Columbus C.E.O. has won three awards in the 2011 Ohio SPJ Awards, sponsored by the Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists. Awards will be presented Oct. 22 in Cleveland.
Staff writer Jennifer Wray received a second place award in the Best Business Profile category for "The Big Gamble," our October 2010 cover story about whether a casino will save the West Side. She also earned second place for "Spotlighting Battelle," a feature from our September 2010 issue, in the Best Newsmaker Profile category.
Editorial assistant Michelle Davey scored a second-place win in Best Health Care Reporting for her story on mental health insurance coverage. "Prepared for Parity" ran in March 2010.
Congratulations also to our sister divisions Columbus Monthly, The Other Paper and Suburban News Publications for a combined 13 wins.
Here's the full list of Columbus Media Enterprises awards:
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Best Web site
FIRST: www.columbuslocalnews.com, Joe Meyer and Staff, Suburban News Publications
PRINT (Circulation under 100,000)
Best Business Profile
SECOND: "The Big Gamble," Jennifer Wray, Columbus C.E.O.
Best Criminal Justice Reporting
FIRST: "Person of the Year," Dave Ghose, Columbus Monthly
Best Education Issues Reporting: K-12
SECOND: "Covering the Schools," Pamela Willis, Suburban News Publications
Best Explanatory Journalism
SECOND: "Power," Ray Paprocki, Columbus Monthly
Best Headline Writing
FIRST: "Headlines from 2010," Dennis Laycock, Suburban News Publications
Best Health Care Reporting
SECOND: "Prepared for Parity," Michelle Davey, Columbus C.E.O.
Best Investigative Reporting
SECOND: "Tarmac Transgressions," Lyndsey Teter, The Other Paper
Best Medical/Science Reporting
SECOND: "A Cut Above," Michele Lemmon, Columbus Monthly
Best Newsmaker Profile
FIRST: "On the Go with Gee," Ray Paprocki, Columbus Monthly
SECOND: "Spotlighting Battelle," Jennifer Wray, Columbus C.E.O.
Best Social Justice Reporting
SECOND: "Falling Through the Cracks," Jo Ingles, Columbus Monthly
Best Sports Profile
FIRST: "The Education of Jim Tressel," Dave Ghose, Columbus Monthly
Best Sports Reporting
SECOND: Body of Work, Steph Greegor, The Other Paper
Best Monthly in Ohio
SECOND: Columbus Monthly, Columbus Monthly Staff
Best Reporter in Ohio
SECOND: Body of Work, Dave Ghose, Columbus Monthly