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2012 Salute to Excellence Newspaper Finalists
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2012 Salute to Excellence Newspaper Finalists


Newspaper Over 150,000

News: Single Story


 "After decades of hard-fought progress, black economic gains were reversed in Great Recession”

Jesse Washington

The Associated Press


"Lesson for Cornel West, Blows of Disrespect for Frazier"

Derrick Z. Jackson

The Boston Globe


"Kia Gregory’s Feature Series”

Kia Gregory

Philadelphia Inquirer


"Can Freedom Ride Again?”

Krissah Thompson,

The Washington Post


"Put Obama in the game”

Derrick Z. Jackson

The Boston Globe


 News: Series


"A Region Remade”

Carol Morello

The Washington Post


 "The Women of Imperial Avenue”

Margaret Bernstein, Stan Donaldson

The Plain Dealer


 "Blacks Moving Back To South”

Hope Yen

The Associated Press


News – Feature: Single Story


"Freedom’s Distant Cry”

Mara’ Rose Williams, Glenn E. Rice

The Kansas City Star


"After Stints Abroad, A Higher Purpose”

Peter Dobrin

The Philadelphia Inquirer


 "Federal Offenses: A Sewage Blunder Earns Engineer a Criminal Record”

Gary Fields, John Emshwiller

The Wall Street Journal


"Profile of Wilson Goode”

Amy Rosenberg

Philadelphia Inquirer


"Never give up the land”

Elizabeth Leland

The Charlotte Observer


"Home of Dreams”

Denise Batts

The Virginian-Pilot

News - Feature: Series


"The Seat Pleasant 59”

Paul Schwartzman

The Washington Post


 "A Monumental Vision”

Michael Ruane

The Washington Post


News – Investigative


"NYPD Spying”

Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman, Eileen Sullivan, Chris Hawley

The Associated Press


 "HUD: Multimillion-Dollar Wasteland”

Debbie Cenziper

The Washington Post


 "Presidential Pardons: Shades of Mercy”

Dafna Linzer, Jennifer LaFleur

ProPublica & The Washington Post


 "Mistakes in life and death cases”

Nancy Phillips

Philadelphia Inquirer


 "Infant Mortality”

Crocker Stephenson, Mark Johnson, John Schmid

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


News - Specialty


"AIDS activists here flourish by adapting”

Don Sapatkin

Philadelphia Inquirer

News - Sports


"The Other Side of N.Y. Football”

Kimberley A. Martin



"Raising Barry Sanders”

Jenni  Carlson, Sarah Phipps

The Oklahoman


"A Real Player”

Keith Pompey

Philadelphia Inquirer


"Fight to Remember: Memories of Ali-Frazier alive after 40 years”

George Allen Willis

New York Post


News – Business

"Going Hollywood”

Karina Longworth

LA Weekly


News - Commentary


"Body of Work”

Sharon Broussard

The Plain Dealer


"Harold Jackson Editorials”

Harold Jackson

Philadelphia Inquirer


"James E. Causey”

James E Causey

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


 "The New Chatham”

Mary Mitchell, Paul Saltzman

Chicago Sun-Times


"Collection of Local Columns”

Roger Chesley

The Virginian-Pilot


News - Special Project


"Assault On Learning”

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

Philadelphia Inquirer


"Living With Murder”

AmyButters, Suzette Hackney, Romain Blanquart, Kristi Tanner

Detroit Free Press


"Muslims in America”

Eli Saslow, William Wan, Lonnae O’neal Parker

The Washington Post


Witnesses to a 'Dream’

Melanie E. Eversley

USA Today


Witnesses to King’s ‘Dream’ speech recall unforgettable day

Deborah Barfield Berry, Maria Fowler

Gannett / USA Today


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



Carla Broyles

The Washington Post


News – Photography: Single Image

"Target Run”

Charles Dharapak

The Associated Press



Schalk Van Zuydam

The Associated Press



Rebecca Blackwell

The Associated Press



Rodrigo Abd

The Associated Press



Emilio Mornatti

The Associated Press



Josua Gunter

The Plain Dealer

News - Photography: Multiple Images


"Operation Blessing”

Stephen Katz

The Virginian-Pilot


"People were being transformed”

Nikki Kahn

The Washington Post


"A year of embracing change”

Lonnie Timmons III , Debra Adams Simmons

The Plain Dealer


Newspaper 150,000 and Under


News – Single Story


"Almost Innocent”

Eric Barton

New Times Broward-Palm Beach


"The Wrong Man?”

Keegan Hamilton

Seattle Weekly


"Black and Blue”

Joel Warner



News - Feature: Single Story


"Sons of Blood and Thunder”

Steve Jansen

Houston Press


 "Say What?”

Melanie Asmar



 "Knockout King”

John H. Tucker

The Riverfront Times


 "For Many Blacks, There's Only One Bible, and It's the KJV”

Adelle M. Banks

Religion News Service


News – Investigative


"Left for Dead”

Nicholas Phillips

Riverfront Times


 "Rotten to the Core: McKay Scholarship investigation”

Gus Garcia Roberts

Miami New Times


"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


"Intentional Grounding”

Albert Samaha

Riverfront 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


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