Monday, April 30, 2012

BW Honored at Idaho Press Club Awards

Posted By on Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 1:41 PM

OK, we know we're tooting our own horn here just a bit, we acknowledge that, but sometimes you've just got to do it.

Boise Weekly's editorial team hauled home a box full of plaques and awards after the Idaho Press Club Best of 2011 Awards on April 28. The annual awards honor the best in the previous year's journalism from across the state.

In categories in which BW competes against all other media in the state, BW took home First Place for Website General Excellence for, as well as First Place for Best Use of Social Media and Third Place for Best Multi-Media Reporting for our coverage of the November 2011 elections. BW New Media Czar Josh Gross was also awarded Third Place for Best Online Only Program for his continuing series "Scenes from a Scene."

In categories in which BW competed against all other weekly publications in the state, the editorial team and a few valued freelancers took home the following honors:

• General News Story: First Place, George Prentice for "No Sale."
• Light Feature Report: First Place, Rachael Daigle, Deanna Darr and Adam Rosenlund for the graphic novel-style story "Red Potatoes."
• Watchdog/Investigative Report: First Place, George Prentice for "Got Milk? Got Drugs? Got Both?"
• Specialty Column: First Place, George Prentice for his columns covering films.
• Environmental Reporting: First Place, Deanna Darr for a story on feral pigs, "Unwelcome Invaders."
• Series: First Place, Guy Hand for his "Year of Idaho Food."
• Serious Feature: First Place, Zach Hagadone for "Your Place or Mine," as well as Second Place for "Equality Now."
• Graphics: First Place, Adam Rosenlund for By the Numbers."
• Health and Medical Reporting: First Place, George Prentice for "Idaho's Epidemic of Fear," as well as Second Place for "Crossing the Line."
• Business Reporting: First Place, Zach Hagadone for "Rare Find," as well as Third Place to George Prentice for "Bridge Under Troubled Waters."
• Political Reporting: First Place, Zach Hagadone for "The Right (Wing) Stuff."
• Special Section or Publication: Second Place for Boise Weekly's Annual Manual.
• Outdoor Feature: Third Place, Randy King for "Bow-ing to the Lowly Carp."
• General Excellence: Third Place

BW's own Datatante Sheree Whiteley was also given the special honor of being named Rookie of the Year for 2011.

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