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2005 Print

Judges’ comments in italics

BEST NEWS HEADLINE
1st place, Sara Kelly, Philadelphia Weekly,
“Olney the Lonely, “All Politics is Loco,” and “Gallup Pull.” Clever headlines that draw readers into the stories.
2d place, Scott Evans, Bucks County Courier Times
3d place, Karen Naylor, Bucks County Courier Times

BEST FEATURES HEADLINE
1st place, Trish Cofiell, Delaware County Daily Times
2d place, Doree Shafrir, Philadelphia Weekly
3d place, Tom Haines, Bucks County Courier Times

BEST SPORTS HEADLINE
1st place, Drew McQuade, Philadelphia Daily News
2d place, Josh Egerman, The Intelligencer
3d place, John Braun, The Philadelphia Inquirer

BEST PAGE DESIGN
1st place, Bill Tull, Bucks County Courier Times
It looks good. The balance between design elements and white space is congruous. It’s simple, not overdone. Flows well. Includes a lot of information.
2d place, News Art Dept., The Philadelphia Inquirer
3d place, Larry Heron, Montgomery Newspapers

BEST NEWS GRAPHIC
1st place, Craig Blanchard and Aaron Steckelberg, The Philadelphia Inquirer
2d place, Robert West, The Philadelphia Inquirer
3d place, Hyacinth Hughes, Philadelphia City Paper

BEST NEWS PHOTO
1st place, David Maialetti, Philadelphia Daily News, “A Final Goodbye”
Emotional and artistic. A beautiful photo that captures the sadness, pride and patriotism of that day.
2d place, Rick Kintzel, The Intelligencer, “Political Confrontation”
3d place, Peter Tobia, The Philadelphia Inquirer, “A Hugh for a Returning Reservist”

BEST FEATURE PHOTO
1st place, Rick Kintzel, The Intelligencer, “Water Boy”
2d place, Peter Tobia, The Philadelphia Inquirer, “That Old Feeling”
3d place, Jeff Fusco, Philadelphia Weekly, “A Killer Summer Photo Series”

BEST SPORTS PHOTO
1st place, Harry Sircely, Bucks County Courier Times, “Cease Fire”
2d place, Laurence Kelly, The Intelligencer, “Reaching for the Ball”
3d place, Jeff Fusco, Philadelphia Weekly, “Blazing Saddles”

BEST SPORTS STORY
1st place, Richard Rys, Philadelphia Magazine, “Stephen X”
2d place, Doron Taussig, Philadelphia City Paper, “Miss Me Yet”
3d place (tie), Paul Domowitch, Philadelphia Daily News, “What’s Afoot Here”
3d place (tie), Ed Kracz, The Intelligencer, “Finding Strength:

BEST SPORTS COLUMN – 75,000-PLUS CIRCULATION
1st place, Bon Ford, The Philadelphia Inquirer
2d place, John Smallwood, Philadelphia Daily News
3d place, Phil Sheridan, The Philadelphia Inquirer

BEST SPORTS COLUMN – UNDER 75,000 CIRCULATION
1st place, Dom Cosentino, The Intelligencer
2d place, Drew Markol, The Intelligencer
3d place, Mike Sielski, Bucks County Courier Times

BEST EDITORIAL
1st place, Lanny Morgnanesi, The Intelligencer
2d place, Bernard Dagenais, Philadelphia Business Journal

BEST EDITORIAL COLUMNIST
1st place, Trudy Rubin, The Philadelphia Inquirer

BEST EDITORIAL CARTOON
1st place, Jay Bevenour, Philadelphia Weekly
Funny and smart.
2d place, Alan MacBain, The Mercury
3d place, John Spencer, Philadelphia Business Journal

BEST CRITICISM
1st place, Maria Gallagher, Philadelphia Magazine
2d place, Craig laBan, The Philadelphia Inquirer
3d place, Carlin Romano, The Philadelphia Inquirer

BEST MAGAZINE STORY
1st place, Mike Newall, Philadelphia Weekly, “Frozen in Time”
This story addresses a complicated issue with simplicity and restraint. Without resorting to preaching, the author gives readers a compelling glimpse of life on the street.
2d place, Jason Fagone, Philadelphia Magazine, “Can This Man Be Straight?”
3d place (tie), Christopher McDougall, Philadelphia Magazine, “Would You Throw Your Bra at This Kid?”
3d place (tie), Jonathan Valania, Philadelphia Weekly, “Bad Music for Bad People”

EXCELLENCE IN NON-DEADLINE WRITING – ABOVE 75,000 CIRCULATION
1st place (tie), Adam Fifield, The Philadelphia Inquirer
1st place (tie), Julie Stoiber, The Philadelphia Inquirer
2d place, Dan Rubin, The Philadelphia Inquirer

EXCELLENCE IN NON-DEADLINE WRITING – 40,000 TO 75,000 CIRCULATION
1st place, Marion Callahan, The Intelligencer
This was a comprehensive look at a perplexing social problem. It tells of the winners and losers, and what to do to fix the problem.
2d place, John M. Roman, Delaware County Daily Times
3d place, Jo Ciavaglia, Bucks County Courier Times

EXCELLENCE IN NON-DEADLINE WRITING – BELOW 40,000 CIRCULATION
1st place, Peter Van Allen, Philadelphia Business Journal
Re “No Progress on Broad”: undoubtedly, residents have driven by this part of town and asked why? Why hasn’t it been developed in the way that was promised? Van Allen’s article gives a thorough answer to that question.
2d place, Pamela Batzel, Betsy Gilliland and Jessica McRorie, Daily Local News
3d place, John George, Philadelphia Business Journal

BEST LOCAL COLUMN
1st place, Alfred Lubrano, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Thought-provoking, funny, bittersweet. Lubrano has a knack for cleverly choosing words that entertain and inform.
2d place, John Grogan, The Philadelphia Inquirer
3d place, Ronnie Polaneczky, Philadelphia Daily News

BEST BUSINESS STORY
1st place, Thomas Ginsburg, The Philadelphia Inquirer, “Fruits of Their Labor”
2d place, Maureen Tkacik, Philadelphia Magazine, “Philly’s New Flyer”
3d place, Steve Volk, Philadelphia Weekly, “The Second Coming of Bart Blatstein”

BEST DEADLINE OR SPOT NEWS STORY – ABOVE 75,000 CIRCULATION
1st place, Staff, The Philadelphia Inquirer, “McGreevey Resigns”
2d place, Staff, Philadelphia Daily News, “Faheem Thomas-Childs”
3d place, Staff, The Philadelphia Inquirer, “Assassination of Nick Berg”

BEST DEADLINE OR SPOT NEWS STORY – BELOW 75,000 CIRCULATION
1st place, Staff, Bucks County Courier Times, “Flood”
There were many entries that covered flooding in the Philadelphia area, but the Courier Times put together a package that was informative and included many human elements.
2d place, Gina Zotti and Jill Nawrocki, Daily Local News, “Two Die in Plane Crash”
3d place, John M. Roman and Linda Reilly, Delaware County Daily Times, “Deluge Swamps Delco”

EXCELLENCE IN ONGOING NEWS COVERAGE – ABOVE 75,000 CIRCULATION
1st place, Susan Snyder, The Philadelphia Inquirer, “Philadelphia Public Schools”
2d place, Staff, Philadelphia Daily News, “Smarty Jones”
3d place, Dick Polman, The Philadelphia Inquirer, “America Votes”

EXCELLENCE IN ONGOING NEWS COVERAGE – BELOW 75,000
1st place, John Wilen, The Intelligencer, “The Demise of DVI”
Long neglected and overlooked. Wilen took a hold of a story and blew it wide open. It was a perfect example of a company that ignored the truth for the benefit of a few corporate officials. Outstanding research presented in a very readable form. The information presented in this series was fascinating.
2d place, Harry Yanoshak, Laurie Mason and George Mattar, Bucks County Courier Times, “Fay Zonis Murder”
3d place, Staff, Bucks County Courier Times, “The Tale of a Bucks Horse”

BEST INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING
1st place, Staff, The Philadelphia Inquirer, “The Great Divide”
2d place, Tom Lowenstein, Philadelphia City Paper
3d place, Stu Bykofsky, Philadelphia Daily News, “Cruel Cages”

BEST PUBLIC SERVICE
1st place, Myung Oak Kim, Philadelphia Daily News, “School Zones”
2d place, Marion Callahan, The Intelligencer, “Bored and High”

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