Food journalists group names contest winners

Press release

AFJ Names Winners in Awards Competition 2010

The Association of Food Journalists announced winners in its Awards Competition 2010 at its annual conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010.

The awards recognize excellence in reporting and writing in all media, newspaper food section design and content, food illustration and food photography. A total of $4,500 will be awarded in 15 categories. There were 229 entries in the competition.

All winners receive a certificate and the first-place winner is awarded are $300.

Nancy J. Stohs, food editor at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, is chair of the competition. Other committee members include freelance food writer Angela Allen, Portland, OR; and Susan O. Nicholson, R.D., Atlanta.

BEST NEWSPAPER FOOD COVERAGE 150,000 CIRCULATION
FIRST: Tommy Simmons, Cheramie Sonnier & Camille Cassidy, Food Staff, The Advocate, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
SECOND: Johnathan L. Wright, Food & Drink Editor, Reno Gazette-Journal
THIRD: Andrea Weigl, Food Writer, News & Observer, Raleigh, North Carolina

BEST NEWSPAPER FOOD COVERAGE 150,001-250,000 CIRCULATION
FIRST: Nancy J. Stohs, Food Editor, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
SECOND: Karen Haram, Food Editor, SanAntonioExpress-News
THIRD: Staff, TheVillageVoice, New York, New York

BEST NEWSPAPER FOOD COVERAGE OVER 250,001 CIRCULATION
FIRST: Deborah Hartz, formerly Food Editor, Sun Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale FL
SECOND: Janet Keeler for The Times Staff, Lifestyles Editor, St. Petersburg Times
THIRD: Jill Silva, Food Editor, Kansas City Star

BEST NEWSPAPER FOOD FEATURE UNDER 200,000 CIRCULATION
FIRST: Gus Garcia-Roberts, Staff Writer, Miami New Times, “Pork Pirates”
SECOND: Kathleen Purvis, Food Editor, Charlotte Observer, “Roux the Day”
THIRD: Andrea Weigl, Food Writer, News & Observer, “When Chefs Dine”

BEST NEWSPAPER FOOD FEATURE OVER 200,001 CIRCULATION
FIRST: Jill Silva, Food Editor, Kansas City Star, “Outstanding in His Field”
SECOND: Georgeanne Brennan, Contributor, San Francisco Chronicle, “A Chicken in Every Pot”
THIRD: Janny Hu, Staff Writer, San Francisco Chronicle, “A Slam-Dunk Thanksgiving”

BEST NEWSPAPER FOOD NEWS STORY
FIRST: Susan Sampson, Food Writer, with files from Iain Marlow, Toronto Star, “Raw Deal”
SECOND: Kathy Stephenson, Reporter, & Tony Semerad, Salt Lake Tribune, “How Clean Is That Kitchen”
THIRD: Jackie Sayet, Editorial Contributor, Miami New Times, “Bogus Beef: Miami Restaurants say Itʼs Kobe, But Itʼs Not”

BEST NEWSPAPER FOOD COLUMN
FIRST: Hanna Raskin, formerly Food Editor, Mountain Xpress, Ashville, North Carolina. now Food Editor, Dallas Observer
SECOND: Jason Wilson, Columnist, Washington Post
THIRD: Joe Yonan, Food Editor, Washington Post

BEST NEWSPAPER RESTAURANT CRITICISM
FIRST: Michael Bauer, Executive Food & Wine Editor, San Francisco Chronicle
SECOND: Lee Klein, Staff Writer, Miami New Times
THIRD: Tom Sietsema, Food Critic, Washington Post

BEST NEWSPAPER SPECIAL FOOD PROJECT
FIRST: Elizabeth Weise, Blake Morrison, Peter Eisler & Anthony DeBarros, Reporters, USA Today
SECOND: Janet K. Keeler, Lifestyle Editor, with Sharon Kennedy Wynne & Laura Reiley, St. Petersburg Times
THIRD: Jill Silva, Food Editor, & Jocelyn Jacobson, Editor, House & Home, Kansas City Star

BEST MAGAZINE FOOD FEATURE
FIRST: Chuck Salter, Senior Writer, Fast Company, “Why America Is Addicted to Olive Garden”
SECOND: Sally V. Keil, Freelance Writer, Food Arts Magazine, “The Making of a Foodtown U.S.A.”
THIRD: Bryan Miller, Freelance Writer, Food Arts Magazine, “Stimuli Packaging”

BEST INTERNET FOOD NEWS OR FEATURE STORY
FIRST: Jason Wilson, Editor, The Smart Set, “The Sparkle in Italy’s Eye”
SECOND: Natalie MacLean, Wine Writer, www.NatalieMacLean.com, “Culinary Tango”
THIRD: Margie Grace, Landscape Designer, www.zesterdaily.com, “Waking from Our Lawn Coma”

BEST FOOD VISUAL
FIRST: Chris Landsberger, Photographer, Oklahoman
SECOND: Richard Stokes, Senior Photographer, Reno Magazine
THIRD: David Carson, Photographer, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

BEST FOOD BLOG
FIRST: All We Can Eat, Washington Post
SECOND: Laweekly.com, Staff, LA Weekly
THIRD: Alison Sherwood, Multimedia Producer, jsonline.com/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

BEST FOOD ESSAY
FIRST: Jane Black, Reporter, Washington Post, “Snob Appeal”
SECOND: Leslie Brenner, Restaurant Critic & Dining Editor, writing in Saveur, “The Perfect Food”
THIRD: Jane Black, Reporter, Washington Post, “Go Slow, Foodies. Itʼs the Way to Win”

BEST FOOD MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION
FIRST: Gretchen McKay, Reporter, & Steve Mellon, photographer, post-gazette.com
SECOND: Kevin Pang, Features Reporter, chicagotribune.com
THIRD: Deborah Pankey, Food Editor, Daily Herald, Arlington Heights, Illinois

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