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Winners of the MDDC Editorial Contest

3-27-15, Annapolis, Maryland: The Maryland | Delaware | DC Press Association is proud to announce the winners of the annual Editorial Contest in the list below*.  These winners represent the best work of member publications in Maryland, Delaware and DC.  Publications are divided into six categories, based on circulation, and entries are judged, in most cases, by a sister press association.  This year, judges from the Texas Press Association evaluated our entries.  For some specific awards, like the new Rookie of the Year category and our James S. Keat FOI Award, we convened a distinguished panel of local judges to review the work. All of the winners will be included in our special awards publication, which will be given to each attendee.

The judges were very impressed with the caliber of writing in the contest and the competition was stiff!  We received 1,994 entries from 63 member publications.  We will post all of the winning entries on our website immediately after the event.   

The press association will celebrate all of the winners at the Editorial Awards Program, May 1, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  at the BWI Westin Hotel in Linthicum, Maryland.  During that program, we will reveal the individual winners and their placements, the Best in Show category winners and Newspaper of the Year.  We will also recognize the James S. Keat FOI Award, the Michael S. Powell High School Journalist of the Year, and our newest award, Rookie of the Year.

Don’t miss this event, which showcases the best of our industry!  Tickets are available now.

*Bolded names indicate multiple wins.

Division A – Dailies over 75,000

The Baltimore Sun

  • Baltimore Sun Photo Staff
  • Baltimore Sun Staff
  • Leeann Adams
  • Paul Bendel-Simso
  • Tricia Bishop
  • Liz Bowie
  • Matt Bracken
  • Luke Broadwater
  • Scott Calvert
  • Meredith Cohn
  • Scott Dance
  • Michael Dresser
  • Ian Duncan
  • Justin Fenton
  • Karl Ferron
  • Lloyd Fox
  • John Fritze
  • Kalani Gordon
  • Erica L. Green
  • Emma Patti Harris
  • Matthew Hay Brown
  • Rebecca Huppman
  • Jerry Jackson
  • Jay Judge
  • Kevin "KAL" Kallaugher
  • Mike Klingaman
  • Alison Knezevich
  • Andy Knobel
  • Greg Kohn
  • Kenneth Lam
  • Adam Marton
  • Algerina Perna
  • Mark Puente
  • Kevin Rector
  • Kevin Richardson
  • Dan Rodricks
  • Noah Scialom
  • Natalie Sherman
  • Jamie Smith Hopkins
  • Julie Scharper
  • Lou Spirito
  • Carrie Wells

The News Journal

  • Cris Barrish
  • William Bretzger
  • Melissa Burke
  • Jeffrey Gentry
  • Kyle Grantham
  • Jeff Montgomery
  • Molly Murray
  • Brad Myers
  • Sean O'Sullivan
  • Photo Staff
  • Daniel Sato
  • Andre Smith
  • Staff
  • John Sweeney

The Washington Post

  • Radley Balko
  • Michelle Boorstein
  • Thomas Boswell
  • Liz Clarke
  • Anna Katherine Clemmons
  • Joe Davidson
  • Caitlin Dewey
  • Christian Font
  • Jonathan Forsythe
  • Brad Horn
  • John Kelly
  • Amy King
  • Tom Legro
  • Chris Richards
  • Michael S. Rosenwald
  • Marianne Sergei
  • Dave Sheinin
  • Annys Shin
  • Gabriel Silverman
  • Staff
  • Laura Stanton
  • Hank Stuever
  • Mike Wise
  • Dan Worthington

Division B – Dailies from 20,000 to 75,000

The Capital

  • Sara Blumberg
  • Brandi Bottalico
  • Mattew Cole
  • Mike Collins
  • E.B. Furgurson III
  • Paul Gillespie
  • Jack Lambert
  • David Marsters
  • Joshua McKerrow
  • John McNamara
  • Greg Nucifora
  • Tim Prudente
  • Zoe Read
  • Elisha Sauers
  • Eric Smith
  • Ben Weathers
  • Theresa Winslow
  • Kate Yoon

Cumberland Times

  • Mike Burke

The Frederick News-Post

  • Patti Borda Mullins
  • Sylvia Carignan
  • Graham Cullen
  • Cliff Cumber
  • Jen Fifield
  • The Frederick News-Post Staff
  • Danielle Gaines
  • Susan Guynn
  • Rachel S. Karas
  • Lauren LaRocca
  • Colin McGuire
  • Karen Peacock
  • Bethany Rodgers
  • Joshua R. Smith
  • J.R. Williams
  • Sam Yu

The Herald-Mail

  • Dave Barnhart
  • Dan Dearth
  • Ric Dugan
  • Kevin Dunleavy
  • Jennifer Fitch
  • Kevin Gilbert
  • Marie Gilbert
  • Julie Greene
  • Janet Heim
  • Bill Kohler
  • C.J. Lovelace
  • Andy Mason
  • Colleen McGrath
  • Dave McMillion
  • Bob Parasiliti
  • Meg Partington
  • Arnold Platou
  • Tim Rowland
  • Staff

Division C – Dailies under 20,000

Carroll County Times

  • Christian Alexandersen
  • Bob Blubaugh
  • Becki Chiasson
  • Heather Cobun
  • Jay Judge
  • Ken Koons
  • Jacob deNobel
  • David Munch
  • Matt Owings
  • Jake Rill
  • Rachael Roubein
  • Dylan Slagle
  • Sports Staff
  • Staff
  • Pat Stoetzer
  • Tyler Weyant

Cecil Whig

  • Adelma Gregory-Bunnell
  • Carl Hamilton
  • Dara McBride
  • Jacob Owens

The Daily Record

  • Maximilian Franz
  • Barbara Grzincic
  • Danny Jacobs
  • Lauren Kirkwood
  • Bryan P. Sears

The Daily Times

  • Jay Diem
  • Dawn Donofrio
  • Laura Emmons
  • Deborah  Gates
  • Vanessa Junkin
  • Michael Kilian
  • Joe Lamberti
  • Rachael  Pacella
  • Cindy Robinson
  • Susan Parker
  • Brian Shane
  • Charlene Sharpe
  • Staff
  • Brice Stump
  • Omar Vega
  • Shawn Yonker

Delaware State News

  • Craig Anderson
  • Matt Bittle
  • Staff

The Star Democrat

  • Josh Bollinger
  • Henley Moore
  • Andrew Sharp
  • Bethany Ziegler

Division D – Non-dailies over 20,000

The Aegis

  • Aegis Editors
  • Aegis News Staff
  • Aegis Reporters
  • Aegis Web Team
  • David Anderson
  • Erika Butler
  • Matt Button
  • Krishana Davis
  • Ted Hendricks
  • Jim Kennedy
  • Brian Krista
  • Randy McRoberts
  • Billy Osterhout
  • Jon Sham
  • Allan Vought
  • Yvonne Wenger
  • Pamela Wood
  • Bryna Zumer

Andrews Gazette

  • Bobby Jones

Bethesda Gazette

  • Heather Lipinski Reeves

The Catholic Review

  • Rita Buettner
  • Christopher Gunty
  • April Hornbeck
  • Elizabeth Lowe
  • George Matysek Jr.
  • Tom McCarthy Jr.
  • Paul McMullen
  • Patti Murphy Dohn
  • Olivia Obineme
  • Staff
  • Maria Wiering

Columbia Flier

  • Nate Pesce

Dover Post

  • Gene Shaner

Gaithersburg Gazette

  • Tom Fedor
  • Will C. Franklin
  • Daniel Leaderman

Laurel Leader

  • Janene Holzberg
  • Doug Miller
  • Jon Sham
  • Amanda Yeager

Maryland Independent

  • Dallas Cogle
  • Joel Davis
  • AJ Mason
  • Michael  Reid
  • Tammy Showalter
  • Staff
  • Sara K. Taylor

Pentagram

  • Helen Klein
  • Rachel Larue

The Prince George's Sentinel

  • Melanie Balakit
  • Jake Brodsky
  • Jacqui South
  • Holden Wilen

Rockville Gazette

  • Terri Hogan

Silver Spring Gazette

  • Tom Fedor
  • Andy Schotz

Towson Times

  • Elizabeth Eck
  • Barbara Pash
  • Larry Perl
  • John Scheinman
  • Jon Sham

Division E – Non-dailies 10,000 to 20,000

Baltimore Jewish Times

  • Melissa Gerr
  • Amy Lynwander
  • Michael Marlow
  • Heather Norris
  • Joshua Runyan

Bayside Gazette

  • Josh Davis

Calvert Recorder

  • Sarah Fleischman
  • Andrea Frazier
  • Sara Newman

Cape Gazette

  • Jen Ellingsworth
  • Henry Evans
  • Chris Flood
  • Deny Howeth
  • Ron MacArthur
  • Ryan Mavity
  • Nick Roth
  • Kristin Sinnott
  • Staff
  • Melissa Steele

The Carroll Eagle

  • Jon Sham

Coastal Point

  • R. Chris Clark
  • Tripp Colonell
  • Maria Counts
  • Kathy Jacobs
  • Shaun M. Lambert
  • Susan Lyons
  • M. Patricia Titus
  • Laura Walter

The Dundalk Eagle

  • Bill Gates

The Enterprise

  • Jason Babcock
  • Rick Boyd
  • Nicole Clark
  • Susan Craton
  • Gretchen Phillips
  • Reid Silverman
  • Staff
  • Jesse Yeatman

Howard County Times

  • Glenn Foden
  • Carolyn Kelemen
  • Brent Kennedy
  • Luke Lavoie
  • Kathleen Reynolds
  • Jen Rynda
  • Jon Sham
  • Staff
  • Dave Sturm
  • William Watts
  • Amanda Yeager

Maryland Gazette

  • Brandi Bottalico
  • Paul  Gillespie
  • Greg Nucifora

Ocean City Today

  • Stewart Dobson
  • Clara Vaughn

The Republican

  • Mary Sincell McEwen

Roll Call

  • Rebecca Gale
  • Jay Hunter
  • Bo Huttinger
  • Cyra Master
  • RJ Matson
  • Staff

Washington Business Journal

  • Jill Aitoro
  • Doug Fruehling
  • Jamey Fry
  • Mark Holan
  • Laurie Lawrence
  • Michelle Melcher
  • Michael Neibauer
  • Jennifer Nycz-Conner
  • Bob Niedt
  • Vandana Sinha

Washington Jewish Week

  • Geoffrey Melada
  • Suzanne  Pollak
  • Staff

Division F – Non-dailies under 10,000

Arbutus Times

  • Brian Krista
  • Lauren  Loricchio

Baltimore Business Journal

  • Baltimore Business Journal Staff
  • Jaclyn Borowski
  • James Briggs
  • Sarah Gantz
  • Wendy Goldfarb
  • Gary Haber
  • April House
  • Jenn Ladd
  • Kevin Litten
  • Sarah Meehan
  • Timothy Sandoval
  • Rick Seltzer
  • Joanna Sullivan
  • Jon Wile

Baltimore Messenger

  • Dave Munch
  • Larry Perl
  • Jen Rynda
  • Jon Sham

Bay Times

  • Jack Shaum

Catonsville Times

  • Kimberly Butler
  • Lauren  Loricchio
  • Jon Sham
  • Mary K. Tilghman

Defense Media Activity, Army Production

  • Tim Hipps
  • Gary Sheftick

The Dorchester Star

  • David Insley

Kent County News

  • Dorian Mitchell

Montgomery County Sentinel

  • Rebecca Guterman
  • Brennan Karem
  • Brian Karem
  • Zachary Karem
  • Julian Sadur
  • Sentinel Staff
  • Jacqui South
  • Holden Wilen
  • Alexi Worley

Potomac Almanac

  • Ken Moore
  • Marilyn Campbell

The Record

  • David Anderson
  • Matt Button
  • Krishana Davis
  • Randy McRoberts
  • Rayma McRoberts
  • Record News Staff
  • Allan Vought
  • Bryna Zumer

Times-Record

  • Dustin Holt
  • Laura Wormuth
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