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NABJ Congratulates the Winners of the 2014 Salute to Excellence Awards

Sunday, August 03, 2014   (0 Comments)
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BOSTON (August 3, 2014) - The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) congratulates the winners of the 2014 Salute to Excellence Awards. The competition honors work from print, television, radio, online, photojournalism, and public relations. Winners were announced Saturday, Aug. 2, at an annual gala celebration during NABJ's 39th Annual Convention and Career Fair in Boston, the largest gathering of minority journalists in the country.

The following are the winners.

Newspaper Over 150,000

News: Single Story

Stash Houses

Brad Heath, John Hillkirk, Shannon Green



News: Series

Detroit in Crisis | Feeling the Heat

John Carlisle, Romain Blanquart

Detroit Free Press


Newspaper Feature: Single Story

‘It’s so good to be alive’

Cassandra Spratling

Detroit Free Press


Newspaper Investigative

Reinvestigating rape: Old evidence, new answers

Rachel Dissell, Leila Atassi, Margaret Bernstein

The Plain Dealer


Newspaper – 01-006

Bloody Tide

Michael E. Miller

Miami New Times


Newspaper- Specialty

Shifting Gears

Martine Powers

The Boston Globe


Newspaper- Sports

His father, and his rock

Joe Rexrode

Detroit Free Press


Newspaper- Business

Buying Black

James E. Causey

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


Newspaper- Commentary

Rochelle Riley's commentary

Rochelle Riley

Detroit Free Press


Newspaper- Special Project

Clues to Cancer

Angela Townsend , Lynn Ischay

The Plain Dealer


Newspaper – 01-013


Andrea Levy

The Plain Dealer


Newspaper- Art & Design: Graphics

Medgar Evers

Sam Hundley

The Virginian-Plot


Newspaper- Photography: Single Image

Jim Brown

Lonnie Timmons III

The Plain Dealer


Newspaper- Photography: Multiple Images

A Human Tragedy

Billy Smith II

Houston Chronicle


Newspaper Under 150,000


Newspaper – News: Single Story

"This Should Hurt Everybody"

Maudlyne Ihejirika, Becky Schlikerman

Chicago Sun-Times


Newspaper – News: Series

Black, poor children hit by cars

Doug Livingston, Dave Scott

Akron Beacon Journal


Newspaper – Feature: Single Story

The Freedom Fighter

Ernie Suggs

Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Newspaper – Feature: Series

Celebrating success

Jenice Armstrong

Philadelphia Daily News


Newspaper – Investigative

Stats and Lies

Margaret Downing

Houston Press


Newspaper – 01- 006

Historic Timbuktu Texts Saved

Drew Hinshaw

The Wall Street Journal


Newspaper – Sports

Trailblazing cowboy

Jenni Carlson

The Oklahoman


Newspaper – Business

Broad Minded

Valerie Russ

Philadelphia Daily News


Newspaper – Commentary

I'm Just a Rapper

Kareem “Tef Poe” Jackson

St. Louis Riverfront Times


Newspaper – Special Project


Daily News Staff

Philadelphia Daily News


Newspaper – Art & Design: Graphics

Destination: White House

Amy Raudenbush, Becky Batcha

Philadelphia Daily News


Newspaper – Photography: Multiple Images

Beauty & The Streets

Alejandro A. Alvarez

Philadelphia Daily News

Television Network


Television – General Assignment: Short Form

Black and Missing

Steve Osunsami, Brinda Adhikari, Harvey Goldberg, Jessica Velmans, Michael Corn



Television – General Assignment: Long Form

The Dream Lives On

Byron Pitts, Mary Marsh, Jeanmarie Condon, Jon Meyersohn



Television – Spot News

Georgia Shooting :Saving the School

The Staff of World News

ABC News


Television – Investigative

The Pioneer Hotel Fire

Steve Kroft, James Jacoby, Michael Karzis, Matthew Lev, Jeff Fager, Bill Owens

60 Minutes


Television – Feature: Short Form

Power of She

Tamara Wilson, Don Bowens, Beryl Barnes



Television – Feature: Long Form

Robin's Journey

Robin Roberts, Janice Johnston, Karen Leo, Roxanna Sherwood, David Sloan, John Green, Keturah Gray



Television – International

The Gift of Sight

David Muir, Christine Romo, Jeanmarie Condon, Almin Karamehmedovic

ABC News


Television – Specialty

Autism in South Africa

Alphonso Van Marsh, Tina Kraus, Abdi Cadani, Maura McHugh, Jacqueline Barnathan, Bill Felling, Kurt B. Davis

CBS News


Television – Sports

Richie Parker: Drive

Victor Vitarelli, José Morales, Valerie Gordon, Lauren Stowell, Tom Rinaldi



Television – Documentary

Wynton Marsalis Segment from 48 Hours Presents Nelson Mandela: Father of a Nation

Wynton Marsalis, Peter Schweitzer, James Stolz, Sarah Prior, Bruce Spiegel

CBS News /48 Hours


Television – Public Affairs: Program

Hadiya Pendleton Segments from The War in Chicago

Susan Zirinsky, Maureen Maher, Marcelena Spencer, Josh Yager, Kathleen O'Connell

CBS News / 48 Hours


Television – Public Affairs: Segment

Bernice King

Phil Hirschkorn, Mark Strassmann, Mike Epstein, Daniel Drake

CBS News 


Television – Public Affairs: Interview/Discussion

Interview with Trayvon Martin's mom

Melissa Harris-Perry, Eric Salzman, Shanta Covington



Television Top 15 Market


Television – General Assignment: Short Form

JFK 50 Years Later; The Black Perspective

Amanda Fitzpatrick, Macario Hernandez



Television- Spot News

 Toddlers Tossed

Lisa Reyes, Alan Flamenhaft

News 12 Westchester


Television- Investigative

Failed to Death

Molly Baker, Ellen Crooke, Mike Thomas, Rebecca Lindstrom, 11Alive News Team

WXIA Television


Television- Feature: Short Form

John Lewis: The March

Devin Fehely

WXIA -- 11Alive News


Television – Feature: Long Form

The Fly Jock, The Legal Crusader & A Pastor for Change

Amanda Fitzpatrick, Macario Hernandez, Cody Marcom

KDAF-TV, CW33 News


Television – Specialty

Surviving AIDS with Beauty

Amanda Fitzpatrick, Cody Marcom



Television – Sports

Move Over Guys

Jillian Sakovits, Greg Marsh

News 12 Westchester


Televison – Public Affairs: Program

Oakland Tries to Even the Odds for African American Boys

Joshua Johnson, Joanne Elgart Jennings, Robin Epstein, Nicole Atkinson Roach, Linda Peckham


Television – Public Affairs: Interview/ Discussion

Black Women & Reality TV

Angela Robinson, Vickie Whitlock


Televison 04-051

Scarsdarle Strings

Tara Rosenblum, Douglas Pawlikowski

News 12 Westchester


Television Market 16 & Below


Television – General Assignment: Short Form

March on Washington: A New Orleans Retrospective

Norman Robinson, Ben Greene, Megan Spencer



Television – General Assignment: Long Form

Redemption at Negro Head Creek

Steve Crump



Television – Feature: Short Form

Turning Trash Into Treasure

Steve Crump



Television – Feature: Long Form

Ava-joye Burnett Learns to Swim

Ava-joye Burnett



Television – International

"From Haiti to Home"

Matt Renoux



Television – Specialty

The Perfect Match

Christine Nelson, Leighton Grant



Television – Sports

Smart Football Scholar

Claudine Ewing, Andy Desantis



Television – Documentary

For Jobs and Freedom:  A Black Nouveau Special

Everett L. Marshburn, Joanne Williams

Milwaukee Public Television


Television – Public Affairs: Program

Soldiers' Stories:  A Black Nouveau Special

Everett L. Marshburn, Liddie Collins, Darryll Fortune, Joanne Williams

Milwaukee Public Television


Television – Public Affairs: Segment

Black Nouveau:  Pullman Porters

Joanne Williams

Milwaukee Public television


Television – Public Affairs: Interview/ Discussion

Christian Ferguson

Tim Lampley



Television 04-051

"Reaching New Heights"

Byron Reed



 Magazines Network


Magazines – Sports

Sapelo Island

Victor Vitarelli, Valerie Gordon, Gustavo Coletti, Jeremy Schaap, Scott O'Leary



Magazines Over 1 Million


Magazines – Investigative

Wrongfully Convicted: "There was no possibility in their mind that I didn't do it"

Abbie Nehring

Investigative Fund Grantee


Magazines – Sports

A Man Apart

Nick Chiles, Amy DuBois Barnett

Johnson Publishing Company


Magazines – Business

Black Wealth Challenge

Kimberly Seals-Allers, Amy DuBois Barnett

Johnson Publishing Company


Magazines – Commentary/Essay

My Family Tree -- In Black and White

Dionne Ford

More Magazine


Magazines – Art & Design: Page Design

"The Comedy Issue"

Ian Robinson, Amy DuBois Barnett

Johnson Publishing Company


Magazines – Art & Design: Graphics

Black History Month Challenge

Ian Robinson, Amy DuBois Barnett

Johnson Publishing Company


Magazines Under 1 Million


Magazines – General Reporting

People’s Inaugural Ball changed lives

DeNeen L. Brown

The Washington Post


Magazines – Single Topic Series

Ticket to Opportunity

Sarah Karp, Rebecca Harris, Lorraine Forte

Catalyst Chicago


Magazines – Investigative

Boxed In: How a Criminal Record Keeps You Unemployed For Life

Kai Wright

The Nation Institute


Magazines – Specialty

The War Within

Nick Chiles, Amy DuBois Barnett
Johnson Publishing Company


Digital Media

Digital Media – Single Story: Feature

Science Rap B.A.T.T.L.E.S. Bring Hip-Hop Into The Classroom

Adam Cole, Maggie Starbard, Ben de la Cruz, Vikki Valentine, Anne Gudenkauf


Digital Media – Online Project: Feature

BrotherSpeak: Exploring the Lives of Black Men

Chris L. Jenkins, Garrett Hubbard, Rahiel Tesfamariam, Lonnae O' Neal Parker, Ray Baker

The Washington Post/Maynard Institute for Journalism Education

Digital Media – Interactive: News

Reinvestigating rape: Old evidence, new answers

Rachel Dissell, Leila Atassi

The Plain Dealer


Digital Media – Interactive: Feature

His Dream, Our Stories

Steven Hansen

Comcast Local Media Development


Digital Media – Commentary/Weblog

Collection of columns

Mary C. Curtis


Digital Media – Sports

Interview with Floyd Mayweather

Lee Hawkins

The Wall Street Journal



Radio – News: Short Form

USC Students Allege Racial Profiling by LAPD

Shereen Marisol Meraji, Shula Neuman



Radio – News: Long Form

50th Anniversary of March on Washington

Allison Keyes, Cindy Johnston, Vickie Walton-James



Radio – Feature

Outside the Lines and The Sporting Life: "Chamique Holdsclaw"

Josina Anderson, Greg Amante, Brandon Lowe, Carolyn Hong, Dwayne Bray



Radio – Sports

Outside the Lines and the Sporting Life: "Leroy Hoard: Three to Remember"

Kelly Naqi, David Lubbers, Tim Hays, Dwayne Bray



Radio – Documentary

Reconciliation Way

Delaney Hall, Al Letson, Taki Telonidis, Abby Wendle, Sarah Geis

State of the Re:Union& WJCT


Radio – Public Affairs: Segment

Moments of the Movement

Carla Wills, Baruti Kopano, LaFontaine Oliver

New Visions, New Voices



Radio Top 15 Market



Radio – News: Short Form

Sistrunk Boulevard

Christine DiMattei 

WLRN-Miami Herald News


Radio – News: Long Form

Black In Seattle

Tonya Mosley, Phyllis Fletcher

KUOW Public Radio


Radio – Investigative

In Cook County courts: Not guilty? Go to jail anyway

Robert Wildeboer, Cate Cahan

WBEZ Chicago Public Media


Radio – Feature

The Mary Jane Mindset: Teenagers and Marijuana

Temitayo Fagbenle, Gemma Weiner

WNYC's Radio Rookies


Radio – Documentary

Race and Racism: A State of Opportunity Documentary

Jennifer Guerra

Michigan Radio: State of Opportunity


Radio – Public Affairs: Segment

Is the face of marriage equality in Illinois too white?

Natalie Moore, Derek John

WBEZ Chicago Public Media


Radio – Public Affairs: Interview/ Discussion

Howard University and the Challenges Facing Black Colleges

Brendan Sweeney, Katherine Goldgeier

The Kojo Nnamdi Show




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