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2009 awards

Covering Texas A&M

Published: Thursday, May 20, 2010

Updated: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 21:07

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Kevin Alexander, class of 2009, 1st place in In-depth reporting, Shattered life April 28-29

List of winners:

  • Kevin Alexander, class of 2009, 1st place in In-depth reporting, Shattered life April 28-29.

    A moving story beautifully told. There was not a wasted word in either story. Excellent story telling. Excellent journalism.

  • Kyle Cunningham, 1st place in sports news story, Renewing a Thanksgiving tradition Nov. 25

    In addition to being well written, it was very informative and it's clear that a lot of

    research was put into the story

  • Kyle Cunningham, Honorable mention in sports feature, Taking the reins Nov. 6
  • Nicholas Badger, Honorable mention for news photo, Service Minded Oct. 19
  • Patrick Clayton, class of 2009, Honorable mention, Feature photo, Fanfare for the Fourth July 6
  • Jeremy Northum, Honorable mention, Sports feature photo, Undefeated, Sept. 28
  • Jon Eilts, class of 2010, Honorable mention, Sports action photo, Suiting up, March 26   
  • Stephen Fogg, class of 2009, & Doug Klembara, 2nd place, Picture story, Songfest, Dec. 8

    Great photos under difficult lighting. Uses B/W very well. Nice to see "old" methods.

  • Staff  Honorable mention, Editorial, Protestors pass presidential test, Oct. 19   
  • Kat Drinkwater, class of 2010, Honorable mention, General column, Holding back the hate Oct. 27
  • David Harris Honorable mention Sports column, What's wrong with the Big 12 Nov. 3
  • Clay Harley Honorable mention Critical review, Blast from the past Dec. 3
  • Osazuwa Okundaye Honorable mention, Editorial cartoon, Meal plan Aug. 4
  • Micah Stephens Honorable mention Page One design, Obama on the way Sept. 16
  • Karen Cruickshanks & Chris Griffin 1st place Single Subject design, Finding Aggieland June 10

    Wonderful illustration and interesting color and varied font size in headlines

  • Nicholas Badger 3rd place Single Subject design, The past four years May 11
  • Jason Staggs 1st place Opinion/Editorial page, Of dining and dollars Aug 4
  • Osazuwa Okundaye Honorable mention Illustration, Myths and legends Aug. 26

    A little busy, a la "Where's Waldo" but well thought out, researched and creative.

  • Ramya Prakash 3rd place Information graphic, Bonfire Memorial Nov. 17

    Clean, good, effective use of black and white.

  • 2nd place   Special section, Bonfire: Remembering the Stack, Nov. 17
  • 3rd place    Overall excellence: Staff,  Oct. 13-15, 2009   

    Fresh look each day. Good mix of photos, graphics and artwork. Very good headlines.

  • 1st place    online multimedia package: Bonfire
  • 2nd place   online interactivity: Obama coverage, overall
  • 1st place    best online video: Christian Hughes, Rudder Rangers Quad Assault

    Comments: This demonstrated the best way for newspapers to use video. Not every story easily lends itself to video. Video should be reserved to show something or act as a sidebar to a print story. Nice job on keeping some natural sound behind the subject's interview. I would have liked to see some tighter shots while in the midst of action, perhaps while some of the men were being carried away.

  • 1st place    best slide show: Stephen Fogg, Belief in Ben
  • 2nd place   general web site excellence



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