Howe Enterprise again nominated for Hugh Aynesworth Award
Dallas, TX, Oct. 31, 2018 – The Press Club of Dallas has selected 27 finalists in 16 categories for the second annual Hugh Aynesworth Awards for Texas Journalism.
The competition was open to Texas reporters, columnists, editors, photographers and videographers from throughout the state of Texas for work done in the calendar year 2017.
“We increased the number of categories this year, and we’re excited by the response,” Press Club President Paul Wahlstrom said. Entries came from journalists and their news organizations in Dallas-Ft. Worth, San Antonio, Houston and smaller communities, such as Howe, a North Texas town with a population of about 2,600.
“The judges wrote some really complimentary comments about the finalists,” Wahlstrom said. “Our judges are well-known journalists from the East Coast and have not been involved in Texas journalism, so their deliberations were based on what they read and saw, not who they knew.” The awards dinner and ceremony will be held Dec. 1, 2018 at the Irving Convention Center, beginning at 5 pm. and is open to the public. It will be hosted by John McCaa, longtime news anchor at WFAA TV. Tickets are available through Eventbrite.
The Howe Enterprise was a finalist and eventual winner of the first-time award in 2017 for weekly newspapers. The story entitled, “EF-1 Tornado; EF-5 Community” won the award for the 55-year-old publication. This year’s nominated story was entitled, “Two Howe ladies blessed to survive weekend in Vegas.”
The competition is named for Hugh Aynesworth, an award-winning reporter and editor, whose first-hand recounting of the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy resulted in his best-selling book, November 22, 1963: Witness to History. A long-time Press Club member and past president, Aynesworth is the author of several investigative books and is a four-time Pulitzer Prize finalist.
Finalists in 2018 Hugh Aynesworth Awards for Texas Journalism
Daily Newspapers – Feature Writing
Speaking up for Kara
Reporter, Naomi Martin, Dallas Morning News, March 26, 2017
What Kind of Father
Reporter, Frank l. Christlieb, Dallas Morning News, June 15, 2017