Your favorite alternative newsweekly took home a number of writing, photography and design awards in the Cincinnati Society of Professional Journalists’ “Excellence in Journalism” competition. Winners were announced at a Sept. 19 banquet at The Phoenix downtown.
First Place: “Why We Smoke” by Gregory Flannery and Mike Breen (Trend Reporting); “Dirty Laundry” by Kevin Osborne (Business Feature); Election coverage by Kevin Osborne and Margo Pierce (Election Coverage); “Dirty Laundry” by Sean Hughes (Page One Layout); “Attack of the Council Contenders” by Jacob Drabik and Sean Hughes (Photo Illustration); Movie reviews by Steven Rosen (Arts & Entertainment Criticism)
Second Place: “The Pretenders” by Larry Gross (Arts & Entertainment Feature); “Equal in Name Only” by Casey Millard (Art Illustration); “Home Is Where the Hurt Is” by Margo Pierce (News Feature)
Third Place: “The Trick to Riding” by Sean Hughes and John Dixon (Feature Photography)
Honorable Mention: Visual art reviews by Jane Durrell (Arts & Entertainment Criticism); “The Light Dims” by Bob Driehaus, Graydon DeKamp, Gregory Flannery, John Fox, Lew Moores and Kevin Osborne (Enterprise Reporting); “The Trick to Riding” by Sean Hughes (Page Design) “Why the Big 10 Network Won’t Bully Cable” by Bill Peterson (Sports Column Writing); “Best of Cincinnati” by CityBeat staff (Special Section)