Newspaper staff win 11 awards
Pomerado Newspapers staff members have won a combined 11 awards in the Society of Professional Journalists San Diego Pro Chapter 2012 Journalism Awards Contest.
The awards banquet, held Thursday at the Bali Hai restaurant, included honors for college media; newspaper design, photography and headlines; newspaper special sections; magazines; online; radio/audio; television/video; non-daily reporting and writing; and daily reporting and writing.
Staff writer Elizabeth Marie Himchak received eight awards. In non-daily reporting and writing, she received first place for her environmental story “Big Green Bus teaches environmental issues…”
Her second-place awards were for the arts/entertainment story “Former RB woman honored as England’s premier ballerina,” health story “RB health study enters fourth decade,” news or feature series “COGG speaker warns about Islam’s growing influence,” non-deadline news story “Ed Brown Center likely to close doors” and review/criticism “‘Some Lovers’ not your traditional love story.”
Himchak also received two honorable mentions. In non-daily reporting and writing for the education story “Mandarin Chinese offered at Del Norte High” and in magazines for the health story “Seniors dancing for health, fun.”
Editor Steve Dreyer received two awards in non-daily reporting and writing, both for opinion/editorial pieces. He received second place for “Why dispensaries should be opposed” and honorable mention for “Redevelopment must be saved.”
Sports editor Michael Bower received an honorable mention award in daily reporting and writing for his sports story “RBHS has opponents seeing double.”
To see a complete list of this year’s SPJ award winners, go to www.spjsandiego.org.
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