From the ASNE

The American Society of News Editors has selected the winners of its annual awards for distinguished writing and photography.

This year’s contest attracted 316 qualifying entries from news organizations throughout the United States.

“I was thrilled by the quality of the work we saw,” said ASNE President Susan Goldberg, Bloomberg News executive editor. “The work that won was brilliant, but what blew all of the judges away was how much great work overall there was in every category. Honestly, it was just inspiring to see so much storytelling that made such a difference in our communities.”

The winners, along with remarks from the judges:

Distinguished Writing Award for Commentary/Column Writing

Phillip Morris, The Plain Dealer. “Phillip Morris’s columns take readers on a journey through the Cleveland area, revealing the region’s authentic character — and its characters. Morris effectively uses ordinary people, small examples and anecdotes to illustrate larger issues of community decay and government inaction.”

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