Winners of Scripps Howard Awards named

Winners of the 2011 Scripps Howard Awards that were announced this morning are:

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING: Danny Hakim and Russell Buettner for “Abused and Used.”
BREAKING NEWS: The Arizona Republic for “Tucson Tragedy.”
PUBLIC SERVICE REPORTING: California Watch and The Center for Investigative Reporting for “On Shaky Ground.”
EDITORIAL WRITING: Jamie Lucke of the Lexington Herald-Leader for editorials that took on Kentucky’s powerful coal industry.
COMMENTARY: Brian McGrory of The Boston Globe for “thought-provoking columns about big events and small moments.”
HUMAN INTEREST WRITING: Corinne Reilly of The Virginian-Pilot for “A Chance in Hell.”
ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for “Pipeline.”
WASHINGTON REPORTING: Damian Paletta of The Wall Street Journal for “Disabled System.”
EDITORIAL CARTOONING: Jack Ohman of The Oregonian “for multi-panel cartoons that addressed national issues from a local perspective.”
PHOTOJOURNALISM: Lara Solt of The Dallas Morning News for a portfolio that included the features “Hell and Hope: Haiti’s Orphans,” and “An Unending Battle: A Military Family’s Struggle with Traumatic Brain Injury.”
BUSINESS/ECONOMICS REPORTING: Paul Kiel and Olga Pierce of ProPublica for exposing the crushing failure of industry and government responses to the foreclosure crisis.
COMMUNITY JOURNALISM: Sara Ganim and the staff of The Patriot-News for “Jerry Sandusky and Penn State.”
RADIO IN-DEPTH REPORTING: Dan Grech and Kenny Malone of WLRN-Miami Herald News for “Neglected to Death.”
TELEVISION/CABLE IN-DEPTH REPORTING: Jazeera English for “Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark.”
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO THE FIRST AMENDMENT: Jonathan Austin and Susan Austin of the Yancey County News, Burnsville, N.C., for “Unlawful Law Enforcement.”
JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION TEACHER OF THE YEAR: Douglas B. Ward of the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Kansas.

* Scripps Howard Awards honor nation’s best journalism