- BUSINESS NEWS

WINNER – Steve Watkins – Cincinnati Business Courier

ENTRY: “Galemmo Ponzi Scheme”

FINALIST – Alexander Coolidge – Cincinnati Enquirer

ENTRY -- “Gambling Payoff Is Less Than Ohio Hoped”

FINALIST – Hannah McCartney – CityBeat

ENTRY -- “Janitors Strike Against New York Company Contracted By Local

Fortune 500 Companies To Clean Their Buildings”

W-11 -- BUSINESS BEAT REPORTING

WINNER – Dan Horn – Cincinnati Enquirer

ENTRY – “Selected Stories: The Economy & Jobs Beat”

FINALIST – Ginny McCabe – Today’s Pulse

ENTRY -- “Business Profile: Little Sprouts - Various”

FINALIST – Alexander Coolidge – Cincinnati Enquirer

ENTRY -- “Procter & Gamble Coverage”

W-12 -- BUSINESS FEATURE/ANALYSIS

WINNER – Alexander Coolidge – Cincinnati Enquirer

ENTRY – “Gambling Payoff Is Less Than Ohio Hoped”

FINALIST – Steve Watkins – Cincinnati Business Courier

ENTRY -- “A Startup’s Life Source”

FINALIST – Steve Watkins – Cincinnati Business Courier

ENTRY -- “Who’s Next?”

W-14 -- SPORTS NEWS

WINNER – Eric Frantz – JJ Huddle.com

ENTRY – “State Football Package”

FINALIST – Bill Sloat & C. Trent Rosecrans – CityBeat

ENTRY -- “All Part of the Game”

W-15 -- SPORTS FEATURE/ANALYSIS

WINNER – Craig Fehrman – Cincinnati Magazine

ENTRY – “The Enigma of Mr. 105”

FINALIST – Tom Archdeacon – Dayton Daily News

ENTRY -- “Athlete: Family Finds Love In Tough Times”

FINALIST – Hannah McCartney -- CityBeat

ENTRY -- “A League of Their Own: The Delhi Skirt Game’s Uniquely Flamboyant

36-Year Tradition of Helping Community Members In Need.”

W-16 -- SPORTS COLUMN

WINNER – Tom Archdeacon – Dayton Daily News

ENTRY – “Giving The Gift of Life”

FINALIST – Cliff Radel – Cincinnati Enquirer

ENTRY -- “Cincinnati Needs To Enjoy This Ride On The Carrousel of Life”

FINALIST – Eric Frantz – JJ Huddle.com

ENTRY -- “After The Whistle: Basketball, Blood and Being Reggie Brandiwine”

W-17 -- GOVERNMENT ISSUES

WINNER – Sharon Coolidge – Cincinnati Enquirer

ENTRY – “Protect The Vote”

FINALIST – Jessica Noll – wcpo.com

ENTRY -- “Scars Unseen”

FINALIST – James Pilcher – Cincinnati Enquirer

ENTRY -- “Pensions/Budgets”

W-18 -- EDUCATION NEWS

WINNER – Jessica Noll – wcpo.com

ENTRY – “Seeing Stars: Innovative Collaboration”

FINALIST – Tom McKee – wcpo.com

ENTRY -- "Schools Start Active Shooter Training”

FINALIST – Jessica Noll – wcpo.com

ENTRY -- "Success by Six Jumpstarts Learning for Younger Students"

W-19 -- HEALTH/MEDICAL NEWS

WINNER – Barrett Brunsman – Cincinnati Business Courier

ENTRY – “Saving The Game”

FINALIST – Jessica Noll – wcpo.com

ENTRY -- “Soapbox – School Board Issues”

FINALIST – Tom McKee – wcpo.com

ENTRY -- ”Human Medical Advances Aid Pets”

W-22 -- LIFESTYLE FEATURE

WINNER – City Beat Staff

ENTRY – “The Answers Issue”

W-23 -- COMMUNITY ISSUES

WINNER – Sharon Coolidge – Cincinnati Enquirer

ENTRY – “Nowhere To Go”

FINALIST - Hannah McCartney – CityBeat

ENTRY – “Home Invasion: Planned Supportive Housing Facility Has Some

Avondale Residents Worried About Its Effect On An Already

Plagued Neighborhood”

W-24 -- ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT

WINNER – R.J. Smith – Cincinnati Magazine

ENTRY – “Aaron Betsky Is Building A New Art Museum. Aaron Betsky Is

Destroying The Old Art Museum”

FINALIST – France Griggs Sloat – Xavier Magazine

ENTRY -- “Mirror Image – The Phelps Twins”

FINALIST – Danny Cross – CityBeat

ENTRY – “Legally Banned: The Secret Complaints and Controversial Characters

Behind The Firing of Loveland High School Drama Instructor”

W-25 -- ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT CRITIQUE

WINNER – Steve Rosen – CityBeat

ENTRY – “The Big Picture”

FINALIST – Rick Pender – CityBeat

ENTRY -- “Body of Work”

FINALIST – Mike Breen – CityBeat

ENTRY -- “Body of Work”

W-26 -- NEWSPAPER SPECIAL SECTION

WINNER – Cincinnati Enquirer Staff

ENTRY: “Best of Cincinnati” and “Cliff Radel Solved”

W-27 -- MAGAZINE STORY

WINNER – Amy Brownlee, RJ Smith, Linda Vaccariello,

Amanda Boyd Walters and Justin Williams – Cincinnati Magazine

ENTRY – “A History of Cincinnati in 50 Objects”

FINALIST – France Griggs Sloat -- Xavier Magazine

ENTRY – “Eyes On The Sky -- Moonwatch”

W-28 -- MAGAZINE INVESTIGATIVE/DATABASE STORY

WINNER – Julie Irwin Zimmerman & Jonathan Willis -- Cincinnati Magazine

ENTRY – “The Not-Ready-For-Prime-Time Crime Lab”

FINALIST – Anne DiNardo -- Health Care Design Magazine

ENTRY – “Room For All”

W-29 -- MAGAZINE PROFILE

WINNER – Alyssa Brandt – Cincinnati Magazine

ENTRY – “The Man Who Came To Dinner”

FINALIST – France Griggs Sloat -- Xavier Magazine

ENTRY – “Tikku Olam – Rabbi Abie Ingber”

W-30 -- MAGAZINE COLUMN

WINNER – Bob Woodiwiss – Cincinnati Magazine

ENTRY – “The Observer”

W-31 -- BEST MAGAZINE

WINNER – Cincinnati Magazine

ENTRY – “Cincinnati Magazine”

W-32 – BEST NEWSPAPER

WINNER – CityBeat

ENTRY – “Various 2013 Dates”

W-33 -- BEST WEB SITE

WINNER – Cincinnati Business Courier Staff

ENTRY – “The Cincinnati Business Courier Website”

W-35 -- BEST NEWS BLOG

WINNER – Cincinnati Business Courier Staff

ENTRY – “Daily Updates/Posts”

W-36 -- BEST FEATURE BLOG

WINNER – Tom McKee, wcpo.com

ENTRY – “Walter Cronkite Award A True Honor”

W-38 -- BEST NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE DESIGN

WINNER – Kevin Cox, Cincinnati Business Courier

ENTRY – “Cincinnati Business Courier”

W-39 -- BEST NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE GRAPHIC

WINNER – Kevin Cox – Cincinnati Business Courier

ENTRY – “In The Bag”

W-40 -- BEST WEB SITE DESIGN

WINNER – Dayton Business Journal Staff

ENTRY – “Dayton Business Journal”

W-41 - BEST HEADLINE

WINNER – Jessica Noll, wcpo.com

ENTRY – “Scars Unseen: Casualties of War On The Home-Front”

VISUAL COMMUNICATION

V-1 -- GENERAL ASSIGNMENT NEWS

WINNER – Tom McKee – WCPO-TV

ENTRY – “Greyhound Bus Crash”

V-2 -- BREAKING NEWS

WINNER – Tom McKee – WCPO-TV

ENTRY – “Snow Squall On I-275 Leaves One Dead In 80 Vehicle Pileup”

V-3 -- NEWS FEATURE

WINNER – Jessica Noll – wcpo.com

ENTRY – “Queen For A Day”

V-5 -- SERIES

WINNER – Brendan Keefe/Jennifer Cobb – WCPO-TV
ENTRY – “911 Roulette”

V-6 -- BUSINESS REPORTING

WINNER – Brendan Keefe – WCPO-TV

ENTRY: “Local Coupon Company”

V-7 -- GOVERNMENT REPORTING

WINNER – Tom McKee – WCPO-TV
ENTRY – “Poll Worker Admits To Voter Fraud”

V-8 -- CONSUMER REPORTING

WINNER – John Matarese, Tasha Pinello, Greg Singleton – WCPO-TV

ENTRY – “JC Penney’s Pricing Problems”

FINALIST – Hagit Limor & Dan Wood – WXIX-TV

“On-Line Autographs”

V-10 -- HEALTH/MEDICAL REPORTING

WINNER – Jessica Noll – wcpo.com

ENTRY – “Kids Heal By Horse”

FINALIST – Tom McKee – WCPO-TV

ENTRY -- “Advances In Human Medicine Transfer To Pet Care”

V-11 -- LIFESTYLE REPORTING

WINNER – Jac Kern – CityBeat

ENTRY – “I Just Can’t Get Enough”

V-14 -- SPORTS NEWS

WINNER – Tom McKee – WCPO-TV

ENTRY: “Boston Marathon Bombing Boosts Flying Pig Marathon Security”

V-19 -- BEST FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY

WINNER – Jesse Fox

ENTRY – “Body of Work”

V-20 -- BEST PHOTO OR ART ILLUSTRATION

WINNER – Jessica Noll – wcpo.com

ENTRY – “Boy Heals By Horse”

AUDIO/VERBAL COMMUNICATION

A-2 -- BREAKING NEWS

WINNER – Ann Thompson – WVXU

ENTRY – “Student Hospitalized After Shooting Himself in LaSalle H.S. Classroom”

A-3 -- NEWS FEATURE

WINNER – Tana Weingartner -- WVXU

ENTRY – “Former Cincinnati and Ohio Political Leader William L. Mallory, Sr.

Has Died.”

A-5 – SPORTS FEATURE

WINNER – Cheri Lawson – WNKU

ENTRY – “More Than A Good Luck Charm”

A-6 -- BUSINESS REPORTING

WINNER – Ann Thompson & Tana Weingartner – WVXU

ENTRY – “Liquid Assets: Tapping The Region’s Water Cash Flow”

A-7 -- GOVERNMENT REPORTING

WINNER – Jay Hanselman – WVXU

ENTRY – “2013 Coverage”

A-8 -- EDUCATION REPORTING

WINNER – Michael Clark – Cincinnati Enquirer

ENTRY – “Contact The School Board”

A-11 -- ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT REPORTING

WINNER – Lee Hay -- WVXU

ENTRY – “Around Cincinnati – The Authentic History of Cincinnati Chili”

A-12 -- BEST COMMENTARY

WINNER – David Lewis -- WVXU

ENTRY – “Local Jazz Musician Earl Fuller”

A-13 -- BEST NEWSCAST

WINNER – WVXU News Team

ENTRY – “Newscast: November 6, 2013”

 

 
CINCINNATI SPJ &THE COMMUNICATORS PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 24 February 2014 23:49

JOIN THE CINCINNATI PRO CHAPTER OF SPJ FOR A LIVELY PANEL DISCUSSION WITH THE COMMUNICATORS WHAT THEY EXPECT FROM US & WHAT WE EXPECT FROM THEM


KEITH DAILEY

Director of Media Relations & Corporate Communications

The Kroger Company

SALLIE HILVERS

Executive Director, Stratetgic Communications

Metro

CHIEF SPIKE JONES

Covington Police Department

MEG OLBERDING

Director of Communications

City of Cincinnati

TUESDAY - MARCH 11, 2014

7:30 - 9:00 A.M.

WCPO-TV -- 1720 GILBERT AVENUE -- MT.ADAMS

IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND, PLEASE RVSP TO: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
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