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Eight Business Journal Staff Members Win 27 Awards in Professional Journalism Contest



By Sam Blanchard

Eight editorial staff members of the San Diego Business Journal took home 27 awards June 28 at the 2007 Journalism Awards presented by the Society of Professional Journalists’ San Diego Pro chapter.

The annual awards dinner took place at the Bali Hai Restaurant on Shelter Island.

Michael S. Domine, production artist and photographer, swept the awards in two categories, winning first, second and honorable mention.

His “Select Starwood Team Gives U.S. Grant the White Glove” entry won first place in the non-daily single page news design category, and his “Putting Tribes First” won first place in the non-daily single page feature design category.

Assistant Managing Editor Julie Gallant swept the awards in the newspaper special sections category.

Her entry titled “City Events Pay Off for Area Business” won first place in the category. Gallant also won a second place award in the non-deadline news story category.

Other award winners included senior reporter Mike Allen, who covers international business, public companies, sports business and the San Diego Unified Port District.

His “Micro-credit Boosting” entry won first place in the business story category. Allen also received two honorable mentions.

Special reports writer Pat Broderick won first place in the real estate story category for her entry “A Market for Mansions.” She also took home two second place awards.

Katie Weeks won first place in the legal category for her “Tenet Case Offers Little Clarity for Medical Field” entry. Weeks, who covers biotech, technology and insurance, also won one second place award.

Connie Lewis, who covers tourism, hospitality and media and marketing, received two second place awards and three honorable mentions.

Jessica Long, who covers health care and agriculture, won three second place awards and one honorable mention.

Editor Thomas York won one second place award for a column.

The SPJ Greater Oregon and the SPJ Colorado pro chapters judged 687 entries from San Diego County to produce this year’s winners.

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