Newspapers Take Home Emmy Awards

By: E&P Staff At this year's Upper Midwest Emmy Awards, the big winners were WCCO-TV in Minneapolis for station excellence, KMSP-TV in the Twin Cities for best newscast -- and the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

The newspaper scooped up six Emmys, an award once reserved exclusively for television broadcasters.

And the Star Tribune was not the only newspaper to bring home Emmys -- the Des Moines Register won two.

The newspapers competed in the "Advanced Media" category, where 15 Emmys were up for grabs -- and the papers won eight of them.

The regional Emmy Awards were presented last Saturday by the Minnesota Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, which also covers North Dakota, South Dakota, western Wisconsin and all of Iowa, except the Davenport-Waterloo market. The Emmy awards were reported by Aimee Blanchette in a story published Thursday in the Star Tribune.

The following are the Emmys won by the Star Tribune Regional Emmy Awards as listed by the newspaper:

Advanced Media News Programming

"Obama: History Maker"

Brett Akagi, Vickie Kettlewell, Rohan Preston, Jerry Holt, Kyndell Harkness

Advanced Media Breaking News - Continuing Coverage

"Red River Flood Coverage"

Brett Akagi, Shari Gross, Bill McAuliffe

Advanced Media Investigative Report

"Renegade Riders"

Brian Peterson, David Shaffer, Tom Meersman, Glenn Howatt, Mark Boswell

Advanced Media Animator-Motion Graphics Designer

"Brain Tumor Surgery: A Chance Meeting, an Extraordinary Case"

Raymond Grumney, Billy Steve Clayton

Advanced Media Videography

Brian Peterson

Advanced Media Still Photography

Jim Gehrz
Recent TV/DVD/Gaming stories

The following were won by the Des Moines Register as listed on the regional Emmy Web site:

Advanced Media Documentary: Historical-Cultural:

Buddy Holly - The Crash that Changed Rock 'n' Roll

Travis Graven, Assistant Editor, Kyle Munson, editor, Michael Corey, Digital Products Editor, Craig Johnson, Graphic Artist, John Naughton, Reporter

Advanced Media Sports:

Falcons Rise Again

Todd Bailey, Digital Sports Editor


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