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Better Newspaper Contest - 2002 Editorial Results for Dailies



Journalists of the Year--Andrew Glazer, Herald News; Jeff Milgram, The Princeton Packet

1.  First place editorial, advertising, circulation and photography winners, please send head shot (or group) shot to: Loren Fisher, Elf Multimedia 45 N. Gaston Ave., Suite 3B, Somerville, NJ 08876, lfisher@elfmultimedia.com for use during the video presentation at the editorial, photography & advertising banquets.  Photos must be received at Elf Multimedia no later than March 7.  Prints, slides or digital images are acceptable.  Be sure to identify yourself, your newspapers and the category in which you won (i.e., editorial contest:  first place, critical writing, weekly over 4,500; classified contest, first place, daily C-2, etc.)

2.  Photography winners:  Winning 1st, 2nd, 3rd and honorable mention Digital images, including the photographer's portrait, must be sent by e-mail no later than March 7 to photo@NJTimes.com for inclusion in the awards video.  All first place winners must submit mounted prints (no larger than 11" x 14" overall) of their entered photos to NJPA by Friday April 4, 2003.  Photo series can be mounted on no more than three 11"x14" boards and hinged with tape.  Prints must be made from digital images or negatives; no photos of tear sheets.

To make corrections, contact NJPA Member Services Manager Peg Stephan at 609-406-0600, ext. 14, or send her an email.

To request a duplicate award plaque or certificate, click here to download a request form.

DAILY EDITORIAL RESULTS

Overall Awards

Journalist of the Year

Daily
Andrew Glazer
Herald News, West Paterson

General Excellence

Daily, under 60,000
Herald News, West Paterson

Daily, over 60,000
Asbury Park Press, Neptune

D-01

Responsible Journalism, Public Service, Lloyd P. Burns Memorial Award

Daily, under 60,000

First Place

"Marcal Posing Health Hazard?" Giada Cardoletti, Author Herald News, West Paterson

Second Place

"Government Records Easier to Obtain"
Staff, Authors
Courier News, Bridgewater

Third Place

"How Safe Are We"
Denise Jewell, Author

Gloucester County Times, Woodbury

Daily, over 60,000 First Place

"Driving by Deception",
Jean Rimbach, Monsy Alvarado, Clint Riley, Benjamin Lesser, Authors

The Record (Bergen County), Hackensack

Second Place

"Corruption in Monmouth County"
Staff, Authors

Asbury Park Press, Neptune

Third Place

"Battle for Seneca Land"
Richard Pearsall, Frank Kummer, Mike Daniels , Authors

Courier-Post, Cherry Hill

D-02

Responsible Journalism, Editorial Comment

Daily, under 60,000

First Place

"Barnes: Guilty at Last and All Along" "Time to Light a Fire Under Paterson's Bigots"; "Politicians Go Over the Falls in a Trolley"
Alfred Doblin, Author

Herald News, West Paterson

Second Place

"Junkie Needle Handouts"
Dave Neese, Author

The Trentonian, Trenton

Third Place

"McGreevey Needlessly Cut Short Effort at Public Records" "Open and Shut on Official's Tax Delinquency? Don't Think So"; "Santiago too Controversial to Function as State's Top Cop"
Keith Ryzewicz, Author

Courier News, Bridgewater
Daily, over 60,000

First Place

"Teachers: Show Some Respect" "End Gouging at Arts Center"; "Change Tune at Arts Center"; "Stop Fishing for Dollars"
Randy Bergmann, Author

Asbury Park Press, Neptune

Second Place

"GOP Drive on Drilling" "How Should the Garden State Grow"; "Delaware Bridge Bunglers"
Paul Wyckoff, Author

The Star-Ledger, Newark

Third Place

"Rehab Program Needs Oversigth" "Politics Trumps DMV Security"; "Missing Children Get Scant Attention"
Andrew Sharp, Author

Asbury Park Press, Neptune D-03

D-04
Responsible Journalism, Enterprise

Daily, under 60,000

First Place

"Where We Live: Housing in Morris County"
Staff, Authors

Daily Record, Parsippany

Second Place

"Teacher Series" Kathleen Carroll, Author
Herald News, West Paterson

Third Place

"Sisters of Circumstances"
Denise Jewell, Author

Gloucester County Times, Woodbury Daily, over 60,000

First Place

"Foreign Objects"
Robert Cohen, J. Scott Orr,Authors

The Star-Ledger, Newark

Second Place

"The Seekers"
Amy Ellis Nutt, Author

The Star-Ledger, Newark

Third Place

"Journey Through Shadow"
Mike Kelly, Carmine Galasso,Authors

The Record (Bergen County), Hackensack

D-04

Responsible Journalism, First Amendment (The Art Weissman Memorial Award)

Daily, under 60,000

First Place

"Charity For Blind Helps Few"
Bryan Dunleavy, Author

Daily Record, Parsippany

Second Place

"Severing the Link - The Pay for Play Scandal"
John Reitmeyer, Fredda Sacharow,Authors

Burlington County Times, Willingboro

Third Place

"Mysterious Ooze in South Plainfield Park"
Staff, Authors

Courier News, Bridgewater
Daily, over 60,000

First Place

"Padding the Payout"
Dunstan McNichol, Author

The Star-Ledger, Newark

Second Place

"Law Opens Public Records"
Paul D'Ambrosio, Samuel Nitze, James Quirk, James W. Prado Roberts, Authors

Asbury Park Press, Neptune

Third Place

"Local School Boards Rack Up Travel Expenses"
Michael Diamond, John Froonjian, Mark Tyler, Peter McAleer, Authors

The Press of Atlantic City, Pleasantville

D-05

Reporting and Writing, Breaking News

Daily, under 60,000

First Place

"2 workers found slain in Roxbury Mall store"
Matt Manochio, Rob Jennings, Authors

Daily Record, Parsippany

Second Place

"Judge: English Only, Please"
Janon Fisher, Author

Herald News, West Paterson

Third Place

"5 Charged in Sex Assault of Fanwood Girl"
Tony Sclafani, Author

Courier News, Bridgewater


Daily, over 60,000

First Place

"Neulander Trial"
Mike Daniels, Michael T. Burkhart, Jim Walsh, Kevin Riordan, Renee Winkler, Alan Guenther, Barbara Rothschild, Jason Laughlin, Bill Duhart, Authors
Courier-Post, Cherry Hill

Second Place

"Torricelli's Fall and Lautenberg's Rise
John P. McAlpin, Kathey Hennessy, Laurence Arnold , Authors

The Associated Press,

Third Place

"Trantino Freed" "Where Police Died, Anger Lives"
Randy Diamond, Wendy Ruderman, Adam Lisberg , Authors

The Record (Bergen County), Hackensack

D-06

Reporting and Writing, News Writing Portfolio Daily, under 60,000


First Place

"Strike Up" "Suicide Myth"; "Growth"
Jason Bodnar, Author

Burlington County Times, Willingboro

Second Place

"9/11 Birds" "From County Exec."; "Fading Dreams"
Jason Fink, Author

The Jersey Journal, Jersey City

Third Place

"No Words," "Unrelated Tragedies," "Denville Family"
Matthew Katz, Author

Daily Record, Parsippany
Daily, over 60,000

First Place

"The cost of Getting Public Documents" "Tainted Soil Gets Rocky Reception", "Zisa's Firm's Lease With County School is Criticized"
Tom Davis, Author

The Record (Bergen County), Hackensack

Second Place

"One Doctor's Return to Grace" "Cop Killer"; "The Promised Land" James W. Prado Roberts, Author
Asbury Park Press, Neptune

Third Place

"A Grain of Hope for the Starving" "Getting Out of the Lab and into the World"; "A Pitched Battle in the Revolution"
Kitta MacPherson, Author

The Star-Ledger, Newark

D-07

Reporting and Writing, Feature, Lifestyle and Entertainment Writing Portfolio Daily, under 60,000


First Place

"8 People, 1 Room, 4 Years"
Lauren Janis, Author

Burlington County Times, Willingboro

Second Place

"These Kids Are Misunderstood"
Jeanette Tallant, Author

Gloucester County Times, Woodbury

Third Place

"Here's Johnny, Oliver Twist & Al Capone"
Todd Norden, Author

The Daily Journal, Vineland
Daily, over 60,000

First Place

"A Day at the Beach in Asbury Park" "In the Winner's Circle"; "A Perfect Normal Day"
Tom Feeney, Author

The Star-Ledger, Newark

Second Place

"Final Crossing" "More or Less"; "The Latin American Dream"
Shannon Mullen, Author

Asbury Park Press, Neptune

Third Place

"A Final Farewell" "And We'll Never Be The Same"; "A Life Carries On..."
Mary Jo Patterson, Author

The Star-Ledger, Newark

D-08

Reporting and Writing, Sports Writing Portfolio Daily, under 60,000


First Place

"Taking One For The Team" "Nets Use 20-1 Run in Fourth To Go Up 3-2"; "Williams Holds Camp Despite Legal Trouble"
Bob Considine, Author

Courier News, Bridgewater

Second Place

"The Future of Vineland and Millville Football" "Different Field, Similar Stories"; "South Vineland Back in World Series Mix"
Geoff Dodd, Author

The Daily Journal, Vineland

Third Place

"McNabb"; "Douglas" "Where it Started"
Reuben Frank, Author

Burlington County Times, Willingboro

Daily, over 60,000 First Place

"Illness and Anguish" "Jersey Medal"; "The Schemer Who Saved the Yankees"
Brad Parks, Author

The Star-Ledger, Newark

Second Place

"9/11 Victims Remembers" "Mad Man and the Monster"; "Taking the Fast Lane"
Chris Baldwin, Author

Asbury Park Press, Neptune

Third Place

"Brown Can Disprove Myth About Camden" "Schalick Girls Run to Help the Needy"; "Covington's Life Recalled"
Kevin Callahan, Author

Courier-Post, Cherry Hill

D-09

Reporting and Writing, Scholastic Sports Portfolio Daily, under 60,000


First Place

"Passaic" "Weighty Matters"; "King of the Hills"
Art Stapleton, Author

Herald News, West Paterson

Second Place

"Honoring Coach" "Disappointing"; "St. Augustine"
Geoff Dodd, Author

The Daily Journal, Vineland

Third Place

"Muslim Student" "Nesmith"; "Westfield"
Jerry Carino, Author

Courier News, Bridgewater

Daily, over 60,000 First Place

"Boys to Men"
Mike Kerwick, Author

Asbury Park Press, Neptune

Second Place

"Same Mann"
John Aiello, Author

Home News Tribune, East Brunswick

Third Place

"Only One Acceptable Result"
Michael Radano, Author

Courier-Post, Cherry Hill

D-10

Reporting and Writing, Business and Financial Writing Portfolio Daily, under 60,000


First Place

"Na Zdrowie!" "Where in the World"; "Stumbling Through Deregulation"
Andrew Glazer, Author

Herald News, West Paterson

Second Place

"The Bead Man" "A Shore Thing"; "Employers Pass Along..."
Giada Cardoletti, Author

Herald News, West Paterson

Third Place

"Paying for College"
Warren Boroson, Author
Daily Record, Parsippany

Daily, over 60,000 First Place

"Hospitals' Drug Shortages Prompt Fears for Patients" "Need for Care Speaks Volumes"; "Cost-cutting Technology Hits the Corner Bar"
Andrew D. Smith, Author

The Times, Trenton

Second Place

5 Unemployed People Find Full-time Stress in Job Search" "Bond Firm's Survival Tale of American Spirit"; "Flight 93 Stress Persists"
Michael L. Diamond, Author
Asbury Park Press, Neptune

Third Place

"Virus vs. Virus" "Pitching a Pill"; "Ask Your Doctor"
Lewis Krauskopf, Author

The Record (Bergen County), Hackensack

D-11

Reporting and Writing, Columns Daily, under 60,000


First Place

"Yes Mom, I Really Do Love Sweet 17"
Jonathan Maslow, Author

Herald News, West Paterson

Second Place

"Che-ching, Che-ching, Che-ching"
Alfred Doblin, Author

Herald News, West Paterson

Third Place

"Woman Still Chasing Diamond Dreams"
Geoff Mosher, Author

Courier News, Bridgewater

Daily, over 60,000 First Place


"Headphones Go On, Lights Dim, and Flight 93 Lives Again in Sound" "School Trip a Lesson in Courage"; "Don't Cry For Me, Says Bystander Torricelli"
Bob Braun, Author

The Star-Ledger, Newark

Second Place

"Like a Family", "Close-knit Community Gathers to Grieve"; "Parents Won't Be Quiet Until Someone in Trenton Listens"; "On A Level Playing Field, Men Teach Youngsters To Play Ball"
Christina Mitchell, Author

Courier-Post, Cherry Hill

Third Place

"One Nation Under Cell-phone Towers" "The World Knows..."; "Poets, By Nature, Are Here to Give the Snow Globe a Really Good Shake"
Tammy Paolino, Author

Home News Tribune, East Brunswick

D-12

Reporting and Writing, Critical Writing Daily, under 60,000


First Place

"Robert Randolph's Sacred Steel" "Railroad earth Rolls out Debut for Sugar Hill Records"; Monkeyworks Makes Rare Appearance at Hamilton St"
Bob Makin, Author

Courier News, Bridgewater

Second Place

"Hanks, Newman Hit 'Road to Perdition'" "Superstar Ford Takes Command of K-19 in Cold War Thriller"; "Gibson Stays on Course in Uplifting Thriller"
Lou Gaul, Author

Burlington County Times, Willingboro

Third Place

"Oh, Mamma" "Take of Elderly Inmates"; Japan's Answer to Van Gogh"
John Barna, Author

Gloucester County Times, Woodbury

Daily, over 60,000 First Place

"The Shippng News" "Spiderman"; "Perdition"
Joyce J. Persico, Author

The Times, Trenton

Second Place

"Whoopi" "The Who"; "Rolling Stone"
Chuck Darrow, Author

Courier-Post, Cherry Hill

Third Place

"Ally" "Fastlane"; "Sopranos"
Alan Sepinwall, Author

The Star-Ledger, Newark

D-13 Reporting and Writing, Robert P. Kelly Award Daily, under 60,000


First Place

"Memories of Drowned Boy" "Train Kills Phillipsburg Resident"; "Love = Baby?" Jenna Portnoy, Author The Express-Times, Easton

Second Place

"Paterson Little Leaguers Take a Road Trip to a Different World" "Cops find Stolen Lawn Elves"; "Trailer Park Residents in Lodi"
Nicola M. White, Author

Herald News, West Paterson

Third Place

"Growth" "Strike Up the Band"; "Lights, Camera"
Jason Bodnar, Author

Burlington County Times, Willingboro

Daily, over 60,000 First Place

"Bad is Back" "Young Breastcancer Survivor Digs In"; "Please Pass the Stuffing and the Kimchi"
Eunnie Park, Author
The Record (Bergen County), Hackensack

Second Place

"Keansburg Police" "Union Beach Couple"; "Cops Nab"
Gwenn Miller, Author

Asbury Park Press, Neptune

Third Place

"College Football: Complicated Yet Simple" "Morrisville Gridders Start Over Again"; "Success on Another Court"
David Piptone, Author

The Times, Trenton

D-14

Reporting and Writing, Best Headlines Daily, under 60,000


First Place

"Skin and Bare It" "Sweep Revenge"; "Beetle Mania"
Ron Zeitlinger, Author

Jersey Journal, Jersey City

Second Place

"Hot Dogs Grilled" "Hall For One"; "Chad Left Hanging"
Brett Anderson, Author

Herald News, West Paterson 

Third Place -Tie 
"Title Wave," "A Hard Reign is Gonna Fall," "Rock Stars"
Frank DiLeo, Author

Daily Record, Parsippany

Third Place - Tie

"Turning Poe's Work into Tell-Tale Art" "Red, White and Whew!"; "Baseball Opens up the Strike Zone"
Pete Proko, Author

Today's Sunbeam, Salem

Daily, over 60,000 First Place

"SEC Deadline Has Execs Swearing"
Devin McLaughlin, Author

The Press of Atlantic City, Pleasantville

Second Place

"February Goes Out Like a Bear"
Joel Pisetzner, Author

The Star-Ledger, Newark

Third Place

"Mess Transit"
Ed Reiter, Author

The Record (Bergen County), Hackensack

D-15

Reporting and Writing, Freshest Treatment of a Tired Topic Daily, under 60,000


First Place

"Looking for Love"
Jon Zlock, Author

Daily Record, Parsippany

Second Place

"One-time Drug Use"
John Brand, Author

New Jersey Herald, Newton

Third Place

no winner Author

Daily, over 60,000 First Place

"Two New Jerseys"
John Curran, Author

Associated Press

Second Place

"Alzheimer's: Stolen Lives"
Michael Amsel, Author

Asbury Park Press, Neptune

Third Place

"The Land That Time Zones Forgot"
Bill Ervolino, Author

The Record (Bergen County), Hackensack

D-16

Reporting and Writing, Community Home Run Daily, under 60,000


First Place

"Morris Firefighters Signal for Help"
James A. Duffy, Peggy Wright,Authors

Daily Record, Parsippany

Second Place

"Happy Tails, Sad Tails"
Lauren Janis, Ron Martin,Authors

Burlington County Times, Willingboro

Third Place

"Access Denied"
Katherine Blok, Peter Hall, Staff , Authors

The Express-Times, Easton

Daily, over 60,000 First Place

"Gangs of New Jersey"
Jonathan Schuppe, Mark Mueller,Authors

The Star-Ledger, Newark

Second Place

"Keeping Roadsides Clean"
Todd B. Bates, Author

Asbury Park Press, Neptune

Third Place

"Her Kitchen: Long On Love Short On Funds"
Mark Tyler, Author

The Press of Atlantic City, Pleasantville

D-17

Reporting and Writing, Special Issue Daily, under 60,000


First Place

"A Year After Sept. 11"
Glenn Koppelman, Pete Proko, Jim Six, Eileen Holliday, Authors

Gloucester County Times, Woodbury

Second Place

"All Area"
Staff, Authors

Daily Record, Parsippany

Third Place

"Teen Excellence"
Martha Esposito, Author

Burlington County Times, Willingboro

Over 60,000
First Place

"The Nuevos Americans"
Staff, Authors

Asbury Park Press, Neptune

Second Place

"Sept. 11: Horror"
Staff, Authors

Courier-Post, Cherry Hill

Third Place

"Baseball Preview"
Staff, Authors

The Record (Bergen County), Hackensack

D-18 Design and Presentation, News Page Design Portfolio Daily, under 60,000


First Place

Bill Demarest, Author
Daily Record, Parsippany

Second Place

Leeza Hernandez, Author
Courier News, Bridgewater

Third Place

Susan Watson, Author
The Daily Journal, Vineland

Daily, over 60,000 
First Place

"Pages from 5/28, 7/16, 10/30 & 12/10"
Lance Theroux, Author

The Record (Bergen County), Hackensack

Second Place

"Pages from 9/8, 9/11/ 9/12 & 11/28"
Robert Townsend, Author

The Record (Bergen County), Hackensack

Third Place

Harris Siegel, Author
Asbury Park Press, Neptune

D-19

Design and Presentation, Feature Section Page Design Portfolio Daily, under 60,000


First Place

"NH Heights" "Redemption"; "Kilts"; "Twilight Zone"; "Feng Shui"
John Hardick, Author
The Express-Times, Easton

Second Place

"A Shore Thing" "Horray"; "Baby Steps"; "Water, Water"; "Toy Story"
Martha Esposito, Author

Burlington County Times, Willingboro

Third Place

"Central Jersey Blocks" "Guide to Westfield"; "A Guide to Somers?, "Chiz to Chiz"; "Work by Day, Party by Night"
Leeza Hernandez, Author

Courier News, Bridgewater

Daily, over 60,000 First Place

Cody Schneider, Author
Asbury Park Press, Neptune

Second Place

Adriana Libreros-Purcell, Author Asbury Park Press, Neptune

Third Place

Amy Catalano, Author Home News Tribune, East Brunswick

D-20

Design and Presentation, Sports Page Design Portfolio Daily, under 60,000


First Place

"The Three Amigos" "Kiss It Goodbye"; "Senior Sluggers"; "Fit to be Tied"; "Postcards from Norfolk"
Jason Schifano, Author

The Express-Times, Easton

Second Place

"5 Sports Pages"
Frank DiLeo, Author

Daily Record, Parsippany

Third Place

"King of the Hills" "LetterMen"; "Weaver Whiffs"; "Sweet and Low"; "Wake Up Call"
Brett Anderson, Author

Herald News, West Paterson

Daily, over 60,000 First Place

Chuck O'Donnell, Author
The Record (Bergen County), Hackensack

Second Place

Michelle Malouf-Steimle, Author
Asbury Park Press, Neptune

Third Place

Kari Siegle, Author
Courier-Post, Cherry Hill

D-21

Design and Presentation, Business Page Design Portfolio Daily, under 60,000

First Place

"June 9, June 19, July 28, Oct. 13, Oct. 27"
Jay Jefferson Cooke, Author

Courier News, Bridgewater

Second Place

"Nov. 15, Nov. 21, Oct. 10, Oct. 31, Aug. 22"
Megan Carvalho, Author

Herald News, West Paterson

Third Place

"June 6, Jan. 27, April 14, April 28, Nov. 17"
Kathy Shwiff, Author

Daily Record, Parsippany

Daily, over 60,000 First Place

"Sept. 4, Sept. 20, Oct. 16, Oct. 9, Dec. 10"
Nick Masuda, Author

Asbury Park Press, Neptune

Second Place

"Jan. 27, Sept. 1, Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Oct. 20"
Liz Roberts, Author

The Record (Bergen County), Hackensack

Third Place

"Jan. 27, March 17, July 7, Feb. 24, Jan. 7"
Jeff Colson, Author

Asbury Park Press, Neptune

D-22

Design and Presentation, Graphics/Illustration Portfolio Daily, under 60,000


First Place
Paul Kolsti, Author

Daily Record, Parsippany

Second Place

"Understanding the Doctor's Orders"
Jan Housewerth, Author

Herald News, West Paterson

Third Place

"The Great Divide"
Leeza Hernandez, Author

Courier News, Bridgewater

Daily, over 60,000 
First Place

"Lincoln Financial Field" "Brainstorm Portfolio"
Lori A. Gallo, Author

Courier-Post, Cherry Hill

Second Place

Jeff Colson, Author
Asbury Park Press, Neptune

Third Place

Andrew Prendimano, Author
Asbury Park Press, Neptune

D-23

Design and Presentation, Innovation Award Daily, under 60,000


First Place

"Me and My Not-There Friend"
Mary Jane Fine, Author

Herald News, West Paterson

Daily, over 60,000 First Place

"Night Out"
Cody Schneider, Harris Siegel, Nichole Faux , Authors

Asbury Park Press, Neptune

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