Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Express named best non-daily in Idaho

Earns General Excellence award from Idaho Press Club


    The Idaho Mountain Express won 22 awards for excellence in journalism Saturday at the Idaho Press Club’s annual awards banquet, including the top award for overall excellence among non-dailies in the state.
    The club—the primary press association in Idaho—awarded the Express first place in the General Excellence category, which judges newspapers on writing, originality, viewer interest and enterprise.
    The club’s Best of 2013 awards recognized excellence in print, television, public relations and radio journalism done throughout the state in 2013. Express staff earned awards for newspaper reporting, photography, sports writing and newspaper design at the event in downtown Boise.
    “Being named the best non-daily newspaper in Idaho is an honor we greatly appreciate,” said Editor Greg Foley. “Our staff continues to prove their dedication to keeping the people of Blaine County well-informed.”
    Here is a complete list of newspaper and other awards won by the Express and other organizations in the Wood River Valley:
General Excellence—Weekly Print
1st  Idaho Mountain Express
2nd  Idaho Business Review
3rd  Teton Valley News
Spot News Coverage—Weekly Print
3rd Tony Evans—Idaho Mountain Express—“In Greenhorn scarred hillsides slide”
Serious Feature Report—Weekly Print
2nd Tony Evans—Idaho Mountain Express—“Bustling tent city is core of firefighting effort”
Light Feature Report—Weekly Print
3rd Kate Wutz—Idaho Mountain Express—“Diamonds in the Ruff”
Sports News Coverage—Weekly Print
1st Jeff Cordes—Idaho Mountain Express—“Ian Keys unlocks Hailey’s first state 100m win”
3rd Jeff Cordes—Idaho Mountain Express—“Moose get last laugh, grab 4-2 shootout win”
Sports Feature Story—Weekly Print
3rd Jeff Cordes—Idaho Mountain Express—“The Unforgettable Ned Bell, G.G. (Good Guy)”
Spot News Photography—Weekly Print
1st Willy Cook—Idaho Mountain Express—“Fire managers say containment likely”
3rd Willy Cook—Idaho Mountain Express—“Years Later Mother Still Mourns”
Honorable Mention: Willy Cook—Idaho Mountain Express—“Beaver Creek Fire Still Moving North”
Feature Photography—Weekly Print
1st Roland Lane—Idaho Mountain Express—“At Orage Masters, skiers fly high”
3rd Roland Lane—Idaho Mountain Express—“Bergdahl not forgotten in hometown”
General News Photography—Weekly Print
1st Roland Lane—Idaho Mountain Express—“In Valley, a Rocky Mountain Menagerie”
Sports Photography—Weekly Print
1st Willy Cook—Idaho Mountain Express—“Bull riding pros get freaky in Hailey”
3rd Willy Cook—Idaho Mountain Express—“A final summer stab for softball teams”
Honorable Mention: Willy Cook—Idaho Mountain Express—“Just a walk in the park”
Photo Essay—Weekly Print
3rd Willy Cook—Idaho Mountain Express—“Cowboys Skiers Stir Up the Crowd”
Graphics—Weekly Print
2nd Kristen Kaiser—Idaho Mountain Express—“Trailing of Sheep 2013”
3rd Kristen Kaiser—Idaho Mountain Express—“ 4th of July Rodeo Queen”
Business Reporting—Weekly Print
3rd Tony Evans—Idaho Mountain Express—“On this beat, billionaires are quiet”
Religion Reporting—Weekly Print
1st Tony Evans—Idaho Mountain Express—“Religion of Reconciliation”
Environment Reporting—Weekly Print
2nd Tony Evans—Idaho Mountain Express—“Wildlife at home in Hailey this winter”
Feature Writing—PR
2nd Kate Wutz—Community School—“Climb Every Mountain”
3rd Kate Wutz—Community School—“CS Impact”
Annual Report—PR
2nd Community School Development Office—Community School—“Annual Report 2012-13”
Special Purpose Publication—PR
2nd Community School Staff—Community School—“CS Magazine: Fall 2013”
Website—General Excellence—Online Only
2nd William Pattnosh, Lynn Pattnosh, John Plummer, Maria Prekeges, Mat Gershater—Concierge Q
Best Online Only Program—General
2nd William Pattnosh, Lynn Pattnosh, Josh Plummer, Mat Gershater—ConciergeQ—“Sun Valley Road Rally.”

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