Newspaper award winners announced

February 23, 2001

Newspaper award winners announced

The Herald-Mail won 17 awards, including 11 first-place awards, in this year's Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association contest.

The awards were presented Friday during the annual MDDC banquet, which was held this year at the Holiday Inn Holidome and Conference Center in Frederick, Md.

The Herald-Mail, which publishes The Morning Herald and Daily Mail, submitted news and feature stories written in 2000. Also submitted were photographs, pages and graphics that appeared in the newspapers that year.

In addition to the awards in various categories, the Herald-Mail also won a Best of Show award in the Page 1 Design category for the Nov. 8, 2000, edition of the Morning Herald. Graphic designer Ryan Harpster and copy editor Darrell Kepler designed the page, which featured coverage of the presidential election.


"For our newspaper to fare so well speaks to the talent and hard work of all of our reporters and editors. It is an honor to be recognized," said John League, Herald-Mail publisher.

Winners in various categories were:


HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> First place, continuing coverage: Reporter Scott Butki for "Evolution of an Idea."

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> First place, feature news: Community reporter Andrea Brown-Hurley for a story about the impact of Alzheimer's Disease.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> First place, public service: Brown-Hurley for a story examining domestic violence in Washington County.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> First place, religion: Brown-Hurley for a story entitled "Jeremy's Brush with Glory."

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> First place, education: Reporter Julie E. Greene for a story about teachers' salaries.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Second place, state government: Reporter Laura Ernde for a story called "County Left with Surplus of Questions."

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Second place, Medical/Science: Brown-Hurley for a story called "Bugs Feed on Teacher."

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Second place, Education: Former reporter Bruce Hamilton for a story about declining enrollment at Cascade Elementary School.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Second place, Continuing Coverage: Herald-Mail staff for coverage of the attack on the USS Cole.


HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Second place, Local Column: Weekend Editor Dick Fleming for a column entitled "Harley Man and Life Cycles."


HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> First place, Feature Photo: Photographer Joe Crocetta for a photo entitled "Baby Face."

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Second place, Feature Photo: Photographer Ric Dugan for a photo called "At the Fair."


HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> First place, Sports Column: Sports writer Mark Keller for a column called "A Reminder for Parents: Sports is Fun."

Design and Graphics

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> First place, Page 1 Design: Graphic designer Ryan Harpster and copy editor Darrell Kepler for the Nov. 8, 2000, issue.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> First place, Informational Graphic/General: Harpster for a graphic called "Storm Warning."

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> First place, Informational Graphic/Sports: Harpster for a graphic entitled "Heisman Hopefuls."

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> First place, Feature/News Page Design: Page designer Kim Bain for the May 28, 2000, issue.

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