Giles Bruce Interviews

Times health reporter Giles Bruce interviews a source in October 2016 in Indianapolis for his series "What's Killing Indiana's Infants."

John J. Watkins, The Times

INDIANAPOLIS — The Times won five first-place awards Saturday in the Hoosier State Press Association Foundation’s Better Newspaper Contest, including Story of the Year for Giles Bruce’s coverage of infant mortality in Indiana.

Bruce also won first place in the Best News Coverage With No Deadline Pressure category for his story “What’s killing Indiana’s infants.”

Doug Ross won first in Best Special Section for the “How much do you know about Indiana?” section. Joseph S. Pete won first in Best Business/Economic News Coverage for his “Retailpocalypse” stories. Daniel Riordan won first in Headline Writing.

The Times won staff awards for: Best Business Section or Page(s), second place; Best Sports Section, second; Best Feature Section or Page(s), second, for the 219 section; Best Feature Section or Page(s), third, for the Lifestyles section.

The Times also took third for General Excellence.

Second-place awards went to Times staffers Marc Chase, for Best Editorial Page; Bill Dolan and Joyce Russell, Best Ongoing News Coverage, for “Lake County sheriff, Portage mayor indicted for bribery, fight on declaring innocence;” and Jeanette Lach, Headline Writing.

Third-place awards went to Steve Hanlon, Best Sports Commentary; and Bill Dolan and Joyce Russell, Best News Coverage Under Deadline Pressure, for “Corruption inquiry nets sheriff, Portage mayor.”

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