The Union’s newsroom garners several awards |

The Union’s newsroom garners several awards

The Union’s newsroom has received several journalism awards from the California Newspaper Publishers Association.

Staff photographer John Hart won an award for feature photography, and Sports Writer and Web Site Community Manager Zuri Berry won for his sports columns.

Other CNPA honors went to Staff Writer Laura Brown and her editors for using federal Freedom of Information Act requests to gain information for a proposed development at Royal Gorge on Donner Summit; Senior Writer Dave Moller for investigative and enterprise reporting for a series of articles about the area’s doctor shortage; Sports Editor Brian Hamilton for a profile of football star Ricky Williams; and Multimedia Reporter Jill Bauerle for a profile of a 97-year-old violin maker on Banner Mountain in the features category. Bauerle is now a video producer in New York for Ad Age magazine.

“It’s great to see our staff’s talent and teamwork recognized on multiple fronts,” said Editor Jeff Pelline.

Earlier this summer, The Union received a $3,000 award from parent Swift Communications for its “Sunday Express” as best new product. Its “Paint the Town Pink” event, held in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month last October, also won a $3,000 prize for community leadership. The event was a collaborative effort of advertising and editorial.

In June, The Prospector and its editor, Pam Jung, won a Northern California Artistic Achievement Award, known as the Grassies.

CNPA is a nonprofit organization representing the daily and weekly newspapers of California. The recipients will be honored at an awards ceremony in Los Angeles in October.

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