2018 Professional Division II Winners

PROFESSIONAL DIVISION II
Professional Division II – Radio

Radio – Best Feature Story
First Place
Tripp Crouse
KTOO
Our Ancestors Returned Home

Second Place
Gary Fife
Mvskoke Radio

Professional Division II – TV

TV – Best Feature Story
First Place
Stacie Guthrie
Cherokee Phoenix
Remember the Removal

Second Place
Jason Salsman
Mvskoke Vision
Running is Ceremony

Third Place
Amanda Rutland
Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Tafvmpuce: Wild Onions

TV – Best News Story
First Place
Antonia Gonzales and Sarah Gustavus
New Mexico in Focus
Technology and Online Tools

Second Place
Jason Salsman
Mvskoke Vision
Mvskoke Navy Helps with Hurricane Harvey

TV – General Excellence
First Place
Jason Salsman
Mvskoke Vision

Professional Division II – Print

Print – Best Layout
First Place
Travis Snell
The Cherokee Phoenix

Second Place
Confederated Umatilla Journal
The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

Third Place
Justin Phillips
Smoke Signals
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde

Print – General Excellence
First Place
The Cherokee Phoenix

Second Place
Confederated Umatilla Journal
The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

Third Place
Mvskoke News
Mvskoke Media

Professional Division II – Online

Online – Best Digital Publication
First Place
Lakota Country Times

Professional Division II – Print / Online

Print / Online – Best Column (combined with Div. I)
First Place
Cary Rosenbaum
Tribal Tribune
Traveling NDN

Second Place
Gary Fife
Mvskoke Media
Emvpanayv

Third Place
Jill-Marie Gavin
Confederated Umatilla Journal
Sexual assault: Responsibility, reluctance and healing

Print / Online – Best Editorial
No first place awarded.

Second Place
Jason Salsman
Mvskoke Vision
#RealTalk: Custard’s last stand

Third Place
Charles F. Sams III
Confederated Umatilla Journal
Immigration is in the News

Print / Online – Best Elder Coverage
First Place
Rosemary Stephens
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune
World War II veterans share memories, thoughts and lives

Second Place
Rosemary Stephens
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune
In Honor of Moses Starr Jr.

Third Place
Rosemary Stephens
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune
Elder citizen is putting together all the pieces

Print / Online – Best Environmental Coverage
First Place
Rosemary Stephens
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes partner with USDA to launch Soil Health Project

No second or third place awarded.

Print / Online – Best Health Coverage
First Place
Miranda Rector Vega
Confederated Umatilla Journal
Wellness program sees 83 percent improvement

Second Place
Jill-Marie Gavin
Confederated Umatilla Journal
Mental health becomes priority for family

Third Place
Brittney Bennett
Cherokee Phoenix
CN health providers want higher base pay

Print / Online – Best Sports Story
First Place
Latonya Lonelodge
Cheyenne Arapaho Tribal Tribune
Cross-country addition to Darlington Elementary School

Second Place
Kevin Barnett
Mvskoke News
Eufaula boxer wins national championship

Third Place
Rosemary Stephens
Cheyenne Arapaho Tribal Tribune
All female billiards team breaking more than balls

Print / Online – Best Sports Photo
First Place
Dallas Dick
Confederated Tribes Umatilla Journal
Teegan at BAAD

Second Place
Staff
Biskink
Sticks in the Air

Third Place
Rosemary Stephens
Cheyenne Arapaho Tribal Tribune
Sharon Kay McKane has her eye on the 8-ball

Print / Online – Best Feature Photo
First Place
Benny Polacca
Osage News
Pawhuska waterboy gets ready for In-Lon-Schka dances

Second Place
Dallas Dick
Confederated Umatilla Journal
Bronze Star returned to hero’s daughter

Third Place
Rosemary Stephens
Cheyenne Arapaho Tribal Tribune
2017 Red Earth Opening Parade

Print / Online – Best Feature Story
First Place
Jolene Schonchin
The Comanche Nation News
Haunting Stories for Halloween

Second Place
Benny Polacca
Osage News
Wah-Zha-Zhi Youth Council learns about water quality

Third Place
Miranda Rector Vega
Confederated Umatilla Journal
Program teaches smart financing

Print / Online – Best News Photo
First Place
Trennie Collins
The Southern Ute Drum
Ignacio is Aztec Strong

Second Place
Dallas Dick
Confederated Umatilla Journal
Muddy River

Third Place
Jolene Schonchin
The Comanche Nation News
Cold Cool Down

Print / Online – Best News Story
First Place
Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton
Native Oklahoma
Together they walk, together they remember

Second Place
Liz Gray
Mvskoke News
Council representative alleges sexual harassment by Speaker

Third Place
Amanda Rutland
Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Ancestors at rest: Repatriation at Ocmulgee

Print / Online – Excellence in Beat Reporting
First Place
Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton
Bigheart Times
Oklahoma’s Budget Cuts

Second Place
Cary Rosenbaum
Tribal Tribune
Elder Series

Third Place
Benny Polacca
Osage News
Osage Congress Votes Down Rule Change on Establishing Committee Quorums