News Release

September 29, 2008

Providence Journal News Staff Wins 15 Regional News Awards

CONCORD , N.H. The New England Associated Press News Executives Association (NEAPNEA) recently honored The Providence Journal with 15 awards in its annual writing, photo and design contest.

The award-winning work and contributors are listed here:

First-Place Winners:

  • Staff Writer Tom Mooney in the Feature Story category, for "From Tortola to R.I." which described how a lawyer pursued a civil court case against a man in the death of the man's wife
  • Staff Writer Karen Lee Ziner in the Beat Reporting category for her reporting on the illegal-immigration debate in Rhode Island
  • Staff Writer Lynn Arditi and Staff Photographer John Freidah in the Business/Consumer News category for their work on "Borrowing Trouble," a series of stories on Rhode Island's foreclosure crisis
  • A team of Journal reporters in the Continuing Coverage category for their stories on the December 13, 2007 snowstorm
  • John Freidah in the Photo Story category for "Foreclosed" photos documenting Rhode Island's foreclosure crisis

Second-Place Winners:

  • Staff Photographer John Freidah in the Photo Story category for his "Rough Seas," photos that accompanied a series by Journal writer Paul Davis on Rhode Island's troubled fishing industry
  • Photo Editor/Designer Ray Capobianco in the Sports Page Design category for "Dateline Tokyo"

Third-Place Winners:

  • Staff Writer Paul Davis in the Enterprise category for "Rough Seas"
  • Staff Photographer Gretchen Ertl in the Sports Features category for high school football coverage
  • Staff Photographer Frieda Squires in the Photo Story category for "Pushed to the Limit", a series on the Navy's officer candidate school
  • Photo Editor/Designer David DelPoio in the Business Page Design category
  • Visual Technician Tom Murphy in the Informational Graphics category

Online Public Service Award Winner:

  • Staff Writer Mark Arsenault and Photographer John Freidah for the series "Gay Evolution."

Online Special Section Award Winner:

  • Staff Writer W. Zachary Malinowski and Staff Photographer Kris Craig for the series "The Gangs of Providence."


The Providence Journal is part of A. H. Belo Corporation (NYSE: AHC). A. H. Belo, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a distinguished news and information company that owns and operates four daily newspapers and a diverse group of Web sites.

A. H. Belo publishes The Dallas Morning News, Texas' leading newspaper and winner of eight Pulitzer Prizes since 1986; The Providence (R.I.) Journal, the oldest continuously-published daily newspaper in the U.S. and winner of four Pulitzer Prizes; The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, Calif.), serving southern California's Inland Empire region and winner of one Pulitzer Prize; and the Denton Record Chronicle in Texas. The company publishes various specialty publications targeting niche audiences, young adults and the fast-growing Hispanic market. The company's partnerships and/or investments include Yahoo! Newspaper Consortium and Classified Ventures, owner of A. H. Belo also owns direct mail and commercial printing businesses.

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