Telegram staff pockets multiple news, advertising awards


By The Telegram

By The Telegram

The Garden City Telegram collected 12 first-place awards for advertising and news Saturday at the The Kansas Press Association's Awards of Excellence banquet as part of the association's annual convention in Topeka.

The Telegram's advertising team also won KPA's coveted sweepstakes award for the second straight year, an honor given to the staff scoring the most points in competition against peer newspapers.

The Telegram competes in advertising and news categories against Kansas papers in Division II, for newspapers with circulations from 5,001 to 15,000. First-place awards in advertising went to former Creative Services Manager Krystal Bornhop for best professional service ad, furniture ad, community event ad and online promotion. Graphic Artist Amanda Thompson won first place for best fashion ad and specialty ad.

Bornhop and Thompson also shared first-place award for best special section advertising.

Thompson also took second place in best furniture ad, best fashion ad, best health care ad and best agricultural ad and garnered a third-place finishes in best furniture ad and best automotive ad. Bornhop also took second place in best classified display ad, best political ad and best entertainment ad and also got a third-place finish in best entertainment ad. The two also shared a second-place finish in best special section advertising.

On the news side, first-place awards went to Editor-Publisher Dena Sattler, editorial writing; Sports Editor Brett Marshall, sports story; Photographer Becky Malewitz, news photo; Photographer Brad Nading, feature photo; and Web Editor Kamil Zawadzki, best online video.

Other Telegram news awards included: Nading, second place, news photo; Telegram staff, second place, best use of photos; Telegram staff, second place, feature package; Telegram staff, second place, best front page; Angie Haflich, third place, youth story; Sattler, third place, column writing; Marshall, third place, sports column writing; Malewitz, third place in both feature and sports photo; Nading, third place, best photo package; Telegram staff, third place, special section; Telegram staff, third place, Design and Layout Excellence; Telegram staff, third place, best newspaper website;

Also on Saturday, Sattler was elected president of the KPA board of directors.

Two veteran journalists and former staff members of The Telegram were honored Friday during the convention.

Bill Brown, a former editor and publisher of The Telegram, was named to the Kansas Newspaper Hall of Fame.

Brown was editor and publisher at The Telegram during the late 1950s and early 1960s and directed coverage of the murders of four members of the Herb Clutter family in nearby Holcomb in 1959.

Later, he taught at Kansas State University for more than 10 years, and his students still affectionately remember "Mr. Brown" as the instructor who sparked their interest in a reporting career.

Also Friday, Bob Greer, editor of the Protection Press, was named this year's recipient of the Clyde M. Reed Jr. Master Editor Award. Greer started the newspaper in 1986 after a long career writing for newspapers, including The Telegram. Greer also was involved in covering the Clutter case,

Also joining the KPA Hall of Fame Friday were Edward Seaton, editor in chief of the Manhattan Mercury and long-time leader of the Inter American Press Association's press freedom efforts in Latin America; and Paul Stevens, former Associated Press writer, bureau chief and regional vice president.

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