The Caller-Times received 19 awards in the annual Texas Related Push Controlling Editors contest.
Caller-Situations journalists ended up identified for news images, online video, community services, online dwell coverage, editorial writing and more.
The awards have been announced on-line for the 2nd straight yr. The Caller-Moments competed from approximately a dozen other newsrooms in Course AAA.
Caller-Instances Editor Mary Ann Cavazos Beckett said the wins are a reflection of the newsroom’s enduring mission: to serve the local community.
“These statewide awards are a reflection of our newsroom’s perform on several fronts like fighting for govt transparency, recognizing inspirational men and women and uncovering so a lot of other tales that must be advised,” she stated. “South Texas is our dwelling and we keep on being fully commited to assisting make it a superior area.”
Caller-Situations Award Winners
Annie Rice positioned 1st and 2nd for Video Shorter than Two Minutes. The top rated win was for a video clip referred to as “Texas gals creating historical past: Why successful suitable to vote was only 50 percent the struggle.” The other acquire was for her video clip on Audelia Alaniz, Nueces County’s to start with COVID-19 associated dying.
Rice also acquired honorable mentions in the news images and sports activities photography classes.
Clay Carpenter placed second for Organization Reporting for an in-depth search at Corpus Christi’s beloved bingo halls.
Also, Whitehurst received honorable mention for Basic Column Crafting.
Former staffer Courtney Sacco positioned next for Athletics Images.
Sacco also acquired three honorable mentions for News Photography.
Kirsten Crow put third for Star Reporter of the Yr.
Allison Ehrlich, Len Hayward and previous staffer Sarah Tuley placed 2nd for Star On-line Report of the Year relevant to a sequence for Women’s History Month.
Quinton Martinez acquired an honorable mention for the Celeste Williams Star Sportswriter of the 12 months for a assortment of large university sports stories.
Vicky Camarillo, John C. Moritz, previous staffer Rachel Denny Clow alongside with Rice, Crow, Sacco and Whitehurst put third for Neighborhood Assistance and 3rd for Star Investigative Report of the Yr.
The group’s double wins were being for their efforts on “Obstacles to the Ballot Box,” a sequence that examined the problems all-around elections and voting in Texas.
The contest judges noted why the options-based sequence had this sort of an impression.
“The Caller-Occasions carried out its public support mission with this in depth sequence on Texas’ tradition of disenfranchising voters of color and the young. The series explained how gerrymandering can help suppress voting. It explored the results of restrictive voting guidelines on girls, Latinos and Blacks,” a single choose wrote. “The paper went more by reporting on doable options and by holding a virtual general public forum as the pandemic limited in-individual occasions. The reporters and the newspaper really should be happy of this fantastic perform.”
Ashlee Burns, Rice, Sacco and previous staffer Meagan Falcon also positioned next for On-line Reside Protection for their teamwork masking Hurricane Hanna’s landfall.
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