Staff members of The Manhattan Mercury won seven first place awards and 15 awards overall in the 2012 Kansas Press Association contest, results of which were announced Friday.
The seven first place awards went to:
Bill Felber, executive editor, in government/political reporting, for “How they stack up,” an analysis of changes in the salaries paid to local government workers during 2011.
Josh Kinder, sports editor, for sports column writing.
Corene Brisendine, reporter, in feature writing, for “Crawling with fun,” an article about KSU’s insect zoo.
Paul Harris, reporter, in environmental reporting, for “Prairie burn,” an article about the debate over burning the Kansas prairie.
Rod Mikinski, chief photographer, in best environmental portrait, for “The big catch,” a photo accompanying an article about a fisherman.
Staff, for best front page.
Staff, for best sports pages
The Mercury also won three second place awards. They went to:
Felber, headline writing.
Mikinski, feature photo.
Anton Trafimovich, Jeremy Bohn and Tommy Theis, in best special section, for their work on the 2012 KSU Edition.
The Mercury won five third place awards. They went to:
Harris, for best education story.
Mikinski, for best environmental portrait.
Walt Braun, editorial page editor, for best editorial page.
Staff, for best use of photos.
Staff, for news and writing excellence.