Members of The Newport Plain Talk display awards won recently at the
2013 UT-TPA Awards luncheon in Nashville. Seated, from left, are Duay
O'Neil, David Popiel, Seth Butler and Vickie Mason. Standing, from left,
are Sharon Bryant, Betty McMillan, Michael Raleigh, Lynn Crum, Claudine
Harris, Penny Webb, Katie Pittser, Sandy Freshour, Brenda Crum, Elaine
Becker, Nelson Morais and Jason Kolar. Not shown are Tina Pierson,
Janene Bradley, Caleb Chrisman, Chris Taylor and Rick Hooper.
|Published: 11:18 AM, 07/25/2013
||Last updated: 11:50 AM, 07/25/2013
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NASHVILLE—The Newport Plain Talk won
13 awards, including three first place awards, in the 2013 UT-TPA State Press Contest.
Winners were announced Friday, July 19, at the Millennium Maxwell House in
Sports Editor Seth Butler captured two first place awards
in the categories of Best Sports Writing and Best Sports Photograph and also claimed a second place
for Best Sports Coverage. Sports department employees Caleb Chrisman and Chris Taylor also shared
in the Sports Coverage award, which recognizes the best sports section.
Meanwhile, Duay O'Neil won first place in Investigative Reporting for
his series of articles on Exit 438.
The Plain Talk also received
second place awards for Make Up and Appearance, thanks to the efforts of Tina Pierson, Katie
Pittser and Rick Hooper.
Third place awards were received for Best
Headline Writing, Best Special Issue and Best News Photograph. Pittser, O'Neil and Hooper had the
winning headline entries, while the Smoky Mountain Homeplace won for best special issue. Those
contributing to the section were O'Neil, Tina Pierson, Janie Holt, Jason Kolar, Janene Bradley,
Sharon Bryant, Betty McMillan and Vickie Mason. Nelson Morais' photos of the rockslide cleanup on
Interstate 40 was third in Best Photograph.
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