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Post-Tribune, CP Star bring home six HSPA awards

Updated: January 3, 2013 10:58AM



The Post-Tribune and Crown Point Star, both papers within Sun-Times Media, brought home six awards — including two first-place awards for the P-T — from the Hoosier State Press Association 2012 Better Newspaper Contest at the awards luncheon on Saturday.

Jerry Davich placed first in the Best Short Feature Story category for “War diary to feed mind, soul and body,” a piece about a diary written by a World War II prisoner of war.

Mark Lazerus placed first in Best Sports News or Feature Coverage for his “Head Games” piece on concussions that ran in the 2011 Timeout high school football preview section.

In that same Sports category, Steve T. Gorches brought home third place for his “Stigma going up in smoke” piece on how Indiana’s smoking ban will affect bowling centers.

The P-T Sports department also earned two of the three spots in Best Sports Commentary as Lazerus placed second and Mike Hutton placed third.

“These awards bring well-deserved attention to the powerful writing that connects with readers of the Post-Tribune,” Executive Editor Paulette Haddix said.

The Post-Tribune competes in the daily newspaper, 40,000 circulation and above, division.

Scott R. Brandush of the Crown Point Star brought home second place in Best Multiple Picture Group for his “War” piece in the non-daily, under 3,000 circulation division.



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