* ANNOUNCING WINNERS OF THE 2009 SIGMA DELTA CHI AWARDS FOR JOURNALISM
5/3/2010 * For immediate release
INDIANAPOLIS – The Society of Professional Journalists is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2009 Sigma Delta Chi Awards for excellence in journalism.
Judges chose the winners from over 1,300 entries in categories covering print, radio, television and online. The awards recognize outstanding work published or broadcast in 2009.
Dating back to 1932, the awards originally honored six individuals for contributions to journalism. The current program began in 1939, when the Society granted the first Distinguished Service Awards. The honors later became the Sigma Delta Chi Awards.
The awards will be presented Oct. 2 during the 2010 SPJ Convention and National Journalism Conference in Las Vegas.
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2009 Sigma Delta Chi Winners:
To view all categories: http://www.spj.org/news.asp?REF=973#973
AWARD FOR ONLINE REPORTING:
Deadline Reporting (Affiliated)
“Massacre on Front Street,” Staff, Pressconnects.com.
Deadline Reporting (Independent)
“Three-alarm Fire Destroys Greenwood Businesses,” Doree Armstrong, Cory Bergman, Kate Bergman, Dale Steinke, PhinneyWood.com
Digital Media Presentation (Affiliated)
“AP Economic Stress Index,” Staff, The Associated Press
Digital Media Presentation (Independent)
“The Bay Area Toxic Tour: West Oakland,” Kim Komenich, Kwan Booth, Josh Wilson, Newsdesk.org
Investigative Reporting (Affiliated)
“Agent Orange: A Lethal Legacy,” Chicago Tribune Online Staff, Chicago Tribune
Investigative Reporting (Independent)
“Buried Secrets: Gas Drilling’s Environmental Threat,” Abraham Lustgarten, Joaquin Sapien, Sabrina Shankman, ProPublica
Non-Deadline Reporting (Affiliated)
“Real Florida,” Jeff Klinkenberg, Maurice Rivenbark, St. Petersburg Times
Non-Deadline Reporting (Independent)
“Credit Rating Series,” Ben Protess, Lagan Sebert, Huffington Post Investigative Fund
Online Column Writing (Affiliated)
Charlie LeDuff, The Detroit News
Online Column Writing (Independent)
“Sharp Eye on Washington, Minimum Snark,” Jill Lawrence, Politics Daily
Public Service in Online Journalism (Affiliated)
“The Promise Audit,” NationalJournal.com Staff, National Journal
Public Service in Online Journalism (Independent)
“Sexual Assault on Campus: A Frustrating Search for Justice,” Kristen Lombardi, Kristin Jones, Gordon Witkin, David Donald, The Center for Public Integrity
Specialized Journalism Site
CNNMoney.com, Staff, CNNMoney