GMG publications, reporters make statewide honors

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Las Vegas Sun Liz Brown, associate innovative direction, who was named Finest Graphic Designer for her work on The Sunday. By Sun Staff( contact )Published Saturday

, Sept. 30, 2017|9 p.m.

Updated Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017|9:53 p.m.

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Benefit in the Urban Weekly category. That award goes to one journalist in each of the contest’s 4 classes. Las Vegas Sun Mike Smith, editorial cartoonist, who received both the very first -and third-place awards for Best Editorial Animations in the contest’s all-class sweepstakes awards. Smith also won Best Editorial Cartoon in the Urban Weekly class. Led by a best-in-class 28 awards for its weekly news publication, The Sunday, Greenspun Media Group received 76 total honors Saturday night in

the Nevada Press Association’s yearly Better Newspaper Contest. The Sunday earned the General Excellence award in the Urban Weekly class, racking up 14 first-place awards and an overall of 14 2nd- and third-place awards. GMG’s Las Vegas Weekly pulled in an additional 22 awards in the Urban Weekly class during the discussion Saturday night in Carson City.

Combined with awards for the Las Vegas Sun and VEGAS INC, GMG earned more total honors than any other Nevada media company across the extremely competitive Urban Daily and Urban Weekly categories, followed by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and its publications in the Urban Weekly classification. Adding in the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s small-town papers competing in the Intermediate and Community categories, the R-J took home the most awards in all classes combined, with 102.

The awards received by GMG were highlighted by Chris Kudialis, who was called Journalist of Benefit in the Urban Weekly category, and Camalot Todd, who got first place for Social work and Finest Investigative Story for her The Sunday cover story about foster care, “Kid on the Cusp.”

For 2018, GMG is requesting the NPA to allow The Sunday to contend in the Urban Dailies category.

“For more than 60 years, the Las Vegas Sun and Greenspun Media Group have actually set the bar for journalism in Nevada and made sure the civic discussion is robust and multifaceted,” said Brian Greenspun, the Sun’s owner, publisher and editor. “We’re proud to continue serving our community with innovative items like The Sunday and Las Vegas Weekly, which are absolutely should reads for the local audience, and Las Vegas Publication, the definitive weekly guide for travelers.”

GMG’s leading private winners include Chris Kudialis, who was called Journalist of Benefit in the Urban Weekly category. That award goes to one reporter in each of the contest’s four classes.

“The most polished of the entries in this classifications,” read the judge’s comment.

Other first-place winners were:

Camalot Todd, whose March 12 cover story for The Sunday on foster care, “Children on the Cusp,” was called Best Investigative Story. Todd likewise won first place for Community Service for the story.

Liz Brown, associate creative instructions, who was called Best Graphic Designer for her deal with The Sunday.

Mike Smith, editorial cartoonist, who got both the very first- and third-place awards for Finest Editorial Cartoons in the contest’s all-class sweepstakes awards. Smith also won Best Editorial Animation in the Urban Weekly class.

Ray Brewer, assistant handling editor/digital and sports, who won for Best Sports Feature in the Urban Weekly class and Best Sports Column in the Urban Daily class.

Mike Prevatt, Las Vegas Weekly associate editor, who won Finest Local Column and Best Home entertainment Composing first-place honors.

Mikayla Whitmore, personnel photographer, for Finest News Photo Coverage and Finest Several Photo Essay in Las Vegas Weekly.

In addition, The Sunday won for Best Editorial Page, Finest Advertising Development, Best Advertisement Series and Finest Overall Style, among other classifications.

“Our goal now and always is to offer our audiences with a varied selection of top quality items and engaging content,” said Ric Anderson, editorial page editor for the Sun and The Sunday, who was called president of the NPA board on Saturday. “It’s really pleasing to see our work recognized by our peers, and we could not be more proud of our staff for its award-winning work.”

GMG’s awards

Sweepstakes

(all classes)

Finest Editorial Animation: Mike Smith, first place and third place

Urban Daily

(All awards for Las Vegas Sun)

First place

Finest Sports Column: Ray Brewer

Finest News Function Story: “‘The hurricane is about to hit,'” by April Corbin, Mick Akers, Chris Kudialis, Camalot Todd, Ricardo Torres-Cortez and Ian Whitaker

Best General Style: Personnel

Second place

Finest Web Site: Staff

Finest Editorial Writing: Ric Anderson

Best Online Advertisement: Dany Haniff

Best Breaking News Reporting: Ricardo Torres-Cortez

Finest Sports Area News Story: Jesse Granger

Finest Business Spot News Story: Adam Candee

Best Page One Style: LeeAnn Elias

Finest Sports Picture: L.E. Baskow

Finest Editorial Page: Staff

3rd location

Best Graphic Designer: LeeAnn Elias

General Quality: Personnel

Best Editorial Cartoon: Mike Smith

Urban Weekly

Journalist of Merit: Chris Kudialis, The Sunday

First place

General Excellence: The Sunday

Social work: Camalot Todd, The Sunday

Finest Function Writing: J.D. Morris, The Sunday

Best Organisation Spot News Story: Adam Candee, VEGAS INC

Finest News Feature Story: Eli Segall, The Sunday

Finest Investigative Story: Camalot Todd, The Sunday

Finest Regional Column: Mike Prevatt, Las Vegas Weekly

Best Sports Function Writing: Ray Maker, The Sunday

Finest Home entertainment Composing: Mike Prevatt, Las Vegas Weekly

Finest Editorial Page: Staff, The Sunday

Best Editorial Animation: Mike Smith, The Sunday

Best Overall Design: Liz Brown, LeeAnn Elias, The Sunday art staff

Best Page One Style: Las Vegas Weekly design personnel

Best Graphic Designer: Liz Brown, The Sunday

Finest News Picture Coverage: Mikayla Whitmore, Las Vegas Weekly

Finest Feature Picture: Yasmina Chavez, Las Vegas Weekly

Finest Multiple Picture Essay: Mikayla Whitmore, Las Vegas Weekly

Best Illustrated Image: Liz Brown, Mikayla Whitmore, The Sunday

Finest Print Ad: Dany Haniff, Las Vegas Weekly

Best Advertising Development: Emma Cauthorn, Liz Brown, Sean Rademacher, The Sunday

Finest Advertisement Series: Emma Cauthorn, Liz Brown, Sean Rademacher, The Sunday

Finest In-House Promotion: Dany Haniff, Las Vegas Weekly

Finest Niche Magazine: Las Vegas Weekly

Advertising General Quality: Las Vegas Weekly

Best Web Site: Las Vegas Weekly

2nd place

Best Function Writing: Daniel Rothberg, The Sunday

Finest Company Function: Geoff Carter, Las Vegas Weekly

Best Explanatory Journalism: Valerie Miller, The Sunday

Best News Function Story: Ricardo Torres-Cortez, The Sunday

Finest Investigative Story: Megan Messerly, The Sunday

Finest Editorial Composing: Ric Anderson, The Sunday

Best News Image Protection: Mikayla Whitmore, Las Vegas Weekly

Finest Function Picture: Steve Marcus, Las Vegas Weekly

Best Sports Image: Mikayla Whitmore, Las Vegas Weekly

Finest Special Area (Editorial): Giving Guide 2017, VEGAS INC

Finest Internal Promo: Dany Haniff, The Sunday

Finest Specific niche Magazine: Top Doctors 2016, VEGAS INC

Advertising General Excellence: The Sunday

Third place

Finest Feature Writing: Daniel Rothberg, The Sunday

Finest Organisation Function: Jackie Valley, VEGAS INC

Best Explanatory Journalism: J.D. Morris, The Sunday

Finest News Feature Story: April Corbin, The Sunday

Best Regional Column: Brock Radke, Las Vegas Weekly

Finest Staff Non-Local Column: Stacy Willis, Las Vegas Weekly

Best Critical Composing: Leslie Ventura, Las Vegas Weekly

Best General Design: Las Vegas Weekly

Best Page One Design: The Sunday

Best Graphic Designer: Corlene Byrd, Las Vegas Weekly

Finest News Photo Coverage: Mikayla Whitmore, Las Vegas Weekly

Best Feature Picture: L.E. Baskow, The Sunday

Finest Several Picture Essay: Mikayla Whitmore, The Sunday

Best Print Advertisement: Dany Haniff, The Sunday

Finest Specific niche Magazine: Market Weekly, Las Vegas Weekly

Magazines

(All awards for Las Vegas Magazine)

Second place

Marketing General Excellence: Staff

Best Web Site: Staff

Best Page One Style: Wesley Gatbonton, Marvin Lucas, Joshua Nelson, Christopher DeVargas

Finest Several Image Essay: Christopher DeVargas

Best Entertainment Composing: Kiko Miyasato

Third location

Finest picture: Christopher DeVargas

Best Feature Picture: Christopher DeVargas

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