By The Associated Press
TUPELO – The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal staff won 25 awards from the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Managing Editors for 2011 news coverage.
The Daily Journal earned 10 first-place awards, eight for second place, six for third place and took home the C.P. Liter Photography Award which is the first place award for best photo in two states. Many of the awards were related to the Daily Journal’s coverage of the April 27 tornados and the investigation of the North Lee County Water Association.
APME announced the winners of its annual writing, photo and digital contests for news stories, editorials, photos, graphics and headlines Saturday.
The contest was judged by AP member newspaper editors in Alabama.
Daily Journal’s awards include:
THE C.P. LITER PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD: The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal.
WRITING-SPOT NEWS: staff of The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, first place, for the
Smithville tornado coverage
WRITING-GENERAL NEWS: Patsy Brumfield, second place; Emily Le Coz, third place
WRITING-INVESTIGATIVE: Emily Le Coz, first place, for North Lee County Water Association coverage
WRITING-FEATURES: M. Scott Morris, first place
WRITING-BUSINESS: Emily Le Coz, Dennis Seid and Stephanie Rebman, second place
WRITING-SPOT SPORTS: Chris Kieffer, first place, for Smithville’s first home football game of the season; John L. Pitts, second place
WRITING-SPORTS COLUMNS: Parrish Alford, first place; Brad Locke, second place
WRITING-EDITORIALS: Joe Rutherford, second place
WRITING-PERSONAL COLUMNS: M. Scott Morris, first place
LAYOUT AND DESIGN: Josh Hanna, second place
PHOTO-SPOT NEWS: C. Todd Sherman, first place, for tornado coverage; Deste Lee, third place
PHOTO-ILLUSTRATION: C. Todd Sherman, first, second and third place
PHOTO-MULTIPICTURE: Thomas Wells, C. Todd Sherman and Deste Lee, first place, for tornado
coverage; C. Todd Sherman, third place
PHOTO-PORTRAIT/PERSONALITY: C. Todd Sherman, first place; Thomas Wells, second place
DIGITAL-ONLINE PACKAGE: Shane Castile, Chris Kieffer and staff, third place
DIGITAL-BEST BLOG: Parrish Alford, third place