The Journal Gazette won 14 awards, including five first-place awards, in the Indiana Associated Press Media Editors Contest.
The awards were presented Friday during a banquet in Indianapolis.
Newspaper staffers who won awards:
Ben Smith – First place, non-deadline sports reporting, Tragedy still with Cougars, about a fatal crash involving the University of Saint Francis football team’s bus in October.
Chad Ryan – First place, sports photo, and first place, feature photo.
David N. Benson – First place, headline writing.
Tom Pellegrene Jr. – First place, best use of digital platforms.
Jeff Wiehe – Second place, deadline news reporting, Gunman killed by police, about a 22-year-old man whom police killed when he fired at them in May.
Justin A. Cohn – Second place, deadline sports reporting, Baer Field mourns loss in respected racing family, about a man and his grandson, both of whom were associated with Baer Field Speedway and who died in a crash while repairing a semi on Interstate 69 in July.
Steve Warden – Third place, feature writing, Measuring victory over epilepsy, about how a 9-year-old girl fought epilepsy with her family’s help.
Samuel Hoffman – Third place, sports photo.
Corey McMaken – Third place, headline writing.
Jim Touvell – Third place, Page 1 makeup.
Karen Francisco – Third place, editorial writing.
Ben Smith – Third place, sports column writing.
Swikar Patel and Dan Stockman – Third place, multimedia package, Without her I’d have nothing, about a man who stood by his wife during her 40-year fight with multiple sclerosis.