Monday, May 20, 2019

Rob Burgess - Awards list

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

  


Here's a list of the awards I've been honored to receive for my writing. Click the links below to read more about each:

2013
Winner - First Place - Best General Commentary - Division 5 - 2013 Hoosier State Press Association Foundation Better Newspaper Contest
 
2014 
Winner - Second Place - Best General Commentary - Division 5 - 2014 Hoosier State Press Association Foundation Better Newspaper Contest

2015
Winner - Staff - First Place - Best Multimedia Package - Division 2 - 2015 Indiana Associated Press Media Editors Journalism Contest #

Winner - Staff - First Place - Best Special Section - Division 5 - 2015 Hoosier State Press Association Foundation Better Newspaper Contest #

2016
Winner - Staff - Second Place - Best Ongoing News Coverage - Division 5 - 2016 Hoosier State Press Association Foundation Better Newspaper Contest

2017
Winner - Staff - Third Place - Best Spot News Coverage - Division 2 - 2017 Indiana Associated Press Media Editors Journalism Contest *

Winner - Second Place - Best Editorial Writer - Division 5 - 2017 Hoosier State Press Association Foundation Better Newspaper Contest 

Winner - Staff - Second Place - Best News Coverage Under Deadline Pressure - 2017 Hoosier State Press Association Foundation Better Newspaper Contest *


# = These were won by the Nov. 17, 2014, special section, "One Year Later," to which I contributed audio, wrote one of the main stories and compiled three sidebars. 

* = These were won for our coverage of the Aug. 24, 2016 tornadoes.

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 STAFF AWARDS


 

I've also been honored to be a part of several Kokomo Tribune staff awards:

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

2019-05-07 - NUVO - 2019 Marion County Municipal Election Primary Election Voters Guide

In early April 2019, we asked NUVO readers to submit and then vote upon the questions they most wanted answered by Indianapolis City-County Council and Indianapolis mayoral candidates on the Tuesday, May 7, 2019 municipal primary election ballot. The following is a collection of the responses we received back by the Monday, May 6, 2019 deadline.


2019-05-07 - Marion County Municipal Primary Election Results
After all the ballots were counted, there were few surprises to be found in the results of the 2019 Marion County municipal primary election on Tuesday, May 7. All of the Indianapolis City-County Council and mayoral candidates endorsed by the Marion County Democratic and Republican parties came away victorious.

2019-04-30 - 2019 Primary Voters Guide: Indianapolis Mayor
After running successfully for the office of Indianapolis mayor in 2015, Democratic incumbent Joe Hogsett is running for re-election in 2019. In the primary election he will face fellow Democrat Denise Paul Hatch. The winner of that contest will face one of three Republican challengers: James W. Merritt, Christopher James Moore, or Felipe Rios.

2019-04-30 - 2019 Primary Voters Guide: District 25
District 25 of the Indianapolis City-County Council covers the south eastern-most part of the city. Incumbent Republican Brian Mowery was first elected in 2016, and is running for re-election against Democratic challenger Justin Braun.

2019-04-30 - 2019 Primary Voters Guide: District 24
District 24 of the Indianapolis City-County Council covers part of the south central side of the city. Incumbent Republican John D. Wesseler is not running for election after filling the vacant spot left by the newly elected State Senator Jack Sandlin. Looking to fill the vacant seat are Democrat Ben Brown and Republicans Thomas L. Vaughn and Doug Wood.

2019-05-02 - 2019 Primary Voters Guide: District 21
District 21 of the Indianapolis City-County Council covers the near south side of the city. Incumbent Democrat Frank Mascari first won his District 21 seat in 2015. (He was elected to represent District 20 in 2011.) He will face Republican challenger Tyler Richardson in the general election.

2019-04-30 - 2019 Primary Voters Guide: District 19
District 19 of the Indianapolis City-County Council covers part of the east side of the city. Incumbent Democrat David M. Ray is running for re-election against Republican Tony Mendez.

2019-04-30 - 2019 Primary Voters Guide: District 18
District 18 of the Indianapolis City-County Council covers the near south east side of the city. Incumbent Republican Susie Cordi is not running for re-election. Looking to take her seat are Democrat Duane Ingram and Republican Carrie Zapfe.

2019-04-30 - 2019 Primary Voters Guide: District 17
District 17 of the Indianapolis City-County Council covers the north side of downtown. Incumbent Zach Adamson is running for re-election against fellow Democrat Joseph Denney and Republican Paula J. Barnett.

2019-04-30 - 2019 Primary Voters Guide: District 16
District 16 of the Indianapolis City-County Council covers the near west side of the city. Current Democratic office-holder Jefferson Shreve is not running for election after taking the seat formerly occupied by Jeff Miller, who resigned in 2018, several months after child molestation charges were first announced. Looking to take his seat are Republican Laura Giffel and Democrats Kristin Jones and Patrick Wagner.

2019-04-30 - 2019 Primary Voters Guide: District 15
District 15 of the Indianapolis City-County Council covers part of the west side of the city. Republican Marilyn Pfisterer is not running for re-election. Her seat is currently filled by Republican Andy Harris, who will face one of two Democrats in the general election: Bryan Chatfield or Jessica McCormick.

2019-05-02 - 2019 Primary Voters Guide: District 11
District 11 of the Indianapolis City-County Council covers the near west side of the city. Incumbent Democrat and current Council President Vop Osili was first elected to represent the district in 2011. In the general election, he will face Republican challenger Evan Shearin.

2019-04-30 - 2019 Primary Voters Guide: District 9
District 9 of the Indianapolis City-County Council covers part of the near north side of the city. Democratic incumbent William Duke Oliver has held the seat since 2004. He faces three challengers from his own party in the primary election: Phillip L. Anderson Sr., Martha Baker Blue, and Leigh Riley Evans.

2019-04-19 - 2019 Primary Voters Guide: District 7
District 7 of the Indianapolis City-County Council covers the near northwest side of the city. According to the Marion County Election Board, incumbent Democratic Councilor Joseph Simpson withdrew his name from consideration for re-election. That means Democratic challenger John Barth is running unopposed in the Tuesday, May 7 primary election.

2019-04-30 - 2019 Primary Voters Guide: District 6
District 6 of the Indianapolis City-County Council covers part of the north west side of the city. Incumbent Republican Janice Shattuck McHenry has served in the seat since 2007. Challenging her is Democrat Crista Carlino.

2019-04-30 - 2019 Primary Voters Guide: District 5
District 5 of the Indianapolis City-County Council covers the north western-most side of the city. Incumbent Republican Jeff Coats is not seeking re-election. In the running to take his seat are Republican Adam Cox and Democrats Alison (Ali) Brown, Sherron Wellington Franklin, and Crystal Puckett.

2019-04-30 - 2019 Primary Voters Guide: District 4
District 4 of the Indianapolis City-County Council covers part of the north western side of the city. Incumbent Republican Mike McQuillen has held the seat since 2008. Depending on the outcome of the primary election, he will face one of two Democratic challengers in the general election in November: Ethan P. Evans or Timothy Alan Knight.

2019-04-30 - 2019 Primary Voters Guide: District 3
District 3 of the Indianapolis City-County Council covers part of the north eastern side of the city. Democratic incumbent Christine Scales did not file to run for re-election. Looking to take her place are Republican Dan Jones and Democrats Dan Boots and Coleman J. Watson.

2019-04-30 - 2019 Primary Voters Guide: District 2
District 2 of the Indianapolis City-County Council covers the north central side of the city. Incumbent Republican Colleen Fanning was first elected as councillor in 2015. Depending on the outcome of the primary election, she will face one of two Democratic challengers in the general election in November: Keith Potts or Thye Petty.

2019-04-12 - Here Are The Questions We're Sending Candidates
Originally, the plan was to send five questions to each of the Indianapolis mayoral and 25 City-County Council candidates. But, given the huge response, we've extended that to six questions each.

2019-04-10 - What Do You Want To Know From the Municipal Primary Election Candidates?
Through the end of today we're still collecting questions for the Indianapolis mayoral and City-County Council candidates. You can also vote on the questions we've already received. Once we've tallied the results, we'll send out the top five most popular questions we've received from you, our readers.