Monday, June 21, 1999

Star-Bulletin wins 12
top journalism awards

Star-Bulletin staff


The Honolulu Star-Bulletin took the top print award for public service reporting at the third annual Society of Professional Journalists' Excellence in Journalism awards for its "State of the Unions" stories on the influence of public worker unions in Hawaii.

"State of the Unions" also won the award for government reporting. The Star-Bulletin won a total of 12 first-place awards. The Honolulu Advertiser won four top awards. Honolulu Magazine got three, Honolulu Weekly two top awards. The Maui News, The Associated Press and Hawaii Business Magazine got one first-place award apiece.

In television, KGMB-TV won the award for public service reporting for a series on breast cancer. The CBS affiliate won five top awards. KITV won three first-place awards, followed by KHNL with two awards and KHON with one.

Hawaii Public Radio won three awards for radio reporting.

Finalists were also selected in many categories.

1998 Entries were judged by the San Diego SPJ chapter.

Proceeds from the awards competition help pay for the SPJ internship program.



The complete list of winners for each category is as follows:


Bullet Government Reporting: "State of the Unions" -- Rob Perez, Jaymes Song, Christine Donnelly and Richard Borreca, Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Finalists: "Lingle, Cayetano Records" -- Kevin Dayton, Ken Kobayashi, William Kresnak of the Honolulu Advertiser; "Kapolei Contracts" -- Rob Perez, Honolulu Star-Bulletin.

Bullet Business Reporting: "Gas Prices" -- Rob Perez, Honolulu Star-Bulletin.

Bullet Spot News Reporting: "Aloha Mo" -- Honolulu Advertiser staff. Finalists: "Mo Town" -- Gregg Kakesako, Susan Kreifels, Helen Altonn, Craig Gima, Stan Constantino, Honolulu Star-Bulletin; "Wayman Kaua Standoff" -- Craig Gima, Jaymes Song, Susan Kreifels, Sjarif Goldstein, Helen Altonn, Honolulu Star-Bulletin.

Bullet General News Reporting: "Hawaii's Own" -- Ron Staton, Bruce Dunford, Michael Tighe, Ben DiPietro, Associated Press. Finalist: "Chinatown" -- Peter Wagner, Honolulu Star-Bulletin.

Bullet Feature Writing / short form: "Miss Universe" -- Tim Ryan, Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Finalists: "Kalaupapa" -- Mary Adamski, Honolulu Star-Bulletin; "Breast Cancer" -- Liz Janes, The Maui News; "Life after Death" -- A. Kam Napier, Honolulu Magazine.

Bullet Feature Writing / long form: "Rock by Rock" -- Curt Sanburn, Elizabeth Kieszkowski, Honolulu Weekly. Finalist: "Makule League: Softball for Seniors" -- Rita Ariyoshi, Spirit of Aloha.

Bullet Investigative Reporting: "Bishop Estate: Land, Money & Power" -- Sally Apgar, Honolulu Advertiser. Finalist: "Gas Prices" -- Rob Perez, Honolulu Star-Bulletin.

Bullet Sports Reporting: "Von Appen Firing" -- Stephen Tsai, Honolulu Advertiser. Finalists: "Jones in San Diego" -- Paul Arnett, Honolulu Star-Bulletin; "Local AJAs Revolutionized Japan Hoops" -- Steve Lum, Hawaii Herald.

Bullet Column Writing: "Honolulu Lite" -- Charles Memminger, Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Finalists: "Maui Nei" -- Ron Youngblood, The Maui News; "Changing Hawaii" -- Diane Yukihiro Chang, Honolulu Star-Bulletin.

Bullet Editorial Opinion Writing: "Who's the Problem, Dems or Business?" -- Carl Zimmerman, Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Finalist: "Seized" -- A. Kam Napier, Honolulu Magazine.

Bullet Editorial Cartoon: (tie) "Fasi ... Pasture" -- John Pritchett, Elizabeth Kieszkowski, Honolulu Weekly and "Hate Crime" -- Corky Trinidad, Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Finalist: "Abs Tract" Jim Abts, Hawaii Business Magazine.

Bullet Headline Writing: Ben Wood, Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Finalist: Lois Lingeman, Honolulu Star-Bulletin.

Bullet Spot News Photography: "Wayman Kaua Standoff" -- Dean Sensui, Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Finalist: "Blaze Erupts in High Rise" -- Cory Lum, Jeff Widener, Honolulu Advertiser.

Bullet News Photography / Newsprint: "Mighty Mo Enters Pearl Harbor" -- Ken Sakamoto, Honolulu Star-Bulletin.

Bullet Feature Photography / Newsprint: "Ke Kama Ula" -- In Search of the Red Child" -- Dennis Oda, Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Finalist: "Hey, Good Lookin'" -- Kathryn Bender, Honolulu Star-Bulletin.

Bullet Feature Photography / Coated Stock: "Double Exposure" -- Sergio Goes, Michael V.M. Le, Honolulu Magazine. Finalist: "Formulas for Success" -- Ray Wong, Hawaii Business Magazine.

Bullet Sports Photography / Newsprint: "MIL Basketball Title" -- Eugene Tanner, The Maui News.

Bullet Informational Graphic: "In the Line of Fire" -- David Swann, Dan Woods, Honolulu Star-Bulletin.

Bullet Illustration: "The Writing on the Wall" -- Rob Barber, Michel V.M. Le, Honolulu Magazine.

Bullet Page Design / Newsprint: "Clinton Impeached" -- David Montesino, Honolulu Advertiser. Finalists: "A Century of Annexation, A Century of Questions" -- David Montesino, Honolulu Advertiser; "Aloha 243 Anniversary" -- Lee Imada, The Maui News.

Bullet Magazine Cover: "How to Save Liberty House" -- Thomas Kim, Ray Wong, Hawaii Business Magazine. Finalist: "Happy Holidays" -- Darrell Grindstaff, Michel V.M. Le, Honolulu Magazine.

Bullet Page Design / Coated Stock: "Voices of Hana" -- Michel V.M. Le, Honolulu Magazine. Finalists: "Nightmares in Daylight" -- Michel V.M. Le, Honolulu Magazine; "All This and A View: Art Pad" -- Michel V.M. Le, Honolulu Magazine.

Bullet Public Service Reporting: "State of the Unions" -- Rob Perez, Jaymes Song, Christine Donnelly, Richard Borreca, Honolulu Star-Bulletin. "The Secret Crime" -- Mike Gordon, Sandra Oshiro, Honolulu Advertiser.


Bullet Government Reporting: "Inside Hawaii's Prisons" -- Bob Loy, George Hurd, Bill Beyer, KGMB. Finalist: "Voting Problems" -- Daryl Huff, KITV.

Bullet Business Reporting: "Kelly's Coffee Shop" -- Will Tran, Glenn Holcomb, KGMB.

Bullet Spot News Reporting: "Christmas Day Balloon Rescue" -- Cedric Yamanaka, KITV.

Bullet General News Reporting: "Last Day" -- Dell Ison, Dan Cooke, KHNL. Finalist: "Conversation with Captain Cronin" -- Patti Lee, KHNL.

Bullet Feature Reporting: "Hawaii Youth Challenge" -- Darren Pai, Daniel Arakaki, KHNL.

Bullet Investigative Reporting: "Danger for Sale" -- Bill Beyer, George Hurd, Christopher Skapik, Beau Cuizon, Louise Kim McCoy, KGMB.

Bullet Series Reporting: "Hawaii's Weird Weather" -- Shari Shima, KITV.

Bullet Sports Reporting: "Katie's Swim" -- Paul Drewes, Andrew Nunes, KGMB. Finalist: "Paige Ann" -- Duncan Armstrong, Linda Hosek, KHNL.

Bullet News Videography: "Hawaiian Sovereignty Centennial" -- Gregg Takayama, Donard Sonoda, KHON.

Bullet Special News Program: "Mixed Plate: Season of Ghosts" -- Pamela Young, KITV.

Bullet Public Service Reporting: "Buddy Check 9: Breast Cancer Awareness" -- Angela Keen, KGMB.


Bullet Series Reporting: "Kahoolawe" -- Craig DeSilva, Hawaii Public Radio.

Bullet Feature Reporting: "Kalaupapa: The Making of the Father Damien Movie" -- Heidi Chang, Hawaii Public Radio.

Bullet Public Service Reporting: "USS Missouri: Final Voyage" -- Heidi Chang, Hawaii Public Radio.

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