NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune hauled in 35 awards – including best website – in regional competition recognizing excellence in digital and print journalism, as the Louisiana/Mississippi Associated Press Media Editors announced its 2014 award winners Saturday (June 20) New Orleans.
NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune staffers captured 12 first place awards, 11 for second place and 12 for third place.
The competition included writing, photo and digital contests for news stories, editorials, photos, graphics and headlines published in Louisiana and Mississippi AP member newspapers.
Included in the first place awards for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune was one for the online package that looked into problems at Orleans Parish Prison. The comment from judges regarding the “Dying at OPP” series stated: “Outstanding work putting together all of the parts, including graphics, design, photos and video. The video work was some of the best … seen from newspapers.”
NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune also won a first place award for its series Louisiana Purchased, produced in partnership with WVUE Fox 8 News. The judges referred to the series as “an impressive examination of the abuse of campaign funds by public officials.”
Rebecca Catalanello of NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune won a first place award in the features category for her chronicling of issues at the New Bethany Home for Girls, work that the judges referred to as “head and shoulder above other entries.”
Columnist Jarvis DeBerry won a first place award in the personal column category and Terri Troncale won first place in editorials.
The NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune staff also won numerous awards. Here is a listing of all of the first place winners in the Division 1 category:
Digital – Website: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, Staff
Digital – Online Package: “Dying at OPP,” NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, Staff
Digital – Best Blog: The Sun Herald, Justin Mitchell
Writing – Spot News: The Advocate, Gordon Russell, John Simerman
Writing – General News: The Clarion-Ledger, Jerry Mitchell
Writing – Feature: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, Rebecca Catalanello
Writing – Business: The Advocate, Gordon Russell, Rebekah Allen
Writing – Continuing Coverage: The Clarion-Ledger, Geoff Pender, Therese Apel, Jimmie Gates, Sam Hall, Dustin Barnes, Deborah Berry
Writing – Public/Community Service: The Advocate, Gordon Russell, Rebekah Allen
Writing – Investigative: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, Staff
Writing – Spot Sports: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, Katherine Terrell
Writing – Sports Enterprise/Feature: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, Katherine Terrell, Katherine Sayre, Jeff Duncan
Writing – Sports Columns: The Advocate, Rod Walker
Writing – Editorials: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, Terri Troncale
Writing – Personal Columns: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, Jarvis DeBerry
Photo – Spot News: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, Michael DeMocker
Photo – General News: The Advocate, Bill Feig
Photo – Features: The Advocate, Eliot Kamenitz
Photo – Sports Feature: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, Chris Granger
Photo Multi Photo: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, Ted Jackson
Photo – Portrait/Personality: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, Michael DeMocker
Photo – Sports Action: The Advocate, Heather McClelland
Photo – Sports Features: The Clarion-Ledger, Rick Guy
Headlines: The Sun Herald, Nate Thurman
Layout and Design: The Advocate, Jay Martin