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Publication/Station/Website/Company where submission appearedNames on CertificateTitleApplication NamePlaceFull Category PathParent CategoryChild CategoryJudge Comments (for first place winners only)
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(614) MagazineJaelani Turner-WilliamsCulture WriterArt in ActionSecond PlacePRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) > Best Arts ReportingPRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) Best Arts Reporting
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(614) MagazinePaul Barton 614 Media GroupDesign Team ManagerBest Graphic DesignerSecond PlaceBEST OF SHOW - PRINT SM (<60,000 circ.) > Best Graphic DesignerBEST OF SHOW - PRINT SM (<60,000 circ.) Best Graphic DesignerGreat creativity, formatting and illustration techniques.
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(614) Magazine614 Media GroupVP of ContentBest MonthlySecond PlaceBEST OF SHOW - PRINT SM (<60,000 circ.) > Best MonthlyBEST OF SHOW - PRINT SM (<60,000 circ.) Best Monthly
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(614) MagazineJohn Thorne Stephanie West Maddy VanBurenVideo DirectorBest VideographerFirst PlaceBEST OF SHOW - PRINT SM (<60,000 circ.) > Best VideographerBEST OF SHOW - PRINT SM (<60,000 circ.) Best VideographerThese are exceptional pieces, and I especially enjoyed the fly fishing video which was unique and gave voice to women in the sport.
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(614) MagazineMelinda Green 614 Media GroupWriterBest Arts ReportingFirst PlacePRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) > Best Arts ReportingPRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) Best Arts ReportingThis entry has a variety of topics among the articles, giving readers a interesting look behind the scenes of artists at work in vastly different types of work. A close winner among several good entries in the category.
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(614) MagazineLori Schmidt Lindsey Escaja Jack McLaughlin 614 Media GroupWriterBest Feature ReportingSecond PlacePRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) > Best Feature ReportingPRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) Best Feature Reporting
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www.614now.comSarah Sole Jayci HaaseDigital EditorBest WebsiteFirst PlacePRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) > Best WebsitePRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) Best WebsiteA clean, easy to navigate and energetic website supported by an Instagram page that hits the same notes. The layout and presentation of photos makes every story on the homepage an eye catcher, and best of all, finding and reading 614 Magazine online was a breeze and a pleasure.
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Akron Beacon JournalJennifer Pignolet Akron Beacon JournalEducation ReporterBody of WorkSecond PlacePRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) > Best Education Issues ReportingPRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) Best Education Issues Reporting
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Balanced FamilyAmanda Koehn, Balanced Family, Cleveland Jewish NewsLifestyles EditorTalking TrashSecond PlaceTRADE PUBLICATIONS > Best General StoryTRADE PUBLICATIONS Best General Story
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Cincinnati Business CourierAndy Brownfield Cincinnati Business CourierReporterBusiness reportingSecond PlacePRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) > Best Business ReportingPRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) Best Business Reporting
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Cincinnati Business CourierChris Wetterich Cincinnati Business CourierReporter/ColumnistCincinnati government reportingFirst PlacePRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) > Best Government ReportingPRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) Best Government Reporting
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Cincinnati Business Courier / cincinnatibusinesscourier.comStaff Cincinnati Business CourierEditorCincinnati Business Courier -- 2020Second PlaceBEST OF SHOW - PRINT SM (<60,000 circ.) > Best Weekly NewspaperBEST OF SHOW - PRINT SM (<60,000 circ.) Best Weekly Newspaper
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Cincinnati EnquirerLiz Dufourphotographerwork of Liz DufourSecond PlaceBEST OF SHOW - PRINT LG. (60,000+ circ.) > Best Photographer in OhioBEST OF SHOW - PRINT LG. (60,000+ circ.) Best Photographer in Ohio
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Cincinnati EnquirerKeith BieryGolickreporterwork of Keith BieryGolickFirst PlaceBEST OF SHOW - PRINT LG. (60,000+ circ.) > Emil Dansker Award – Best Reporter in OhioBEST OF SHOW - PRINT LG. (60,000+ circ.) Emil Dansker Award – Best Reporter in Ohio
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Cincinnati EnquirerBonnie Jean Feldkamp Madam Vice President has a nice ring to itMadam Vice President has a nice ring to itSecond PlaceFREELANCE - DIGITAL MEDIA > Best Criticism/EditorialFREELANCE - DIGITAL MEDIA Best Criticism/Editorial
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Cincinnati EnquirerBonnie Jean FeldkampOhio Department of Health needs to release hospital dataOhio Department of Health needs to release hospital dataFirst PlaceFREELANCE - DIGITAL MEDIA > Best Criticism/EditorialFREELANCE - DIGITAL MEDIA Best Criticism/EditorialWell-reported, well-argued, and well-written.
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Cincinnati EnquirerBonnie Jean Feldkamp Not the time for 'not all' rebuttals to racismNot the time for 'not all' rebuttals to racismSecond PlaceFREELANCE - PRINT LG: (60,000+ circ.) > Best Criticism/EditorialFREELANCE - PRINT LG: (60,000+ circ.) Best Criticism/Editorial
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Cincinnati EnquirerBonnie Jean Feldkamp Madam Vice President has a nice ring to itMadam Vice President has a nice ring to itFirst PlaceFREELANCE - PRINT LG: (60,000+ circ.) > Best Criticism/EditorialFREELANCE - PRINT LG: (60,000+ circ.) Best Criticism/EditorialHeartfelt and moving
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Cincinnati EnquirerAlexander CoolidgeFaces of the Coronavirus RecessionFaces of the Coronavirus RecessionFirst PlacePRINT LG: (60,000+ circ.) > Best Explanatory JournalismPRINT LG: (60,000+ circ.) Best Explanatory JournalismA powerful, personal look at the local economic impact of the pandemic as told by the residents it hit the hardest. A wonderful collection of very different people with very different viewpoints, but their stories highlight the unified confusion and frustration we felt in 2020. The accompanying video was strong, and the portraits elevated the piece even further. Well done by all involved.
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Cincinnati EnquirerSharon CoolidgeCincinnati's fire hydrants: If your house is burning, will the nearest hydrant help save it?Cincinnati's fire hydrants: If your house is burning, will the nearest hydrant help save it?First PlacePRINT LG: (60,000+ circ.) > Best Public Service JournalismPRINT LG: (60,000+ circ.) Best Public Service JournalismGreat example of exposing an issue so change can happen!
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Cincinnati.comMeg Vogelvisual journalist2020: The year that revealed usFirst PlaceBEST OF SHOW - PRINT LG. (60,000+ circ.) > Best VideographerBEST OF SHOW - PRINT LG. (60,000+ circ.) Best VideographerAn absolute triumph. Beautifully shot and powerfully told stories that display the impact of a year that forever changed us all. A life-altering pandemic, the fight for social justice and the most divisive election we've ever seen -- all handled with great care and thought. I love that so many different perspectives were shared. Students, elected officials, pro athletes and regular working folks putting their joy and pain in front of the lense. Even as an outsider, I felt closer to the city of Cincinnati when it ended. Everyone involved with this documentary should be incredibly proud. Well done.
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Cincinnati.comMeg Vogelstaff2020: The year that revealed usFirst PlaceDIGITAL MEDIA > Best FeatureDIGITAL MEDIA Best FeatureAn engaging and well-rounded piece of digital journalism chronicling the experiences of those affected by COVID-19 through multiple perspectives, skilled videography and eloquent storytelling. From Ohio government officials and local workers to a 7-year-old girl, the perspectives are woven together to humanize a tragedy and chronicle the extraordinary year that was 2020.
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Cincinnati.comThe staff of Cincinnati.com/The Enquirerthe digital presence of Cincinnati.com/The Enquirerthe digital presence of Cincinnati.com/The EnquirerSecond PlacePRINT LG: (60,000+ circ.) > Best WebsitePRINT LG: (60,000+ circ.) Best Website
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Cincinnati.com/The EnquirerJason Williamscolumnistportfolio of Jason WilliamsFirst PlaceBEST OF SHOW - PRINT LG. (60,000+ circ.) > Best Columnist in OhioBEST OF SHOW - PRINT LG. (60,000+ circ.) Best Columnist in OhioJason Williams is a pleasure to read. His columns read less like opinion pieces and more news. Very well balanced.
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Cincinnati.com/The EnquirerThe staff of Cincinnati.com/The EnquirerstaffThe Cincinnati EnquirerFirst PlaceBEST OF SHOW - PRINT LG. (60,000+ circ.) > Best Daily NewspaperBEST OF SHOW - PRINT LG. (60,000+ circ.) Best Daily NewspaperDistinguished by breadth and aspiration of enterprise work in highly competitive category
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Cincinnati.com/The EnquirerThe staff of Cincinnati.com/The Enquirerstaff2020: The year that revealed usFirst PlaceBEST OF SHOW - PRINT LG. (60,000+ circ.) > Best Special SectionBEST OF SHOW - PRINT LG. (60,000+ circ.) Best Special SectionExcellent!
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Cincinnati.com/The EnquirerDan Horninvestigative reporterportfolio of Dan HornSecond PlaceBEST OF SHOW - PRINT LG. (60,000+ circ.) > Emil Dansker Award – Best Reporter in OhioBEST OF SHOW - PRINT LG. (60,000+ circ.) Emil Dansker Award – Best Reporter in Ohio
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Cincinnati.com/The EnquirerTerry DeMio and Jessie Balmertreporterchildren's issues coverage by Terry DeMio and Jessie BalmertFirst PlacePRINT LG: (60,000+ circ.) > Best Children’s Issues ReportingPRINT LG: (60,000+ circ.) Best Children’s Issues ReportingEach story has specific data highlighting and explaining the issue. It's followed up with context and resources from a variety of sources for readers to take away.
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Cincinnati.com/The EnquirerJackie BorchardtColumbus bureau chiefmedical marijuana reporting by Jackie BorchardtFirst PlacePRINT LG: (60,000+ circ.) > Best Consumer ReportingPRINT LG: (60,000+ circ.) Best Consumer Reporting
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Cincinnati.com/The EnquirerMax R. Londbergreporterpolice watchdog ignoredSecond PlacePRINT LG: (60,000+ circ.) > Best Criminal Justice ReportingPRINT LG: (60,000+ circ.) Best Criminal Justice Reporting
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Cincinnati.com/The EnquirerKevin Aldridgeeditorial page editoreditorial portfolio of Kevin AldridgeFirst PlacePRINT LG: (60,000+ circ.) > Best Editorial/Criticism WritingPRINT LG: (60,000+ circ.) Best Editorial/Criticism WritingSharp writing with clear opinions set these editorials apart, providing good examples of an important aspect now missing from too many newspapers and communities.
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Cincinnati.com/The EnquirerMax R. Londbergreportermeager results for Ohio voucherFirst PlacePRINT LG: (60,000+ circ.) > Best Education Issues ReportingPRINT LG: (60,000+ circ.) Best Education Issues ReportingJust outstanding journalism, the publication should be proud of this piece. A fantastic team effort propels this to first place.

Expertly-written by the author, the personal accounts of voucher-bearing students and their families kept the piece moving, and the graphics did exactly what they needed to do, plainly show the scope of the issue.
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Cincinnati.com/The EnquirerThe staff of Cincinnati.com/The Enquirerstaff2020: The year that revealed usSecond PlacePRINT LG: (60,000+ circ.) > Best Feature ReportingPRINT LG: (60,000+ circ.) Best Feature ReportingAn amazing example of journalistic enterprise. A major story well told, in bite sized pieces.

Amazing how the work of so many reporters took on the same narrative voice. Well done.
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Cincinnati.com/The EnquirerJessie Balmertreporterwork of Jessie BalmertFirst PlacePRINT LG: (60,000+ circ.) > Best Government ReportingPRINT LG: (60,000+ circ.) Best Government ReportingVery well done. This work is the perfect example why Americans need strong newspapers, to keep politicians in check.
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Cincinnati.com/The EnquirerDeon J. Hamptoninvestigative reporternursing home infections and deathsFirst PlacePRINT LG: (60,000+ circ.) > Best Investigative ReportingPRINT LG: (60,000+ circ.) Best Investigative ReportingExcellent reporting on nursing home deaths.
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Cincinnati.com/The EnquirerAnne Sakerhealth reporterCOVID-19 coverage by Anne SakerFirst PlacePRINT LG: (60,000+ circ.) > Best Science/Medical ReportingPRINT LG: (60,000+ circ.) Best Science/Medical ReportingEffectively humanizes the pandemic while serving the public interest
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Cincinnati.com/The EnquirerTerry DeMio reportermeth is back and it's uglier than everSecond PlacePRINT LG: (60,000+ circ.) > Best Social Issues ReportingPRINT LG: (60,000+ circ.) Best Social Issues Reporting
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Cincinnati MagazineLisa Murtha Freelance writerPerson of Interest SeriesFirst PlaceBEST OF SHOW - FREELANCE - PRINT LG: (60,000+ circ.) > Best Freelance WriterBEST OF SHOW - FREELANCE - PRINT LG: (60,000+ circ.) Best Freelance WriterAn impressive body of well-crafted, meticulous work
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Cincinnati MagazineAkshay AhujaContributing WriterCincinnati Magazine Dining Out ReviewsFirst PlaceBEST OF SHOW - PRINT SM (<60,000 circ.) > Best CriticBEST OF SHOW - PRINT SM (<60,000 circ.) Best CriticAkshay Ahuja uses fantastic descriptive writing to make each dining review feel like a true night out. Each piece provides a bit of history, explains the dining experience and lets the food shine. A highlight was the review of Pepp & Dolores which wonderfully weaves in real-life context to tell a story that makes a significant impact on the reader.
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Cincinnati MagazineStaff, Cincinnati Magazine and Cincinnati USA Regional ChamberEditor in ChiefRealmFirst PlaceBEST OF SHOW - PRINT SM (<60,000 circ.) > Best Special SectionBEST OF SHOW - PRINT SM (<60,000 circ.) Best Special SectionInformative pieces with specific data and historical dates. The takeaways at the end of the stories bring up important points to consider and for conversations. Photos, designs and illustrations add to the informative pieces.
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Cincinnati MagazineKatie Coburn, Lauren Fisher, John Fox, Kaileigh Peyton, Carrie Blackmore Smith, and Amanda Boyd Walters, Cincinnati MagazineEditor in ChiefA User's Guide to Local GovernmentSecond PlacePRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) > Best Public Service JournalismPRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) Best Public Service Journalism
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Cincinnati MagazineGil KaufmanContributing WriterHumanity Is Their JobFirst PlacePRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) > Best Religion ReportingPRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) Best Religion Reporting
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Cincinnati MagazineSteven Rosen and Chris RichardsonContributing WriterSing a Song of CincinnatiSecond PlacePRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) > Best Rock and Roll Feature Writing/Commentary/ReviewPRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) Best Rock and Roll Feature Writing/Commentary/Review
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Cincy MagazineCorinne Minard and Guy Kelly Cincy CompanyManaging EditorCincy Magazine 2020Second PlaceBEST OF SHOW - TRADE PUBLICATIONS > Best Trade PublicationBEST OF SHOW - TRADE PUBLICATIONS Best Trade Publication
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cjn.orgCJN Staff, cjn.orgCJN StaffCleveland Jewish News/cjn.orgSecond PlaceBEST OF SHOW - DIGITAL MEDIA > Best General News SiteBEST OF SHOW - DIGITAL MEDIA Best General News Site
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Cleveland Jewish NewsRegina BrettColumnistRegina Brett - Body of WorkSecond PlaceBEST OF SHOW - PRINT SM (<60,000 circ.) > Best ColumnistBEST OF SHOW - PRINT SM (<60,000 circ.) Best Columnist
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Cleveland Jewish NewsBob AbelmanColumnistBob Abelman - Body of WorkSecond PlaceBEST OF SHOW - PRINT SM (<60,000 circ.) > Best CriticBEST OF SHOW - PRINT SM (<60,000 circ.) Best Critic
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Cleveland Jewish NewsStephen ValentineDesign ManagerCleveland Jewish News Page One DesignSecond PlaceBEST OF SHOW - PRINT SM (<60,000 circ.) > Best Page One DesignBEST OF SHOW - PRINT SM (<60,000 circ.) Best Page One Design
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Cleveland Jewish NewsMcKenna CorsonStaff ReporterMcKenna Corson - Body of WorkSecond PlaceBEST OF SHOW - PRINT SM (<60,000 circ.) > Best PhotographerBEST OF SHOW - PRINT SM (<60,000 circ.) Best Photographer
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Cleveland Jewish NewsMcKenna CorsonStaff ReporterCOVID-19 may lead to opportunity for child predatorsSecond PlacePRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) > Best Children’s Issues ReportingPRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) Best Children’s Issues Reporting
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Cleveland Jewish NewsBob JacobManaging EditorBob Jacob - Body of WorkFirst PlacePRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) > Best Deadline ReportingPRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) Best Deadline ReportingNice job with these breaking news stories, especially the mall shooting piece. The personal testimony helped elevate the overall entry.

One note, on the Tibor's story, the editors should refrain from blurring faces. Either find a way to use/get a photograph the scene without faces, just run it with them, or publish something else.
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Cleveland Jewish NewsBob JacobManaging EditorBob Jacob - Body of WorkFirst PlacePRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) > Best Headline WritingPRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) Best Headline WritingCreative and catchy, the writer was able to use a twist of words to create an interesting headline that draws your attention.
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Cleveland Jewish NewsJane KaufmanStaff ReporterState probe: Executive, nurses conspired to submit false testsSecond PlacePRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) > Best Investigative ReportingPRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) Best Investigative Reporting
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Cleveland MagazineSheehan Hannan Associate EditorSheehan HannanFirst PlaceBEST OF SHOW - PRINT SM (<60,000 circ.) > Emil Dansker Award – Best Reporter in OhioBEST OF SHOW - PRINT SM (<60,000 circ.) Emil Dansker Award – Best Reporter in OhioOutstanding reporting on important stories that needed to be told. best of class in a very strong field.
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Cleveland MagazineKen Schneck WriterA Tree Grows In ClevelandSecond PlacePRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) > Best Explanatory JournalismPRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) Best Explanatory Journalism
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Cleveland MagazineKen Schneck WriterCooking NetworkSecond PlacePRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) > Best Social Issues ReportingPRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) Best Social Issues Reporting
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Cleveland Scene MagazineShawn Christopher Mishak Bay Arts Rings in Spring with Two Exhibitions, “Time Travel” and “Uncovered Stories”Bay Arts Rings in Spring with Two Exhibitions, “Time Travel” and “Uncovered Stories”First PlaceFREELANCE - DIGITAL MEDIA > Best Arts Review (movies, art, music, theatre, etc.)FREELANCE - DIGITAL MEDIA Best Arts Review (movies, art, music, theatre, etc.)From art exhibits to comics to artist-led coalitions pushing for community change, author Shawn Mishak delivers with a wide range of topics highlighted by strong writing and great quotes from his sources.
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Cleveland Scene MagazineShawn Christopher Mishak"This Thing Is Real and I Almost Lost My Life to It" — One of Northeast Ohio's First COVID-19 Patients On the Long Road to Recovery"This Thing Is Real and I Almost Lost My Life to It" — One of Northeast Ohio's First COVID-19 Patients On the Long Road to RecoverySecond PlaceFREELANCE - DIGITAL MEDIA > Best Investigative Reporting (story or series)FREELANCE - DIGITAL MEDIA Best Investigative Reporting (story or series)
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Cleveland Scene MagazineShawn Christopher Mishak Freeland Arts Wrtier“AlmostREAL” With Artists, Liz Maugans and Douglas Max Utter Unfolds at HEDGE Gallery in 78th Street StudiosFirst PlaceFREELANCE - PRINT LG: (60,000+ circ.) > Best Arts Review (movies, art, music, theatre, etc.)FREELANCE - PRINT LG: (60,000+ circ.) Best Arts Review (movies, art, music, theatre, etc.)
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Cleveland State UniversityRichard M. PerloffProfessor of CommunicationFour students were killed in Ohio. America was never the sameFirst PlaceFREELANCE - DIGITAL MEDIA > Best Feature WritingFREELANCE - DIGITAL MEDIA Best Feature Writing
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cleveland.comBeth MladyReporterBerea council president rejects media request for remote access to public meetingSecond PlaceFREELANCE - DIGITAL MEDIA > Best Government ReportingFREELANCE - DIGITAL MEDIA Best Government Reporting
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cleveland.comBob SandrickFreelance ReporterNorth Royalton Councilman Dan Langshaw faces possible disciplinary action after threatening call to City Hall secretaryFirst PlaceFREELANCE - DIGITAL MEDIA > Best Government ReportingFREELANCE - DIGITAL MEDIA Best Government ReportingA crisp and comprehensive story that is a deserving winner in this category.
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cleveland.comBob SandrickFreelance ReporterNearly 1,000 demonstrate for Black Lives Matter in Brecksville, some hurling profanities and insults at policeFirst PlaceFREELANCE - DIGITAL MEDIA > Best News WritingFREELANCE - DIGITAL MEDIABest News Writing
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cleveland.com / The Plain DealerAnne Nickoloff Life & Culture Reporter20 Ohio bands you need to know aboutFirst PlacePRINT LG: (60,000+ circ.) > Best Rock and Roll Feature Writing/Commentary/ReviewPRINT LG: (60,000+ circ.) Best Rock and Roll Feature Writing/Commentary/Review
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Columbus AliveJoel Oliphint, Columbus AliveAssociate EditorWhen murals matter more than livesFirst PlaceDIGITAL MEDIA > Best Arts/Entertainment StoryDIGITAL MEDIA Best Arts/Entertainment Story
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Columbus AliveAndy Downing, Columbus AliveEditorBursting the Bexley bubble: A series of racist online attacks spur conversation, reflectionFirst PlaceDIGITAL MEDIA > Best News StoryDIGITAL MEDIA Best News StorySome of the other stories featured compelling subject matter, but the talent of this writer pushed these pieces into the first spot.

Both pieces are well-sourced and gripping reads, made even more poignant during the post-Floyd era.

The lede of the online harassment story, while lengthy, pulls you right in.

Excellent efforts.
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Columbus AliveJoel Oliphint, Columbus AliveAssociate EditorThe story behind the slow rollout of live music in OhioFirst PlaceDIGITAL MEDIA > Best Rock and Roll Feature Writing/Commentary/ReviewDIGITAL MEDIA Best Rock and Roll Feature Writing/Commentary/Review
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Columbus AliveAndy Downing and Joel Oliphint, Columbus AliveEditorColumbus AliveSecond PlaceDIGITAL MEDIA > Specialized Journalism SiteDIGITAL MEDIA Specialized Journalism Site
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Columbus Business FirstJohn LauerDesign EditorColumbus Business First's John LauerFirst PlaceBEST OF SHOW - PRINT SM (<60,000 circ.) > Best Graphic DesignerBEST OF SHOW - PRINT SM (<60,000 circ.) Best Graphic DesignerNice design style, formatting and consistency throughout each issue. Data visualizations are impressive and provide a great deal of information for your audience.
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Columbus Business FirstJohn LauerDesign EditorColumbus Business FirstFirst PlaceBEST OF SHOW - PRINT SM (<60,000 circ.) > Best Page One DesignBEST OF SHOW - PRINT SM (<60,000 circ.) Best Page One Design
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Columbus Business FirstColumbus Business First staffEditor in ChiefColumbus Business FirstFirst PlaceBEST OF SHOW - PRINT SM (<60,000 circ.) > Best Weekly NewspaperBEST OF SHOW - PRINT SM (<60,000 circ.) Best Weekly NewspaperVery well done. Great photos and stories. Beautiful layout. This is a really great publication.
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Columbus Business FirstHayleigh Colombo Columbus Business FirstReporterThe business of sportsFirst PlacePRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) > Best Business ReportingPRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) Best Business ReportingThe Save the Crew story in particular was thoroughly reported and compellingly told with a striking presentation
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Columbus Business FirstHayleigh Colombo Columbus Business FirstReporterOhio State coverageFirst PlacePRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) > Best Education Issues ReportingPRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) Best Education Issues ReportingA great example of in-depth and accountability reporting on education issues. Colombo combines public records and quality storytelling to make the information both captivating and useful to a wide audience.
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Columbus Business FirstCarrie Ghose Columbus Business FirstReporterPreserving a community: Columbus' PACT initiativeFirst PlacePRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) > Best Explanatory JournalismPRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) Best Explanatory Journalism
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Columbus Business FirstColumbus Business First staffEditor in ChiefOne system, unequal accessFirst PlacePRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) > Best Investigative ReportingPRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) Best Investigative ReportingAn excellent category, this complete look at the issue of decreased business opportunities for Black-owned institutions was timely, well-sourced and researched. Beautiful portraits throughout, an excellent effort that goes beyond the obvious.

Irony was evident through the numerous---and sometimes social justice-related---financial institution advertisements that peppered the report. There was probably some hand-wringing in the ad department, so kudos to the editors for navigating this.
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Columbus Business FirstColumbus Business First staffEditor in ChiefOne system, unequal accessFirst PlacePRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) > Best Minority Issues ReportingPRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) Best Minority Issues Reporting
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Columbus Business FirstHayleigh Colombo Columbus Business FirstReporterThe business of sportsSecond PlacePRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) > Best Sports ReportingPRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) Best Sports Reporting
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Columbus Business FirstCarrie GhoseColumbus Business FirstCarrie Ghose, Columbus Business FirstFirst PlacePRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) > Best Science/Medical ReportingPRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) Best Science/Medical ReportingCarrie Ghose shows her skills as an excellent writer and storyteller, breaking down complex topics and highlighting their impact for the reader time and time again. In particular, the story about the groundbreaking gene-therapy work being doing by Andelyn Biosciences and the two young people who inspired the name was powerful and well told.
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Columbus CEOColumbus CEO StaffmagazineRacial equity initiativeFirst PlacePRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) > Best Public Service JournalismPRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) Best Public Service JournalismThis magazine made effort to feature more minority voices in its pages. It did that, and ended finding some great stories. These aren’t just stories about local non-white entrepreneurs, these are stories of America.
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Columbus CEOKaty SmithEditorKaty Smith - Columbus CEOFirst PlacePRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) > Best Social Issues ReportingPRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) Best Social Issues ReportingThe top two pieces stood out, but this piece, highlighting a topical and often overlooked issue, edged out the second place winner.

Nicely illustrated through portraiture, and well-researched, this story is one every large corporation's leadership team in the region should have discussed after this published.
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Columbus MonthlyColumbus Monthly StaffColumbus Monthly staffColumbus MonthlyFirst PlaceBEST OF SHOW - PRINT SM (<60,000 circ.) > Best MonthlyBEST OF SHOW - PRINT SM (<60,000 circ.) Best MonthlyIn a category filled with outstanding entries, Columbus Monthly emerges as the winner with crisp writing and original approaches on several topics. The photography and vignettes about the pandemic's early weeks were commendable. The entries from (614) magazine deserve recognition for the diversity of story topics, which give readers a broad picture of the community.
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Columbus MonthlyLori Kurtzmanfreelance writerThe Wild World of Joel SlavenSecond PlaceFREELANCE - PRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) > Best Feature WritingFREELANCE - PRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) Best Feature Writing
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Columbus MonthlyBrittany MoseleyAssociate EditorNotes from Columbus' Black ChefsSecond PlacePRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) > Best Minority Issues ReportingPRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) Best Minority Issues Reporting
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Columbus MonthlyDave Ghose, D.A. StewardEditor, Freelance WriterOut of the ShadowsFirst PlacePRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) > Best Rock and Roll Feature Writing/Commentary/ReviewPRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) Best Rock and Roll Feature Writing/Commentary/ReviewThis is a thorough, well-sourced report. A reader unfamiliar with the Shadowbox is given a clear description of its history and context within the arts community. The founder's faults, unfortunately, are universally grasped.
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Columbus ParentKathy Lynn GrayRoad to RecoveryFirst PlacePRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) > Best Children’s Issues ReportingPRINT SM: (<60,000 circ.) Best Children’s Issues ReportingThis is a well-written and researched article, with a wide variety of sources that gives valuable insight on the topic of pediatric mental health.
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Columbus UndergroundAnne Evans & Walker Evans Columbus UndergroundCo-FounderColumbus UndergroundFirst PlaceBEST OF SHOW - DIGITAL MEDIA > Best General News SiteBEST OF SHOW - DIGITAL MEDIA Best General News Site
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Columbus UndergroundSusan Post Columbus UndergroundAssociate EditorSmall Business & Local Restaurant PhotographySecond PlaceBEST OF SHOW - DIGITAL MEDIA > Best Online Still Photographer in OhioBEST OF SHOW - DIGITAL MEDIA Best Online Still Photographer in Ohio
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Columbus UndergroundTaijuan Moorman Columbus UndergroundReporterThe Politics of Protest ArtSecond PlaceDIGITAL MEDIA > Best Arts/Entertainment StoryDIGITAL MEDIA Best Arts/Entertainment Story
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Columbus UndergroundSusan Post Columbus UndergroundReporterShould Restaurants Have Reopened? Workers Weigh InSecond PlaceDIGITAL MEDIA > Best Business/Tech StoryDIGITAL MEDIA Best Business/Tech Story
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Columbus UndergroundWalker Evans Columbus UndergroundCo-FounderOpinion: DeWine Has Always Been a “Problematic Fave"Second PlaceDIGITAL MEDIA > Best Editorial/Criticism WritingDIGITAL MEDIA Best Editorial/Criticism Writing
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Columbus UndergroundTaijuan Moorman Columbus UndergroundReporterOpinion: Columbus Has Bigger Problems Than Broken WindowsFirst PlaceDIGITAL MEDIA > Best Editorial/Criticism WritingDIGITAL MEDIA Best Editorial/Criticism WritingVery well written. Very valid points.
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Columbus UndergroundBrent Warren Columbus UndergroundReporterConcerns Raised About Proposed Power Plant on OSU CampusSecond PlaceDIGITAL MEDIA > Best Medical/Science StoryDIGITAL MEDIA Best Medical/Science Story
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Columbus UndergroundSusan Post Columbus UndergroundAssociate EditorFood Photography - Local Restaurant News & ReviewsSecond PlaceDIGITAL MEDIA > Best PhotographyDIGITAL MEDIA Best Photography
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Columbus UndergroundTaijuan Moorman Columbus UndergroundReporterOngoing Reporting Following George Floyd ProtestsSecond PlaceDIGITAL MEDIA > Best Political ReportingDIGITAL MEDIA Best Political Reporting
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Columbus UndergroundJeff Regensburger Columbus UndergroundFreelance ReporterSoHud Street Art RevisitedSecond PlaceFREELANCE - DIGITAL MEDIA > Best Arts Review (movies, art, music, theatre, etc.)FREELANCE - DIGITAL MEDIA Best Arts Review (movies, art, music, theatre, etc.)
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Columbus UndergroundJesse Bethea Columbus UndergroundFreelance Reporter“Columbus Is Surrounded” – When Spanish Flu Infected OhioFirst PlaceFREELANCE - DIGITAL MEDIA > Best Investigative Reporting (story or series)FREELANCE - DIGITAL MEDIA Best Investigative Reporting (story or series)Important reporting at what was just the start of this pandemic! Detailed and interesting with great photos!
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Crain's Cleveland BusinessJeremy Nobile Crain's Cleveland BusinessReporterJeremy Nobile portfolioSecond PlaceBEST OF SHOW - PRINT SM (<60,000 circ.) > Emil Dansker Award – Best Reporter in OhioBEST OF SHOW - PRINT SM (<60,000 circ.) Emil Dansker Award – Best Reporter in Ohio
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Darke County Daily Advocate/Early BirdHank Nuwer Darke County Daily AdvocateColumnistNear Darke columnFirst PlaceBEST OF SHOW - PRINT SM (<60,000 circ.) > Best ColumnistBEST OF SHOW - PRINT SM (<60,000 circ.) Best ColumnistDistinctive voice, erudite but conversational, interesting and varied subject matter
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Dayton Daily NewsAmelia Robinson, Dayton Daily NewsStaff WriterBest Columnist, Amelia RobinsonSecond PlaceBEST OF SHOW - PRINT LG. (60,000+ circ.) > Best Columnist in OhioBEST OF SHOW - PRINT LG. (60,000+ circ.) Best Columnist in Ohio