The Association of Opinion Page Editors (AOPE) presented its annual awards to six newspapers last weekend at Pennsylvania State University. The winners were:
Best Op-Ed Feature: The Hartford (Conn.) Courant for “Eyes to the Ground,” a column on prejudice.
Best Theme Page: Atlanta Journal-Constitution for “Southern Kin, Black and White: Two Colleagues Related Through the Legacy Of Slavery.”
Best Op-Ed Page: St. Louis Post-Dispatch for its Nov. 26 edition.
Best Series: Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle for “Business Of Health” about the demise of a local hospital.
Best Overall Section: Atlanta Journal-Constitution for its Nov. 12 edition on the Presidential election results.
Honorable mentions were given to The Detroit News and Newsday of Melville, N.Y.
Officers for AOPE were also elected for 2001-2002: President Richard Burr of The Detroit News, Vice President Marjorie Pritchard of The Boston Globe, Treasurer John Timpane of The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Secretary Carolyn Lumsden of The Hartford Courant.