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Nevada Press Association Awards 2017

Awards won by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and its sister publications Saturday at the annual Nevada Press Association Better Newspaper Contest banquet in Carson City:

General Excellence

■ First place: Urban Daily – Las Vegas Review-Journal

■ Third place: Community – Boulder City Review

Outstanding Journalist

■ First place: Community &Intermediate – David Jacobs, Tonopah Times-Bonanza

Journalist of Merit

■ First place: Urban Daily – Rachel Crosby, Las Vegas Review-Journal

Story of the Year

■ Eli Segall, Las Vegas Review-Journal, “Sovereign citizen case reveals squatters targeting vacant Las Vegas homes”

Freedom of the Press

■ First place: Community /Intermediate – David Jacobs, Tonopah Times-Bonanza, “Shining light on hospital, public’s business”

■ Second place: Urban Daily/Urban Weekly – Las Vegas Review-Journal

■ Third place: Urban Daily/Urban Weekly – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Community Service

■ Second place: Urban Daily – Amelia Pak-Harvey, Meghin Delaney, John Kerr, Tom Spousta, Las Vegas Review-Journal

Best Breaking News Reporting

■ First place: Urban Daily – Rachel Crosby, Las Vegas Review-Journal; Community – David Jacobs, Tonopah Times-Bonanza

■ Second place: Community – Max Lancaster, Boulder City Review

Best Feature Writing

■ First place: Urban Daily – Natalie Bruzda, Las Vegas Review-Journal; Magazines – Marsala Rypka, Luxury Las Vegas

■ Third place: Community – David Jacobs, Tonopah Times-Bonanza

Best Nonstaff Story

■ First place: Urban Daily – John Glionna, Las Vegas Review-Journal; Community – Alexandra Rovacchi, Boulder City Review; Urban Weekly – Buck Wargo, Las Vegas Business Press

■ Second place: Urban Daily – John Glionna, Las Vegas Review-Journal

■ Third place: Urban Daily – John Glionna, Las Vegas Review-Journal

Best Business Spot News Story

■ First place: Urban Daily – Wade Millward, Las Vegas Review-Journal; Community – David Jacobs, Tonopah Times-Bonanza.

■ Second place: Urban Weekly – Buford Davis, Las Vegas Business Press.

■ Third place: Urban Daily – Eli Segall, Las Vegas Review-Journal; Intermediate – Mick Akers, Pahrump Valley Times; Urban Weekly – Jeffrey Meehan, Las Vegas Business Press.

Best Business Feature

■ First place: Urban Daily – Eli Segall, Las Vegas Review-Journal; Community – Hali Bernstein Saylor, Boulder City Review.

■ Second place: Intermediate – Mick Akers, Pahrump Valley Times.

Best Explanatory Journalism

■ First place: Urban Daily – Sandy Lopez, Las Vegas Review-Journal; Community – David Jacobs, Tonopah Times Bonanza.

Best News Feature Story

■ First place: Community – Max Lancaster, Boulder City Review.

■ Second place: Urban Daily – Rachel Crosby, Las Vegas Review-Journal; Community – Hali Bernstein Saylor, Boulder City Review.

■ Third place: Community – Hali Bernstein Saylor, Boulder City Review.

Best Local Column

■ First place: Urban Daily – Amelia Pak-Harvey, Las Vegas Review-Journal; Community – Hali Bernstein Saylor, Boulder City Review.

■ Second place: Community – David Jacobs, Tonopah Times-Bonanza.

■ Third place: Urban Daily – Rachel Crosby, Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Best Local Non-staff Column

■ First place: Urban Weekly – Buck Wargo, Las Vegas Business Press.

■ Second place: Urban Daily – Jane Ann Morrison, Las Vegas Review-Journal; Urban Weekly – Herb Jaffe, View Neighborhood News.

Best Sports Spot News Story

■ First place: Urban Daily – Steve Carp, Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Best Sports Feature Writing

■ Second place: Urban Daily – Ed Graney, Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Best Sports Column

■ Third place: Urban Daily – Ed Graney, Las Vegas Review-Journal; Intermediate – Vern Hee, Pahrump Valley Times.

Best Entertainment Writing

■ First place: Urban Daily – Christopher Lawrence, Las Vegas Review-Journal; Community – David Jacobs, Tonopah Times-Bonanza.

■ Second place: Urban Daily – Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal.

■ Third place: Urban Daily – Jason Bracelin, Las Vegas Review-Journal; Intermediate – Selwyn Harris, Pahrump Valley Times.

Best Critical Writing

■ First place: Urban Daily – Christopher Lawrence, Las Vegas Review-Journal; Urban Weekly – Brian Sandford, View Neighborhood News.

■ Second place: Urban Daily – Jason Bracelin, Las Vegas Review-Journal.

■ Third place: Urban Daily – Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Best Editorial Writing

■ First place: Urban Daily – John Kerr, Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Best Editorial Page

■ First place: Community – Staff, Boulder City Review.

■ Third place: Urban Daily – John Kerr, Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Best Overall Design

■ First place: Intermediate – Jessica Beaudoin, Pahrump Valley Times; Community – Staff, Boulder City Review.

■ Second place: Community – Jessica Beaudoin, Tonopah Times-Bonanza; Magazines – Leslie Frisbee, Lindsay Rholfson, Salvador Serrano, Luxury Las Vegas.

Best Page One Design

■ Second place: Community – Jessica Beaudoin, Tonopah Times-Bonanza.

■ Third place: Community – Staff, Boulder City Review.

Best Headline Writing

■ First place: Urban Daily, Urban Weekly – Brian Sandford, View Neighborhood News; Intermediate, Community – Hali Bernstein Saylor, Boulder City Review.

■ Second place: Urban Daily, Urban Weekly – David Edwards, Las Vegas Review-Journal.

■ Third place: Urban Daily, Urban Weekly – Matthew Crowley, Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Best News Photo Coverage

■ First place: Urban Daily – Benjamin Hager, Las Vegas Review-Journal.

■ Third place: Community – David Jacobs, Tonopah Times-Bonanza.

Best Feature Photo

■ First place: Urban Daily – Chase Stevens, Las Vegas Review-Journal; Community – David Jacobs, Tonopah Times-Bonanza.

■ Second place: Urban Daily – Erik Verduzco, Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Best Portrait:

■ Third place: Urban Daily – Benjamin Hager, Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Best Illustrated Photo

■ First place: Urban Daily – Benjamin Hager, Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Best Sports Photo

■ First place: Urban Daily – Benjamin Hager, Las Vegas Review-Journal.

■ Second place: Community – Laura Hubel, Boulder City Review.

Third place: Urban Daily – Erik Verduzco, Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Best Digital Storytelling

■ First place: Urban Daily – Michael Quine, Las Vegas Review-Journal; Urban Weekly – Michael Quine, View Neighborhood (Las Vegas).

■ Second place: Urban Daily – Rachel Aston, Las Vegas Review-Journal.

■ Third place: Urban Daily – Benjamin Hager, Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Digital innovation

■ First place: Community – David Jacobs, Tonopah Times-Bonanza.

Best Special Section (Editorial)

■ First place: Urban Daily – Steve Carp, Ron Kantowski, Todd Dewey, Matt Youmans, Bill Bradley, Allen Leiker, Las Vegas Review-Journal.

■ Second place: Intermediate – Heather Ruth, Arnold Knightly, Selwyn Harris, Daria Sokolova, Mick Akers, Pahrump Valley Times.

■ Third place: Urban Weekly – Lyn Collier, Ulf Buchholz, Buck Wargo, Cassie Osborn, Oscar Crespin, Kristin Peterson, Las Vegas Business Press.

Best Print Ad

■ First place: Urban Daily – Rhodora Santiago, Angela Johnson, Las Vegas Review-Journal.

■ Second place: Urban Daily – Rhodora Santiago, Las Vegas Review-Journal; Community: Heather Ruth, Tonopah Times-Bonanza.

■ Third place: Urban Daily – Rhodora Santiago, Angela Johnson, Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Best Black &White Ad

■ First place: Intermediate – Heather Ruth, Pahrump Valley Times.

■ Second place: Intermediate – Heather Ruth, Pahrump Valley Times; Community – Heather Ruth, Tonopah Times-Bonanza.

■ Third place: Intermediate – Heather Ruth, Pahrump Valley Times; Community – Heather Ruth, Tonopah Times-Bonanza.

Best Special Section or Campaign (Advertising)

■ Second place: Urban Daily – David Sly, Jorge Betancourt, Rhodora Santiago, Angela Johnson, Angelena Gutting, Las Vegas Review-Journal.

■ Third place: Urban Daily – Rhodora Santiago, Angela Johnson, David Sly, Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Best-In House Promotion

■ First place: Urban Daily – Angela Johnson, David Sly, Rhodora Santiago, Las Vegas Review-Journal.

■ Second place: Urban Daily – Angela Johnson, David Sly, Rhodora Santiago, Las Vegas Review-Journal.

■ Third place: Urban Daily – Angela Johnson, David Sly, Rhodora Santiago, Angelena Gutting, Las Vegas Review-Journal; Intermediate – Heather Ruth, Pahrump Valley Times.

Best Niche Magazine

■ First place: Urban Daily – Jorge Betancourt, Angela Johnson, Rhodora Santiago, David Sly, Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Best online ad

■ First place: Urban Daily – Rhodora Santiago, Las Vegas Review-Journal

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