TULSA — The Oklahoman was honored as best newspaper in the annual contest of the Oklahoma pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and NewsOK.com was named best news website.
The awards were announced at the organization's annual awards banquet Saturday evening.
The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com won 16 firsts and 41 total awards.
“We strive every day to provide quality journalism to our readers. Being honored by SPJ validates the hard work I see being done by the men and women at The Oklahoman. We are proud of these awards,” said Kelly Dyer Fry, vice president of OPUBCO Communications Group and editor of The Oklahoman.
The Oklahoman's staff competed in Division A (circulation 25,000 and up) and online categories for work published in 2012.
Here are the award winners from The Oklahoman and NewsOK. com:
• Breaking News Coverage: First, LeighAnne Manwarren, Zeke Campfield and Juliana Keeping; second, Silas Allen and Matt Dinger; third, Matt Dinger, Michael Kimball and Jaclyn Cosgrove.
• Special Report/Enterprise: Second, Steve Lackmeyer.
• Blog: Third, Darnell Mayberry.
• Multimedia: First, The Oklahoman staff; second, Taylor Eldridge.
• Photography: First, Bryan Terry; second, Sarah Phipps; third, Bryan Terry.
• Best News Website: First, NewsOK.com staff.
• In-depth Enterprise Reporting: Second, Adam Wilmoth, Jay F. Marks and Paul Monies; third, Zeke Campfield.
• Government Reporting: First, Michael Kimball and Ken Raymond; second, Carrie Coppernoll; third, Steve Lackmeyer.
• Election Reporting: First, Zeke Campfield.
• Personal Column: Third, Carrie Coppernoll.
• General News Reporting: First, Nolan Clay and Robby Trammell.
• Criminal Justice Reporting: Third, Tim Willert.
• Diversity Coverage: First, Ken Raymond; Third, Ken Raymond.
• Education Reporting: First, Carrie Coppernoll; second, Carrie Coppernoll.
• Science, Technology, Health & Environmental Reporting: Second, Jaclyn Cosgrove; third, Paula Burkes.
• Entertainment Feature: First, Ken Raymond.
• Sports Feature: Second, Jenni Carlson.
• General Photography: First, Sarah Phipps; third, Sarah Phipps.
• Sports Photography: First, Nate Billings.
• Spot News Photography: First, Jim Beckel; second, Bryan Terry.
• Best Photographic Portfolio: Second, Bryan Terry; third, Sarah Phipps.
• Page One Layout and Design: third, Felicia Murray.
• Feature Page Layout and Design: First, Phillip Baeza; third, Bill Bootz.
• Use of Graphic Illustration: Second, Moran Elwell.
• Headlines: First, Pat Gilliland; third, Pat Gilliland.
• Best Newspaper: First, The Oklahoman.