2003 SEATTLE TIMES NEWSROOM AWARDS
Washington-Oregon Associated Press
The Seattle Times newsphoto department captured eight of 16 awards,
including three first-places and a sweepstakes prize, at the 2003 Washington-Oregon
Associated Press photo contest. Photographers Alan Berner, Tom Reese,
Ellen Banner, Betty Udesen and Jimi Lott all received awards.
Asian American Journalists Association
Reporter Paula Bock won the AAJA's national print award for unlimited
subject matter for "In Her Mother's Shoes," a narrative that explored
the AIDS crisis in Africa and its impact on women and children.
National Association of Black Journalists
Seattle Times photographer Betty Udesen took first place in the NABJ
Salute to Excellence Awards for her courageous and intimate photographs
National Sigma Delta Chi Award
The Seattle Times earned an Award for Excellence in Journalism in the
Deadline Reporting category for its coverage of the Washington D.C.
sniper case. The award was for newspapers with circulation of 100,000
The Society of Professional Journalists
The Seattle Times took the Sweepstakes Award for newspapers with circulation
over 65,000 in the Society of Professional Journalists' Pacific Northwest
Excellence in Journalism Competition. The Seattle Times won 53 awards
in all, including nine first-place, 15 second-place, 13 third-place,
and seven honorable mentions. In the online category, seattletimes.com
won three first-place, three second-place, two third-place and one honorable
mention. Managing Editor Alex MacLeod was also honored with the June
Anderson Almquist Award for Distinguished Service to Journalism.
Best of the West Awards
Sports Reporting - Bud Withers took first place with "Cougars Confidential,"
a behind-the-scenes look at a day with football coach Mike Price and
the Washington State Cougars.
General News Reporting - Seattle Times reporter Alex Fryer took first
place with "The Trouble With Eli," a profile of a 15-year-old state
ward with an explosive rage that is difficult to treat and makes him
almost impossible to place in a foster home or for adoption.
Spot News Reporting - The Seattle Times staff earned a first place
for its coverage of the arrest of two suspects in the Washington D.C.
Explanatory Reporting - Reporters Hal Bernton, Mike Carter and David
Heath, and editors James Neff and David Boardman earned a first place
for the series "The Terrorist Within," profiling terrorist
Environmental Reporting: Reporters Lynda Mapes and Eric Sorensen won
a third place for the series "Natural Wonders"
Online Enterprise Reporting - Reporter Paula Bock and photographer
Betty Udesen earned first place with "In Her Mother's Shoes," a look
at the battle to save children from sub-Saharan Africa as their parents
die of AIDS. The Seattle Times and seattletimes.com earned a third place
for "Two Peoples, One Land," an in-depth look at the Israeli-Palestinian
National Headliner Award
"The Terrorist Within," the series by Hal Bernton, Mike Carter,
David Heath and James Neff, won third place in the News Beat Coverage
category for newspapers with 75,000 and over circulation.
Associated Press Sports Editors
The Seattle Times Sports section was awarded a triple-crown by the Associated
Press Sports Editors, earning top honors in three areas - Sunday sections,
daily sections and special sections. The Seattle Times Sports section
was also recognized as among the top 10 newspapers in the 100,000-250,00
circulation category. The special section on the opening of the Seahawks
Stadium was rated 100 out of 100 points by APSE judges.
Scripps Howard Ernie Pyle Award
Seattle Times journalist Paula Bock won the prestigious Scripps
Howard Ernie Pyle Award in the "Human Interest Writing" category
for her body of work, which included an elegaic and gritty story about
AIDS, women and Africa, and five Pacific magazine stories about - a
lost boy in Sudan, a My Lai soldier's story, a happening classroom,
the loving restoration of a Japanese teahouse, and a story that purported
to be about bees and honey but was really about, well, sex.
The Society of News Design Awards
The Seattle Times won 15 awards, including gold and silver medals, at
this year's Society for News Design competition, recognizing newspapers
for work produced in 2002. The Seattle Times also finished in the top
ten among U.S. papers. The SND Awards is a prestigious international
competition, recognizing excellence in journalism and graphic design
in categories such as page design, informational graphics, photojournalism,
illustration and breaking news presentation. Nearly 13,000 entries were
entered from a record field of 351 newspapers from 37 countries.
Global Health Council's Excellence in Media Award
Paula Bock was awarded the Global Health Council's Excellence in Media
Award for "In Her Mother's Shoes," a narrative that explored the AIDS
crisis in Africa and its impact on women and children.