Tribune garners several awards in California newspaper contest |

Tribune garners several awards in California newspaper contest

The Tahoe Daily Tribune has been recognized in a statewide competition for its news, photography, sports and entertainment coverage, including first place honors in the Public Service category for its coverage of the June 2007 Angora fire.

The California Newspaper Publisher’s Association announced the winners Saturday in Studio City. The Tribune competed against other daily papers in the circulation category of 10,000 to 25,000.

The Tribune’s Lake Tahoe Action magazine took first place for overall Arts and Entertainment coverage. The staff of Lake Tahoe Action includes editor Tim Parsons and writer Dan Thomas.

Tribune sports reporter Jeremy Evans took first place for Best Sports Story for a profile on South Lake Tahoe adventure photographer Corey Rich. Evans took second place in the Sports Story category in a piece on the Kingvale Terrain Project.

Tribune Visual Director Jonah M. Kessel won first place in the categories of Page Layout and Design, and Illustration/Information Graphic; and second place in Front Page Design, Feature Photo and Illustration, and Information Graphic.

The Tribune took second-place honors in the Breaking News category for its coverage of the Angora fire. The writers on the stories produced were Susan Wood, WIlliam Ferchland, Elaine Goodman and Jeff Munson.

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Second-place honors also went to Munson in the Writing category for a story about a young South Lake Tahoe woman who survived a drunk-driving accident, and second place in the Feature category for a story about South Lake Tahoe resident Tanya Gludau, who lost her right arm and breast from a rare strep infection.

Tribune photographer Dan Thrift received second place in Breaking News photography for the Angora fire and also received a certificate of achievement for Feature Photo. Tribune photographer Jim Grant received a certificate of achievement in the Photo Essay category.

Certificates of achievement, listed as the top 10 percent of the submissions, also went to Kessel in the categories of Photo Essay, Breaking News Photo and Sports Photo.

In other recognition outside the state association, Editor & Publisher magazine named Kessel’s photo essay, entitled “The Will to Live,” first place in the Photo Essay category for newspapers with circulation less than 30,000. The essay was part of the story documenting the life of Gludau. The essay will appear in the November issue of Editor & Publisher and will be online at