Religion editor wins journalist of the year

FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: December 7, 2009 at 1:43 pm •  Published: November 22, 2009
TULSA — Carla Hinton, religion editor at The Oklahoman and, was named Journalist of the Year Saturday by the Tulsa Association of Black Journalists at its annual awards gala, which honors Oklahoma journalism.

Hinton was selected from among journalists throughout the state. Hinton has worked at The Oklahoman for 23 years.

The Oklahoman and staff also won other awards at the Oklahoma Salute to Excellence Awards in Journalism, held at the Tulsa Community College Center for Creativity.

The Oklahoman sports staff won first place for "Sooner great Tisdale wore a smile to the end.” The judges called it "a great package.”

The Oklahoman journalists Bryan Painter, Clytie Bunyan and Jenni Carlson also received awards for commentary and sports coverage.

The event also honored student projects from its Urban Journalism Workshop, and gave out scholarships and special honors.