The Herald Bulletin

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Local Business

December 1, 2012

THB wins nine first-place awards

INDIANAPOLIS — The Herald Bulletin won the General Excellence Award for its circulation division (11 daily newspapers with circulation of 8,000 to 18,000) Saturday at the Hoosier State Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest luncheon in Indianapolis.

The Herald Bulletin won eight other first-place awards and was one of three finalists for the HSPA’s coveted Blue Ribbon Award.

General excellence is determined by the volume and placing of the newspaper’s awards in individual categories. Here is a list of the awards won Saturday by members of The Herald Bulletin’s newsroom staff:

First places

General excellence, staff; sports section, Rick Teverbaugh, George Bremer and Quintin Harlan; features section, Scott Miley, Abbey Doyle and April Abernathy; business section, staff; editorial page, staff; editorial writing, Scott Miley; video story, Andy Knight; use of graphics, Heather Bremer; and general commentary, Scott Underwood.

Second places

Newspaper design, staff; feature photo, Don Knight; spot news photo, Don Knight.

Third places

Blue Ribbon Award, staff.

The Indianapolis Star won the Blue Ribbon Award for daily papers, and the Corydon Democrat won for weeklies. The Star also won Story of the Year, an account of the Indiana State Fair stage collapse that killed five. The Photo of the Year Award went to Jason Clark of the Evansville Courier & Press.

Virginia Black and Mary Kate Malone of the South Bend Tribune won the Ray Moscowitz First Amendment Award for investigative reporting on the Indiana Department of Child Services; and Patrick Lanman of Vevay Newspapers won the Charlie Biggs Commitment to Community Award.

Along with The Herald Bulletin, other general excellence winners were The Times-Post (Pendleton), The Brown County Democrat, The Journal & Courier (Lafayette) and The Indianapolis Star.


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