Monday, March 10, 2008

Times Leader wins 17 Keystone press awards


First-place winners include reporters Terrie Morgan-Besecker and Mary Therese Biebel and designer Rachel Van Blankenship. Second-place winners include the late Jerry Kellar, Jennifer Learn-Andes, Mark Guydish and Lindsey Jones. The paper also won a second-place award for the “What It’s Like To” feature. The weeklies also won some awards. Kudos.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is great to see that the TL were able to give Jerry one last sign of respect by submitting his columns for recognition. His sports columns, famed sense of humor and guidance for the younger writers at the TL is sorely missed.

God, his stories were hillarious!

Anonymous said...

But...but what about the Weekender?

Anonymous said...

What about the Weekender? Seriously, do you really care about it until Friday night?

Anonymous said...

How about Jen? What did she win?

Anonymous said...

Who's hotter? Jen M. or Jerry Kellar in those assless chaps everybody keeps talking about?

Then you must ask yourself, who's haughtier, Jen M. or Jerry Kellar?

I know in which category I'd opt for the latter.

Anonymous said...

9:11 how about leaving Jerry rest in peace!

Anonymous said...

WWGPD...

What would Gene Padden do?

Anonymous said...

Hey what did the Voice win?

Anonymous said...

CV won First Place for Investigative Reporting, First Place for Series, Second Place for Spot News and Second Place for Photo.

Anonymous said...

What did the CV investigate?

Anonymous said...

That was their four-part series on assless chaps.

Anonymous said...

1:09, are you talking about the stories Jerry wrote or the ones he told in the newsroom?

Anonymous said...

The TL won 9 awards. The 17 comes from the TL awards along with those of the weeklies. Some TL alumni also won awards in other categories.

Anonymous said...

Viva Alejandro Alvarez!!!!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe that walking-with-poles story was part of a prize package. The award voters must have been drunk

Anonymous said...

Wow the Voice got their ass kicked!

Anonymous said...

Most of the 9 TL awards were honorable mentions. The winners are listed on the homepage of the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association's website. The TT won 13 awards (most of them first places), and NOT including their other publications, and they won the division 2 sweepstakes. They kicked ass.

Anonymous said...

1:09, are you talking about the stories Jerry wrote or the ones he told in the newsroom?

5:24 PM, March 11, 2008

Definitely the ones he told in the newsroom! They were priceless!

Anonymous said...

The Keystones are fixed!

Anonymous said...

The CV and the TL don't even compete in the same class. The CV dropped down one class last year due to declining circulation.

Also, if you've ever helped judge one of these contests, you know exactly how haphazard judging can be. Some prize winners are truly deserving, but plenty of judges are checking watches to get back to the newsroom and counting down to the free lunch. Or they're doing this with colleagues over beer.

It's nice to win, but you can't take it too seriously as recognition of the best work. That type of satisfaction comes each day that your circulation holds steady or increases.

Anonymous said...

Spoken like someone who almost won.

Anonymous said...

Mark Moran Rules!!Once again he kicked ass!He is the best newspaper photographer in the area!

Clark and company could learn a thing or two from him!


OLE!

Anonymous said...

Hey 2:11 - you really reek of bitterness from never winning. The TL not the CV dropped down a division. The TL used to compete in the same division as the TT but guess what? The TL sucks and now it's in division 3 instead of division 2. The CV is in division 3 too. P.S. if you ever judged a statewide competition like this and did it as you claim, you've got to be some great journalist. Do you approach your articles with that same half-ass effort too?

Anonymous said...

Mark Moran rules!

Anonymous said...

Mark Moran/Mark Moran/Mark Moran/Mark Moran/Mark Moran/Mark Moran/Mark Moran/Mark Moran/Mark Moran/Mark Moran/ rules!

Anonymous said...

Hey, 10:56 AM ... You criticize 2:11, questioning whether he/she approaches articles with "half-ass effort"? How about the "facts" you purport as true in your post?

You wrote that the CV and the TL are both in Division III after the TL dropped down a level. Nice fact checking. The CV is in Division IV.

And didn't the TL drop a division because the auditing bureau changed the way circulation is calculated?

Anonymous said...

How about that hot photo of Rory Sweeney that ran with the awards? Hahaha!