Sunday, April 09, 2006

Migrant Series Wins Award

I know it's been a long time since my last post, but I've been kinda busy recently with school. But enough about me.

The Texas Associated Press Managing Editors announces its 2006 award winners, and some Rio Grande Valley journalists take home prizes. (The Texas APME awards are like the print version of the Texas Emmy awards.)

Most significantly, Victoria Hirschberg and Joel Martinez of The Monitor land top honors in the Class AAA Feature Series category for P'al Norte, their series of stories following migrant farmworkers from the Valley to Wisconsin. Congratulations to Joel and Victoria, who worked long and hard to bring us this story.

In addition, Juan Carlos Sanchez of El Nuevo Heraldo in Brownsville was a finalist for Star Designer of the Year and wins News Page Design by an Individual in Class A; the Brownsville Herald's Kevin Garcia earns top honors in the Short Feature category for Class AA; and the Herald's Kris Holland takes first in Feature Photography for that division.

Way to go, people!

ADDENDUM: I can't find anything about The Monitor online, but several other Herald staffers receive APME awards, including talented investigative journalists Sergio Chapa (second place for Star Investigative Report of the Year) and Emma Perez-TreviƱo (honorable mention in the same category). Also, Daniella Mugica of La Frontera (The Monitor's Spanish-language sister newspaper) earns first place for Feature Page Design by an Individual in Class A.

ADDENDUM 2: The Valley Morning Star brings home some prizes as well. Photo editor Joe Hermosa (spot news photo), reporter Fernando del Valle (short features) and graphics artist Albert Saldana (infographic) earn second-place honors, and regional health and environment reporter Melissa McEver garners honorable mention in Features.

ADDENDUM 3: The Monitor finally has a story in Monday's paper mentioning its staff members winning awards. In addition to Hirschberg and Martinez, graphics editor Eddie Mirza earns second place in infographics; book critic Martin Winchester takes second in commentary and criticism; Jason McDaniel gets honorable mention for spot sports story; Matt Whittaker earns HM in business reporting and La Frontera's Edgardo Gonzalez gets honorable mention for news page design.


Blogger pugsley dibrute said...

The BH has some great reporters who need to be unleashed. I'm glad to see that some of them got awards, they shoulda gotten first place in all categories mentioned. I'm glad ur back mack, missed ya!

6:34 AM  
Blogger Mack Harrison said...

Thanks for the kind words. It's nice to be back.

7:23 AM  

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