DAYTON, OH (June 22, 2018) — Cox Media Group Ohio is proud to announce that 15 of their media journalists have won awards from The Ohio Society of Professional Journalists for 2018! The list of award winners is as follows:

WHIO-TV:

WHIO-TV- BEST SPOT NEWS – FIRST PLACE – “CAR THIEF CAUGHT” – ADAM MARSHALL & NATHAN DAVIS

TELEVISION BEST OF SHOW – BEST NEWSCAST- SECOND PLACE -NEWS CENTER 7 AT NOON – QUINCY WALLACE & KRISTI DEROCHER

BEST PRODUCER – SECOND PLACE – NEWS CENTER 7 AT 5 – “WRONG WAY DRIVER” – AMY FREDERICK

BEST VIDEOGRAPHER- SECOND PLACE – BYRON STIRSMAN

BEST CRIMINAL JUSTICE REPORTING – SECOND PLACE – “REFUSAL TO PROSECUTE” – CARYN GOLDEN & BYRON STIRSMAN

BEST CONSUMER REPORTING – SECOND PLACE – “WHO IS ROBOCALLING YOU?” – RACHEL MURRAY & BYRON STIRSMAN

BEST NEWS OPERATION- WHIO-TV- SECOND PLACE

DAYTON DAILY NEWS:

DAYTON DAILY NEWS – BEST INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING – SECOND PLACE – “JAILHOUSE INVESTIGATIONS” – Mark Gokavi and Josh Sweigart

DAYTON DAILY NEWS – BEST PUBLIC SERVICE JOURNALISM – FIRST PLACE – “TERRIBLE MISTAKES” – Katie Wedell

DAYTON DAILY NEWS/mydaytondailynews.com – BEST MEDICAL/SCIENCE REPORTING – SECOND PLACE –“THE WAR YOU CAN’T SEE: U.S CYBER WARRIORS PROTECT US FROM DAILY ATTACKS – Barrie Barber and Ty Greenlees

JOURNAL-NEWS:

JOURNAL NEWS – BEST ROCK AND ROLL COMMENTARY/ MUSIC REVIEW – SECOND PLACE – “DAVID SHAW’S BIG RIVER GET DOWN SET TO RETURN TO HAMILTON” – Ginny McCabe

JOURNAL NEWS – BEST ARTS REVIEW – SECOND PLACE – “MACY’S ARTS SAMPLER RETURNS WITH FREE ARTS, ACTIVITIES TO LOCAL VENUES” – Ginny McCabe

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-SUN:

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-SUN – BEST OF SHOW – BEST REPORTER IN OHIO – SECOND PLACE – Mike Cooper

ABOUT SPJ: The Society of Professional Journalists is the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior.

Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry through the daily work of its nearly 10,000 members; works to inspire current and future journalists through professional development; and advocates for the protection of the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech and press.

Nationally, SPJ improves and protects journalism through national and local training; advocacy for freedom of Information and resources; its Code of Ethics that encourages responsible reporting; a website filled with career resources – www.spj.org; and a national recognition program for excellence in journalism.

For more information about this year’s awards, check out the Ohio SJP Awards website 

For more information about Cox Media Group Ohio, contact Emily Broughton at emily.broughton@coxinc.com