It’s DFMie time and the winner is … York Daily Record and Denver Post tie with four each
Jason Plotkin, Digital First Media’s Journalist of the Year for Mid-Sized Dailies. Will his Superman abilities be enough to gain top prize as DFM’s overall Journalist of the Year?
My note to our staff, edited and excerpted, after we learned of our DFMie successes:
Results are in for the DFMies, our company’s journalism awards competition.
Congratulations to our winners – and our entire staff.
Here are the headlines, thanks to Brad Jennings, who assessed the results:
– The York Daily Record/Sunday News tied the Denver Post for most DFMies in a single newsroom with four.
– Our total of seven additional finalists was more than any other newsroom.
– Jason Plotkin is still in the running for the overall DFM Journalist of the Year, to be announced April 23 in St. Paul.
Dan Herman, Innovator of the Year
Links to our winners:
JASON Plotkin: MID-SIZE JOURNALIST OF YEAR:
PSU COVERAGE TEAM: SPORTS COVERAGE
DAN HERMAN: INNOVATOR OF YEAR:
SAM DELLINGER / BRAD JENNINGS: INTERACTIVE JOURNALISM
Sam Dellinger won a DFMie for Interactive Journalism
Brad Jennings, Interactive Journalism
YDR DFMie finalists (also courtesy of Brad Jennings):
— Ed Mahon, for data journalism (story about rate swaps)
— April Trotter, Scott Fisher and Leigh Zaleski, for community engagement (No Sweat York initiatives)
— Brandie Kessler and Jason Plotkin, for feature/entertainment journalism (story about a transgender Civil War re-enactor)
— Jason Plotkin, for long video (‘The Hands and Heart of Paul Miller’)
— Paul Kuehnel, for short video (Short-form video of time-lapse truck crash cleanup)
— Dan Herman, for design (Type 2 Diabetes: Taking Control)
— Frank Bodani/Jim Seip/Chris Dunn/Brad Jennings, for live coverage (PSU-Nebraska game).
Part of the entry that landed Jason Plotkin Journalist of the Year for Mid-Sized Dailies in DFM.