Record staff wins awards in local journalism contest

The Record staff earned six first-place awards in the 2015 Society of Professional Journalist Louisville Metro Journalism Awards contest. The awards, which honored work produced in 2014, were presented June 25.

Reporter Jessica Able took first place for feature writing and for minority/women’s affairs reporting. The judges said Able’s stories present good “need-to-know” information and that she “has an uncanny ability to make a reader feel empathy for the subjects and the issues raised in these stories. The stories are touching and well written, and at the same time, present teaching opportunities on the issues addressed.”

Able also placed second for editorial writing.

Editor Marnie McAllister won first place awards for editorial writing, personality/profile reporting, enterprise reporting and continuing coverage. Judges said McAllister’s editorials were “Well written and clearly reasoned faith-based viewpoints on current issues” and said she wrote “Heartfelt profiles that show everyday people can have profound impacts on their communities.”

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