Business Journal wins 20 awards

csbj-awardsThe Colorado Springs Business Journal staff won 20 awards at Friday’s Society for Professional Journalists Excellence in Journalism Awards 2014 event.

The the Business Journal competed against newspapers with a circulation of 10,000 and under from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

The Business Journal earned nine first-place awards, seven second-place awards and four third-place awards.

Executive Editor Ralph Routon won first place in personal or humor column.

Reporter John Hazlehurst and former Associate Editor Amy Gillentine won first in their collaboration for “Anschutz,” a feature on Colorado Springs billionaire Phil Anschutz.

Production Supervisor Mike Reid won first place for his design of the Anschutz package.

Reporter Marija B. Vader earned first- and second-place awards in legal enterprise reporting for “Colorado Crossing sits as litigation abounds,” and “Court: Argent, Friese borrowed $12 million … then didn’t pay it back.”

Reporter Cameron Moix won first place in science general reporting for this “Colorado works to create its bridge beyond the final frontier.”

In another collaboration, Gillentine and Hazlehurst won first for their piece, “Selling starts now for Tourism Act projects.”

Hazlehurst won first for his story, “Emissions take fires’ impact to a higher level.”

Gillentine won first place for politics, general reporting for “The time is now: Other cities ahead of Springs before the next BRAC process,” and first- and second-place for health, general reporting for “Tough adjustment: Health care providers having trouble with TRICARE referrals” and “Penrose builds reputation for high-tech surgery.”

Gillentine also won second place in the health enterprise reporting for “Mental health – lots of problems, but not solutions.”

Routon won a second place award in the editorials category for “Let’s get our terminology right, Springs faces stormy summer, Judy Noyes: Woman of influence.”

Graphic Designer Ryan Hannigan won second place in single page design for “Market snapshot.”

Hazlehurst won second place for news column and A&E Single story for “John Hazlehurst” and “Downtown art: Just look and you can find it,” respectively.

Third place awards went to Routon for his news column “Ralph Routon,” Hazlehurst for general reporting – series or package for “Incoming tide,” Hannigan for single page design for “Market snapshot” and Vader in news reporting – single story for”Manitou digs out from flood, mud.”

In the competition, the Colorado Springs Independent competed in a different class. In that class Routon won two second places and Hazlehurst won a third place.