Fisher, McNally, McKoy In Top BOP Picture Editing Winners

 

ATHENS, OH – Judges in the NPPA’s Best Of Photojournalism 2007 Picture Editing competition today released the names of the contest’s winners. The categories were judged at the editing contest's host site at Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication (VisCom) in Athens from Thursday, March 28 through Saturday, March 30.

NPPA’s Best Of Photojournalism 2007 competition was sponsored again this year by Canon and Avid.

Ohio University has posted a video from the Best Of Photojournalism picture editing judging online. It was produced by Chad Stevens and can be seen here.

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Gail Fisher is the winner of the Newspaper Picture Editor of the Year/Individual category for work done when she was with the Los Angeles Times (she's since moved to National Geographic). Second place is Michael Hamtil of The Dallas Morning News, and third place is Brad Loper of The Dallas Morning News.

In the Newspaper Picture Editor of the Year/Team category, first place is the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and team members Tim Rasmussen, Rolando Otero, Taimy Alvarez, George Wilson, Sarah Orr, Meghan Lyden, and Mary Vignoloes. Second place is The Virginian-Pilot and team members David Hollingsworth, Norm Shafer, Martin Smith-Rodden, and Alex Burrows. And third place is the San Francisco Chronicle and team members Randy Greenwell, Mark Damon, Russell Yip, Dan Jung, Rick Romagosa, Jim Merithew, and Kathleen Hennssey. Honorable mentions were awarded to The Oregonian and team members Patty Reksten and Michael Davis, and to The Hartford Courant and team members Thomas McGuire, Sherry Peters, Elizabeth Bristow, Allison Corbett, David Grewe, Stephanie Heisler, and John Scanlan.

In the Best Use Of Photography for Newspapers with more than 75,000 circulation, first place is the Los Angeles Times, and second place is The New York Times.

In the Best Use Of Photography for Newspapers with less than 75,000 circulation, first place is The Concord Monitor. Second place is The Albuquerque Tribune, and third place is The Naples Daily News.

In the Best Use Of Photography for Magazines, first place is ZUMAPress for Doubletruck magazine. Second place is National Geographic, and third place is Sports Illustrated.

 

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In the newspaper picture editing categories, Michele McNally of The New York Times swept the Single Page News category for the top three spots of first, second, and third places. Honorable mentions were awarded to Cindy Smith and Brad Loper of The Dallas Morning News (for two entries); Liz Wishaw and Brad Loper of The Dallas Morning News; and Barbara Davidson, Cindy Smith, William D. Snyder, and Michael Hamtil of The Dallas Morning News.

In the Newspaper Front Page category, first place is Mark Edelson, Greg Lovett, Pete Cross, Sabrina Starrett, Bill Rose, and Tim Burke of The Palm Beach Post. Second is Michael Davis and Patty Reksten of The Oregonian, and third place is Randall Moore of The Globe and Mail. Honorable mentions were awarded to Alex Burrows, Ryan Healy, and Genevieve Ross of The Virginian-Pilot; Michelle McNally of The New York Times (for two entries); David Grewe, Greg Harmel, Thom McGuire, and John Scanlan of The Hartford Courant; and Rob Romig and Thomas Boyd of The Sunday Register.

In the Newspaper News Section Front (Other Than Front Page) category, first place is Mark Edelson, Gary Coronado, and Em Mendez of The Palm Beach Post. Second place is Bruce Moyer and Melaine Shaffer of NE magazine in The Hartford Courant, and third place is Brian Kerrigan of The Globe and Mail. Honorable mentions were awarded to Kathleen Hennessy, Randy Greenwell, Mark Damon, Russell Yip, Dan Jung, Rick Romagosa, and Jim Merithew of the San Francisco Chronicle; Michael Hamti, Lisa Veigel, and Bruce Tomaso of The Dallas Morning News; Michele McNally of The New York Times; and Alex Burrows and Chris Curry of The Virginian-Pilot.

In the Newspaper Sports category, first place is Patty Reksten and Michael Davis of The Oregonian. Second place is Craig Fritz and Mark Holm of the Albuquerque Tribune, and third place is Bob Mayer, Jon Boho, and Amy Beth Bennett of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Honorable mentions were awarded to Craig Fritz and Mark Holm of the Albuquerque Tribune (for two entries), and to Anne-marie McReynolds and Elly Oxman of The San Jose Mercury News.

In the Newspaper Sports Project category, first place is Jay Quadracci of the Rocky Mountain News. Second place is Dan Habib of the Sunday Monitor, and third place is Cindy Smith and Brad Loper of The Dallas Morning News. Honorable mentions were awarded to Kirk McKoy, Iris Schneider, and Mary Cooney of the Los Angeles Times, and Craig Fritz, Wendi Wilkerson, and Mark Holm of The Albuquerque Tribune.

In the Newspaper Documentary Photojournalism Project (Single Page) category, first place is Elly Oxman of the San Jose Mercury News. Second place is Melaine Shaffer and Bruce Moyer for an entry from NE Magazine, and third place is Suzette Moyer and Scott DeMuesy from the St. Petersburg Times. Honorable mentions were awarded to Robert St. John, Kelli Sullivan, and Mary Cooney of the Los Angeles Times; Michael Whitley, Carolyn Cole, and Mary Cooney of the Los Angeles Times; and Kelli Sullivan, Francine Orr, and Marry Cooney of the Los Angles Times.

In the Newspaper Documentary Photojournalism Project (Multiple Page) category, first place is Tim Rasmussen, Mike Stocker, Joe Amon, Chris Mihal, Rebekah Monson, and Mary Vignoles of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Second place is Mark Morris, Renee C. Beyer, and Sue Morrow from The Sacramento Bee, and third place is Mark Morris, Manny Crisostomo, Time Reese, and Sue Morrow of The Sacramento Bee. Honorable mentions were awarded to Barry Gutierrez and Sonya Doctorian of The Rocky Mountain News; Geri Migielicz and Elly Oxman of the San Jose Mercury News; Anja Schlein, Cindy Smith, and Lara Solt of The Dallas Morning News; and Fred Nelson of The Seattle Times.

In the Newspaper Illustrative Project (Single Page) category, first place is Tom Fox, Mary Jennings, Mike Merschel, and Michael Hamtil of The Dallas Morning News. Second place is Mark Mirko, Tim Reck, and Elizabeth Bristow of The Hartford Courant, and third place is Brian Harkin, Mary Jennings, Mike Merschel, and Michael Hamtil of The Hartford Courant. Honorable mentions were awarded to Roger Hallett of The Globe and Mail (for two entries), and to Kye R. Lee, Mary Jennings, Mike Merschel, and Michael Hamtil of The Dallas Morning News.

In the Newspaper Illustrative Project (Multiple Page) category, first place is David Hollingsworth, Steve Earley, Ryan Healy, and Alex Burrows of The Virginian-Pilot. Second place is Lance Murphey and John Sale of The Commercial Appeal, and third place is Kirk McKoy of the Los Angeles Times. Honorable mentions were awarded to Alan Spearman and John Sale of The Commercial Appeal, and to Fred Nelson of The Seattle Times.

In the Newspaper Special Section or Reprint category, first place is Fred Nelson of The Seattle Times. Second place is Cindy Hively, Kelli Sullivan, and Mary Cooney of the Los Angeles Times, and third place is The Roanoke Times. An honorable mention was awarded to Jami C. Smith, Geri Migielicz, and Elly Oxman of the San Jose Mercury News.

In the Newspaper Recurring Feature or Series category, first place is Robert St. John, Cindy Hively, Iris Schneider, Hal Wells, and Mary Cooney of the Los Angeles Times. Second place is Michele McNally of The New York Times, and third place is Elly Oxman of the San Jose Mercury News. Honorable mentions were awarded to Mark Holm of The Albuquerque Tribune, and Rob Witzel, Rob mack, and Brian Kratzer of The Gainsville Sun.

In the Newspaper Multi-Page News category, first place is Dean Krakel, Mark Osler, and Janet Reeves of the Rocky Mountain News. Second place is Michele McNally of The New York Times, and third place is Jeff McAdory, Jim Weber, and John Sale of The Commercial Appeal. Honorable mentions were awarded to Dean Krakel, Mark Osler, and Reeves of the Rocky Mountain News, and to Cindy Smith and Brad Loper of The Dallas Morning News.

 
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In the magazine picture editing categories, Kirk McKoy of the Los Angeles Times swept the Magazine Cover category winning first, second, and third places. Honorable mentions were awarded to Tom Reese and Carol Nakagawa of Pacific Northwest magazine, and to National Geographic.

In the Magazine News Story category, first place is Michele Stephenson, Crary Pullen, and MaryAnne Golon of Time magazine. Second place is National Geographic magazine, and third place is Michele Stephenson and MaryAnne Golon. Honorable mentions were awarded to National Geographic magazine (for three entries), and to MaryAnne Golon.

In the Magazine Story Opener category, first place is Ken Geiger from National Geographic magazine. Second place is Michele Stephenson and MaryAnne Golon from Time magazine, and third place is Kirk McKoy from the Los Angeles Times. Honorable mentions were awarded to McKoy; Amy Pereira-Frears and Simon Barnett from Newsweek; Michele Stephenson, Hillary Raskin, and MaryAnne Golon from Time; Alan Berner and Carol Nakagawa from The Seattle Times; Vladimira Pcolova and Robert Csere from Tyzden; and National Geographic magazine.

In the Magazine Illustrative Story category, first and second place goes to National Geographic magazine. Third place is Vladimira Pcolova, Martin Kollar, and Robert Csere of Tyzden. Honorable mentions were awarded to National Geographic magazine; Simon Barnett of Newsweek; Jennifer Beeson, J. Porter, Mark Peterson, Michael Bolden, Leslie Garcia, and Evan Kriss of Washington Post Magazine; and to Kirk McKoy of the Los Angeles Times.

In the Magazine Sports Feature Story category, first place is Jim Colton of Sports Illustrated. Second place is Steve Fine of Sports Illustrated, and third place is Miriam Marseu of Sports Illustrated. An honorable mention was also awarded to Steve Fine.

In the Magazine Recurring Feature or Series category, first place is National Geographic magazine. Second place is Jim Colton of Sports Illustrated, and third place is Barry Wong and Carol Nakagawa of The Seattle Times. An honorable mention was also awarded to Jim Colton.

In the Magazine Personality Profile of Lifestyle Story category, first place is National Geographic magazine. Second place is Michele Stephenson, Hillary Raskin, and MaryAnne Golon from Time magazine, and third place is Alan Berner and Carol Nakagawa from The Seattle Times. Honorable mentions were awarded to Vladimira Pcolova and Robert Csere from Tyzden, and Michele Stephenson and Andrea Ferronato from Time magazine.

 
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Best Of Photojournalism 2007 Picture Editing division judging at Ohio University was done under the direction of BOP committee members Terry Eiler and Stan Alost. Eiler is the director of OU’s School of Visual Communication (VisCom) and Alost is a VisCom associate professor.

Judges for the Picture Editing division of this year’s Best Of Photojournalism 2007 contest were Elizabeth Cheng Krist, an illustrations editor for National Geographic magazine; Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist William D. Snyder, the former director of photography for The Dallas Morning News; John Glenn, an editor for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Bonnie Jo Mount, an assistant professor at Hampton University in Hampton, VA; and freelance photojournalist Bob Sacha of New York City, a Knight Fellow at Ohio University, who is serving as an alternative judge.

In addition to Canon and Avid, NPPA’s Best Of Photojournalism 2007 competition is also sponsored by The Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St. Petersburg, FL; Hesketh.com; Ibiblio.org; Camera Bits; Think Tank Photo; and MerlinOne.

For more information or to ask questions please contact Best Of Photojournalism 2007 contest coordinator Thomas Kenniff at [email protected].

 

Read an earlier story about the picture editing contest and judging.

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