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NABJ Announces 2012 Salute to Excellence Winners

Sunday, June 24, 2012   (0 Comments)
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WASHINGTON, DC (June 24, 2012) - The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced  the winners for its 2012 Salute to Excellence Awards. The competition honors work from print, television, radio, online, photojournalism, and public relations. Winners were announced Saturday, June 23, 2012 at an annual gala celebration during NABJ's 37th Annual Convention and Career Fair in New Orleans, the largest gathering of minority journalists in the country.

NABJ congratulates our 2012 Salute to Excellence Award winners.



Newspaper Over 150,000

News: Single Story

"Put Obama in the game"

Derrick Z. Jackson

The Boston Globe

News: Series

"The Women of Imperial Avenue"

Margaret Bernstein, Stan Donaldson

The Plain Dealer

News - Feature: Single Story

"Freedom's Distant Cry"

Mara'Rose Williams, Glenn E. Rice

The Kansas City Star


News - Feature: Series

"The Seat Pleasant 59"

Paul Schwartzman

The Washington Post

News - Investigative

"NYPD Spying"

Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman,Eileen Sullivan, Chris Hawley

The Associated Press

News - Specialty

"AIDS activists here flourish by adapting"

Don Sapatkin

Philadelphia Inquirer

News - Sports

"A Real Player"

Keith Pompey

Philadelphia Inquirer

News - Business

"Going Hollywood"

Karina Longworth

LA Weekly

News - Commentary

"Body of Work"

Sharon Broussard

The Plain Dealer

News - Special Project

"Assault On Learning"

John Sullivan, Susan Snyder, Kristen A. Graham, Dylan Purcell, Jeff Gammage

Philadelphia Inquirer

News - Copy Editing

"Some common ground; Finding a better route, Harden's bench play fries the Nuggets early"

Russell LaCour

Tulsa World

News - Art & Design: Page Design

"The Root DC"

Carla Broyles

The Washington Post

News - Photography: Single Image


Emilio Mornatti

The Associated Press


News - Photography: Multiple Images

"Operation Blessing"

Stephen Katz

The Virginian-Pilot

Newspaper 150,000 and Under

News - Single Story

"Black and Blue"

Joel Warner


News - Feature: Single Story

"Knockout King"

John H. Tucker

The Riverfront Times

News - Investigative

"Dial 'M' for Martyr"

Rick Anderson

Seattle Weekly

News - International

"Haiti's Wounds"

Michael Miller

Miami New Times

News - Sports

"Hard Hit"

Gus Garcia-Roberts

Miami New Times

News - Commentary

"A Television is Just a Screen, Not a Mirror"

Stacy Davis

The News-Times

News - Photography: Single Image

"Sister Sonia"

Sarah J.Glover

Philadelphia Daily News

Magazine Over 1 Million

Magazine - General Reporting

"Behind the Music: Hazing or Brotherhood"

Amy Barnett, Lyle V. Harris

Ebony Magazine

Magazine - Single Topic Series

"Rebuilding Detroit"

Amy Barnett, Terry Glover, Ellis Cose

Ebony Magazine


Magazine - Investigative

"Without A Trace"

Amy Barnett, Francie Latour

Ebony Magazine

Magazine - International

"Haiti One Year After the Quake"

Kevin Chappell

Ebony Magazine

Magazine - Specialty

"Our Teens' Secret Sex Lives"

Constance White, Jeannine Amber, Rosemarie Robotham, Lynya Floyd

Essence Magazine

Magazine - Sports

"The Game of Her Life"

Tim Crothers

ESPN The Magazine

Magazine - Business

"The State of Black Wealth in America"

Amy Barnett, Lynnette Khalfani Cox

Ebony Magazine

Magazine - Commentary/Essay

"EBONY Special Report: Multiracial in America"

Amy Barnett, Terry Glover, Monique Fields, Heidi Durrow, Sil Lai Abrams

Ebony Magazine

Magazines - Art & Design: Page Design

"The Hottest Music of 2011"

Darhil Crooks

Ebony Magazine

Magazines - Art & Design: Graphics

"EBONY Debate: Gay Marriage"

Darhil Crooks, Brian Stauffer

Ebony Magazine

Magazine Under 1 Million

Magazines - General Reporting

"Black & Gay in Corporate America"

Carolyn M. Brown

Black Enterprise


Magazines - Single Topic Series

"Black America's Education Crisis...and What You Can Do About It"

Earl G. Graves Jr., Marcia Wade Talbert, Robin White Goode, Alan Hughes

Black Enterprise

Magazines - Investigative

"Missing the Mark"

Angela Caputo, Kimbriell Kelly

The Chicago Reporter

Magazine - Specialty

"Mother Under Siege"

Angela G. King, Lori S. Robinson

B.L.A.C. Detroit Magazine

Magazines - Business


Marcia Wade Talbert

Black Enterprise

Magazines - Commentary/Essay

"All the President's Frenemies"

Adam Serwer, Kit Rachlis

The American Prospect

Radio Market 16 and Below


Radio - News: Short Form

"Liberian President"

Leoneda Inge

NC Public Radio WUNC

Radio - Investigative

"Following the Firearms: Gun Violence in Minneapolis"

Brandt Williams, Laura McCallum, Mike Edgerly, Laura Yuen, Jeffrey Thompson

Minnesota Public Radio

Radio - Sports

"A Tribute to John Mackey"

David Steele, Sunni Khalid

WYPR, 88.1 FM-Baltimore MD

Radio - Documentary

"Last Rites: Death & Remembrance In Maryland"

Sunni Khalid, Mary Rose Madden, Fraser Smith, Deborah George


Radio - Commentary

"Looking for Black Santa"

Leoneda Inge

NC Public Radio WUNC

Radio Network

Radio - News: Short Form

"Ahead Of Anniversary, Freedom Riders Remember"

Allison Keyes, Denice Rios, Vicki Walton James


Radio - News: Long Form

"Straight Outta Compton...On Horseback"

Guy Raz, Staff of All Things Considered Weekend


Radio - Feature

Minneapolis' Starring Role In 'Purple Rain'

Allison Keyes, Sara Sarasohn


Radio - Sports

"After Basketball"

Anita Woodley, Dick Gordon,Katie Davis

The Story/North Carolina Public Radio

Radio - Documentary

"Youths and Gun Violence: Chicago's Challenge"

Cheryl Corley, David Schaper,Linda Lutton, Vickie Walton James, Dianna Douglas, David Gilkey


Radio - Commentary

"Radio Commentaries: TV's Black Best Friends and Interracial TV Couples"

Eric Charles Deggans

National Public Radio

Radio - Public Affairs: Interview/Discussion

"Prison to Life"

Anita Woodley, Dick Gordon,Katie Davis

The Story/North Carolina Public Radio

Radio Top 15 Market

Radio - News: Long Form

"Not Front Page News"

Rob Wildeboer, Cate Cahan

Chicago Public Radio/ WBEZ - Chicago

Radio - Investigative

"Hospital regulators let formula vie with breast milk"

Chip Mitchell, Shawn Allee

Chicago Public Radio/ WBEZ - Chicago

Radio - Feature

"Whatever happened to Marcus?"

Rob Wildeboer, Cate Cahan

Chicago Public Radio/ WBEZ - Chicago

Radio - Documentary

"Cops and Neighbors"

Cate Cahan, Richard Steele, Steve Edwards, Rob Wildeboer

Chicago Public Radio/ WBEZ - Chicago

Television Market 16 & Below

Television - General Assignment: Short Form

"War on Crime: Start Snitching"

Kandiss Crone


Television - General Assignment: Long Form

"King Memorial Weekend"

Steven Crump


Television - Investigative

"Injustice Files"

Keith Beauchamp, Susan Zirinsky, Nancy Kramer, Hal Gessner, Judy Rybak

Investigation Discovery - "Secrets of Natchez"

Television - Feature: Short Form

"Riding Out A Wildfire"

Wendell Edwards

KOCO-TV5 / Oklahoma City, OK

Television - Feature: Long Form

"Teen Issues"

Bruce Nix, Yenu Wodajo, Carlos Chaverst

WBMA-TV/ ABC 33-40

Television - Specialty

"The Real O.G."

TaRhonda Thomas, Corky Scholl


Television - Sports

"The Ricky Frazier Story"

Jon King, Frank Cusumano


Television - Documentary

"Deadly Deception"

Sherri Jackson, Sonia Dicarlo, Scott MacDowell, Toby Carter


Television Network

Television - General Assignment: Short Form

"Anniston Freedom Riders Anniversary"

Alturo Rhymes, Russ Mitchell, Patricia Shevlin, Jared Kindestin

CBS Evening News Weekend Editions

Television - General Assignment: Long Form

"Queen of Soul: Aretha Franklin"

Ramon Parkins, Anthony Mason,Robin Skeete, Rand Morrison

CBS News Sunday Morning

Television - Spot News

"Alabama Tornadoes - Searching for the Missing"

Steve Osunsami, Harvey Goldberg, Audrey Taylor, Nils Kongshaug

World News with Diane Sawyer

Television - Investigative

"World's Untold Stories: Locked Up and Forgotten"

Mike McCarthy, Sheri England,David McKenzie

Ingrid Formanek, Earl Nurse


Television - Feature: Short Form

"Hudson River Survivor"

Mara Schiavocampo, Steve Forrest,Daria Shelton

Today Show

Television - Feature: Long Form

"Harry Belafonte"

Reid Orvedahl, Russ Mitchell,Joe Frandino, Rand Morrison

CBS News - Sunday Morning

Television - International

"Haiti Rubble Survivor"

Mara Schiavocampo, Aarne Heikkila, John Bailey

Weekend Nightly News

Television - Specialty

"Hunger at Home"

Steve Osunsami, David Muir, Christine Romo, Catherine Cole,

Diane Sawyer, Jon Banner, Judy Isikow, Jared Wiener

ABC News - World News with Diane Sawyer

Television - Sports

"E:60 Philly Stakes"

Heather Lombardo,Andy Tennant, Michael Baltierra, Lisa Salters


Television - Documentary

"Gospel for Teens"

Lesley Stahl, Shari Finkelstein, Jennie Held, Robert Shattuck

60 Minutes

Television - Public Affairs: Program

"The Curious Case of Citizen Cain"

Marie Nelson, James Blue, Emmett Miller, Fletcher Johnson

BET Networks

Television - Public Affairs: Segment

"Urban Prep"

Alturo Rhymes, Cynthia Bowers, Patricia Shevlin, Paul Rose

CBS Evening News Weekend Editions

Television - Public Affairs: Interview/Discussion

"The N-Word"

Byron Pitts, David Schneider, Robert Zimet, Joyce Gesundheit

60 Minutes

Television Top 15 Market

Television - General Assignment: Short Form

"Two Years of Hell"

Randy Mcllwain


Television - General Assignment: Long Form

"FAMU & A Culture of Hazing"

Blayne Alexander, Benjamin Mayer

WXIA- WATL- TV/ Atlanta, GA

Television - Investigative

"Black & Blue"

Bryan Jenkins

News 12 - New Jersey

Television - Feature: Short Form

"The Dedication of A Dream"

Cheryl Burton, Ross Weidner,Annie Esp, Derek Robinson

WLS-TV/ Chicago, IL

Television - Feature: Long Form

"Kristi's Gift"

Kristi Nelson, Deborah Ferguson, Reginald Hardwick, Noah Bullard


Television - Sports

"Future Hopes /Fighting Challenges"

Sam Crenshaw, Pete Smith, Bruce Mason

WXIA- WATL- TV/ Atlanta, GA

Television - Documentary

"Letters to Our Children": The John Lewis Story

Erika Facey-Palmer, David Brooks,Brenda Wood, Karyn Greer

11 Alive News

Television - Public Affairs: Program

"A King Amongst Presidents"

Melanie Lawson, Joseph Williams, Anthony Reed, John Mubarak

KTRK-TV / Crossroads- Houston, TX

Television - Public Affairs: Inverview/Discussion

"Urban Gardens"

Angela Robinson, Vickie Whitlock, Imara Canady, Ronnie Hoof

WPBA - Atlanta, GA

Digital Media

Digital Media - Single Story: News

"Deadly Secrets: How California Law Shields Oakland Police Violence"

Ali Winston, Esther Kaplan, Kai Wright


Digital Media - Single Story: Feature

"Southword: Mississippi Losing the War with Obesity"

Vicki Walton James, Steve Drummond, Warwick Sabin


Digital Media - Online Project: News

"Young Guns: TV Station Takes Four-Year-Old Child's Quote Out of Context"

Bob Butler

Maynard Institute for Journalism Education

Digital Media - Online Project: Feature

"Civil Rights in America: Connections to a Movement -Memorial to a King"

Nichelle Smith, Deborah Barfield Berry, Larry Copeland, Lottie Joiner

Gannett / USA Today

Digital Media - Interactive: News

"Living With Murder"

Amy Butters, Suzette Hackney, Romain Blanquart, Kristi Tanner,Kathy Kieliszewski

Detroit Free Press

Digital Media - Interactive: Feature

"Auburn Gresham Series"

Bill Healy, Cate Cahan,DeCeault DeCeault

Digital Media - Commentary/Weblog

"The Hyphenated Life"

Francie Latour | The Hyphenated Life

Digital Media - Sports

"Huffington Post Blog of Maya Rupert"

Maya Rupert

Huffington Post

PR/Marketing/Advertising Awards


Nappiology Expo PR Campaign

Ramona Logan

Image Advantage PR


National Association of Black Journalists

An advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C. NABJ is the largest organization of journalists of color in the nation, NABJ provides educational, career development and support to black journalists worldwide.



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