TRAVERSE CITY — Record-Eagle newsroom staffers won 15 awards in the Michigan Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest, including top honors in several categories.
The paper won first place honors for Editorial Pages, managed by editorial page editor David Miller; first place for Design for work performed by the paper’s design desk and managed by Brian Steele; and first place for Spot News, the latter for breaking news coverage of Boardman River flooding that occurred a year ago.
Members of the flood coverage team included staffers Glenn Puit, Loraine Anderson, Keith King, Andy Taylor and former staff member Art Bukowski.
Other awards included second place in General Excellence; second place in News Enterprise reporting for a story written by reporter Anne Stanton; second place in Editorial Writing by David Miller; and second place in Special Sections for coverage of the 2012 Iceman bike race, led by sports editor Dennis Chase and photographer Jan-Michael Stump.
Other awards included third place for Feature Photo by Keith King; third place in Sports Photo by Keith King; third place in Sports Writing by James Cook; third place in Sport Column by Dennis Chase; and third place in Sports Coverage.
The Record-Eagle also received an honorable mention for Spot News reporting by Anne Stanton and Loraine Anderson for coverage of former Michigan first lady Helen Milliken’s death; honorable mention in News Photo for a photo taken by Jan-Michael Stump; and honorable mention for Best Website.
The Record-Eagle competes among newspapers in the 15,000 to 29,999 circulation range.