Oklahoman staff wins honors in state contest

FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS Published: February 3, 2009
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nni Carlson won first place for a column about Virginia Tech.

Steve Gooch won first place in spot news photography for his photo of a water rescue.

Other winners
The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com staff members were recognized in the following categories:

Investigative reporting/individual: Randy Ellis, second.

Investigative reporting/team: Nolan Clay, Randy Ellis, Ryan McNeill and Sheila Stogsdill, second.

In-depth reporting/individual: Ken Raymond, first; Wendy Kleinman, third.

In-depth reporting/team: The Oklahoman staff, second.

Spot news: Bryan Painter and Augie Frost, second; Johnny Johnson, third.

Personal column: Bryan Painter, second.

Editorial/commentary: J.E. McReynolds, first.

General news reporting: Nolan Clay, second.

Criminal justice reporting: Nolan Clay, second.

Science, technology and environmental reporting: John David Sutter, third.

Entertainment feature: Gene Triplett, second.

Arts criticism: George Lang, third.

Leisure writing: Ken Raymond, first.

Sports reporting: Chris Casteel, first; Jake Trotter, third.

Sports features: Andrea Cohen, second; John Helsley, third; Ed Godfrey, honorable mention.

Sports column: Jenni Carlson, first; John Rohde, second; Berry Tramel, honorable mention.

Sports photography: Sarah Phipps, second.

General photography: Paul Hellstern, second.

Story/photo essay: Nate Billings, third.

Spot news photography: Steve Gooch, first.

Best photographic portfolio: Bryan Terry, second; Sarah Phipps, third.

Page 1 layout and design: Steve Byerly, first.

Feature page design: Matt Clayton, third.

Feature headlines: Don Brown, first.

Multimedia project: Ken Raymond, Brian Mays and Steve Aylor, first.

Videography: Tanner Herriott, third.

Blog: Matthew Price, second; Brandy McDonnell, third.

Best newspaper: The Oklahoman, second.