We take the prize

Welcome to this week’s Reno News & Review.

Nevada Press Association awards were given out Saturday night in Winnemucca in an atmosphere reminiscent of the Academy Awards’ tuxedos, formal gowns, champagne and caviar. I say reminiscent because … well … you’ve probably seen Nevada journalists before, and a look at us will remind you of how far we are from Hollywood. And that makes me proud. At any rate, I don’t have room to print all the awards that everyone won, but these are our awards in Class V (weeklies over 25,000 circulation). I couldn’t find a complete list on the NPA’s website, but it will be there eventually.


Community Service, 1st, RN&R; Best Feature Story, 3rd, D. Brian Burghart; Best Business Coverage, 1st, RN&R; Best Business Feature Story, 2nd, Kat Kerlin; Best Explanatory Journalism, 2nd, Dennis Myers, 3rd, Kat Kerlin; Best Investigative or In-depth Story or Series, 3rd, Dennis Myers; Best Local Column, 1st, D. Brian Burghart; Best Local Sports Story, 1st, Ben Garrido, 3rd, Daniel Riggs; Best Entertainment Writing, 1st, Brad Bynum, 2nd, Kat Kerlin; Critical Writing, 1st, Brad Bynum, 2nd, Sharon Black; Best Special Section (Editorial), 2nd, 3rd, RN&R; Best Information Graphic, 1st, Don Button, Brad Bynum and Lauren Randolph; Best Multiple Feature Photos, 3rd, Lauren Randolph; Best Portrait, 3rd, Lauren Randolph.


Best Large-space Ad Prepared by a Newspaper, Honorable Mention, Linda Brown and Sharon Wisecarver; Best Black and White Ad Created by a Newspaper, 3rd, Carissa Bouwer and Brandi Gardner, Honorable mention, Jennifer Schellack, Sharon Wisecarver and Beverly Savage; Best Spot-Color Ad Created by a Newspaper, 2nd, Linda Brown and Miles Harley; Best Multi-Color Ad Created by a Newspaper, 1st, Carissa Bouwer and Brandi Gardner, 2nd, Linda Brown and Marianne Mancina; Best Special Section (Advertising), 1st, RN&R; Best In-house Advertising Promotion for Circulation, Advertising or Editorial, 1st, John Murphy and Kate Murphy.