The Chicago Headline Club presented the Chicago Tribune with 12 Lisagor Awards for outstanding journalism Friday night, including one recognizing the Tribune's coverage of the slayings of Judge Joan Lefkow's family in March 2005.
Chicago Magazine, owned by Tribune Co., which owns the Chicago Tribune, won three awards. WGN, also owned by Tribune Co., won one. Chicago Public Radio station WBEZ won five awards, as did the Daily Southtown. The Chicago Sun-Times won three.
Tribune reporters David Heinzmann, Jeff Coen and others were lauded for combining "deep and rich reporting with good storytelling to create a compelling and detailed narrative" in writing about the Lefkow killings. They won for best deadline reporting at a daily newspaper with a circulation greater than 300,000.
For in-depth reporting, Tribune reporters took four awards: Cam Simpson for "Pipeline to Peril"; David Jackson for "The New Street Hustle"; Jeremy Manier, Patricia Callahan and Delroy Alexander for "The Oreo, Obesity and Us"; and Kirsten Scharnberg for the Chicago Tribune Magazine story "America's Best Prosecutor? Jury Still Out on U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald."
Tribune print and online staff won a design award for "Crossing Borders." In photography, Kuni Takahashi, Tribune staff and chicagotribune.com staff won for "Liberia: Innocence Lost." Howard Reich won an award in features for his "Stricken Genius" series.
In sports, the Tribune's Michael Hirsley was recognized for "Once-fearsome Boxer in Longest Fight of Life." Chicago Tribune Magazine also won in that category, for Philip Hersh's "If You've Never Heard of Shani Davis, You Will."
Tribune business reporters Michael Oneal and David Greising won in the business category for "Battle for the Skies: The Boeing Story." In commentary, Cornelia Grumman won for "Juvenile Injustice."
The Chicago Headline Club is a professional chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, a national media organization dedicated to high standards in journalism.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times