2018 Front Page Award Winners

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

Commentary & News Analysis

First Place
Rob Levinson of Bloomberg Government for
“What I saw in Charlottesville and What we all Lost”

Second Place
Rob Lever of AFP for
“Social Media and Democracy: Optimism Fades as Fear Rise” |

Third Place
Rob Lever of AFP for
“With Hefner Gone, Playboy’s Impact On Women Still Has People Talking”|

Feature Writing

First Place
Jonathan Pitts of Baltimore Sun for
“Half a Century Later”

Second Place
Robbie Gramer of Foreign Policy for
“How the Trump Administration Broke the State Department”

Third Place
Laura Francis of Bloomberg Law for
“Indian Dreamers Want Shot of Staying in the US”

Frank C. Porter Memorial Award for
Labor & Business Reporting

First Place
Gayle Cinquegrani of Bloomberg Law for
“Generous Parental Leave Policies”

Second Place
Rob Lever of AFP for
“Privacy Fears over Artificial Intelligence as Crime Stopper”

Third Place
Paul Murphy of Bloomberg Government for
“Hub Zone Spending Dwindles as Congress Mulls Program Change”

Labor Unit Publication

First Place
The Guild at Bloomberg BNA

Morton Mintz Award for
Investigative Reporting or Public Service Reporting

First Place
Sam Skolnik Bloomberg Government for
“Inspector General Probes Trump Lease”

National News Reporting

First Place
Dan De Luce of Foreign Policy for
“US Diplomat’s Resignation Signals Wider Exodus From State Department”

Second Place
Ken Doyle of Bloomberg Government for
“Anti-Baldwin Advertising Tops $5 Million with a Year to go”

Third Place
Laura Francis of Bloomberg Law for
“Trump Could Turn to DOJ to Protect US Workers from Bias.”


Nondaily Specialized Reporting
Rob Lever of AFP for
“How Algorithms Secretly Run the World”

Prize for Data Technical Work
Angelina Nikoloff of Bloomberg Government for
“BGov Floor Watch.”

Sports
First Place

Mike Klingaman of Baltimore Sun for
“Race No Concern for Bowie State Sports Hall of Fame 2016 Inductee Rick Simmons”

Local News Photo

First Place
Amy Davis of the Baltimore Sun for
“A Candlelight Vigil was held at Murray Middle School”

Second Place
Algerina Perna of the Baltimore Sun for
“State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby Speaks to a Crowd of about 5,000”

Third Place
Kenneth K. Lam of the Baltimore Sun for
“Selena Slaughter, a Senior and ROTC Student…”

Feature Photo

First Place
Barbara Taylor of the Baltimore Sun for
“Soup Kitchen Viva House”

Second Place
Kim Hairston of the Baltimore Sun
“Dennis Scott Accokeek stands on stage”

Third Place
Kenneth K. Lam of the Baltimore Sun for
“Miles Brooks Kicks Through a Piece of Pine Board”

Sports Photo

First Place
Kenneth K. Lam of the Baltimore Sun for
“Lardarius Webb Breaks Up a Pass”

Second Place
Kenneth K. Lam of the Baltimore Sun for
“Brian Dozier is Tagged out at home by Orioles Catcher”

Third Place
Karl Merton Ferron of the Baltimore Sun for
“Cloud Computing Takes Classic Empire

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”

Front Page Awards Announcement – Three $500 Grand Prizes

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Nominations for the annual Washington-Baltimore News Guild Front Page awards are now open. The awards are for work completed in 2018.

This year we have the following news categories:

  • Morton Mintz Award for Investigative Reporting or Public Service Reporting
  • Bernie Harrison Memorial Award for Commentary/News Analysis
  • Frank C. Porter Memorial Award for Labor and Business Reporting
  • Customer Service Professional of the Year
  • National or International News
  • Sports News
  • Local News
  • Best User Experience
  • Feature Photography
  • Local News Photography
  • National News Photography
  • Best Graphic Design
  • Best Technical or Data Work

From the nominees there are three Grand Prizes for $500

  • The Bill Pryor Memorial Grand Prize for Writing
  • The Bill Pryor Memorial Grand Prize for Photography
  • John Albano Memorial Grand Prize for Art.

The judges will select individual Grand Prize winners from among the winners of the individual Front Page winners. Please note: Only dues paying members are eligible for the cash prize.

Please complete a nomination form and submit it to Peter Brusoe at PWBrusoe@gmail.com no later than June 7, 2019 by midnight east coast time.

2019 Front Page Entry Form

Self-nominations are permitted, but you may not submit more than two entries per category. Questions? Contact Peter at PWBrusoe@gmail.com