Wisconsin State Journal wins seven first-place awards


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Posted by madcityradio.com on April 26, 2009 at 12:39:54:

State Journal wins seven first-place Milwaukee Press Club awards

/Wisconsin State Journal Press Release/


The Wisconsin State Journal won seven first-place awards and four second-place awards in the Milwaukee Press Clubís 2008 Excellence in Journalism contest. The awards were presented Friday.

First-place winners included Jason Stein, best beat coverage, for "Down to a Whisper," a series about vanishing Native American languages; and Scott Milfred, best single editorial, for "That sign could have been a person," about drunken driving laws.

Other first-place winners: staff, best overall design; Dean Witter, best single page design, for "Ratís All, Folks!," about the Academy Awards; staff, best innovative feature, for "At the Market," about the Dane County Farmersí Market; and staff, best coverage of a spot news event, for "The Flood of í08."

Also receiving a first-place award, for best multi-story coverage of a single topic of event, were Matthew DeFour, Patricia Simms, Sandy Cullen and Ed Trevelen for stories about Brittany Zimmermannís homicide and her 911 call.

Second-place winners: Doug Erickson, best single feature story over 30 inches, for "Deliverance from an inferno;" Chuck Martin, best single editorial, for "Merit reform provides answers;" Jason Stein, best multi-story coverage of a single topic or event, for "Down to a Whisper;" and staff, best innovative feature, for "July 4th: Behind the Booms."


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