The Golden Press Card Award is selected from all entries and is the “Best of Show” Award. The entries were judged by the Oklahoma SPJ Professional Chapter.
Contestant Name: News Sentinel
Entry Title: Coal Ash Radioactivity
Entry Credit: Jamie Satterfield
Judge’s Comments: To me, this is the epitome of good journalism and its roles in both holding people accountable and covering things that really matter to the public. This was a situation that had such serious consequences that affected so many families — as well as one that demanded answers from those in authority who were responsible. The News-Sentinel did a great job of really digging deep — not shying away from a difficult, but vital, coverage.