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Editor's Note

December 7, 2007

Editor's Note: Tribune-Star staffers compete well for state honors

Each year, the Hoosier State Press Association conducts what it calls a “Better Newspaper Contest” in which Indiana newspapers of similar sizes compete in a broad range of journalistic categories from news reporting, feature writing, sports writing, page design and photography. There are even categories for Web sites and related content.

When newspapers choose to enter such contests, they do so because it gives them an opportunity to compete with their peers and see where they stack up.

When the Tribune-Star enters the HSPA contest, we are putting our work up against some of the best newspapers in a state with some very good newspapers. Our division is for newspapers with paid circulations of between 18,000 and 40,000. Among our chief competitors are the Herald-Times in Bloomington, The Journal and Courier in Lafayette, the Star-Press in Muncie, and newspapers in Columbus, Anderson, Kokomo, Elkhart, Marion and Fort Wayne.

Awards for 2007 were announced last weekend at a banquet in Indianapolis, and I am proud to report that the Tribune-Star once again did well. We brought home seven awards in all, three of them for first place.

Here is a rundown of this year’s T-S awards:

First Place

Headline Writing — Chad Steenerson, a copy editor here for the past six years, has earned a reputation as one of the most talented headline writers in the state. His first-place award this year was not his first. In fact, he is the perennial winner in this category in the HSPA contest, as well as other statewide contests. Chad is a skilled wordsmith who has a unique ability to capture the essence of news and feature stories and write headlines for them that are often bright and witty.

Sports Event Coverage — Todd Golden, sports editor, and Tom James, sports correspondent, won top prize for their excellent coverage of the Indianapolis Colts’ Super Bowl victory last February. Todd and Tom made for a great team as they trekked to Miami and supplied our readers for an entire week with some of the best coverage of the Super Bowl provided by any news organization anywhere.

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