Isle journalists pay tribute to Corky


POSTED: Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Honolulu Advertiser won 14 first-place awards and the top public service honors in Hawaii's Excellence in Journalism Awards.

The Honolulu Star-Bulletin won eight top prizes, while the Maui News captured two in the contest sponsored by the Hawaii chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

KHNL won the TV public service reporting award and one other top prize, while KITV had three first-place finishes.

Radio awards were split between Hawaii Public Radio and reporting by Heidi Chang for Voice of America.

The top awards for public service went to The Honolulu Advertiser's report on abuse in Hawaii homes, and to KHNL's Leland Kim for reporting on the state's doctor shortage.

The ceremony Friday night was somewhat bitter-sweet.

SPJ Hawaii presented a lifetime of achievement award to Star-Bulletin cartoonist Corky Trinidad, who also swept the editorial cartoon category with a first place and two finalists awards.

Trinidad died in February after a battle with cancer. His wife, Hana, and son Lorenzo accepted in his place.

Freelance photographer Sergio Goes, who died last summer in a diving accident while taking photos, won a first-place award for a photo essay in Hawaii Business magazine. He also won two finalist awards for his underwater photography.

Several reporters who have left Hawaii journalism, including former Star-Bulletin reporter Laurie Au and former Honolulu Advertiser reporter Kevin Dayton, also won awards.

Before the ceremony began, SPJ Hawaii Chapter President David Briscoe announced that three awards in the student journalism category were being withheld pending an investigation into allegations that a University of Hawaii-Manoa student journalist fabricated sources in his stories.


SPJ Awards

Here is a list of the top honors given by the Hawaii chapter of the Society of Professional Journalism at its 2008 Excellence in Journalism Awards ceremony.


» Business Reporting “;Aloha Airlines,”; Honolulu Advertiser staff

» Spot News Reporting “;Blackout Edition,”; Honolulu Star-Bulletin staff

» General News/ Enterprise Reporting “;Child tossed from freeway overpass,”; Honolulu Advertiser staff

» Feature Writing/Short Form “;The Real Indy,”; Jim Borg, Honolulu Star-Bulletin

» Feature Writing/Long Form “;Daysha's Diary,”; Kevin Dayton, Honolulu Advertiser

» News Page Design “;The Big Queasy,”; Curt Brandao, Honolulu Star-Bulletin

» Feature Page Design “;Daysha's Diary,”; Russell McCrory, Honolulu Advertiser

» Online Spot News Reporting “;Blackout,”; Honolulu Advertiser staff

» Online General News Reporting “;Diabetes: Hawaii's Hidden Epidemic,”; Honolulu Advertiser staff

» Best Online Multimedia Presentation “;Crossing the Line: Abuse in Hawaii Homes,”; Honolulu Advertiser staff


» Business Reporting “;What Really Killed Aloha,”; David Choo, Hawaii Business

» Industry or Trade Reporting “;Rolling Sculptures,”; Roland Gilmore, Hana Hou!

» Profile “;Peter the Prosecutor,”; Ronna Bolante, Honolulu Magazine

» Feature Writing/Short Form “;Brotherly Biz,”; Dennis Hollier, Hawaii Business

» Feature Writing/Long Form “;An Authentic Luau,”; John Heckathorn, Honolulu Magazine

» Page Design “;Peter the Prosecutor,”; Kristin Lipman, Honolulu Magazine

» Magazine Cover “;May 2008,”; Kristin Lipman, Honolulu Magazine


» Business Reporting “;Ewa Beach 96706: Ground zero for foreclosures,”; Janis Magin, Pacific Business News

» General News/Enterprise Reporting “;Hawaii women's pay lags,”; Linda Chiem and Cynthia Gibson, Pacific Business News

» Feature Writing “;Tracing an Indelible Mark,”; Joe Udell, Hawaii Herald

» Community Reporting “;Give trees a chance,”; Christine Cabalo, Hawaii Marine

» Page Design “;Semper Fu: Instructors tackle new MCMAP skills,”; Christine Cabalo, Hawaii Marine


» Column Writing/News “;Board Talk,”; Teresa Dawson, Environment Hawaii

» Column Writing/Features/Sports “;Between the Lines,”; Robert Collias, Maui News

» Government Reporting “;Mayor's backers get big rail jobs,”; Laurie Au, Honolulu Star-Bulletin

» Breaking News “;Aloha Airlines,”; Honolulu Advertiser staff

» Health Reporting “;Like being reborn,”; Craig Gima, Honolulu Star-Bulletin

» Sports Reporting “;Taylor joined by loved ones on birthday,”; Brian McInnis, Honolulu Star-Bulletin

» Arts and Entertainment Writing “;Inside Bhutan to find Buddha & Bhutan's sacred treasures,”; Joleen Oshiro, Honolulu Star-Bulletin

» Editorial Opinion “;Oahu's rail transit,”; Honolulu Advertiser editorial and opinion staff

» Editorial Cartoon “;Obama & King Knuckles,”; Corky Trinidad, Honolulu Star-Bulletin

» Illustration ”;Mapping the Void,”; Kunio Hayashi, Christopher Earle and Samuel Lee, Hana Hou!

» Informational Graphic “;When Pedestrians Die,”; Martha Hernandez, Honolulu Advertiser

» News Photography “;He Was Our Friend,”; Bruce Asato, Honolulu Advertiser

» Feature Photography “;Town and Country,”; Kunio Hayashi and Neil Kirk, Hana Hou!

» Sports Photography “;University of Hawaii Warriors Perform Their Haka,”; Eugene Tanner, Honolulu Advertiser

» Photo Essay “;HI Life,”; Sergio Goes, Hawaii Business

» Special Section “;Daysha's Diary,”; Kevin Dayton, Jeff Widener and Russell McCrory, Honolulu Advertiser

» Investigative Reporting “;Gleam Off Maui Gold,”; Ilima Loomis, Maui News

» Public Service Reporting “;Crossing the Line: Abuse in Hawaii Homes,”; Rob Perez, Kevin Dayton and Jeff Widener, Honolulu Advertiser


» General News/Enterprise Reporting “;Barack Obama's Hawaii Roots,”; Heidi Chang, Voice of America

» Feature Reporting “;Remember Sergeant Rafael Peralta, USMC,”; Wayne N. Yoshioka, Hawaii Public Radio


» Business Reporting “;You Can Bet on It,”; Pamela Young, KITV

» General News/ Enterprise Reporting “;Mapunapuna Flooding,”; Mari-Ela David and Tracy Arakaki, KHNL

» Feature Reporting “;Mixed Plate: Pacific Parade,”; Pamela Young and Oscar Betham, KITV

» Series Reporting/ Documentary/Special News Program “;Mixed Plate in Macau,”; Pamela Young, KITV

» Public Service Reporting ”;Hawaii's Crisis II,”; Leland Kim, KHNL