AP Media Editor Awards

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AP Media Editor Awards were given in House Hearing Room 6 during the Missouri Press Association and AP Day at the Capital on February 9, 2012.

SWEEPSTAKES AWARD WINNERS
News Writing
: The Joplin Globe, Emily Younker, “22 Miracles in May”
Photojournalism: The Kansas City Star, Neil Nakahodo, Steve Paul and Robert
Trussell: “Built for spectacle”

DIVISION I

Community Affairs/Public Interest:
1st: The Kansas City Star, Alan Bavley, “Bad medicine”
2nd: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Nancy Cambria, “Deadly day cares”
3rd: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Elisa Crouch, “Schools thrive on real estate deals”

Feature Writing:
1st: The Kansas City Star, Eric Adler and Laura Bauer, “Condition Gray”
2nd: The Kansas City Star, Hector Casanova, Cindy Hoedel and Lisa Gutierrez, “The
Gathering Storm”
3rd: The Kansas City Star, Dugan Arnett, “An heir to hate”

Headline Writing:
1st: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Staff, “Missouri pork, China palate”
2nd: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Staff, “Book cover guy mends broken art”
3rd: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Staff, “’Let him breathe,’ baby’s dad implores”

Sports Feature Writing:
1st: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Vahe Gregorian, “’Family’ cares for Josey”
2nd: The Kansas City Star, Kent Babb and Rustin Dodd, “Opinions range as far and
wide as state itself”
3rd: The Kansas City Star, Sam Mellinger, “Will David Glass win at last?”

Spot News:
1st: The Kansas City Star, Eric Adler, Laura Bauer and Donald Bradley, “Devastation”
2nd: The Kansas City Star, Judy L. Thomas, Mark Morris and Glenn E. Rice, “Bishop,
KC diocese indicted”

Feature Photos:
1st: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes, “United in Spirit”
2nd: The Kansas City Star, Allison Long, “Ready, Aim, Cover”
3rd: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen, “Deadly Day Cares”

Graphics:
1st: The Kansas City Star, Neil Nakahodo, Steve Paul and Robert Trussell, “Built for
spectacle”
2nd: The Kansas City Star, Dave Eames, “Experts challenge building design, codes”

Spot News Photos:
1st: The Kansas City Star, David Eullit, “Tornado Strike”
2nd: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes, “Nowhere to go: Drama plays out in S.
County”
3rd: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson, “Believers see lessons in storm”

Sports Photos:
1st: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen, “National League Champs”
2nd: The Kansas City Star, Keith Myers, “Bullseye”
3rd: The Kansas City Star, Mike Ransdell, “Got It”

Spot Sports:
1st: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Joe Strauss, Bernie Miklasz, Bryan Burwell, Derrick Goold,
Rick Hummel, Dan O’Neill, Tom Timmermann, Dan Caesar, Diane Toroian Keaggy and
Phillip O’Connor, “WOW!”
2nd: The Kansas City Star, “Mike DeArmond, Sam Mellinger, Blair Kirkhoff, Randy
Covitz and J. Brady McCollough, “Secession”
3rd: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Joe Strauss, Bernie Miklasz, Bryan Burwell, Derrick Goold,
Rick Hummel, Kim Bell, Phillip O’Connor and Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian, “Aftershock”

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DIVISION II

Community Affairs/Public Interest:
1st: The Joplin Globe, Staff, “Faces of the Storm”
2nd: Springfield News-Leader, Jess Rollins, “Behind bars”
3rd: Springfield News-Leader, Didi Tang, “Travel costs trigger audit at MSU”

Feature Writing:
1st: The Joplin Globe, Emily Younker, “22 Miracles in May”
2nd: The Joplin Globe, Alexandra Nicolas, Kellen Jenkins, Emily Younker, Roger Nomer
and Sarah Sticklen, “Forever Bound: JHS class of 2011 reflects on graduation, future”
3rd: St. Joseph News-Press, Ken Newton, “Church see its last service”

Headline Writing:
1st: Springfield News-Leader, Sara Carnesi, “One slain. Three dead.”
2nd: St. Joseph News-Press, Skye Cobb, “’Cold’ Man Winter brings freeze”
3rd: St. Joseph News-Press, Emily Gummelt, “7 firetrucks, 7 hours”

Sports Feature Writing:
1st: The Joplin Globe, Jim Henry, “Love on the lanes”
2nd: St. Joseph News-Press, Sam Robinson, “Fortunate Fate”
3rd: St. Joseph News-Press, Sam Robinson, “Safety Saviors”

Spot News:
1st: The Joplin Globe, Staff, “Storm descends on Joplin”
2nd: The Joplin Globe, Staff, “Ravaged”
3rd: Springfield News-Leader, Jess Rollins, Mike Penprase, Cory de Vera, Amos
Bridges, Claudette Riley, Tara Muck, Didi Tang, and Sarah Okeson, “122 dead; 750
hurt”

Spot Sports:
1st: St. Joseph News-Press, Andrew DeWitt and Sam Robinson, “Northwest’s Bostwick
Dies”
2nd: The Joplin Globe, Ryan Atkinson and Jim Henry, “National champions”
3rd: The Joplin Globe, Ryan Atkinson and Richard Polen, “State champions”

Feature Photos:
1st: Springfield News-Leader, Bob Linder , “Glory Hole Falls”
2nd: The Joplin Globe, T. Rob Brown, “I am Joplin”
3rd: The Joplin Globe, Roger Nomer, “Homecoming”

Graphics:
1st: Springfield News-Leader, Amy Olding, “The Battle of Wilson’s Creek”
2nd: St. Joseph News-Press, George L. Stanton IV, “How to repair Christmas lights”
3rd: Springfield News-Leader, Amy Olding, “Joplin leveled”

Sports Photos:
1st: The Joplin Globe, Roger Nomer, “Header”
2nd: Springfield News-Leader, Nathan Papes, “Rough Ride”
3rd: Springfield News-Leader, Nathan Papes, “Sunset Soccer”

Spot News Photos:
1st: The Joplin Globe, Roger Nomer, “Tornado Carry”
2nd: The Joplin Globe, T. Rob Brown, “Tornado Prayer”
3rd: The Joplin Globe, Roger Nomer, “Tornado Rescue”

DIVISION III

Community Affairs/Public Interest:
1st: Southeast Missourian, M.D. Kittle, Carrie Bartholomew and Shay Alderman, "County
salaries"
2nd: Columbia Daily Tribune, Jodie Jackson Jr., "Patients in Peril"
3rd: Columbia Daily Tribune, Rudi Keller, "Mamtek coverage"

Feature Writing:
1st: Southeast Missourian, M.D. Kittle, "A soldier named Lucky"
2nd: Southeast Missourian, Scott Moyers, "Penalty of Death: The crimes of Russell
Bucklew and their aftermath"
3rd: Columbia Daily Tribune, Janese Silvey, "Coming home"

Headline Writing:
1st: The Sedalia Democrat, Kenn Jones, "This cast has a potty mouth"
2nd: Columbia Daily Tribune, Dennis Faught, "Launch short of a 5 on the iPhone scale"
3rd: Jefferson City News Tribune, Anne Kettenbrink, "These tricks are for kids"

Sports Feature Writing:
1st: Columbia Daily Tribune, David Briggs, "Silenced too soon"
2nd: Columbia Daily Tribune, Dave Matter, "Tigers lend a helping hand"
3rd: Columbia Daily Tribune, Steve Walentik, "Humble start sculpted Haith’s character"

Spot News:
1st: Columbia Daily Tribune, Rudi Keller and Janese Heavin, "Snow Blows Into
Columbia: People stay inside in whiteout conditions;” With: "MU closure is a rare
decision," "Nixon declares state of emergency," "City buses, trash routes canceled;
courthouse closes"
2nd: Southeast Missourian, Scott Moyers and M.D. Kittle, "Breached"
3rd: The Sedalia Democrat, Dennis Rich and Bob Satnan, "’Big One’ Slams Sedalia"

Spot Sports:
1st: Columbia Daily Tribune, David Briggs, "A drive to remember; Edwards on the Wrong
Side of History"
2nd: The Sedalia Democrat, Seth Stringer, "Outlaw heroes"
3rd: Columbia Daily Tribune, Dave Matter, David Briggs and Joe Walljasper, "MU looks
to leave Big 12 (MU to SEC package)"

Feature Photos:
1st: The Sedalia Democrat, Sydney Brink, "Osage Trails District Pinewood Derby"
2nd: Southeast Missourian, Laura Simon, "All-Southeast Missourian Girls Track Team:
Nicole Hemmann"
3rd: The Sedalia Democrat, Sydney Brink, "Passing on some comfort"

Graphics:
1st: Jefferson City News Tribune, Anne Kettenbrink, "September 11 special section
cover"
2nd: Jefferson City News Tribune, Anne Kettenbrink, "Technology of future here today"

Sports Photos:
1st: Columbia Daily Tribune, Parker Eshelman, "When the dust settles…"
2nd: Southeast Missourian, Kristen Eberts, "Bogged down: Jackson’s Law Duncan and
De Smet’s Sean Badlock…"
3rd: The Sedalia Democrat, Sydney Brink, "Late surge lifts Jeff City"

Spot News Photos:
1st: Columbia Daily Tribune, Don Shrubshell, "At the carwash"
2nd: The Sedalia Democrat, Sydney Brink, "Big One Slams Sedalia"
3rd: Southeast Missourian, Laura Simon, "Clearing out"

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DIVISION IV

Community Affairs/Public Interest:
1st: Hannibal Courier-Post, Danny Henley, Mary Lou Montgomery and Dominic Genetti,
"Neighborhood dispute erupts in gunfire"
2nd: Daily Star-Journal, Jack "Miles" Ventimiglia, "Homeless (a series, May 27, June 2,
Dec. 21)"
3rd: The Lebanon Daily Record, Julie Turner-Crawford, Ken York, "Bath Salts "

Feature Writing:
1st: Neosho Daily News, Wes Franklin, "This is Grace"
2nd: Hannibal Courier-Post, Danny Henley, "Bloomer blanket"
3rd: The Lebanon Daily Record, Tammy Helm-Teter, "The Bell Boys"

Headline Writing:
1st: The Lebanon Daily Record, Staff, "Burrowing burglars busted"
2nd: The Lebanon Daily Record, staff, "Skinny dipping woman lands in hot water"
3rd: Neosho Daily News, Rick Rogers, "Neo-Snow!"

Sports Feature Writing:
1st: Hannibal Courier-Post, Danny Henley, "Daily workouts help Monroe City man battle
disease"
2nd: Missouri Lawyers Weekly, Richard Jackoway, "Slam dunk"
3rd: Daily Journal, Donn Adamson, "A night to remember"

Spot News:
1st: Neosho Daily News, Amye Buckley, Todd G. Higdon, Wes Franklin and Staff,
"Joplin twister: 89 dead"
2nd: Daily Journal, Renee Stacy, "Unlucky day for runaway truck"
3rd: Neosho Daily News, Wes Franklin, Todd G. Higdon and Staff, "BLIZZARD"

Spot Sports:
1st: Neosho Daily News, Rick Rogers, "Dynamic Dozen"
2nd: Daily Journal, Matt King, "Knighettes band together to reach semifinals"
3rd: Neosho Daily News, Rick Rogers, "Historic!"

Feature Photos:
1st: Daily Star-Journal, Jack "Miles" Ventimiglia, "Happy as a little piggy"
2nd: The Lebanon Daily Record, Julie Turner-Crawford, "A little muddy fun"
3rd: Daily Star-Journal, Jack "Miles" Ventimiglia, "WHOAH!"

Graphics:
1st: Daily Star-Journal, Jack "Miles" Ventimiglia, "Blowing Smoke"
2nd: Daily Star-Journal, Jack "Miles" Ventimiglia, "Just Chatting?"

Sports Photos:
1st: Missouri Lawyers Weekly, Karen Elshout, "An athletic hurly-burly"

Spot News Photos:
1st: Daily Star-Journal, Jack "Miles" Ventimiglia, "Greenwood Park Community Center
fire"
2nd: Neosho Daily News, Amye Buckley, "Tragedy in Joplin: Lightning, hail and driving
rain …”
3rd: The Lebanon Daily Record, Fines Massey, "A ‘historic blizzard’"

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