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Republic wins 15 association awards: Home News Enterprises takes home honors at Better Newspaper Contest


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INDIANAPOLIS — The Republic staff brought home 15 awards, including two first-place honors, in the 2012 Hoosier State Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.

The Republic’s first place awards were:

  • Andrew Laker for best sports feature photo.
  • Laker for best general news photo.
  • Laker was also recognized as a finalist for best photo of the year.

Other awards won by The Republic staff included:

  • Second place for best editorial writer for Harry McCawley.
  • Second place for best spot news photo for Joe Harpring.
  • Second place for best picture story with audio or video story for Laker.
  • Second and third places for best business/economic news coverage by Kirk Johannesen.
  • Third place for best feature photo for Laker.
  • Third place for best multiple picture group for Alton Strupp.
  • Third place for best news coverage with no deadline pressure for The Republic staff.
  • Third place for best short feature story for Paul Minnis.
  • Third place for best sports news or feature coverage for Jess Huffman.
  • Third place for best special section for the Salute! section.
  • Third place for best community service for “Connected by Cancer.”

Several other newspapers owned by Home News Enterprises, the Columbus-based parent company of The Republic, also took home honors.

  • The Greenfield Daily Reporter won 18 awards, including six first-place awards.
  • The Brown County Democrat in Nashville won 28 awards, including 11 first-place awards.
  • The Reporter and Democrat took second and third places respectively for the Blue Ribbon Daily and non-daily awards, which are among the highest honors offered by the HSPA Foundation.
  • The Franklin Daily Journal was named a finalist for Story of the Year and won 18 awards, including five first-place.
  • The Times-Post of Pendleton was a finalist for Story of the Year and took home 27 awards, including 14 first-place.
  • The Seymour Tribune placed second for Best Editorial Page.

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