INDIANAPOLIS | Times staff members earned eight state awards Saturday in the Indiana Associated Press Media Editors Newswriting Contest.
The winners were:
• Reporter Al Hamnik, first place in deadline sports reporting for "Not horsin' around."
• Editorial Page Editor Doug Ross, first place in headline writing.
• Page Designer Deborah Hile, first place in use of graphics for "Where local food deserts are."
• Hile, Jennifer Berta and Diane Cunningham, second place in page one makeup for "1,000 days later."
• Reporters Steve Hanlon and Lindsay Machak, second place in deadline news reporting for "C.P. schools, ex-coach sued."
• Porter County Editor John Scheibel and reporters Jeff Burton, Bob Kasarda and Joyce Russell, third place in deadline news reporting for "Gunman dead."
• Reporter Marisa Kwiatkowski, third place in First Amendment/community affairs for "A cry for help; Children in Peril."
• Sports Editor Courtney Linehan, third place in nondeadline sports reporting for "For love and the game."