Editor’s note: Here is a list of recent media moves and awards reported to Gateway Journalism Review by Benjamin Israel.
News producer Adam Allington no longer is at St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU. He left in May after six years for a job at the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank.
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Longtime St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU announcer Bob McCabe retired in June. McCabe had been the local host of “Morning Edition” since the mid-1990s, shortly after St. Louis Public Radio changed its format to news/talk. Before that, he served as host of the daytime classical music program.
The Society of Professional Journalists has recognized the 2012 Mark of Excellence Awards winners from Region 5, which comprises Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. The MOE Awards honor the best of college journalism from a calendar year. The awards, which are judged by professionals with at least three years of journalism experience, honor the best in student journalism. School divisions are based on student enrollment, which includes graduate and undergraduate enrollment: Large schools have more than 10,000 students; medium schools have 9,999 to 5,001 students; and small schools have fewer than 5,000 students. In the newspaper category, first place in “Best Student Magazine” went to “4:56 A.M.,” submitted by the School of Journalism, Southern Illinois University. Other regional winners in the newspaper category included: Breaking News Reporting (Large) – third place: “Tornado Leaves Six Dead” by Staff, Daily Egyptian, SIU; In-Depth Reporting (Large) – third place: “After war, many vets come home to battle suicide” by Sharon Wittke, Bob Roberts Katende & Wes Capps, St. Louis Beacon, SIU. In the art/graphics category, Steve Matzker of SIU’s Daily Egyptian captured first-place honors in Breaking News Photography (Large) with the entry “Tornado Leaves 6 Dead.”
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The Radio and Television Digital News Association has announced the winners of the 2013 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. In Region 5, the TV winners were: Large Market Television Overall Excellence – News 4 St. Louis KMOV-TV; Newscast – “Harrisburg and Branson tornadoes,” KSDK-TV St. Louis, and “Megabus crash,” KMOV-TV; Feature Reporting – “Small-town doc,” KSDK-TV; Investigative Reporting – “Minority contracting and alleged front companies,” KTVI-TV; News Documentary – “War zone: The destruction of an All-American city,” KMOV-TV; Reporting: Hard News – “Cahokia School junket,” KMOV-TV; Reporting: Sports – “Strength through sportsmanship,” KSDK-TV; Use of Sound/Video – Eric Voss, KSDK-TV; Writing – Mike Bush, KSDK-TV. In the radio category, the regional winners included: Large Market Radio Newscast – 8 a.m. newscast, KMOX-AM; Breaking News – “Litchfield megabus crash,” KMOX-AM; Continuing Coverage – “Missouri drought of 2012,” St. Louis Public Radio; News Series – “Asian carp: Bane or Boon?” St. Louis Public Radio; Reporting: Hard News – “Voters react to Akin comments,” St. Louis Public Radio; Writing – “Collecting Bosnians’ narrative of war,” St. Louis Public Radio.
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News producers Adam Allington and Tim Lloyd of St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU, won 2013 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio and Television News Directors Association. They won in the “Continuing Coverage” category for their reporting on the drought of 2012. The RTNDA region includes large-market stations in Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri. Allington also won an award in the “News Series” category for his series on the effect of the invasive species Asian carp on the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes.
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The Scene, the student newspaper at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park, received 18 awards at the recent Missouri College Media Association Conference. Forest Park competed in Division 4 with other community colleges across the state. The Scene won a third-place award for best overall newspaper and also garnered third place in the sweepstakes. Among the first-place winners were editor Michelle McIntosh for in-depth reporting, Nate Rothwell for regular column, James Shelton for an entertainment review and Derrick Varner for news photography. Jammarl Montgomery, Garrieth Crockett, Michelle McIntosh and Jennifer Kulka won second-place honors in the feature page category. Third-place winners included: Lesa Bush, feature writing; DeJuan Baskin, sports writing; Derrick Varner and Brandon Panosh, news photography; Jennifer Kulka and Michelle McIntosh, feature photography; and Jerome Clark, political cartoon as well as story illustration. Honorable mention went to Jammarl Montgomery, Derrick Varner and Jenae Williams, feature page; Alejandra Martinez, feature writing; James Shelton, entertainment review; Stajah Curry, non-political cartoon; and Jammarl Montgomery and Garrieth Crockett, Page 1 design. The Scene’s adviser is Teri Maddox, assisted by Lane Barnholtz.
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The Association of Food Journalists has released the lineup of nominees for its 2013 awards competition. The awards recognize “excellence in all aspects of food journalism – reporting, editing, layout, feature writing, column writing, restaurant criticism, special projects or series, essays, magazine food writing, blog writing and food visuals including photography and original art.” Feast contributing videographer Hannah Radcliff’s footage from the first in a five-part “Magnificent Missouri” dinner series featuring top St. Louis chef Josh Galliano received a nomination for Best Food Multimedia Presentation. Other Midwest nominees in the awards competition include Stacy Schultz of St. Louis’ Sauce Magazine for “A Second Shot” in the best newspaper food feature below 125,000 circulation division; Ian Froeb of the Riverfront Times in the best restaurant criticism division; Kansas City Star food editor Jill Silva for “Edge City” in the best newspaper special food project division; and the Kansas City Star’s Cindy Hoedel for “Rabbit Revival” and Silva’s “Growing Change” in the best newspaper food feature, 125,000-220,000 circulation division. The association will announce the winners at its annual conference, scheduled this year for Sept. 18-20 in Park City, Utah.
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The Missouri School of Journalism has announced its recipients of the 2013 Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism. The award honors career-long outstanding service to journalism. The awards will be given during a banquet Oct. 29 on the campus of the university, which is located in Columbia, Mo. Those to be honored are: global communications firm FleishmanHillard; national multimedia company Hearst Television; Michael Golden, longtime New York Times executive and chairman of the board of directors of the International Center for Journalists; Carol Guzy, Pulitzer Prize-winning staff photographer of the Washington Post; Nicholas Kristof, Pulitzer-Prize-winning columnist of the New York Times; Greg Lee, executive sports editor of the South Florida Sun Sentinel; Charles Lewis, author and investigative journalist; and Aye Aye Win, correspondent for the Associated Press-Myanmar.