SPJ Announces 2005 Sigma Delta Chi Award Winners

By: E&P Staff

The Society of Professional Journalists has announced the winners of the 2005 Sigma Delta Chi Awards for excellence in journalism.

The recipients in 49 categories (15 for newspapers and wire services) were picked out of more than 1,200 submissions. The awards, which started in 1932, will be presented to the winners at the National Press Club on July 14 during the yearly Sigma Delta Chi banquet.

Here is a list of the 2005 Sigma Delta Chi award winners in the newspaper/wire services category:

Deadline Reporting (circulation of 100,000 or greater)
“The Lefkow Killings,” Staff of the Chicago-Sun Times, Chicago, Ill.

Deadline Reporting (circulation of less than 100,000)
No award presented

Non-Deadline Reporting (circulation of 100,000 or greater)
“On Their Own,” Liz Bowie and Andre Chung of The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, Md.

Non-Deadline Reporting (circulation of less than 100,000)
“The Speculators,” Mark Flatten, Emily Gersema and Craig Anderson of the East Valley Tribune, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Investigative Reporting (circulation of 100,000 or greater)
“Toxic Legacy,” Staff of The Record, Hackensack, N.J.

Investigative Reporting (circulation of less than 100,000)
“Crime and Science: The Weight of Evidence,” Phoebe Zerwick of the Winston-Salem Journal, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Feature Writing (circulation of 100,000 or greater)
“Anatomy of an Accident,” Jeff Kunerth of the Orlando Sentinel, Orlando, Fla.

Feature Writing (circulation of less than 100,000)
“Inner Woman Emerges,” Danielle Deaver of the Winston-Salem Journal, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Editorial Writing (circulation of 100,000 or greater)
“Oregon’s Forgotten Hospital,” Rick Attig and Doug Bates of The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.

Washington Correspondence
“Discharged and Dishonored,” Chris Adams and Alison Young of Knight Ridder, Washington, D.C.

Foreign Correspondence
“Rule by Law,” Joseph Kahn and Jim Yardley of The New York Times, New York, N.Y.

General Column Writing
“Portfolio,” Steve Duin of The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.

Sports Column Writing
“Sports Columns,” Tim Dahlberg of The Associated Press, New York, N.Y.

Public Service Circulation (circulation of 100,000 or greater)
“Guardians of Profit,” Staff of the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, Calif.

Public Service Circulation (circulation of less than 100,000)
“Brothers Keeper: West Virginia’s Mental Health Crisis,” Staff of The Charleston Gazette, Charleston, W. Va.

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