CityBeat was among Ohio's top media performers recognized Friday night at the 31st Annual Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards, hosted by the Press Club of Cleveland. More than 1,000 entries were received from a variety of daily and non-daily newspapers, radio and television stations and trade and business publications from across the state — the contest was for work published or broadcast in 2008.
CityBeat won two awards in the "Best of Ohio" competition within the competition, which pitted all media against each other regardless of size. Steven Rosen won first place in Best in Ohio: Reviews/Criticism for a selection of his movie reviews. The paper won second place in Best Non-Daily Newspaper in Ohio: Alternatives (Columbus' The Other Paper took first place).
Other CityBeat awards were first place in Single Illustration: Non-Daily Newspapers to Woodrow J. Hinton III for his pre-election cover illustration "Crossing Over;" first place in Multiple Illustrations/One Story: All Publications to Dylan Speeg for his pig illustrations in the 2008 Best of Cincinnati issue; and second place in Features/Personality Profile: Non-Daily Newspapers to Brian Baker for his profile of cartoon artist Justin Green, "Up from the Underground."
Find all the Cleveland Press Club winners here.