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The Tribune Brings Home Several Missouri Press...
The Tribune Brings Home Several Missouri Press Association Awards
September 25, 2012
By Linda Ahern
Missouri Press Association (MPA) held its 146th Annual Convention last weekend at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia. Many awards were presented at a luncheon on Saturday, September 22. The Tribune was in Class 2 along with 17 other newspapers. 98 newspapers out of the 285 newspapers that are part of MPA competed in the various classes. All entries had to be published during 2011.
Ramsey Fowler won first place in Best Columnist – Serious. Judges said, “A young whippersnapper who knows it all. I couldn’t disagree with what you say more but at least you say it well!” Fowler was an intern with the Tribune during his senior year at LSW. He is now majoring in political science at the University of Missouri.
The Tribune as a whole won second place in Best Coverage of Community/People/Lifestyles with stories about 9/11 Reflections, Boy Scouting and the Lee’s Summit Bald Eagles ~John's Barber Shop annual fundraiser for Hope House. Judges said, “Good variety; captured the community, not just one person, good reads.”
The only Lee’s Summit newspaper to win in this category
The Tribune Staff won second place in Best Headline Writing with the headline “No Hot Sauce Leaves Lee’s Summit Man in the Sauce.” Judges said, “I enjoyed the title about hot sauce, I actually went on to read the article! The titles were well thought and related to the content. The only one I would have changed was ‘seeing red’ because that term makes me think anger, which was unrelated.”
Fred Poese won third place in Best Sports Photograph. . Judges said, “Good composition. I like how the water is splashing up in the background.” LSHS Brandon Neds in the 200 yd Freestyle. Published October 1, 2011.
John Monaco received an honorable mention in Best Sports Photograph with a football photo of Luke Knott. Judges said, “Shows how the guy with the ball is in the lead and inching away from the other team.” Published October 1, 2011. http://lstribune.net/lees-summit-sports/lee-s-summit-west-quarterback-luke-knott.htm
Linda Ahern won third place in Community Service with 9/11 Reflections. Judges said, “Nice picture page of 9/11 Reflections remembrance event. Nice to see the paper dedicates time and space for the reflection.” The only Lee’s Summit newspaper to win in this category.
Zach Dougherty (LSN graduate) won third place in Best Local Business Coverage with Lee’s Summit Facebook Favorites. Judges said, “Great job on the ‘Like’ package… that stood out among entries. However, overall depth of coverage was better for those ranked above.” Zach is majoring in Journalism and Advertising at Kansas State. The only Lee’s Summit newspaper to win in this category.
Kathy Smith won third place in Best Story About History with Hometown Hero. Judges said, “Good story reminding readers of important local figure. Good background. Writing is chop-chop-chop. Try reading it aloud and you’ll know what I mean.” The only Lee’s Summit newspaper to win in this category
Mary Pechar received an honorable mention in Best News or Feature Series with Depression. Judges said, “Mary did a great job covering a serious topic worth reading and worth remembering. The type of article that will stay with the reader and do some good.”
Police investigating suspicious activity near Lee’s Summit Elementary School