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Program for SCPA's Annual Meeting and Awards, held on March 4-5, 2011, at the Hilton Columbia Center.

Program for SCPA's Annual Meeting and Awards, held on March 4-5, 2011, at the Hilton Columbia Center.

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  • 1. SOUTH CAROLINA PRESS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING &AWARDS PRESENTATION MARCH 4-5, 2011 HILTON COLUMBIA CENTER
  • 2. The President’s Cup Award, Weekly Division – The Summerville Journal Scene General Excellence Award, 2nd Place – The Berkeley IndependentIntegration of Print and Web Coverage, 2nd place (All Weekly) – Staff DAN BROWN MIKE OLSON 1st Place-Spot Sports Story 1st Place-Spot News Photo 1st Place-Sports Column 2nd Place-Sports Series of Articles STEFAN ROGENMOSER (Open Division) 1st Place-Feature Photo 3rd Place-Lifestyle Feature 1st Place-Short Story 2nd Place-General News Photo LESLIE CANTU 3rd Place-General News Photo 2nd Place-Reporting in Depth 3rd Place-Pictorial (All Weekly) 3rd Place-Personality or Portrait CHRIS HANCLOSKY 3rd Place-Page 1A Design JUDY WATTS 2nd Place-Feature Page Design 1st Place-Humor Column 3rd Place-Sports Page Design PAUL ZOELLER FRANK JOHNSON 1st Place-Sports Feature Photo, 2nd Place-Short Story 1st and 2nd Place-Personality Photo or Portrait 3rd Place-Lifestyle Feature 1st Place-Photo Gallery on a 3rd Place-Sports Headline Writing Newspaper Website (All Weekly) 3rd Place-Single Online Photo (Open Division) ROGER LEE 2nd Place-Beat Reporting (All Weekly) 2nd Place-Sports Action Photo
  • 3. SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORSPLATINUM SPONSOR GOLD SPONSORS SILVER SPONSORSBRONZE SPONSOR
  • 4. FRIDAY, MARCH 4ANNUAL MEETING & AWARDS PRESENTATION 3 p.m. – until Winners Exhibit Open Prefunction area, Hilton Columbia Center 3 – 5 p.m. Executive Committee Meeting SCPA Offices, 106 Outlet Pointe Blvd., Columbia 6 – 7 p.m. Opening Reception SCPA Offices, 106 Outlet Pointe Blvd., Columbia SATURDAY, MARCH 5 9 a.m. – until Registration, Vendor Tables and Winners Exhibits Open Prefunction area, Hilton Columbia Center 10 – 11 a.m. Design to Make Money SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Carolina Wren Ballroom, Hilton Columbia Center One of the industry’s leading design experts, Ed Henninger, will get your creative juices flowing during our first session. Ed will tell you how to turn design elements into cold, hard cash. 11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. Doing More With Less Carolina Wren Ballroom, Hilton Columbia Center Kim Woods of The Herald, Scott Hunter of the Aiken Standard, Ellen Priest of Summerville Communications and Jerry Bellune of the Lexington County Chronicle & The Dispatch News will share ideas that have worked recently to produce a better paper in tough times. Panelists will talk about exciting opportunities and the challenges that papers must contend with today. 12 – 12:15 p.m. SCPA Business Meeting Carolina Wren Ballroom, Hilton Columbia Center 12:30– 2:30 p.m. Weekly & Associate Member Awards Luncheon and Hall of Fame Presentation Palmetto State Ballroom, Hilton Columbia Center 2:45 – 2:55 p.m. Report from the National Newspaper Association Elizabeth K. Parker, President Carolina Wren Ballroom, Hilton Columbia Center 2:55 – 4:30 p.m. Paper v. Pixel: What does the future hold? Carolina Wren Ballroom, Hilton Columbia Center Paywalls and mobile apps might just be the hottest topics in our industry now and they’re also the subjects of much debate. Here’s your chance to find out more from two editors who know! Join John Pittman, executive editor of The Greenville News, and Alan English, editor of the Augusta Chronicle, as they share their thoughts and experiences on paid content strategies and using mobile platforms to deliver news and information. Doug Fisher, USC instructor and technology guru, will moderate and also give insight on what newspapers are doing (and not doing) in the wide range of new technology. 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Associated Press News Council Meeting Governors Board Room, Hilton Columbia Center 6 – 7:30 p.m. President’s Reception Meeting catered by: Prefunction area and poolside outdoor patio 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Daily Awards Dinner Palmetto State Ballroom, Hilton Columbia Center The bar and outdoor patio will stay open until 11 p.m. Also, if youd like to celebrate out on the town, check out page 7 for a list of late-night venues within walking distance of the Hilton.
  • 5. HOTEL MAP Special For details about meeting rooms, please see the Schedule of Events on page 5. Carolina Wren thanks YELLOW JESSAMINE TO GARAGE YELLOW MEN Palmetto PALMETTO STATE BALLROOM BREAKOUT I MEETING RM 1 JESSAMINE WOMEN State BANQUET I BANQUET II Ballroom BREAKOUT II CAROLINA CAROLINA WREN WREN MEETING RM 2 PREFUNCTION GOVERNOR’S BOARDROOM to our 2010-2011 President: FITNESS ROOM Laura McKenzie MEN POOLBarnwell Newspaper Group WOMEN CAROLINA and our outgoing SERVICE BOARDROOMExecutive Committee members: ELEVATORS Lyn Riddle GUEST ELEVATORS Greenville Journal REGISTRATION LOBBY and PARK I RUTH’S CHRIS® Judy Watts PARK II STEAK HOUSESummerville Communications SENATE I ENTRANCE SENATE II South Carolina Press Association Congratulations to the 2010 News Contest winners! This years winners came from more than 3,127 entries. To order duplicate certificates, engraved plaques and plaque bases for your awards, visit www.scpress.org
  • 6. RESTAURANT & NIGHTLIFE RECOMMENDATIONSTIN ROOF SAKITUMI CAROLINA ALE HOUSESenate St. across from Hilton 807 Gervais Street in the Vista 708 Lady St.Restaurant and Bar Restaurant and Bar Restaurant and Bar On Friday night at 10 p.m., Nic Cowan will Fun, hip sushi restaurant that you are sure Rooftop and indoor bar and restaurant perform. Nics music infuses soul, country, blues, to enjoy! From the dance music videos to Great, casual atmosphere. Big menu with tons of and rock, then layering that on top of organic the pomegranate martinis and the kazimoto food and drink options. urban grooves and a voice reminiscent of Otis rolls... You won’t be disappointed! Redding and Chris Robinson. On Saturday BLUE MARLIN night starting at 10 p.m., Justin Borgman and his MOTOR SUPPLY 1200 Lincoln Street in the Vista amazing band from Atlanta rock the Roof! Gervais Street in the Vista Restaurant Restaurant Their menu focuses on seafood dishes withFLYING SAUCER Everything, from sauces to delicious deserts Lowcountry flair. Don’t forget to save roomSenate Street in front of the Hilton are made in-house. With an eclectic blend for a piece of Key Lime Pie! Blue MarlinRestaurant and Bar of Contemporary American, French, Italian also gets a thumbs up for offering outdoor Best front porch in the Vista. Their happy hour is and Asian cuisine, Motor Supply offers seating. the perfect spot to pre-party before the meeting, something for everyone’s palate. starting at 4 p.m. The kitchen and bar stay open LIBERTY TAPROOM & GRILL until 2 a.m. Live entertainment, hundreds of THE WOODY beers from around the world (including a $2.75 On Gervais Street in the Vista 808 Lady St. – a short walk from the Hilton Restaurant, Bar & Dance Club (late-night) fire sale), make this the place to be! Bar/Dance Club Within walking distance. Good food. Great Starting at 7 p.m. each night, longtime dance party until late.MONTEREYS MEXICAN local DJ Woody Windham starts spinningSenate Street in front of the Hilton discs from genres that span his careerRestaurant and Bar including Top 40; rhythm and blues; NONNAH’S Fast and cheap. Great prices on food, country; rock; progressive rock; disco; On Gervais Street in the Vista margaritas and beer. beach, boogie and blues; and oldies. At 10 Desserts and Wine p.m., a younger DJ comes in to play techno Phenomenal desserts, coffee, wine and localPEARLZ OYSTER BAR and hip-hop dance music for the late-night art. Make sure to browse the walls after your crowd. cheesecake! Open late!936 Gervais St.Restaurant and Bar Fresh oysters, delicious corn fritters and proprietary black pepper and citrus vodkas make this place a winner for early afternoon Post-reception Friday Night Events: snacks or late-night appetizers and drinks. ARTS & DRAUGHTSWILD WING CAFÉ Columbia Museum of ArtCorner of Lady and Gadsden in the VistaRestaurant and Bar 7 p.m. until Hot wings, great drink specials and live $7 music. Open late. Tour the new exhibit, "Who Shot Rock & Roll," enjoy live painting and music, food from Earth Fare and a cash bar. Jeffrey Keyton,GERVAIS AND VINE creative VP for MTV, will lecture. Original art work will be on dis-Gervais Street right across from PublixRestaurant and Bar play from Devine Street Tattoo. Trendy, cozy atmosphere with a great wine list (more than 50 wines by the glass or bottle) and yummy tapas. Features live jazz. OFFICIAL KICK-OFF TO ST. PATS IN FIVE POINTS Five Points FountainCUPCAKE 6:30-10 p.m.Lincoln Street behind Starbucks FreeDesserts Features cash bar, vendors and music from five local bands Delicious cupcakes and coffee. A fun place to visit for a snack or dessert.
  • 7. 2010 – 2011 NecrologyJohn Wayne Ellis; March 13, 2010; Former Photographer; Marion Star & Mullins EnterpriseJames Waring; March 23, 2010; Founder; Summerville Journal SceneD. Jamison Cain; April 12, 2010; Former Reporter; The State, The Evening Post and The Camden ChronicleA.M. Secrest; April 17, 2010; Former Editor and Publisher; The Cheraw ChronicleAnthony Harrigan; May 28, 2010; Former Columnist; The News & CourierVirginia Sprinkle; June 10, 2010; Former Editor; Twin-City NewsJames J. Kilpatrick; August 15, 2010; Syndicated Columnist; EditorRod Shealy; August 18, 2010; Publisher; The Northeast News, Irmo News, Cayce-West Columbia News and the Lake Murray NewsDeward Brittain; Aug. 24, 2010; Former Managing Editor; Rock Hill Evening HeraldMichael Karvelas; Sept. 1, 2010; Former Reporter and Columnist; The ItemCharlie Walker; Oct. 2, 2010; Former Columnist, Morning News; The Kingstree NewsDavid Lex Minors; Oct. 12, 2010; Circulation Manager; The News & ReporterJames A. Holland Jr.; Dec. 20, 2010; News Editor; The Cherokee ChronicleAndrew Hutchinson; Dec. 1, 2010; Former Sports Writer; The Sun NewsWilliam Coke Morris; Feb. 22, 2010; Former Editor; Greenville Piedmont Congratulations to the 2010 News Contest winners! www.athlonsports.com
  • 8. Hall of Fame 2011 Honoree Charles H. Wickenberg Jr. Charles H. Wickenberg Jr. was a pioneerwhose work as a journalist and a citizenmade Columbia and South Carolina a betterplace. “Wick,” as he was known to colleagues,was chairman of the S.C. Press AssociationLegislative Affairs Committee in 1972 and assuch helped father South Carolina’s Freedom ofInformation Act. Mr. Wickenberg began his news career as acorrespondent for United Press International in1947, serving in Columbia, Raleigh, Memphisand Minneapolis. He joined the News & Courierin Charleston as a political reporter in 1949. He was The Charlotte Observer’s S.C. bureauchief from 1958 to 1962, when he became TheState’s first governmental affairs editor and ledthe newspaper’s early analysis of nuclear energyand waste in South Carolina. 1923 - 2004 Mr. Wickenberg was executive news editor later won awards for his reporting on Vietnamof The State and The Columbia Record from prisoners of war. Mr. Wickenberg was a Pulitzer1963 to 1971, when he was named public affairs Prize Jurist in 1975 and was an adjunct journalismeditor of The State. He became the newspaper’s professor at the University of South Carolina.associate editor in 1972 and served in that He also held the Order of the Palmetto.capacity until his retirement in 1987. Mr. Wickenberg was, in the words of former He served his nation as a Marine in State executive editor and editorial page editorWorld War II and Korea, his state as executive Tom McLean, “a newspaperman from a timesecretary to Gov. George Bell Timmerman when journalists were expected to be an integraland his community as president of the Greater part of their community, not to stand apart fromColumbia Chamber of Commerce. it.” Mr. McLean noted that while there are pluses and minuses in this approach to journalism, He traveled to Vietnam with Ross Perot in Charles Wickenberg’s life overall “gives testament1970 in an effort to free American POWs, and to an overwhelmingly positive body of work.”
  • 9. Hall of Fame 2011 Honoree William Gilmore Simms William Gilmore Simms was a South Carolinajournalist whose work as a writer and editor on fourhistorically significant 19th century newspapers wasmatched by his fame as a poet, historian, novelistand short-story writer. Ranked by some critics assecond only to Edgar Allen Poe among Southernwriters in the period before the Civil War, he hasbeen referred to as the Southern version of JamesFenimore Cooper. By the mid-1840s, Simms’s novelswere so popular that Poe called Simms “the bestnovelist which this country has, on the whole,produced” and “immeasurably the greatest writerof fiction in America.” When he died on June 11,1870, his obituary in Harper’s Weekly said, “Thecountry has lost one more of its time-honored bandof authors, and the South the most consistent andntdevoted of her literary sons.” A native of Charleston who studied to be a lawyer,Simms was publisher and editor of the CharlestonCity Gazette and had written six books by age 26.His most significant contribution to South Carolinajournalism came during the Civil War. As associate 1806 - 1870editor of the Daily South Carolinian, Simms was one which had been moved to Charleston. However,of the few remaining journalists in Columbia when when the newspaper was moved back to Columbia,Sherman’s troops burned the city in February 1865. he began writing for the Charleston Courier, whichIn the aftermath, he helped establish The Phoenix, was his last newspaper job before he died.the first newspaper to rise from the ashes of the Simms was one of the best, and most respected,devastation. As editor, he wrote the definitive account historians of his day. His History of South Carolinaof the burning of Columbia along with a list of served for several generations as the standard schoolowners and occupants of the buildings and houses textbook on the state’s history. He died at his homethat had been destroyed. Simms’ lengthy and detailed in Charleston on June 11, 1870, and is buried indescription of “The Capture, Sack and Destruction of Magnolia Cemetery.the City of Columbia” was published over a period of Although his novels are, for the most part, outthree weeks beginning on March 21, 1865, the first of print, numerous symposia and conferences areday the newspaper was published. Simms revised the organized by the Simms society to provide a forumnewspaper articles and published the series as a small for scholars and historians to study and presentpaperback in October 1865. After the war ended, papers on Simms, who is still known among literarySimms resumed work on the Daily South Carolinian, scholars as a major force in antebellum literature.
  • 10. SCPA Hall of Fame For more than thirty-five years, the South Carolina Press Association has reviewed applicants for its Hall of Fame. A total of 64journalists have been selected for inclusion on the basis of their significant contributions to their craft and communities. The Hall of Fame was started in 1972, when SCPA President William L. Kinney Jr., of Bennettsville, acting on a suggestion from Secretary-Manager Reid H. Montgomery, set in motion activities that led to the establishment of a South Carolina Press Association Hall of Fame. Kinney obtained the approval of the SCPA Executive Committee and later the full membership, by a mail ballot. He wanted to makethe first presentations at the 1973 Winter Meeting in Columbia. At that time, 21 other states had halls of “fame” or “honor.” The reason for the latter designation in a few states was to avoidconfusion with halls of fame for athletes. John A. Montgomery, then-editor of The Columbia Record, was named by Kinney as chairman of the first SCPA Hall of FameCommittee. Serving with him were Don Bruner of Lexington, William Chalk of Camden, Hubert Osteen Jr. of Sumter, and DeanLivingston of Orangeburg. The 2010-2011 Hall of Fame Committee members included: John Heath, retired from Beaufort Gazette; Tom McLean, retired from The State;Pat McNeely, retired from the University of South Carolinas School of Journalism and Louis Sossamon, retired from The Gaffney Ledger. Members 1973 1973 1974 1974 1974 1975 1975 1975 1976 Elizabeth Timothy (-1757) South Carolina Gazette 1974 Francis W. Narciso G. Bony Hampton Aaron Smith William Watts Arthur B James Rion Hubert Graham Dawson Gonzales Peace Willington Ball Jordan Sr. McKissick Osteen Peter Timothy (1840 - 1899) (1858 - 1903) (1874 - 1934) (1781 - 1862) (1868 - 1952) (1876 - 1956) (1884 - 1944) (1870 - 1955) (1721 - 1782) The Charleston The State, Carolina Spartan, The Charleston The Evening Post, The Dillon Herald Times-Democrat, Watchman and South Carolina Mercury; The Columbia; The Spartanburg; The Courier Charleston; The Richmond, Va.; The Southron, Sumter; Gazette Charleston News; News and Courier, Greenville News; Greenville News; Greenville News; Sumter Daily Item The News and Charleston; Greenville Piedmont Laurens Advertiser; Greenville Piedmont Courier, Charleston Charleston Journal The News and of Commerce Courier, Charleston; The State, Columbia 1976 1977 1978 1978 1979 1980 1980 1981 1981 Edward Hope p Arthur M. Harold C. Charles Oscar Robert Lathan Tom O’Connor Louis W. Cassels Robert Craft George A. D C DeCamp Manigault M i l B k Sr. Booker S H Hearon (1881 - 1937) (1902 - 1969) (1921 - 1974) Peace Buchanan (1865 - 1952) (1851 - 1924) (1888 - 1960) (1876 - 1959) The News and Hampton County United Press (1899 - 1968) (1898 - 1976)The Gaffney Ledger; Charleston Evening Spartanburg Herald- The Spartanburg Courier, Charleston; Guardian; Allendale International The Greenville News The ColumbiaThe State, Columbia Post Journal; Greenville Herald; Herald, The State, County Citizen Record; Dean of Piedmont; The Bristol, Va.; Times, Columbia; Asheville Journalism, USC Sumter Daily Item; Richmond, Va. (NC) Citizen; The Columbia 1924 Pulitzer Prize Record Winner 1982 1982 1983 1983 1983 1983 1984 1984 1984 Robert M. W.W. Smoak Wood Davidson Hall Thomas Edmund Adams James Loyal James Edward Ambrose Elliott William Elliott Hitt, Jr. (1877 - 1947) Grist McGee Ramsaur Sims Chaffin Gonzales Gonzales (1914 - 1968) Press & Standard, (1865 - 1925) (1889 - 1963) (1925 - 1976) (1914 - 1962) (1913 - 1977) (1857 - 1926) (1866 - 1937) Bamberg Herald; Walterboro Yorkville Enquirer; Charleston Evening The Greenville The Times and The Index-Journal, The State, The State, ColumbiaCharleston Evening Atlanta Constitution Post; The News and News; Greenville Democrat, Greenwood Columbia; The Post Courier, Charleston Piedmont Orangeburg News and Courier, Charleston
  • 11. 1985 1985 1985 1986 1986 1986 1986 1986 1987 William R. Elbert Herman Ernest Allen Noah Graham Phil Buchheit R. Frank Mundy Samuel L. Harry L. Watson Robert Melvin Bradford Sr. Aull Cutts Osteen (1907 - 1978) (1915 - 1982) Latimer Jr. (1876 - 1956) Hitt (1874 - 1957) (1857 - 1929) (1912 - 1980) (1843 - 1936) Spartanburg Herald- The Index-Journal, (1891 - 1975) The Index-Journal, (1886 - 1963)The Fort Mill Times; The Newberry Charleston Evening The Item, Sumter Journal Greenwood The State, Columbia Greenwood Bamberg HeraldThe State, Columbia Herald and News Post 1987 1987 1987 1988 1988 1989 1989 1990 1993John Kelly Sisk Wilson William William Light Talbot Patrick Frank Wilmore Paul S. League Edward Edd A. Burch Hubert Duvall (1913 - 1980) Harris Kinney (1897 - 1980) Sossamon (1920 - 1978) Manigault (1907 - 1985) Osteen Greenville News- (1889 - 1955) (1902 - 1983) Chicago Evening (1887 - 1979) The Gaffney Ledger (1896 - 1983) Greer Citizen (1904 - 1987) Piedmont The Clinton Marlboro Post; The Goldsboro The Gaffney Ledger Charleston Evening The Item, Sumter Chronicle Herald-Advocate, (NC) News-Argus; Post Bennettsville The Herald, Rock Hill 1993 1995 1995 1996 1998 1998 1999 2002 2002Miles Benjamin Thomas James A. Rogers William D. Joseph F. Smoak Marcellus C. Reid H. August Kohn Annie Laurie McSweeney Pettigrew Davis (1905 - 1990) Workman (1936 - 1993) Garner Montgomery (1868 - 1930) Mayer Kinney (1855 - 1909) (1926 - 1990) Florence Morning (1914 - 1990) The News and (1920 - 1992) (1909 - 1993) The News and (1902 - 1999) The Ninety-Six Georgetown Times News The News and Courier, Charleston; The Sun News, The State, Courier The MarlboroGuardian; Hampton Courier Charleston; Courier, Charleston Evening Charle Myrtle Beach; The Columbia; The Item, Herald Advocate County Guardian The Greenville Post Myrtle Beach News; Sumter; Winthrop News; The State, The Myrtle Beach College; University Columbia Sun; The Field, of South Carolina; Conway; The Horry South Carolina Press Herald; The Loris Association Sentinel 2003 2005 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2011 Annie Howell William E. Rone Alfred B. Dr. Robert Felix Gregory de Robert Quillen Henry Timrod William Charles H. King (1926 - 1998) Williams Wilson Gibbes Fontaine (1887 - 1948) (1829 - 1867) Gilmore Simms Wickenberg Jr. (1893 - 1973) The State, Columbia (1856 - 1930) (1809 - 1866) (1834 - 1896) Fountain Inn Charleston Mercury (1806-1870) (1923-2004) Aiken Standard News and Courier, The South Charleston Daily Tribune Charleston City The State Charleston Carolinian Courier, The South Gazette, Daily South Carolinian; Daily Carolinian, The South Carolinian; Phoenix New York Evening Telegram
  • 12. CONGRATULATIONSTO THE T&D NEWS TEAM FOR ALL ITS HARD WORK Orangeburg, South CarolinaThe Times and DemocratFIRST-PLACEFIRST-PLACE WINNERS T AReporting-in-depth - The T&D StaffSpot News Reporting - The T&D StaffPublic Service - The T&D StaffFeature Headline Writing - Wendy Jeffcoat CriderNews Headline Writing - Gene CriderProfile Feature Writing - Dale Linder-AltmanShort Story - Gene CriderSports Column Writing - Thomas Grant Jr.Sports Page Design - Michelle KerscherGeneral News Photo - Christopher Huff CHRISTOPHER HUFF/T&DDaily Newspaper Website - TheTandD.com SHERIFF LAID TO REST - Third place General News PhotoSECOND-PLACESECOND-PLACE WINNERS A THIRD-PLACE THIRD-PLACE WINNERS AMixed Media Illustration - Michelle Kerscher Sports Headline Writing - Michelle KerscherLifestyle Feature Writing - Richard Walker Spot News Reporting - Richard Walker, Phil SarataColumn Writing - Gene Crider and Dale Linder-AltmanSeries of Articles - The T&D Staff Enterprise Reporting - Dale Linder-AltmanBeat Reporting - Richard Walker Short Story - Richard WalkerInside Page Design - Kristin Leigh Coker Spot Sports Story - Brian LinderSports Page Design - Brian Linder Sports Enterprise Reporting - Thomas Grant Jr.and Michelle Kerscher Feature Page Design Portfolio - Kristin Leigh CokerSports Feature Photo - Brian Linder General News Photo - Christopher HuffPersonality Photo - Larry Hardy Feature Photo - Christopher HuffPhoto Illustration - Kristin Leigh Coker Photo Illustration - Michelle Kerscher First place Daily Newspaper Website (Under 20,000) Lee Enterprises honors The Times and Democrat with President’s Award “The news sent chills throughout the community and across the country – two toddlers were founddrowned in a car, and their mother was charged with killing them deliberately. The Times and Democrat usedevery tool in its arsenal – online, mobile, social networking, multimedia and print – to deliver strong, compre-hensive coverage immediately and in the days that followed.” The award is shared by Richard Walker, LarryHardy, Christopher Huff, Gene Crider, Dionne Gleaton, Dale Linder-Altman, Gene Zaleski and Kristin Coker.
  • 13. ATTENDEESDebbie Abels Issac Bailey Melanie BalogThe Herald The Sun News The Post and CourierTanya Ackerman Tracy Bailey Mac BanksCoastal Observer The Sun News Fort Mill TimesMike Adams Sharon Bailey Rebecca BanksThe Star South Carolina Press Association Fort Mill TimesJane Alford Bobby Baker Trevor BaratkoCarolina Gateway S.C. Chamber of Commerce Chronicle-IndependentJade Anderson Barbara Ball Sarah BatesThe Item The Independent Voice of the The Post and CourierKarl Anderson People’s Republic of Blythewood Becky BaulchThe Item Keith Ball The Post and CourierJennifer Annis The Independent Voice of the Grace BeahmThe Greer Citizen People’s Republic of Blythewood The Post and CourierRobert Ariail Michael Ball Adam BeamHerald-Journal Lexington County Chronicle & The StateFair Ariail The Dispatch News Ashley BeamHerald-Journal Kelli Ball The StateJoey Ayers Lexington County Chronicle & Jennifer BecknellFree Times The Dispatch News Fort Mill Times Wh th it’ Whether it’s an update on damage from a major storm, or work d t d f j t k that’s being done in a local neighborhood, customers want to know what SCE&G is doing to meet their needs. Thank you to the members of SCPA for the critical role you play in communicating vital information to our customers. And when you want to know, our SCE&G Public Affairs team is only a phone call, or click away. SCE&G media line 1-800-562-9308. Follow us on /scegnews sceg.com
  • 14. ATTENDEES (CONTINUED)Jerry Bellune Sally Boman Rick BrundrettLexington County Chronicle & Greenville Journal S.C. Policy CouncilThe Dispatch News Harry Booth Mellnee BuchheitMacLeod Bellune Lexington County Chronicle & Hometown NewsLexington County Chronicle & The Dispatch NewsThe Dispatch News Phil Buchheit Lacey BreitMark Bellune South Carolina Newspaper Network Hometown NewsLexington County Chronicle &The Dispatch News Phyllis Britt William Buchheit The Star Hometown NewsJay BenderSouth Carolina Press Association Judi Mundy BurnsEvan Berland Angela Brown Index-JournalAssociated Press News Editor Union County News Jimmy BurnsDean Charles Bierbauer Anna Brown Index-JournalUniversity of South Carolina Union County NewsJanet Blackmon-Morgan John ByrumThe Sun News Bobby Brown Herald-Journal Union County NewsBonnie BlackwellHometown News Claire Byun Crystal Brown Chronicle Independent andJed Blackwell Fort Jackson Leader Winthrop UniversityHometown News Dan Brown Martin CahnSteve Blackwell Chronicle-IndependentHometown News The Berkeley IndependentMelissa Blanton Debbie Callahan Robert BrownGreenville Journal Murrells Inlet Messenger Union County NewsRobin Blackwood Kerry Browning Tim CallahanVerizon Wireless The Sun News Murrells Inlet MessengerRob Blomquist P.J. Browning Lillia Callum-PensoCarolina Forest Chronicle & The Sun News The Greenville NewsMyrtle Beach HeraldAlan Blondin Martha Bruce Leslie CantuThe Sun News Chronicle-Independent The Journal Scene Congratulations from
  • 15. ATTENDEES (CONTINUED)Roberta Case Carol Dowell Nathan GrayHall of Fame Family The Clarendon Citizen Anderson Independent-MailScott Chancey Joe Dowell Shana GrayIndex-Journal The Clarendon Citizen Herald-JournalJulie Chapman Rachel Dowell Shannon GreeneThe Herald The Clarendon Citizen The HeraldKatie Chesley Cathy Dreher Trzcinski Betsy GreenwaySouth Carolina Press Association South Carolina Press Association Chronicle-IndependentJason Chisari Renee Dudley Kevin HackshawFort Mill Times The Post and Courier The Post and CourierJill Cincotta Linda Eisen Henry HaitzThe Herald-Independent The Post and Courier The StateTom Clifford Heather Ellis Chris HancloskyThe Post and Courier Anderson Independent-Mail The Post and CourierTom Cobb Mike Ellis Joyce HancloskyHall of Fame Family Anderson Independent-Mail The Post and CourierCharlie Conn Duncan Ely Beth HarrisonHall of Fame Family Hall of Fame Family The Post and CourierJenny Connell Penn Ely Lee HarterHerald-Journal Hall of Fame Family The Times and DemocratLuke Connell Jim Faile Pam HarterHerald-Journal The Messenger The Times and DemocratEric Connor Doug Fisher Bill HawkinsThe Greenville News University of South Carolina The Post and CourierJessica Connor Kim Kim Foster-Tobin Diane HawkinsS.C. United Methodist Advocate The State The Post and CourierDan Cook Walt Tobin Jimmie HaynesFree Times The State South Carolina Newspaper NetworkAmanda Criswell Michael Gardner Heidi HeilbrunnThe Sun News Althon Sports The Greenville NewsBob Dalton Ed HenningerHerald-Journal Matt Garfield Henninger Consulting The HeraldGwinn Davis Nick HermanTribune-Times Ashley Ghere Laurens County Advertizer The Independent Voice of theSusan Delk People’s Republic of BlythewoodThe People Sentinel Alex Hicks Gary Glancy Herald-JournalJames DentonThe Herald-Independent Herald-Journal Brian HicksKate Waldhauser Mary Gooch The Post and CourierThe Herald-Independent The News & ReporterJean Denton Toya Graham Sephan HicksThe Herald-Independent Fort Mill Times Herald-JournalJimmy Denton Thomas Grant Jr. Holly HindmanThe Herald-Independent The Times and Democrat The News & Reporter
  • 16. ATTENDEES (CONTINUED)Bobby Hitt Richard Johnson Travis LeitkoSecretary of Commerce Anderson Independent Mail Greenville JournalGwen Hitt Amanda Kelley Stacey Lemmond Carolina Forest Chronicle & Ask & Receive, Inc.Howard Hoffman Myrtle Beach HeraldPublishing Group of America Michael Leonard Isaac King The JournalJulie Holcombe Hometown NewsThe Greer Citizen Jason Lesley Jay King The Manning TimesScott Holcombe Hometown NewsThe Greer Citizen Anna Lesley Bob Kinney The Manning TimesJamey Honeycutt The Post and CourierThe Press & Standard Ashley Lewis Ford Karen Kinney Chronicle-IndependentFred Horlbeck The Post and CourierS.C. Lawyers Weekly Daniel Lillie Kurt Knapek The JournalAshley Hotham The Sun NewsUniversity of South Carolina Annie Lloyd Nesbitt Diane Knich The Greenville NewsChristopher Huff The Post and CourierThe Times and Democrat Brandon Lockett Schuyler KropfJohn Huff The Post and Courier The Star, North AugustaAnderson Independent-Mail Tonyia M. McGirt Ernie LambertScott Hunter Hometown News The ItemAiken Standard Jen Barclay Madden Tina LambertCorey Hutchins Hometown News South Carolina Press AssociationFree Times Cindy Landrum Mike MaddockScott J. Bryan Greenville Journal The Columbia StarIndex-Journal Tammie Maddock Roger LeeDenise James The Journal Scene The Columbia StarThe Journal Scene, Roger Lee Mimi MaddockThe Berkeley Independent Town News The Columbia StarMike JamesonAnderson Independent MailTravis JenkinsThe News & Reporter Exceeding Your ExpectationsAshley Jenkins Every DayThe News & Reporter 4-Color Process Coldset In-house Finishing &Mary Jenkins Web Printing DistributionThe News & ReporterTheresa Jenkins-RussHometown NewsRoger JewellThe Travelers Rest MonitorJoyce Marchbanks Electronic Prepress Expert ConsultingThe Travelers Rest MonitorFrank Johnson 800.354.0235 www.waltonpress.com www.waltonpress.comThe Berkeley Independent
  • 17. ATTENDEES (CONTINUED)Mark Magyar Elizabeth MeDermott Marilyn MurphyNational Newspaper Association The Post and Courier S.C. United Methodist AdvocateTommy Martin Gerry Melendez Carolyn MurrayThe Cherokee Chronicle The State The Sun NewsAnn Martin Liz Melendez Jessica NelmsThe Cherokee Chronicle The State The JournalTonya Mathis Clifton Metcalf Rick NelsonS.C. Lawyers Weekly AT&T The Post and CourierMichelle Matthews Denyse Middleton Jeff NesbittHall of Fame Family The News & Reporter The Greenville NewsNikie Mayo Betsy Miller Brad NettlesAnderson Independent Mail The Post and Courier The Post and CourierBrooke McCombs Russ Mills Marijo NettlesHerald-Journal Walton Press The Post and CourierMike McCombs Tim O’BriantHerald-Journal Mike Mischner Aiken Standard Camden Media Co.John McDermott Tracey O’BrienThe Post and Courier Marlene Mischner The Post and Courier Camden Media Co.Shannon McKamey Sam O’KeefeThe Greenville News Anna Mitchell Index-JournalLaura McKenzie Anderson Independent-Mail Mike OlsonBarnwell Newspaper Group The Journal Scene Kathy MorelandNed McKenzie The State Dan O’MaraBarnwell Newspaper Group The Herald Betty MosesTom McLean Myrtle Beach Herald Sheila O’MaraThe State, retired The Herald Susan MosleyMeg McLean The News & Reporter Ken Osburn The Greenville NewsPat McNeely Steve Mullins Anderson Independent Mail Elizabeth OsburnUniversity of South Carolina, retired The Greenville News We give your content mobility. Paul Osmundson The Herald Jack Osteen The Item Hubert Osteen The Item Doug Pardue The Post and Courier Laura Parker The Gaffney Ledger Bobby Parker www.mediaspangroup.com The Gaffney Ledger
  • 18. ATTENDEES (CONTINUED)Liz Parker Brandon Rink Calvin RuinardNational Newspaper Association Anderson Independent Mail Anderson Independent MailPresident Alanna Ritchie Leon RussNancy Parsons South Carolina Newspaper Network Hometown NewsThe News & Reporter Chris Roberts Theresa Jenkins-RussDarah Patterson University of Alabama Hometown NewsThe Greer Citizen Steve Robertson Gene SapakoffJosh Patterson Waccamaw Publishers The Post and CourierThe Greer Citizen Cheryl Robertson Randall SavelyCharles Perry Waccamaw Publishers South Carolina Newspaper NetworkMyrtle Beach Herald Karen Rodman Susanne SchaferJoe Perry University of South Carolina Associated PressThe Item Wim Roef Henry SchulteThomas Peyton The State University of South Carolina, retiredThe State Stefan Rogenmoser Julie ScottMargo Peyton The Journal Scene, S.C. Chamber of CommerceThe State The Berkeley IndependentNoelle Phillips Bill Rogers Darrell ScottThe State South Carolina Press Association S.C. Chamber of CommerceJay Potts Doug Rogers Joyce SearsonThe State The Holly Hill Observer Advertizer-Herald, Holly Hill ObserverJohn Pourtless Tracy RogersMediaSpan The Holly HillScott Powell ObserverThe Gaffney Ledger Eric Rose The StateFindlay PrentissThe Post and Courier Susan RowellDotti Priddy The LancasterHerald-Journal News and CarolinaTom Priddy GatewayHerald-Journal CharlesEllen Priest RowlandThe Journal Scene, The Berkeley The Press &Independent, The Gazette StandardJeff Priest Dede RuffThe Journal Scene, The Berkeley The IndependentIndependent and The Gazette Voice of theKathleen Ramsey People’s RepublicAnderson Independent Mail of BlythewoodGuy Reel Ken RuinardWinthrop University AndersonStephanie Rice Jones Independent-MailSCANA Corp. Public Affairs Janice RuinardLyn Riddle AndersonGreenville Journal Independent-Mail
  • 19. ATTENDEES (CONTINUED)Gene Searson Jason Spencer Michael WattsAdvertizer-Herald, Holly Hill Observer Herald-Journal The Independent Voice of theAndy Shain Peggy Spivey People’s Republic of BlythewoodThe State Chronicle-Independent Yvonne WengerMeredith Sheffer Jake Spring The Post and CourierThe State The Sun News Bill WestJessica Sibley David Stanton Lexington County Chronicle &The Journal Media General The Dispatch NewsPhyllis Sikes Katy Stech Anne WestUnion County News The Post and Courier Lexington County Chronicle &April Silvaggio The Dispatch News Brantley StricklandGreenville Journal The Press & Standard Richard WhitingPaul Silvaggio Index-Journal Morrey ThomasGreenville Journal The News and Press Wendy WhitingBob Simmonds Index-Journal Pam ByrdIndex-Journal The News and Press Jennifer WhitmireDavid Slade Herald-Journal Michael ThompsonThe Post and Courier The Greenville News Nancy Wickenberg CobbJim Sleeper Hall of Fame Family Tim ThorsenS.C. Lawyers Weekly The Post and Courier Rev. Beth Wickenberg ElyAnna Smith Hall of Fame Family Larry TimbsHerald-Journal Winthrop University Ann Wickenberg WilliamsonGlenn Smith Hall of Fame Family Keri Todd BoyceThe Post and Courier West Wateree Chronicle Don WilderKitty Smith The Greer Citizen and Hometown News Chris TrainorThe Post and Courier Index-Journal Vicy WilkinsonMichael Smith Ask & Receive, Inc. Christina TrainorCarolina Forest Chronicle Index-Journal Bonnie WilliamsMike Smith Anderson Independent-Mail Eileen WaddellHerald-Journal The State David WilliamsRebecca Smith Anderson Independent-Mail John WalkerHall of Fame Family Anderson Independent Mail Graham WilliamsCharmaine Smith-Miles Union County News Richard WalkerAnderson Independent-Mail The Times and Democrat Michelle WilliamsWayne Miles Associated Press Bureau Chief Greg WallaceAnderson Independent-Mail Anderson Independent Mail Theron WillisJason Sotir Hometown News Rob WaltonThe News & Reporter Herald-Journal Amber WilsonTom Spain The Journal Judy WattsThe Post and Courier The Journal Scene, The BerkeleyPeggy Spain Corey Wilson Independent, The GazetteThe Post and Courier The Journal Pat WattsEmily Sparr The Journal Scene, The Berkeley Johanna WilsonAnderson Independent Mail Independent, The Gazette The Sun News
  • 20. att.comconnecting@ the heart (of the community) At the heart of every community are organizations working to keep people connected. That’s why at AT&T we proudly support the efforts of the South Carolina Press Association members to inform, educate and serve. Together, we keep communities connected. Congratulations to the winners of the 2010 SCPA News Contest.© 2011 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.
  • 21. ATTENDEES (CONTINUED)Matt WinterThe Post and CourierWarren WiseThe Post and CourierKim WoodsThe HeraldDon WorthingtonThe HeraldCandy WorthingtonThe HeraldDavid WrenThe Sun NewsBarbara Wren Help Us Plan the 2012 Annual Meeting & AwardsThe Sun News to be held in Charleston, SC!Mike ZellmerS.C. Lawyers Weekly Take our Evaluation at scpress.org starting Monday. The Municipal Association of SC is your one-stop-shop for sources and resources about issues related to cities and towns.
  • 22. We’re Number 1 Congratulationsto all 2010 SCPA award winners fromFirst Place in General Excellence
  • 23. f i r s t p l a c es.c. press association award-winning journalists of The Staff of The Post and Courier General Excellence Public Service: “College Tuition Series” Daily Newspaper Website: “postandcourier.com” Innovative Concept: “Content Sharing Arrangement” Integration of Print and Web Coverage: “PrepZone” Online News Project: “Losing Faith” Other First Place Winners: Grace Beahm Diane Knich Glenn Smith The Post and Courier Gill Guerry Schuyler Kropf Wade Spees Chris Hanclosky Brad Nettles Katy Stech Beth Harrison Adam Parker Bill Thompson Alan Hawes Gene Sapakoff Tim Thorsen Brian Hicks David Slade Warren Wise s e c o n d p l a c e The Staff of The Post and Courier Integration of Print and Web Coverage: “Losing Faith” Lifestyle/Feature Special Edition: “My Charleston” Online News Project: “Election Day” Other Second Place Winners: Marcus Amaker Bob Kinney David Slade Ken Burger Bo Petersen Wade Spees Renee Dudley Luke Reasoner Katy Stech Gill Guerry Sandy Schopfer Yvonne Wenger t h i r d p l a c e The Staff of The Post and Courier Public Service: “Grading Teachers” Online News Project: “Teacher Performance” to the Lifestyle/Feature Special Edition: “North Charleston Magazine” Other Third Place Winners: Marcus Amaker Beth Harrison Glenn Smith Sarah Bates Alan Hawes Tom Spain Grace Beahm Betsy Miller Wade Spees Tommy Braswell Brad Nettles Katy Stech Chad Dunbar Bo Petersen Yvonne Wenger Prentiss Findlay Gene Sapakoff Warren Wise David Slade h o n o r a b l e m e n t i o n Grace Beahm