The editorial team at The Daily Transcript has won numerous accolades for daily news reporting, business and feature writing, online content, special publications and video production. Here’s a roundup of the stories that appeared in print and online that won first-place in contests hosted by the Society of Professional Journalists San Diego Pro Chapter and the San Diego Press Club.
2012 Society of Professional Journalists San Diego Pro Chapter Awards
Newspaper Special Sections
“San Diego Business History – 125 Years,” by Joe Guerin & Tracye Grimes
Judges’ Comments: While there were more visually stunning entries, the depth and character of the content made this entry a hands-down winner for its writing, photography and layout combination. The cover was a great topper capturing the entire theme cleanly and cleverly. A great deal of research and application to why the reader should want to know this made the end result satisfying to readers even if they don’t live in the area.
Produced Video for Web Use
“New Thomas Jefferson SOL building opens,” by Carlos Rico
Judges’ Comments: This video put a fresh spin on what could have been just
another ribbon-cutting ceremony. Great job.
Real Estate Story
“County VA home loans boom in post-recession years,” by Andrew Keatts
Judges’ Comments: Here’s an unusual angle covered in a great and precise manner. This is something that should be covered in every area where there’s a sizable military community.Innovative.
“Businesses that imitate nature presented at Biomimicry Conference,” by Claire Trageser
“Proactive multipronged approach needed to secure water sources, experts say,” by Padma Nagappan
2012 San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards
Daily Newspapers and Websites: Architecture and Design
“Designs of Public, gov't projects change due to 9/11,” by Carlos Rico
Daily Newspapers and Websites: Military
"Scripps Oceanographer helps Navy SEALs safely swim to shore," by Claire Trageser
Daily Newspapers and Websites: Real Estate
"Short sellers could pay big bucks if debt relief act isn’t extended,” by Samantha Henry
Daily Newspapers and Websites: Travel
“Wildlife, Oysters Lure Visitors to Point Reyes," by John Patrick Ford
Integrated Media: Architecture & Design
"NewSchool to hold Day of Service event at San Diego River Park,” by Carlos Rico and Michael Countis
Photography – Still: Feature
"Leadership & Management: Wings of Gold," by Sarah Strong
Photography – Video: News
"Palomar College construction projects under way," by Carlos Rico and Michael Countis
Trade Publications: Special Interest or One-Time Publications
"125 Years: The Daily Transcript," by Marie Tutko and Tracye Grimes