Association of Food Journalists
Food journalism honored its best at a banquet in South Carolina last Thursday. There were 45 winners chosen from 280 entries.

BEST NEWSPAPER FOOD COVERAGE
135,000 & Under Circulation
FIRST: Karen Haram, Food Editor, San Antonio Express-News
SECOND: Andrea Weigl, Food Writer, News & Observer
THIRD: Tommy Simmons, Food Editor, and Cheramie Sonnier, Assistant Food Editor; The Advocate

135,001-200,000 Circulation
FIRST: Bob Batz Jr. & Staff, Food Editor, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
SECOND: Nancy J. Stohs, Food Editor, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
THIRD: Jolene Ketzenberger, Food Writer, The Indianapolis Star

200,001 & Over Circulation
FIRST: Joe Yonan, Food Editor, The Washington Post
SECOND: Miriam Morgan, Food Editor, and Jon Bonné, Wine Editor, & Staff, San Francisco Chronicle
THIRD: Carol Mighton Haddix, Food Editor, Chicago Tribune

BEST NEWSPAPER FOOD FEATURE
172,000 Circulation & Under
FIRST: Brooke Foster, Editorial Contributor, Riverfront Times: “What Happens When You Take The Same Shopping List to
Four Very Different Markets?”
SECOND: Jonathan Gold, Staff Writer, LAWeekly: “Moveable Beast: L.A. Weeklyʼs 99 Essential Restaurants”
THIRD: Jonathan Gold, Staff Writer, LAWeekly: “99 Things to Eat in L.A. Before You Die”

172,001 & Over Circulation
FIRST: Sophie Brickman, Staff Writer, San Francisco Chronicle; “The Life at The Laundry”
SECOND: Jane Black, Reporter, The Washington Post; “Homegrown”
THIRD: Jon Bonné, Wine Editor, San Francisco Chronicle; “A Grape Is Revived — Quietly”

BEST NEWSPAPER FOOD NEWS STORY
FIRST: Kristen Hinman, Staff Writer, Riverfront Times; “The Humane Society and Big Agriculture Slug It Out Over Animal
Rights”
SECOND: Maureen OʼHagan, Staff Reporter, The Seattle Times, “Is Raw Milk Safe?”
THIRD: Jennifer Justus, Reporter, The Tennessean, “Homeless But Not Hungry”

BEST NEWSPAPER FOOD COLUMN
FIRST: Jennifer Bain, Food Editor, Toronto Star
SECOND: Anne Brockhoff, Freelance Journalist, The Kansas City Star
THIRD: Sophie Brickman, Staff Writer, San Francisco Chronicle

BEST NEWSPAPER RESTAURANT CRITICISM
FIRST: Jonathan Gold, Staff Writer, LAWeekly
SECOND: Edmund Tijerina, Food Writer, San Antonio Express-News
THIRD: Ian Froeb, Staff Writer, Riverfront Times

BEST NEWSPAPER SPECIAL FOOD PROJECT
FIRST: Jill Silva, Food Editor/Critic, The Kansas City Star; “Far Away From Food”
SECOND: Kim Ode, Staff Writer, Star Tribune, Minneapolis; “A Bakerʼs Dozen”
THIRD: Jill Silva, Food Editor/Critic, & Cindy Hoedel, Magazine Writer; The Kansas City Star, “35 People, Places and
Things That Make Us Drool”

BEST FOOD FEATURE IN A MAGAZINE
FIRST: Maureen OʼHagan, The Seattle Times, “School Lunch”
SECOND: Brett Anderson, The Oxford American, “The Great White Hope”
THIRD: Liz Johnson, Freelance Writer, writing in Arrive, Dinner Conversations”

BEST INTERNET FOOD NEWS OR FEATURE STORY
FIRST: Ronni Lundy, Editor in Chief, TheZenchilada.com; “Tamales”
SECOND: Michele Kayal, Freelance Journalist, Associated Press; “Dorie Greenspan: French Food and Flaming Kitchens”
THIRD: Andrew Schneider, Senior Public Health Correspondent, aolnews.com; “Regulated or Not, Nano-Foods Coming to
a Store Near You”

BEST FOOD VISUAL
FIRST: Rob Goebel, Photographer, Indianapolis Star, “Autumn Apples”
SECOND: William Hogan, Studio Photographer, Chicago Tribune, “Strawberry Ice”
THIRD: Daniel Marsula, Art Director, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Pressure Cooker”

BEST FOOD BLOG
FIRST: seattletimes.com/allyoucaneat, Nancy Leson, Food & Restaurant Columnist, The Seattle Times
SECOND: blogs.dallasobserver.com/cityofate, Staff, Dallas Observer
THIRD: voices.washingtonpost.com/all-we-can-eat/, Food Staff, The Washington Post

BEST FOOD ESSAY
FIRST: Besha Rodell, Food & Drink Editor, Creative Loafing, “Around the Clock at Waffle House”
SECOND: Robert Sietsema, Staff Writer, The Village Voice, “An Open Letter to Josh Ozersky”
THIRD: Jessica Thomson, Writer, Leiteʼs Culinaria (www.leitesculinaria.com); on gluten intolerance

BEST FOOD MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION
FIRST: Katharine Shilcutt, Staff Writer, Houston Press
SECOND: Gretchen McKay, Food Writer, & Steve Mellon, Videographer; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and post-gazette.com
THIRD: Tom Sietsema, Restaurant Critic, The Washington Post