October 22, 2021

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Akron Beacon Journal wins 29 Ohio journalism awards from press club

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The Akron Beacon Journal won 29 awards Thursday from the Cleveland Press Club, which includes second area for greatest day-to-day newspaper in Ohio.

Recently retired columnist Bob Dyer received two initial location Ideal of Ohio awards for columns and an essay, with judges complimenting his work as staying “intensely readable with a community concentration and a persona.”

Akron Beacon Journal photographer Jeff Lange.

4 other staffers also attained Finest in Ohio honors, including athletics columnist Marla Ridenour, reporter Mark J. Value, photographer Jeff Lange and Editor Michael Shearer. Lange gained five awards in overall, though reporter Betty Lin-Fisher received a few awards, which includes two very first-area honors.

The newspaper also gained 1st location honors for general public services for its in depth report on the 50th anniversary of the May possibly 4, 1970, shootings at Kent State University.

“A great, all-arms-on-deck tribute to an function that echoed 50 several years back and is nonetheless remembered currently,” judges wrote. “What a vivid recounting from interesting angles, beautifully rendered. All concerned in this mammoth hard work should really be happy.”

Marla Ridenour
Mark J. Price, Beacon Journal reporter.
Betty Lin-Fisher
Michael Shearer, editor of the Akron Beacon Journal.

Here is the full list of winners: 

  • Best daily newspaper in Ohio (75,000 or considerably less circulation): second spot
  • Finest in Ohio — column: Dyer, very first location.
  • Most effective in Ohio — essay: Dyer, very first location.
  • Very best in Ohio — column: Ridenour, second area.
  • Finest in Ohio — headline creating: Selling price, 2nd area.
  • Greatest in Ohio — editorial: Shearer, 3rd place.
  • Greatest in Ohio — photographer: Lange, third position.
  • COVID-19 Protection: “Family’s email messages demonstrate a ‘sucker punch” COVID-19 tragedy unfolding in actual time,” Jennifer Pignolet, third spot.
  • Features — personality profile:Browns Star Rises: Nick Chubb’s Batman fandom has origin tale centered on inspiration,” Nate Ulrich, to start with put.
  • Capabilities — persona profile: “As he transitions to coaching, Dru Joyce III even now shooting for the stars,” Ridenour, 3rd position.
  • General information photograph  — daily newspaper: “I Can not Breathe,” Lange, next location.
  • General news photograph  — daily newspaper: “March,” Lange, 3rd position.
  • Typical news — several stories on identical topic: “Eleven-12 months-outdated Akron boy awaits kidney for transplant Akron boy will get kidney transplant,” Emily Mills, 3rd place
  • Common news — one tale: “Brave Confront: Lamise ElBetar compelled to leave the United States,” Lin-Fisher, to start with place and “Mom states streets stole son who was shot and killed at Cuyahoga Falls lodge,” Sean McDonnell, 2nd spot.
  • Investigative: “How the FBI claims Larry Householder corruptly parlayed $60M into a $1.3B energy bailout, individual obtain,” Amanda Garrett, 3rd area.
  • Healthcare and wellness composing: “Racism in quite a few sorts can have an affect on people’s well being: Right here are some illustrations,” Lin-Fisher, to start with place and “Newborn David’s large battle: Household grateful for son who faces more hurdles,” Lin-Fisher, 3rd put.
  • Newspaper site: BeaconJournal.com, team, next place.
  • On the web storytelling: “Remembering the Kent Point out shootings 50 years later,” workers, second place.
  • Photograph journalism — daily newspaper: “Vigil,” Jeff Lange, first location and “Covid Recovery,” Karen Schiely, next area.
  • Portrait or persona pictures — every day newspaper: “Isabel,” Karen Schiely, next spot.
  • General public support: “Remembering the Kent Point out shootings 50 yrs afterwards,” team, very first spot.
  • Single essay: “Bob Dyer: What is mistaken with us?” Bob Dyer, 2nd area.
  • Sports image — each day newspaper: “Akron-Buffalo,” Jeff Lange, 2nd location and “Enthusiast Flip,” Phil Masturzo, 3rd position
  • Sports column: “MLB proprietors proceed to set 2020 time at danger,” Ryan  Lewis, 2nd put.
  • Studio photography: “Bubbly Wines,” Phil Masturzo, initial place.
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