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Veteran state reporters share their secrets

Veteran state reporters stressed the importance of asking for assistance and focusing on specific aspects of stories at a June 9 program sponsored by Connecticut SPJ.

About a dozen journalists and educators converged at the Wethersfield Public Library for a discussion on how to best cover the governor and legislature. The panelists included: Ken Dixon, of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group; Chris Keating of the Hartford Courant; Mark Pazniokas, of CTMirror.org; Keith Phaneuf, of CTMirror.org; and Christine Stuart, of CTNewsJunkie.

Among the points made:

  • Stuart: Get to know your local lawmaker.
  • Dixon: If you’re affiliated with a newspaper with a reporter at the Capitol, ask that person questions. We can point you in the right direction.
  • Keating: Take human bites. Until you have been there for a while, you don’t know what you don’t know.
  • Keating: If you get an assignment, stick on that one subject and get it right. Burrow deep into the subject.
  • Dixon: Utilize the Legislative Library: 860-240-8888. The staff is available to assist with finding information on bills and other background information.
  • Pazniokas: Our job is to provide context – and that could include local and historic context.
  • Pazniokas: You are reporters so you can ask questions like: what difference will a particular bill make — both long-term and short-term.
  • Pazniokas: Most of the time, everyone you will need for a story will be in the state Capitol. You just need to know where to find them.
  • Pazniokas: Librarians, by their nature, are wonderful people. They want to hekp, and want people to come to them with questions.
  • Pazniokas: There’s a bill analysis and fiscal analysis done for every piece of legislation.
  • Phaneuf: The best advice I could offer is to slow down. Try to find a balance between the deadline and accuracy.
  • Phaneuf: It’s not the complexity of issues that is difficult, it’s the diversity.
  • Phaneuf: The spin is more intense at this level – and is getting worse.
  • Phaneuf: Once you report something, it’s really tough to undo it. So be careful!
  • Phaneuf: You just have to pick your story and do it well.
  • Pazniokas: Every where state government is, you have the opportunity to report something.
  • Pazniokas: Sometimes the most complicated subjects are best explored by getting down to the simplest levels.
  • Pazniokas: Get on the email lists. There is always a chance to grab something that’s important to you that you could otherwise miss.

Is there any advice you would add? Please utilize the comments section below to share your insights.

Edward Cotter

Edward Cotter Jr., was photographer for the Evening Sentinel and the New Haven Register for more than 55 years, before his death in January 2012. He was 91.

Eddie Cotter set the standard for journalists in the lower Naugatuck Valley. And, he paved the way to make sure the public always got to see what was happening in their communities – including with emergency services.

Several newspaper reporters and editors recalled their time working with Cotter in news articles about his death. Former New Haven Register editor Michael Foley said when Cotter walked into the newsroom late in the day with a photo, it meant one thing ― tear up whatever the editors had planned for the front page.

Cotter’s photos were up close and dramatic. On more than one occasion the editors at the Register had to meet to discuss whether to publish Cotter’s photos.

“It could be raw stuff,” said Foley.

John Ferraro, the state editor at The Hartford Courant, worked with Cotter in the early 1990s at the Register’s Valley bureau. Ferraro said he and Cotter would often run out to cover crashes and fires. At times Cotter would take photos, hand Ferraro the camera to take back to the office, then either step in to fight a fire or drive an ambulance.

“He thought that people had the right to see what was going on in their communities,” Ferraro said. “Part of that was showing what rescue people did.”

The Naugatuck Valley press corps and the community have benefited from the access to emergency services. First responders in the Valley have an expectation that what they do is public, and should be shared with the community. That is a result of Cotter’s influence.

Edward Cotter contributed immensely to journalism and to the public in Connecticut.  We are honored to induct him into the Connecticut Journalism Hall of Fame.

John Mongillo Jr.

John Mongillo Jr. was an extraordinary newsman.  Following his father, John Sr. who was also a news photographer, he shot photos of most major news events in Connecticut during a 40-year career.  Hurricane Gloria, the collapse of the Mianus River Bridge, the Stratford Toll Plaza fire are a few examples.  He seemed to be everywhere at once.

His contacts were legendary.  He knew everyone from beat cops, to major public officials, to regular citizens.  And they all called John with stories. He often was at crime scenes before any other reporter or photographer, and in 1980 was credited with negotiating a hostage situation at the East Street branch of the former First Bank in New Haven when a would-be robber wanted to relay his demands through the media. As a result, Mongillo received the police chief’s Citizen Meritorious Service Award.

Former New Haven Register Editor Jack Kramer, who worked with Mongillo for about 30 years, said, “Nobody was more plugged in, nobody knew more cops or firefighters, nobody was faster with information than John Mongillo. He made sure we had the most up-to-date and best information and photographs.”

He also shot thousands of images of less well-known stories and portraits of everyday people in the news.

Mongillo worked at the New Haven Register for 30 years and then became a free lancer.  He provided still pictures and video to news outlets around the state and beyond for the rest of his life.  He was only 64 when he died.

John Mongillo Jr. was the complete news photographer.  We are proud to induct him into the Connecticut Journalism Hall of Fame.

Contest winners announced

We are proud to announce our 2011 Excellence in Journalism professional and 2011-12 Excellence in Journalism college winners:

WINNERS OF 2011 SPJ EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM CONTEST:

Editorial > General Column; Newspaper above 50,000 circulation

(1) Stratford’s hard line on these kids an injustice; Connecticut Post; MariAn Gail Brown

(2) Why is Monroe man facing deportation; Connecticut Post; MariAn Gail Brown

(3) With hard work, anything is possible; Connecticut Post; Keila Torres-Ocasio

Editorial > General Column; Newspaper at 18,000 to 50,000 circulation
(1) Annals of an outage; Record-Journal; Glenn Richter

(2) My back pages at Borders Book Shop; The Advocate; Kevin McKeever

Editorial > General Column; Newspaper below 18,000 circulation

(1) With power out, family pulled together for a few days; The Bulletin; Jim Konrad

(2) The board that became a newsroom touchstone; The Advocate; John Breunig

(3) A tree falls in Windham; The Chronicle, Willimantic; Charles C. Ryan

Editorial > General Column; Community Non-Daily

(1) Indians raise $4,600 for Pink Week, then beat Branford; Shore Publishing/Zip06.com; Chris Piccirillo

(2) Let’s change the tone – If not for us, for our children; Shore Publishing/Zip06.com; Amy J. Barry

(3) Despite its pain, 10 years ago NYC welcomed visitors; Berlin Citizen; Olivia L. Lawrence

Editorial > General Column; Magazine

(1) Burying the hatchet; The Advocate of Stamford; Deborah DiSesa Hirsch

Editorial > General Column; Online — Affiliated

(1) Continuing lessons; The Housatonic Times; Alice Tessier

Editorial > General Column; Online — Independent

(1) Thank you for not smoking; Patch.com; Jessie Sawyer

Editorial > General Column; Radio

(1) Good riddance, Irene!; WSHU Public Radio; Jim Downey

Editorial > General Column; Regional Non-Daily

(1) Distractions at Mass; The Catholic Transcript; J.F. Pisani

Editorial > Op-Ed Column; Newspaper above 50,000 circulation

(1) The missing girl double standard; New Haven Register; Michael Foley

(2) When all that hard work isn’t enough; Connecticut Post; Hugh Bailey

Editorial > Op-Ed Column; Newspaper at 18,000 to 50,000 circulation

(1) There’s a reason why it’s called the present; The Advocate of Stamford; Deborah DiSesa Hirsch

(2) Gut feeling: America has small window of opportunity for return to civility; The News-Times; Art Cummings

(3) At least read a book before trying to ban it from others; The News-Times; Jacqueline Smith

Editorial > Op-Ed Column; Community Non-Daily

(1) Out on a limb: Power of an Idea; The Housatonic Times; Kathryn Boughton

Editorial > Op-Ed Column; Online — Independent

(1) Dear Emily’s List . . . Really?; CTNewsjunkie.com; Sarah Darer Littman

(2) Bridgeport schools takeover a symptom of bigger problems; CTNewsjunkie.com; Susan Bigelow

(3) The making of King Dannel; CTNewsjunkie.com; Heath W. Fahle

Editorial > Op-Ed Column; Regional Non-Daily

(1) 9/11: a mother’s snapshot from that morning; The Litchfield County Times; Marcia DeSanctis

(2) Annual appeal keeps shelters open for those in need; The Catholic Transcript; Jack Sheedy

(3) A 1 percent view of Occupy Wall Street; The Litchfield County Times; Edwin Matthews


 

Editorial > Opinion Column; Newspaper above 50,000 circulation
(1) Spring beauty vivid in cancer’s face; Connecticut Post; Ken Dixon

(2) A life shattered, and who will pay?; The Hartford Courant; Rick Green

(3) Create jobs? What we should do, but won’t; Republican-American; David Krechevsky

Editorial > Opinion Column; Newspaper at 18,000 to 50,000 circulation

(1) The Tarzia Mutiny comes to a much-awaited end; The Advocate; Kevin McKeever

(2) Help for the scarred souls; The News-Times; Brian Koonz

(3) Leave FOI alone; Record-Journal; Eric Cotton

Editorial > Opinion Column; Newspaper below 18,000 circulation
(1) State won’t get cigarette taxes from me anymore; The Bulletin; Ray Hackett

(2) Will you be among the civil on May 10?; Register Citizen; Rick Thomason

(3) Rabbi’s sermon honored dead, challenged living; The Bulletin; Ray Hackett

Editorial > Opinion Column; Community Non-Daily
(1) Self discovery; The Waterbury Observer; Chelsea Murray

(2) Escape alive; The Waterbury Observer; Chelsea Murray

Editorial > Opinion Column; Magazine
(1) Town nicknames: Savvy or silly?; Seasons Magazines; David Ryan Polgar

(2) Spring rituals; Seasons Magazines; Shawn Zimmerman

(3) A year in review; Seasons Magazines; Colin McEnroe

Editorial > Opinion Column; Online — Independent
(1) Spending a day in a firefighter’s shoes; Stratford Patch; Jason Bagley

(2) Connecticut Magazine kicks The Valley in the shins; The Valley Independent Sentinel; Eugene Driscoll

Editorial > Opinion Column; Regional Non-Daily
(1) The fall of icons; The Catholic Transcript; Donald DeMarco

Editorial > Single Editorial; Newspaper above 50,000 circulation
(1) Ganim redux; The Hartford Courant; Tom Condon

(2) It’s a city, not a dump; The Hartford Courant; Tom Condon

(3) Put DeLauro’s bill in diaper pail; New Haven Register; Charles Kochakian

Editorial > Single Editorial; Newspaper at 18,000 to 50,000 circulation
(1) Blumenthal’s needless Lyme Disease act; The Day; Paul Choiniere

(2) Drug-ring allegations; The News-Times; Art Cummings, Jacqueline Smith, Brian Koonz, Ralph Hohman, Shawn E. Palmer

(3) Pfizer’s China move; The Day; Paul Choiniere

Editorial > Single Editorial; Newspaper below 18,000 circulation
(1) We must look after those who look after us; The Advocate; Thomas Mellana

(2) GOP’s budget lawsuit is simple grandstanding; The Bulletin; Ray Hackett

(3) Continued resentment over paid sick leave bill understandable; Register Citizen; Rick Thomason

Editorial > Single Editorial; Magazine
(1) Give and take, Connecticut Magazine; Charles A. Monagan

(2) Haunted happenings; Seasons Magazines; Elaine Lang

(3) Escapades on ice; Seasons Magazines; Colleen Fitzpatrick

Editorial > Single Editorial; Regional Non-Daily
(1) Police controversies; The Greater New Milford Spectrum; Jacqueline Smith, Norm Cummings, Art Cummings, Brian Koonz, Ralph Hohman

Graphics > Informational Graphic; Newspaper above 50,000 circulation
(1) 9/11 timeline; Connecticut Post; Daryn Rowley

Graphics > Informational Graphic; Newspaper at 18,000 to 50,000 circulation
(1) Declassified; The News-Times; Daryn Rowley

Graphics > Informational Graphic; Newspaper below 18,000 circulation
(1) The spent-fuel crisis; The Advocate; Timothy Guzda

(2) Project moves off drawing board; The Bulletin; Brian Pernicone

Graphics > Informational Graphic; Regional Non-Daily
(1) Connecticut education grants cost sharing grants for New Milford; The Greater New Milford Spectrum; Daryn Rowley

Layout > Headline; Newspaper above 50,000 circulation
(1) Connecticut Post; Josh O’Connell

Layout > Headline; Newspaper at 18,000 to 50,000 circulation
(1) The News-Times; Lynn Schnier

Layout > Headline; Newspaper below 18,000 circulation
(1) The Bulletin; John Barry

(2) The Bulletin; Kathleen Collins

Layout > Headline; Community Non-Daily
No Award Given

Layout > Non-Page 1 Layout; Newspaper above 50,000 circulation
(1) Kicking daisies; New Haven Register; Alyson Bowman


Layout > Non-Page 1 Layout; Newspaper at 18,000 to 50,000 circulation
(1) Life in the ‘Dust Bowl’; The News-Times; Daryn Rowley

(2) 3,000 welcome to the club; Record-Journal; George Dalek

Layout > Non-Page 1 Layout; Newspaper below 18,000 circulation
(1) Nor’easter; Greenwich Time; Timothy Guzda

(2) Norwich native gets a chance to perform with Beyonce; The Bulletin; Dan Goodwin

(3) Panther plans; The Middletown Press; Joseph Pelletier

Layout > Non-Page 1 Layout; Community Non-Daily
(1) Greenwich Citizen; Jim Wolfe

(2) Get ready section: Preschool preparation; The West Hartford Press; Abigail Albair

Layout > Non-Page 1 Layout; Magazine
(1) The doctor is out; Connecticut Magazine; Joan Barrow

(2) The proof is in the brewing; Shore Publishing/Zip06.com; Jennifer Corthell

(3) Take me out to which ballgame?; Shore Publishing/Zip06.com; Jennifer Corthell

Layout > Non-Page 1 Layout; Regional Non-Daily
(1) Catholic world; The Catholic Transcript; Joe Brown, Leslie DiVenere

(2) Get ready for fall fashion; The Valley Press; Abigail Albair

Layout > Non-Page 1 Layout; Special Supplement
(1) Creepy Tales; The Bulletin; Dan Goodwin

Layout > Page 1 Layout; Newspaper above 50,000 circulation
(1) Dan’s grand plan; Connecticut Post; Lee Steele

(2) Monster rapist; New Haven Register; Alyson Bowman

(3) Lieberman retires; New Haven Register; Christine Tansey, Jack Golas

Layout > Page 1 Layout; Newspaper at 18,000 to 50,000 circulation
(1) Irene turns out the lights; The Day; John Ruddy

(2) The man in the arena; The Day; Carol McCarthy

Layout > Page 1 Layout; Newspaper below 18,000 circulation
(1) 9/11; The Advocate; Timothy Guzda

(2) Project moves off drawing board; The Bulletin; Brian Pernicone

(3) Legend of the Leatherman; Greenwich Time; Timothy Guzda

Layout > Page 1 Layout; Community Non-Daily
(1) Greenwich Citizen; Jim Wolfe

Layout > Page 1 Layout; Magazine
(1) Cancun’s hot spots; AAA; Karen A. Avitabile

Layout > Page 1 Layout; Regional Non-Daily
(1) The Catholic Transcript; Leslie DiVenere

(2) The Catholic Transcript; Joe Brown

Multimedia > Audio Storytelling; Online — Independent
(1) Navel gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast; The Valley Independent Sentinel; Eugene Driscoll, Jodie Mozdzer, Tony Spinelli

Multimedia > Interactive Graphic Reporting; Online – Affiliated
(1) Key areas in Meriden without power; Record-Journal; Dan Brechlin

Multimedia > Video Storytelling; Online — Affiliated
(1) Running pioneer returning to Manchester; The Day; Peter Huoppi

(2) No car? No problem, commute by kayak; The Day; Peter Huoppi

(3) Fashionistas in Killingworth; Shore Publishing/Zip06.com; Jess Smith

Multimedia > Video Storytelling; Online — Independent
(1) 10-Year-Old piano prodigy Umi Garrett amazes in Avon; Avon Patch; Jessie Sawyer

(2) Camdyn versus cancer; Branford Patch; Nicole Ball

(3) ‘I never saw one chair, one desk’ in 9/11 rubble, says Naugatuck rescuer; Naugatuck Patch; Ron DeRosa

Multimedia > Video Storytelling; Television
(1) Composite; News 12 Connecticut; Dan Renzetti

(2) News 12 Connecticut; Jim Mennino

(3) Composite; News 12 Connecticut; Christopher Wood

Photography > Feature Photo; Newspaper above 50,000 circulation
(1) Gotta hand it to him; Connecticut Post; Autumn Driscoll

(2) Relay New England; New Haven Register; Peter Casolino

(3) Snow scene; New Haven Register; Melanie Stengel

Photography > Feature Photo; Newspaper at 18,000 to 50,000 circulation
(1) Women of Excellence Debutante Cotillion; The Day; Dana Jensen

(2) Heavy rain soaks boys; The News-Times; Carol Kaliff

(3) Making a summer splash; The News-Times; Carol Kaliff

Photography > Feature Photo; Newspaper below 18,000 circulation
(1) Nutcracker; The Advocate; Keelin Daly

(2) Hot dog truck in Portland; The Middletown Press; Catherine Avalone

(3) 100-year-old still hits the road; The Bulletin; John Shishmanian

Photography > Feature Photo; Community Non-Daily
(1) Merwin splash; The Hour Publishing Co; Alex von Kleydorff

(2) Saving Sasha; Shore Publishing/Zip06.com; Jess Smith

Photography > Feature Photo; Magazine
(1) Into the Land of Enchantment; AAA; Karen A. Avitabile

(2) Best friends forever; Seasons Magazines; Michael Fiedler

(3) The veggie vibe; Seasons Magazines; Diana DeLucia

Photography > Feature Photo; Online – Affiliated
(1) Our Lady of Guadalupe 2011; The Catholic Transcript; Lenora Sumsky

Photography > Feature Photo; Online – Independent
(1) Road runners; Windsor Locks Patch; Larry Smith

(2) A bit of a stretch; WestportNow.com; Lynn U. Miller

(3) ‘I wish I remembered the first time you held me’; WestportNow.com; Lynn U. Miller

Photography > Feature Photo; Regional Non-Daily
(1) Rachel Gioia lets her emotions go after getting her diploma at New Milford High School’s graduation; The Greater New Milford Spectrum; Norm Cummings

(2) The story of Christmas; The Catholic Transcript; Bob Mullen

(3) Reflections of a Photo ; The Litchfield County Times; Laurie Gaboardi

Photography > News Photo; Newspaper above 50,000 circulation
(1) What a thrill; New Haven Register; Mara Lavitt

(2) Calm after the storm; Connecticut Post; Brian A. Pounds

(3) Helping out; New Haven Register; Melanie Stengel

Photography > News Photo; Newspaper at 18,000 to 50,000 circulation
(1) Police shooting; The Day; Tim Martin

(2) Mourning; The Day; Tim Martin

(3) Linear trail obstacle; Record-Journal; Dave Zajac

Photography > News Photo; Newspaper below 18,000 circulation
(1) Prayer for fire victims; The Advocate; Lindsay Niegelberg

(2) Veteran; The Advocate; Keelin Daly

(3) Freedom Tower rising; Greenwich Time; Bob Luckey

Photography > News Photo; Community Non-Daily
No Award Given

Photography > News Photo; Online – Independent
(1) Captured; WestportNow.com; WestportNow Photo

(2) Endeavour’s final launch; CTNewsjunkie.com; Matt Rece

(3) Woman unhurt in Hillspoint Road rescue; WestportNow.com; Dave Matlow

Photography > News Photo; Regional Non-Daily
(1) October storm aftermath; The Valley Press; David Heuschkel

(2) Heavily armed police respond to bank robbery; The Greater New Milford Spectrum; Norm Cummings

Photography > Photo Layout; Newspaper at 18,000 to 50,000 circulation
(1) I would love to hear him call me mommy; Record-Journal; Sarah Nathan

Photography > Photo Layout; Community Non-Daily
(1) The knockout; The Waterbury Observer; John Murray

(2) Erin go roar!; Shore Publishing/Zip06.com; Jess Smith

Photography > Photo Layout; Magazine
(1) This land is your land; Connecticut Magazine; Joan Barrow

(2) There’s no place like Napa; AAA; Karen A. Avitabile

(3) Star Spangled waterfront in Stonington Borough; Connecticut Magazine; Michael Partenio

Photography > Photo Layout; Online – Affiliated
(1) Monson tornado; The Chronicle; Al Malpa
(2) Our Lady of Mount Carmel gets iPads; The Catholic Transcript; Mary Chalupsky

Photography > Photo Layout; Online – Independent
(1) A winter trick at Halloween; Branford Eagle; Mary Johnson

(2) Snapshots of Hurricane Irene; Branford Eagle; Mary Johnson

(3) Saugatuck Congregational Church fire; WestportNow.com; Dave Matlow, Helen Klisser During

Photography > Photo Layout; Regional Non-Daily
(1) A show of talent; The Greater New Milford Spectrum; Trish Haldin

(2) Diamond deeds; The Greater New Milford Spectrum; Trish Haldin

(3) Farewell to summer; The Greater New Milford Spectrum; Norm Cummings


 

Photography > Sports Photo; Newspaper above 50,000 circulation
(1) Ball control; Connecticut Post; Christian Abraham

(2) Hey, where’s the ball?; Connecticut Post; Brian A. Pounds

(3) Softball player on Ice; Republican-American; Jim Shannon

Photography > Sports Photo; Newspaper at 18,000 to 50,000 circulation
(1) Tennis action; The Day; Tim Martin

(2) No strain, no gain; The Day; Sean D. Elliot

(3) UConn women’s basketball; The Day; Sean D. Elliot

Photography > Sports Photo; Newspaper below 18,000 circulation
(1) Ledyard falls short to top squad; The Bulletin; Aaron Flaum

(2) Little League call; Greenwich Time; Bob Luckey

(3) Bounce of the football; Greenwich Time; Bob Luckey

Photography > Sports Photo; Community Non-Daily
(1) Sydney Ferrante softball photo; Southington Observer; John Goralski

Photography > Sports Photo; Online – Affiliated
(1) Going for it; Shore Publishing/Zip06.com; John Vanacore

Photography > Sports Photo; Online – Independent
(1) Comforting words from dad; WestportNow.com; Douglas Healey

Photography > Sports Photo; Regional Non-Daily
(1) Whatever works; The Greater New Milford Spectrum; Norm Cummings

Reporting > Arts & Entertainment ; Newspaper above 50,000 circulation
(1) Breaking down Bergman; New Haven Register; Donna Doherty

(2) Reaching the heights; Connecticut Post; Phyllis A.S. Boros

Reporting > Arts & Entertainment; Newspaper at 18,000 to 50,000 circulation
(1) A royale reunion; The Day; Rick Koster

(2) Connecting kids globally; The News-Times; Linda Tuccio-Koonz

(3) New life begins at 40 for Pilobolus; The News-Times; Eileen FitzGerald

Reporting > Arts & Entertainment; Newspaper below 18,000 circulation
(1) Straight outta the burbs; The Advocate; Scott Gargan

(2) Winter time; The Advocate; Scott Gargan

(3) Michelangelo of metal; The Advocate; Elizabeth Kim

Reporting > Arts & Entertainment; Community Non-Daily
(1) Preserving a piece of American history abroad; Shore Publishing/Zip06.com; Meredith Crawford

(2) From The Russian Tea Room to The Silo; The Housatonic Times; Jaime Ferris

(3) ‘Double Life’ documents 50-year love story; The Housatonic Times; Jaime Ferris

Reporting > Arts & Entertainment; Magazine
(1) Masterful choreography; Passport Magazine; Jack Sheedy

(2) Sting’s artist, and ours; Passport Magazine; Max Wittstein

(3) Our treasures; Connecticut Magazine; Noah Charney

Reporting > Arts & Entertainment; Online – Independent
(1) Flutes tell a story; Branford Eagle/New Haven Independent; Sally E. Bahner

(2) Heritage Night is start of new Borough tradition; Naugatuck Patch; Patrick Scalisi

(3) ‘The King’s Speech’ raises awareness in Connecticut; Patch.com; Jessie Sawyer

Reporting > Arts & Entertainment; Regional Non-Daily
(1) Disc jockey’s IP claim is a ‘Shore’ thing; Connecticut Law Tribune; Christian Nolan

(2) Faith, music mix for the Felicianos; The Catholic Transcript; Mary Chalupsky

(3) ‘War Horse’ a soggy trot, but true spectacle; The Catholic Transcript; Bernard Carragher

Reporting > Arts & Entertainment; Television
(1) Old Glory hound; News 12 Connecticut; Sarah Hagen, Christopher Wood

(2) King Solomon; News 12 Connecticut; Gillian Neff, Mark Sogofsky, Christopher Wood

Reporting > Business; Newspaper above 50,000 circulation

(1) They’re exports in name only; The Hartford Courant; Mara Lee

(2) Hartford’s humble champions; The Hartford Courant; Kenneth R. Gosselin

(3) Businesses at the brink; Republican-American; David Krechevsky

Reporting > Business; Newspaper at 18,000 to 50,000 circulation
(1) Unemployed reach end of benefits; The Day; Lee Howard

(2) Fannie, Freddie undergo scrutiny; Stamford Advocate; Julie Jason

(3) Foreclosures remain an issue; The Day; Lee Howard

Reporting > Business; Newspaper below 18,000 circulation
(1) Anatomy of a deal; The Advocate; Elizabeth Kim

(2) Tourism groups have stopped talking; The Bulletin; James Mosher

(3) Who’s hiring; The Bulletin; James Mosher

Reporting > Business; Community Non-Daily
(1) Investing in innovation: Pepperidge Farm center breaks ground; Norwalk Citizen; Nicole Rivard

(2) Alice Acres gears up; Thames River Times; Julianne Hanckel

Reporting > Business; Magazine
(1) Raising the bar: New SEC disclosure requirements impact trustees’ selection of financial advisers; Penton Media (Trusts & Estates magazine); Julie Jason

(2) Intel’s digital growing pains; 1to1 Media, Customer Strategist Journal; Mila D’Antonio

(3) Cash cows; Connecticut Magazine; Elizabeth Keyser

Reporting > Business; Online — Independent;
(1) Kebabian’s squeezed by recession; New Haven Independent; Brian Dowling

(2) Costco coming?; Branford Eagle; Marcia Chambers

(3) The new look of loyalty; 1to1 Media; Mila D’Antonio

Reporting > Business; Radio
(1) Radio; Monkeys love discounts, too; WSHU Public Radio; Craig LeMoult

Reporting > Business; Regional Non-Daily
(1) Cosmic experience; The Litchfield County Times; Jack Coraggio

Reporting > Business; Special Supplement
(1) Made in Torrington: A new generation of manufacturing entrepreneurs carry on city’s industrial heritage; Register Citizen; Rick Thomason

Reporting > Feature; Newspaper above 50,000 circulation
(1) Andre’s choice; Hartford Courant; Vanessa de la Torre

(2) Mario Testa: Bridgeport’s power broker; Connecticut Post; Tim Loh

(3) ICON:IC: Priest working on New Haven’s church murals for 28 years; New Haven Register; Ed Stannard

Reporting > Feature; Newspaper at 18,000 to 50,000 circulation
(1) The last of the hatters; The News-Times; Robert Miller

(2) Somebody had to go first; The Day; Joe Wojtas

(3) Mission to Normandy; Record-Journal; Stephanie O’Connell

Reporting > Feature; Newspaper below 18,000 circulation
(1) Ham radio enthusiasts make global connections; The Hour Newspapers; Chase Wright

(2) Powder Ridge Rock Festival remembered; The Middletown Press; Kelly Ann Gore-Pleksiw

(3) Litchfield’s Gilbert Black and others paved the way for today’s African-American players; Register Citizen; Ricky Campbell


 

Reporting > Feature; Community Non-Daily
(1) Hope for the future nurtured at Westport, Fairfield homeless shelters; Westport News; Paul Schott

(2) Pegasus gives leg up on more than just riding; Norwalk Citizen; Nicole Rivard

(3) Teachers, students weigh in on Twain controversy; New Canaan News; Paresh Jha

Reporting > Feature; Magazine
(1) Monica’s story; Connecticut Magazine; Patricia Grandjean

(2) Where the arches are made of gold; Connecticut Magazine; Alan Bisbort

(3) Village of light; Connecticut Magazine; Alan Bisbort

Reporting > Feature; Online — Independent
(1) Campers succeed as they ‘lose the training wheels’; West Hartford Patch; Ronni Newton

(2) Suicidal squirrels? Or are they just nuts?; Montville Patch; Carrie Jacobson

(3) Typewriter lives on!; Branford Eagle/New Haven Independent; Sally E. Bahner

Reporting > Feature; Radio
(1) Growing opportunities for Connecticut farmers to teach people about food; WSHU Public Radio; Alison Freeland

(2) Monty the dog hits the stacks at Yale Law; WSHU Public Radio; Mark Herz

Reporting > Feature; Regional Non-Daily
(1) What was Joe Mirsky like? Funny you should ask; Connecticut Law Tribune; Christian Nolan

(2) Sculpting biblical scenes with soap, coffee, floor wax; The Catholic Transcript; Jack Sheedy

(3) Seminarian ‘raised up from death’ twice over; The Catholic Transcript; Roberta Tuttle

Reporting > Feature; Television
(1) A symbol of hope; News 12 Connecticut; Kristi Olds, Matthew Cyr, David Pickering

(2) Game of death; News 12 Connecticut; Courtney Kane, Melissa Taberna, Dan Renzetti

(3) Haunted collector; News 12 Connecticut; Kathryn Hauser, Melissa Taberna, Christopher Wood

Reporting > Feature Series; Newspaper above 50,000 circulation
(1) The Jenny Kim series; Republican-American; Carrie Macmillan

Reporting > Feature Series; Newspaper at 18,000 to 50,000 circulation
(1) The Givers; The Day; Karen Florin, Jennifer McDermott, Sasha Goldstein, Kristina Dorsey, Jeffery Johnson, Chuck Potter, Judy Benson

Reporting > Feature Series; Newspaper below 18,000 circulation
(1) The Leather Man; Greenwich Time; Frank MacEachern

(2) War is upon us; The Advocate; Olivia Just

Reporting > Feature Series; Community Non-Daily
(1) Never too old; Shore Publishing/Zip06.com; Rita Christopher

Reporting > Feature Series; Online – Independent
(1) It’s National Infertility Awareness Month–How much do you know?; North Branford Patch; Jenn McCulloch

(2) Adventures of a citizen fire fighter; Avon Patch; Ann Marie Potter

Reporting > Feature Series; Television
(1) Tears to Cheers; News 12 Connecticut; Frank Recchia, Matthew Cyr, Dan Renzetti, Ken Kienzle

Reporting > General Reporting; Newspaper above 50,000 circulation
(1) Sins to confess? Catholics, there’s an app for that; New Haven Register; Ed Stannard

(2) What ‘sacrifice’ could look like; Connecticut Post; Ken Dixon

(3) Convicts: I’m sorry; Connecticut Post; Michael P. Mayko

Reporting > General Reporting; Newspaper at 18,000 to 50,000 circulation
(1) Counting herself lucky to be alive, woman warns others of cliffs’ danger; Record-Journal; Dan Brechlin

(2) The long road back; The Day; Sasha Goldstein


 

Reporting > General Reporting; Newspaper below 18,000 circulation
(1) Hunt for restitution; The Advocate; Jeff Morganteen

(2) Middletown man sued over tall grass in his East Main St. yard; The Middletown Press; Claire Michalewicz

(3) Glass ceiling; The Advocate; Maggie Gordon


Reporting > General Reporting; Community Non-Daily
(1) After 25 years, new evidence, technology may solve Fairfield baby homicide case; Fairfield Citizen; Genevieve Reilly

(2) Non-complying swing set not child’s play for Westport zoning officials; Westport News; Paul Schott

(3) A touch of the tropics, here to stay; Shore Publishing/Zip06.com; Brian Boyd

Reporting > General Reporting; Magazine
(1) This land is your land; Connecticut Magazine; Richard Urban

(2) A shot or not; Connecticut Magazine; Patricia Grandjean

(3) Clinton’s CEO ; Passport Magazine; Kathryn Boughton

Reporting > General Reporting; Online – Independent
(1) Oxford official accused of stealing money lived lavish lifestyle; The Valley Independent Sentinel; Jodie Mozdzer

(2) A dock to nowhere?; Branford Eagle; Diana Stricker

Reporting > General Reporting; Regional Non-Daily
(1) Future Pope came to state in 1936, boosted U.S.-Vatican ties; The Catholic Transcript; Jack Sheedy

(2) Area women witness history in Egypt; The Litchfield County Times; Jack Coraggio

(3) Learning lifesaving skills in a life-size way; The Valley Press; Alison Jalbert

Reporting > General Reporting; Special Supplement
(1) 9.11 The day America changed; The Bulletin; The Bulletin staff

Reporting > General Reporting; Television
(1) Imagine; News 12 Connecticut; Kristi Olds, Christopher Wood

(2) Saving a Child; News 12 Connecticut; Gillian Neff, Teal Tyszka

(3) Hotsy; News 12 Connecticut; Kristi Olds, Mark Sogofsky

Reporting > General Reporting Series; Newspaper above 50,000 circulation
(1) Allegations of racial profiling by East Haven police comes to a head; New Haven Register; Mark Zaretsky, Susan Misur

(2) Bridgeport deputy chief put on paid leave as criminal allegation probed; Connecticut Post; Keila Torres Ocasio

(3) State takeover of Bridgeport Board of Education; Connecticut Post; Linda Conner Lambeck

Reporting > General Reporting Series; Newspaper at 18,000 to 50,000 circulation
(1) Capital punishment and Capitol politics; Record-Journal; Mary Ellen Godin

(2) Movers & shakers; The News-Times; Art Cummings, Jacqueline Smith, Brian Koonz, Robert Miller, Daryn Rowley, Dirk Perrefort, Stacy Davis, Chris Brodeur, Carol Kaliff, Michael Duffy

Reporting > General Reporting Series; Newspaper below 18,000 circulation
(1) Powder Ridge drama; The Middletown Press; Jonetta Badillo

(2) Chronicle team coverage of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene; The Chronicle, Willimantic; David Hinchey, Michelle Firestone, Heather Lake

Reporting > General Reporting Series; Community Non-Daily
No Award Given

Reporting > General Reporting Series; Online – Independent
(1) Hurricane Irene’s Aftermath; Branford Eagle/New Haven Independent; Marcia Chambers, Diana Stricker, Sally E. Bahner, Mary Johnson

(2) Freak October snowstorm coverage; Tolland Patch; Jayme Kunze, Megan Bard

Reporting > General Reporting Series; Radio
(1) 9/11: Tenth anniversary; WSHU Public Radio; Ebong Udoma, Mark Herz, Craig LeMoult, Alison Freeland, Roxana Robinson

(2) Connecticut’s industrial past leads to environmental reckoning; WSHU Public Radio; Craig LeMoult


 

Reporting > General Reporting Series; Regional Non-Daily
(1) Save the Ville series; The Valley Press; Jennifer Senofonte

(2) Tariffville Post Office closing series; The Valley Press; Sloan Brewster

Reporting > In-Depth; Newspaper above 50,000 circulation
(1) In over their heads; Republican-American; Matthew O’Rourke

(2) A dogs’ tale; New Haven Register; Susan Misur

(3) Escape from hell: rejecting suicide; Hartford Courant; Ann Marie Potter

Reporting > In-Depth; Newspaper at 18,000 to 50,000 circulation
(1) How does this happen; Record-Journal; Adam Wittenberg

(2) When police officers cross the line; Record-Journal; Adam Wittenberg

(3) Power struggle; The News-Times; Robert Miller

Reporting > In-Depth; Newspaper below 18,000 circulation
(1) Superintendent compensation package; The Bulletin; James Craven, Anna Maria Lemoine

(2) Was Komisarjevsky’s fate scripted from the moment he was born?; Register Citizen; Rick Thomason

(3) We got victims trapped; The Advocate; Jeff Morganteen

Reporting > In-Depth; Community Non-Daily
(1) The knockout; The Waterbury Observer; John Murray

Reporting > In-Depth; Magazine
(1) The billionaires club; Connecticut Magazine; Tom Connor

(2) Wild weekend; Connecticut Magazine; Terese Karmel

Reporting > In-Depth; Online – Independent
(1) Dotcom billionaires taking on NASA’s big government contract culture; CTNewsjunkie.com; Lon Seidman, Doug Hardy

(2) Zachs’ extradition faces maze of legal procedures; West Hartford Patch; John Howell

(3) Life imprisonment, on the installment plan; The Valley Independent Sentinel; Eugene Driscoll

Reporting > In-Depth; Radio
(1) Assistance in dying raises legal and ethical questions in Connecticut; WSHU Public Radio; Craig LeMoult

(2) Adventure, equality draw women to the Coast Guard; WSHU Public Radio; Mark Herz

Reporting > In-Depth; Regional Non-Daily
(1) Getting your license in a technological world; The Valley Press; Jennifer Senofonte

(2) Three’s a charm?; Connecticut Law Tribune; Christian Nolan

Reporting > In-Depth; Special Supplement
(1) That day forward: our survivors of 9/11; Connecticut Post; Hearst Connecticut Media Group staff

Reporting > In-Depth; Television
(1) Connecticut Network’s 2011 opening day coverage; Connecticut Network; Diane Smith, Cindy Liburd, Paul Giguere, Dominique Avery, Paul Skaff, Thomas Paquette, Joseph Patriss, William A. Bevacqua, Mark Tyszka

(2) Inside high-tech cancer surgery; News 12 Connecticut; Gillian Neff, Teal Tyszka

Reporting > In-Depth Series; Newspaper above 50,000 circulation
(1) Waterbury blight series; Republican-American; Mike Patrick

Reporting > In-Depth Series; Newspaper at 18,000 to 50,000 circulation
(1) Sept. 11 special report; The Day; Jennifer McDermott, Joe Wojtas, Sasha Goldstein, Jenna Cho, Judy Benson

(2) Homeless women; The Day; Claire Bessette

(3) Series on SEC disclosure requirements for financial advisers; Stamford Advocate; Julie Jason

Reporting > In-Depth Series; Newspaper below 18,000 circulation
(1) Down the drain; The Advocate; Kate King

(2) 9/11 — 10 years later; Greenwich Time; Neil Vigdor, Lisa Chamoff, Frank MacEachern, Bob Horton, Nicole Narea, Taylor Coe, Martin Cassidy

(3) City fails diversity vow; Norwich Bulletin; James Craven


 

Reporting > In-Depth Series; Community Non-Daily
(1) No Award *

(2) Piecing together the puzzle; Darien News; Ben Holbrook

Reporting > In-Depth Series; Online – Affiliated
(1) New Haven homicide report; New Haven Register; William Kaempffer

Reporting > In-Depth Series; Online – Independent
(1) Tropical storm Irene batters Connecticut coast; WestportNow.com; James J. Lomuscio

(2) Halloween storm coverage; The Valley Independent Sentinel; Eugene Driscoll, Jodie Mozdzer, Tony Spinelli

Reporting > In-Depth Series; Radio
(1) Occupy Wall Street: The birth of a movement for the 99%; Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine; Scott Harris

Reporting > In-Depth Series; Regional Non-Daily
No Award Given

Reporting > Investigative Series; Newspaper above 50,000 circulation
(1) Point of contention; Connecticut Post; Bill Cummings

(2) Full disclosure; Connecticut Post; Brittany Lyte

Reporting > Investigative Series; Newspaper at 18,000 to 50,000 circulation
(1) Complaint alleges cop avoided prosecution; Record-Journal; Dan Ivers

Reporting > Investigative Series; Newspaper below 18,000 circulation
(1) Employee fund; The Advocate; Kate King

(2) Greenwich cold cases; Greenwich Time; Frank MacEachern

Reporting > Investigative Series; Online – Independent
(1) Christmas puppies banned; Branford Eagle/New Haven Independent; Marcia Chambers

Reporting > Investigative Story; Newspaper above 50,000 circulation
(1) Local political operative involved with PAC at center of state probe; Connecticut Post; Ken Dixon

(2) Glittering Lawsuit; The Hartford Courant; Matthew Sturdevant

Reporting > Investigative Story; Newspaper at 18,000 to 50,000 circulation
(1) Police dismissed; Record-Journal; Dan Ivers

(2) First Five firm skirts rules; The Day; JC Reindl

Reporting > Investigative Story; Newspaper below 18,000 circulation
(1) 5 years later, city fails diversity vow; The Bulletin; James Craven, Anna Maria Lemoine

(2) Police comp time; Greenwich Time; Neil Vigdor

(3) Head of the cclass; The Advocate; Maggie Gordon

Reporting > Investigative Story; Community Non-Daily
(1) Shattered; The Waterbury Observer; John Murray

(2) The tank will return; Shore Publishing/Zip06.com; Pam Johnson

Reporting > Investigative Story; Online – Independent
(1) High kill rate triggers change at Derby dog pound; The Valley Independent Sentinel; Jodie Mozdzer

(2) Outage leaves Fernwood Apartments residents cold, angry; Middletown Patch; Cassandra Day

Reporting > Investigative Story; Television
(1) Vest-A-Dog; WFSB-TV ; Len Besthoff, Tracy Furey, Eric Budney, Michael Kopelman, Andrew Halpin

Reporting > Spot News; Newspaper above 50,000 circulation
(1) Storm of controversy dooms Butler; The Hartford Courant; Jon Lender, Christopher Keating

(2) Another power hit; The Hartford Courant; Christopher Keating, Jesse Leavenworth, Bill Leukhardt

(3) Clerk shot dead in West Haven was a ‘wonderful guy’; New Haven Register; Amanda Pinto


 

Reporting > Spot News; Newspaper at 18,000 to 50,000 circulation
(1) Feds raid Carabetta HQ; Record-Journal; Mary Ellen Godin

(2) SUV hits gas truck; Record-Journal; Jesse Buchanan

(3) Tropical storm Irene; The Day; Jenna Cho, Joe Wojtas, Claire Bessette, Patricia Daddona, Stephen Chupaska

Reporting > Spot News; Newspaper below 18,000 circulation
(1) ‘The world is safer’; The Bulletin; The Bulletin staff

(2) Irene rocks region; The Bulletin; The Bulletin staff

(3) Acting police chief placed on administrative leave; The Middletown Press; Jonathan Burton

Reporting > Spot News; Online – Affiliated
(1) Irene hits Connecticut; New Haven Register; New Haven Register reporting, editing and multimedia staffs

(2) Joshua Komisarjevsky sentenced to death; New Haven Register; Randall Beach, Luther Turmelle, Peter Hvizdak, Mara Lavitt, Chris March, Ann DeMatteo

Reporting > Spot News; Online – Independent
(1) Flash floods hammer Seymour, Paralyze Route 8; The Valley Independent Sentinel; Jodie Mozdzer

(2) Judge grills Dr. Wang; Branford Eagle/New Haven Independent; Marcia Chambers

(3) Friends: ‘Kuti’ loved family, America and life ; WestportNow.com; James Lomuscio

Reporting > Spot News; Radio
(1) Residents dig through remains of demolished East Haven beach homes; WSHU Public Radio; Craig LeMoult

Reporting > Spot News; Television
(1) Cafe car crash; News 12 Connecticut; Aaron Mesmer, Mark Sogofsky, Al Howard

Sports > Sports Column; Newspaper above 50,000 circulation
(1) To know Dave Solomon was to truly admire him; New Haven Register; Sean Barker

(2) New Haven coaching legend pushes pain aside for kids at East Rock; New Haven Register; Dave Solomon

(3) Ledyard rap was music to their ears; Republican-American; Kyle Brennan

Sports > Sports Column; Newspaper at 18,000 to 50,000 circulation
(1) When boy meets 1st mitt, it’s a true glove story; The Advocate; Kevin McKeever

(2) Whalers’ Fulton brawls with past, opponents in return to hockey; The News-Times; Chris Brodeur

(3) No headlines, please; The News-Times; Chris Brodeur

Sports > Sports Column; Community Non-Daily
(1) Bruins’ black and gold part of my DNA; Shoreline Times; Jimmy Zanor

(2) Glory days; Shoreline Times; Jimmy Zanor

Sports > Sports Column; Online – Independent
(1) Hall girls basketball rises to Class LL Final Four; West Hartford Patch; John Howell

Sports > Sports Column; Regional Non-Daily
No Award Given

Sports > Sports Feature; Newspaper above 50,000 circulation
(1) Heroes off the field: St. Louis Cardinals became first responders in Bridgeport trainwreck; Hartford Courant; Dom Amore

(2) Women’s pro tennis on a star search; Connecticut Post; Chris Elsberry

(3) Hockey checking rules draw mixed results; Connecticut Post; Michael Fornabio

Sports > Sports Feature; Newspaper at 18,000 to 50,000 circulation
(1) Hard work, but never a chore; The Day; Vickie Fulkerson

(2) His pot of honey; Record-Journal; Bryant Carpenter

Sports > Sports Feature; Newspaper below 18,000 circulation
(1) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira feels right at home in Greenwich; Greenwich Time; David Fierro

(2) Keane born to coach; Greenwich Time; David Fierro


 

Sports > Sports Feature; Community Non-Daily
(1) At 76, Stuart still has spirit for triathlons; The West Hartford Press; David Heuschkel

(2) Dream Team; Shoreline Times; Jimmy Zanor

(3) The grind; The Waterbury Observer; John Murray

Sports > Sports Feature; Magazine
(1) Once upon a Whale; Connecticut Magazine; David Holahan

(2) Take me out to which ballgame?; Shore Publishing/Zip06.com; Rita Christopher

Sports > Sports Feature; Online – Affiliated
(1) Will DiStefano’s kick gets Avon past Houy in cold thriller; Register Citizen; Kevin Roberts

Sports > Sports Feature; Online – Independent
(1) Granby XC teams go pink For Dennis and RuthAnn Lobo; Granbys Patch; Ted Glanzer

(2) Szczepanik, teammates will honor memory of mother on senior night; Berlin Patch; Robert Mayer

(3) For St. Joseph College basketball, a terrific 10; West Hartford Patch; John Howell

Sports > Sports Feature; Regional Non-Daily
(1) Winter Olympics hopeful; The Litchfield County Times; Jack Coraggio

Sports > Sports Feature; Television
(1) Notorious; News 12 Connecticut; Mark Sudol, Matthew Cyr, Dan Wills

(2) Football behind the fence; WFSB TV; John Holt

(3) Crushen Russian; News 12 Connecticut; Kristi Olds, Dan Renzetti

Sports > Sports News; Newspaper above 50,000 circulation
(1) Jeter Gets 3,000th hit in grand style; Hartford Courant; Dom Amore

(2) UConn defeats Clemson 14-1 To reach super regional; Hartford Courant; Dom Amore

(3) For conference realignment, football is king; The Hartford Courant; Paul Doyle

Sports > Sports News; Newspaper at 18,000 to 50,000 circulation
(1) UConn donor wants his money back; The Day; Mike DiMauro

(2) John Kelley, running legend, dies at 80; The Day; Vickie Fulkerson

(3) McMahon’s Madaffari lends new meaning to being ‘student athlete’; Stamford Advocate; Doug Bonjour

Sports > Sports News; Newspaper below 18,000 circulation
(1) Home team works to rally; The Bulletin; Joe Perez

(2) Test helps players after concussion; The Bulletin; Marc Allard

(3) Wolcott Tech football team wins first game in program history with 20-12 victory over Stamford Acade; Register Citizen; Kevin Roberts

Sports > Sports News; Community Non-Daily
(1) Shore stunner!; Shoreline Times; Jimmy Zanor

(2) Cardiac kids; Shoreline Times; Jimmy Zanor

(3) ‘Gumby’ etches her name in the record books; Kyle Brennan

Sports > Sports News; Online – Independent
(1) Conard hockey falls to South Windsor, 1-0 ; West Hartford Patch; John Howell

(2) Yom Kippur schedule conflicts keep some from racing in Wickham Invitational; Patch.com; Jessie Sawyer

First Amendment Award
(1) Freedom of information editorials; The Day; Paul Choiniere

Theodore Driscoll Award for Investigative Reporting
(1) First Five firm skirts rules; The Day; JC Reindl

Stephen A. Collins Public Service Award; Special Awards
(1) Full disclosure; Connecticut Post; Brittany Lyte

 

 

 

WINNERS SPJ COLLEGE JOURNALISM CONTEST 2011-2012:

Print/Online > Editorial/Op-ed; College Contest
(1) The grim future of a local bookshop; The Daily Campus; Jesse Rifkin

(2) Cain should have known this was coming; The Recorder; Nicholas Proch

(3) Dear Mr. Fisher: A lesson on Quinnipiac; The Quinnipiac Chronicle; Matt Busekroos

Print/Online > Feature; College Contest;
(1) The pride inside; The Quinnipiac Chronicle; Phil Nobile

(2) This is me: Holocaust survivor; The Quinnipiac Chronicle; Meghan Parmentier

(3) This is me: A man with faith; The Quinnipiac Chronicle; Jamie Hill

Print/Online > Feature Photo; College Contest
(3) Scrubs of love; The Quinnipiac Chronicle; Ilya Specktor

Print/Online > General Column; College Contest
(1) Editor’s notes: Graduation woes; The Southern News; Jeff Nowak

(2) Sarah’s Style: Romance and Quinnipiac – Not the ideal cocktail; The Quinnipiac Chronicle; Sarah Rosenberg

Print/Online > General Reporting; College Contest
(1) CCSU Professor arrested on fraud charges; The Recorder; Justin Muszynski

(2) Off-campus students will have to sign ‘Good Neighbor Policy’ contract; The Quinnipiac Chronicle; Michele Snow

(3) Major decisions: deans, experts weigh in; The Quinnipiac Chronicle; Marcus Harun

Print/Online > News Photo; College Contest

(1) QU never forgets; Anna Brundage; The Quinnipiac Chronicle
(2) Hall wars; Al Valerio; The Quinnipiac Chronicle
(3) Construction for new town houses; Sean Meenaghan; The Southern News

Print/Online > Non-Page 1 Layout; College Contest
(1) Spring break; The Quinnipiac Chronicle; Michele Snow

(2) Beating the daily grind; Fairfield Mirror; Loan Le

(3) Rivals through the years; The Quinnipiac Chronicle; Sam Epstein

Print/Online > Page 1 Layout; College Contest
(1) Goodbye to Fairfield Cab!; Fairfield Mirror; Martin O’Sullivan

(2) March 28, 2012; The Quinnipiac Chronicle; Sam Epstein

Print/Online > Sports Feature Story; College Contest
(1) ‘Cinderella man’; TheDaily Campus – UConn student newspaper; Mac Cerullo

(2) The will to succeed: Senior Will Cavallo reflects on journey to make team; The Quinnipiac Chronicle; Jon Alba

(3) Whiting trades tapes for helmet; The Quinnipiac Chronicle; Tim O’Donnell

Print/Online > Sports News Story; College Contest
(1) Volleyball coach fired, escorted off campus; The Quinnipiac Chronicle; Chronicle Staff

(2) Blue Devil fallen, But not forgotten; The Recorder; Brittany Burke

(3) Three more Quinnipiac basketball players arrested; The Quinnipiac Chronicle; Matt Eisenberg

Print/Online > Sports Photo; College Contest
(1) SCSU guard leaps over defender to score a basket; The Southern News; Sean Meenaghan

(2) First flips; The Quinnipiac Chronicle; Matt Eisenberg

Video > Feature; College Contest
(1) Kendall’s story; Q30 Television; Natalie Sgro

(2) Youth violence in New Haven; Q30 Television; Natalie Sgro

Video > General Reporting; College Contest
(1) Hurricane damage to East Haven; Q30 Television; Natalie Sgro

(2) East Haven smoking ban; Q30 Television; Noah Golden

(3) Connecticut Transit; Q30 Television; Rebecca Turco

Video > Sports Feature Story; College Contest
(1) Midnight madness; The Quinnipiac Chronicle; Austin Hopkins

(2) Heroes hat; Q30 Television; Michael Auletta

Video > Sports News Story; College Contest
No Award Given

Video > Spot News Story; College Contest
No Award Given

 

(1) To know Dave Solomon was to truly admire him; New Haven Register; Sean Barker(1) Heroes off the field: St. Louis Cardinals became first responders in Bridgeport trainwreck; Hartford Courant; Dom Amore(1) Conard hockey falls to South Windsor, 1-0 ; West Hartford Patch; John Howell

Connecticut news organizations earn Boston/New England Emmy nominations

Connecticut news organizations will be well-represented in the Boston/New England Emmy awards on June 2 in Boston.

Click here to read more from Fox Connecticut. Click here to read a complete list of nominations.

Meet Cindy Simoneau

Cindy Simoneau is the immediate past president of our chapter. She is an associate professor of Journalism at Southern Connecticut State University.

She is the former assistant managing editor of the Connecticut Post where she is currently a consulting editor and internship coordinator. She is in her 15th year as adviser to CTTeens, the only high school newspaper journalism project in Connecticut.

She was editor of the daily “Woman Wise” section and a bureau chief reporter at the Post before that. After receiving a B.A. degree at the University of Rhode Island, Simoneau began her career as a reporter for the Newtown Bee. She is a freelance writer and editor. For news writing she has received the Society of Professional Journalists’ regional award. She has been an active member of the Connecticut SPJ chapter, she is currently serving as immediate past president and was a longtime treasurer and member of the Board of Directors since 1983.

You may reach her at csimoneau@ctspj.org.

Meet Jerry Dunklee

Jerry Dunklee is a member of our board.

You may reach him at jdunklee@ctspj.org.

Meet Vinti Singh

Vinti Singh is a member of our board.

You may reach her at vsingh@ctspj.org.

Meet Tommy Valuckas

Tommy Valuckas is a member of our board.

You may reach him at tvaluckas@ctspj.org.

Meet Don Stacom

Don Stacom is a reporter at the Hartford Courant.

You may reach him at dstacom@ctspj.org.

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