INDIANAPOLIS — The Times of Northwest Indiana captured several awards Friday night in the Society of Professional Journalists Best in Indiana Journalism Contest for 2017.
First-place awards went to:
- Giles Bruce, Coverage of children's issues, for "Addiction in Northwest Indiana: Effects on infants, youth and teens growing."
- Giles Bruce, medical or science reporting, "What is killing so many infants in Indiana?"
Second-place awards went to:
- Doug Ross, editorial writing, "State needs to improve day care regulations."
- Bill Dolan, breaking news reporting, "Lake County sheriff found guilty of fraud and bribery; What's next?"
- Marc Chase, investigative reporting, "Runaway overtime at Lake County jail excessive, questionable."
Third-place awards went to:
- Lauren Cross, features writing, "A changed community: The East Chicago lead crisis one year later."
- Steve Garrison, breaking news reporting, "Police find guns, knives, liquor bottles at day care where children present."
The awards were presented Friday during the SPJ Indiana chapter’s annual awards banquet dinner in Indianapolis.
The contest is the SPJ chapter’s biggest fundraiser for scholarships for student journalists.