COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., has won the consumer affairs reporting award in the J.C. Penney-Missouri Newspaper Awards competition for the second consecutive year.
Elmer W. Lower, dean of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, announced the winners Thursday for Penney-Missouri's 23rd annual competition.
The Courier-Journal was honored for Joel Brinkley's four-part series headlined 'Nobody's watching: Why Kentucky doesn't protect us from dangerous doctors.' Brinkley won $1,000 for his series on ineffectiveness of the medical licensure board in policing doctors.
The 25 winners in the competition which recognizes excellence in reporting and editing will split a total of $12,850.
While the competition focuses on lifestyle sections, the four reporting categories are open to lifestyle stories appearing in all sections of a newspaper. Awards will be presented at an annual workshop and awards dinner in Columbia in March.
Other winners of the Paul Myhre Awards for Excellence in Reporting were:
Single story: Jo Imlay, The Herald, Everett, Wash., $1,000 for her story 'Farewell to Phyllis: A story of love and dying.' A special award of $100 to Donald P. Myers, The Miami News. Honorable mentions to Bob von Sternberg, also of The Herald, Everett, Wash., and Michael Kranish, The Miami Herald.
Series: Rena Wish Cohen, The Sunday Herald, Arlington Heights, Ill., $1,000 for her four-part series 'Cancer at 32: A reporter's story.'
Fashion and clothing reporting: Maryln Schwartz, The Dallas Morning News, $1,000 for her story, 'For Christmas, stylists get everything but the brush.' Honorable mention to Phil McPeck, The Sunday Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill., and Tracy Brobston, also of the Dallas Morning News.
Class I (dailies under 25,000 circulation): first place, The Brazosport Facts, Clute, Texas, Cynthia Lancaster, $1,000; second, Gwinnett Daily News, Lawrenceville, Ga., Sarah King, $500; third, the Fayetteville (N.C.) Times, Tom Lassiter, $250.
Class II (dailies 25,000 to 100,000 circulation): first place, The Ann Arbor (Mich.) News, Chic Bain, $1,000; second, The Ledger-Star, Norfolk, Va., Lynn Feigenbaum, $500; third, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind., Nancy Vendrely, $250.
Class III (dailies 100,000 to 250,000 circulation): first, Dallas Times Herald, Ron Smith, $1,000; second, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Ron Schoolmeester, $500; third, Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, N.Y., J. Ford Huffman, $250.
Class IV (weeklies): first, Tigard Times, Beaverton, Ore., Tim Harrower, $1,000; second, The Village Times, East Setauket, N.Y., Ann Fossan, $500; third, Hillsboro (Ore.) Argus, Jim Price, $250. Honorable mention to Gresham (Ore.) Outlook, Lori Callister.
Metro (dailies more than 250,000 circulation): first, The New York Times, Nancy Newhouse, $1,000; second, the Dallas Morning News, Burl Osborne, $500; third, the Boston Globe, Lucinda Smith, $250.