December 22, 2014

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Chronicle excels at Society of Professional Journalists awards

COLUMBUS — The Chronicle-Telegram has been named the best daily newspaper in the state by the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists.

The Chronicle staff also received numerous other awards for newspapers with a circulation under 75,000, the category in which the paper competes, including a sweep of the best headline writing category, which News Editor Benjamin Nagy won. Sports Editor Kevin Aprile took second place.

Reporter Chelsea Miller won six awards, including first-place finishes for best children’s issues reporting, best education reporting for K-12 and best medical and science reporting. She took second place for best education reporting for higher education and best environmental reporting as well as being named second best reporter in the state.

Senior Writer Brad Dicken won three first-place awards in the categories of government reporting, investigative reporting and political reporting.

Reporter Lisa Roberson took two first-place awards for best minority issues reporting and best newsmaker profile.

Chronicle Editor Andy Young scored first place for best political commentary and second place for best editorial page campaign. He also was named second-best columnist in the state.

Reporter Evan Goodenow won second place in the best explanatory journalism category.

The awards were presented Saturday during a ceremony at the Columbus Zoo.