I know that the readers of this site are among the few interested in the results of our city’s journalism awards competition, so here’s a brief report on the latest, presented at the Henry Clay Thursday night.
I was shocked to learn that in the Metro Newspapers division, my story for LEO entitled “On with the Show” won first place. My thanks to editor Cary Stemle for his help with and agreement to publish the piece. The category was “Business Reporting.” LEO’s Michael Lindenberger also won for Minority Affairs reporting and the column writing award went to Billy Reed for his work at LEO. Hmmm.
None of the three of us are currently regular LEO contributors, but I don’t blame that totally on the paper. It’s just an observation that LEO is a great publication for good journalism, and I wish it could do more of it. Other LEO winners include Cary for Editorial and Headline writing, Geoff Oliver Bugbee and Angela Shoemaker for photography, Sherry Deatrick for Review/Criticism and Buddy Schneider for Page Design.
I’ve got some other comments, including some on the interesting winners in TV, but for now I’ll just publish this list of winners.