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KC Press Club names Land Line Trade Publication of the Year

Five gold awards went home with Land Line Magazine June 9, from the Kansas City Press Club annual awards event. The 2012 Heart of America awards recognize journalism excellence among media operations in eastern Kansas and western Missouri.

The Kansas City Press Club is a chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Land Line Magazine and “Land Line Now” won 13 awards in all, plus three honorable mentions.

In a highlight of the evening for OOIDA media staff, Land Line Magazine was named Trade and Specialty Publication of the Year.

Land Line media’s winning entries were:

GOLD AWARDS
General Reporting, Trade and Specialty Reporting:
Jami Jones, Land Line Magazine, for “U.S. District Judge rules Minnesota fatigue program violated Fourth Amendment”

Investigative Reporting, Trade and Specialty Publications:
Suzanne Stempinski and Sandi Soendker, Land Line Magazine, for “What happened to Bette Garber’s photos?”

Editorial, Trade and Specialty Publications:
Jami Jones, Land Line Magazine, for “Lipstick on the pig”

Non-News Column, Trade and Specialty Publications:
Sandi Soendker, Land Line Magazine, for “We the people ... ;” “More is not always better;” “Dogs, ponies and Rod Serling”

Business-to-Business Publication, Trade and Specialty Publications:
Sandi Soendker, Land Line staff, Land Line Magazine

SILVER AWARDS
Business Reporting, Radio:
Reed Black, James Fetzer, “Land Line Now”for “The fuel tax quandary – to hike or not to hike”

Business Reporting, Trade and Specialty Publications:
Charlie Morasch, Land Line Magazine, for “Promises and pitfalls: owner-operators bilked out of thousands by Owner Operator Union”

Investigative Reporting, Radio:
Reed Black, James Fetzer,“Land Line Now” for “To toll or not to toll – should highways be pay to play?”

Feature, Trade and Specialty Publications:
David Tanner, Land Line Magazine, for “Truck project worthy of ‘Extra Credit’”

Editorial, Trade and Specialty Publications:
David Tanner, Land Line Magazine, for “Five feet high and risin’”

Newscast, Radio:
“Land Line Now” staff for News program,
Feb. 11, 2011

Breaking News, Radio:
Reed Black, James Fetzer, “Land Line Now” for “Trucker puts himself in danger to save woman from enraged former boyfriend”

BRONZE AWARD
Business reporting, Trade and Specialty Publications:
Keith Goble, Land Line Magazine, for “Ill-annoying no more”

HONORABLE MENTIONS
General Reporting, Trade and Specialty Publications:
Clarissa Kell-Holland, Land Line Magazine, for “Trucker hero rescues woman from gun-wielding suspect”

Business Reporting, Radio:
Mark Reddig, Barry Spillman, “Land Line Now” for “Wave of the future? The battle over cashless tollways”

Feature, Radio:
Patsy Terrell, Barry Spillman, “Land Line Now” for “Joplin copes with damage from historic tornado”