2017 Front Page Award Winners

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The Washington-Baltimore News Guild Local 32035 of the News Guild is pleased to announce the 2017 Front Page award winners. These awards recognize outstanding contributions in the fields of journalism, photography and artwork published in 2016. Each entry was adjudicated by an outside panel of experts. The honorees will be recognized at a ceremony this coming fall along with the 2018 and 2019 contest entries. Please join us in honoring these outstanding professionals for their work and dedication.

News Analysis
First Place
Kavitha Surana of Foreign Policy for
“The EU Moves to Counter Russian Disinformation Campaign”
Honorable Mention
Reid Standish & Benjamin Soloway of Foreign policy for
“The Pope, the Patriarch and a Little Bit of Putin Foreign Policy” |

Blog
First Place
William Welkowitz of Bloomberg BNA for
“The Contraception Mandate: Collective Action or Individual Grievance?”

Honorable Mentions
Kavitha Surana of Foreign Policy for:
“Hungary Wants Foreign Workers, So Long as They Aren’t Syrian Refugees”

William Welkowitz of Bloomberg BNA for
“They’re Mad as Hell and They’re Not Taking it Anymore”

National & International Reporting
First Place
Reid Standish of Foreign policy for
“Where the War on Terror Lives Forever”

Honorable Mentions
Kavitha Surana of Foreign for
“Policy Roma Fleeing the EU’s Broken Promises Seek Asylum in the US”
Benjamin Soloway of Foreign Policy for
“After 50 Years of Denial, Indonesia takes Shaky Steps Towards Historical Reckoning”

Local News
First Place
Molly O’Toole of Foreign Policy for
“In Virginia, Muslim Voters Greet Trump’s Rise with Anger and Defiance”

Frank C. Porter Memorial Award for
Labor & Business Reporting
First Place
Danielle Paquette of The Washington Post for
“Trump Attacked This Union Leader on Twitter. Then the Real Fight Began”

Honorable Mentions
William Welkowitz of Bloomberg BNA for
“FLSA’s Litigation’s Greatest Hits: Taking Care of Business and Working Overtime”
Rob Lever of AFP for
“Tech Sector Tackles America’s Concussion Epidemic”

Morton Mintz Award for
Investigative Reporting or Public Service Reporting
First Place
Sam Skolnik & Llewellyn Hinkes-Jones of Bloomberg BNA for
“Blackwater to Faux Billionaires: Fed’s Exec Pay Data Flawed”

Feature Writing
First Place
Frank Bodani of York Daily Record for
“Battle-scarred vet’s new mission: Inspiring Kids with Hockey”

Honorable Mentions
Jonathan Pitts of Baltimore Sun for “Non-denominational Evangelical minister, Episcopal priest: One man leads two congregations in historic Catonsville church”

Sports
First Place
Reid Standish of Foreign Policy for
“What Russia’s Ministry of Doping Tells Us About Putin?”

Honorable Mention
Mike Klingaman of Baltimore Sun for
“When the Ballplayer Became a Neighbor”
Commentary
First Place
Amy Davis of Baltimore Sun for
“Brooklyn’s Jim Herget a Kind and Gentle Man who loved Movie Houses”

National News Photo
First Place
Barbara Haddock Taylor of Baltimore Sun for “Donald Trump Poses for a Selfie”

Honorable Mentions
Amy Davis of Baltimore Sun for “Seaman Michael Santiago”
Amy Davis of Baltimore Sun for “Senator Mikulski hugs Secretary Clinton”

Feature Photo
First Place
Algerina Perna of Baltimore Sun for “Stepping It Up”

Honorable Mention
Kim Hairston of Baltimore Sun for “Zatia Vaughn of Brooklyn Park”

Local News Photo
First Place
Kenneth Lam of Baltimore Sun for “Fox 45 Bomb Threat:
Honorable Mention
Algerina Perna of Baltimore Sun for “Last Day of Ramadan”

Sports Photo
First Place
Kenneth Lam of Baltimore Sun for “Manny Machado Goes over Red Sox Dugout”

Web Graphic
First Place
Adam Griffiths and C.K. Hickey of Foreign Policy for “Fragile States Index”