The Oklahoman takes 45 awards in contest

From Staff Reports Modified: March 30, 2008 at 2:37 am •  Published: March 30, 2008
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The Oklahoman won 14 first-place awards and 45 awards overall Saturday in the 2007 Carl Rogan Awards, sponsored by The Associated Press and Oklahoma News Executives.

The competition was for AP member newspapers in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas for the 2007 calendar year. The Oklahoman competed in Division A, the highest circulation division.

Leading The Oklahoman's prize winners were Ken Raymond, whose work on Cold Case OKC took first place in the public service category, and David McDaniel, who won the competition's photo sweepstakes.

Raymond published eight Cold Case OKC stories, which examined unsolved crimes in Oklahoma City, between July and December. McDaniel's July 10 photo "Covered” was shot at the International Finals Youth Rodeo in Shawnee.

The entire staff of The Oklahoman was awarded for its work on Outlook, which focused on the Oklahoma Centennial. The project won first in the category for special centennial section.

Heather Warlick received the first-place award in the best new journalist of the year category. Six stories in her portfolio from July through December were selected for her nomination package.

Raymond also took home a first-place award in the features category for a story published Nov. 18 about horseback riding in the mountains near Taos, N.M.

The Oklahoman's entire staff received a first-place award in the spot news category for coverage of the state's ice storm in December.



Other winners
Investigative reporting: third, Nolan Clay, Randy Ellis and Ryan McNeill; honorable mention, Tony Thornton

Business spot news: second, Steve Lackmeyer, Richard Mize, Adam Wilmoth, Don Mecoy, Ja'Rena Lunsford and Zachary Warmbrodt; third, Jack Money

Business feature: third, Mize

Spot news: second, Brian Sargent, Augie Frost and Josh Rabe; honorable mention, Ken Raymond

General news: second, Randy Ellis

Sports feature: second, Jenni Carlson

Non-page one layout: second, Renee Lawrence; third, Todd Pendleton

Page one deadline layout: second, Moran Elwell; honorable mention, Joan Cuccio

Headlines: second, Terry Groover; third, Robert Griffin; honorable mention, Barbara Schwartz Brus

Best new journalist of the year: honorable mention, John Estus and Wendy K. Kleinman

Feature: third, Ron Jackson

Web site: second, NewsOK.com

Sports photo: third, Sarah Phipps

Spot news photo: second, Steve Gooch; third, Bryan Terry

Photo package: second, Nate Billings

General news photo: third, Paul Hellstern; honorable mention, Jim Beckel

Feature photo: second, Jim Beckel; third, Bryan Terry

Web site photo: second, Jim Beckel; third, Bryan Terry

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