Daily Review takes honors in state competition

Numerous members of The Daily Review’s editorial staff placed in the 2012 Better Newspaper Competition during the 133rd Annual Louisiana Press Association Convention held in Baton Rouge Saturday.

First-place awards went to Sports Editor Geoffrey Stoute for Best Headline, Managing Editor Harlan Kirgan for Best Feature Photo and Photographer Courtney Darce for Best News Photo. Darce also placed second in the same category.

Stoute’s award was for headlines associated with Morgan City bowling and St. Mary Parish Pony League’s all-stars advancing to Houston for post-season play.

Kirgan’s photo was of seagulls playing in the mist in Berwick.

Darce’s first place photo was of firefighters crawling across a car that had crashed into a home in Morgan City, while the second place photo was of firefighters pushing over a car that had flipped on U.S. 90.

The news staff also placed second in Best News Coverage.

Also placing in the contest were:

—James A. Robichaux, second in Best Breaking News Story for the story of a police chase ending in a death in Morgan City.

—Reporter Jean L. Kaess, third in Best News Story for her story on traffic pausing to save a dog on the La. 182 bridge.

—Lifestyles Editor Diane Miller Fears, honorable mention in Best Feature Photo for her picture of F.C. “Butch” Felterman landing safely after skydiving.

—Michelle Blanc, honorable mention in Best News Photo for her picture of the Joseph J. Cefalu Sr. Municipal Steam Plant explosion.

“Louisiana Press Association awards represent acknowledgement by our fellow newspaper peers for a job well done. Managing Editor Harlan Kirgan and the rest of The Daily Review newsroom have done an excellent job in ensuring quality content for our readers,” said Allan Von Werder, publisher.

Seventy-four newspapers, publications and college/university student newspapers submitted 3,561 entries.

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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