The staffs of Land Line Magazine and Line Line Now once again took home top honors for their news stories and programs as judged by their peers in the media industry.
On Saturday, June 23, staffers attended an awards luncheon in Kansas City for the Heart of America Press Club. Hosted by the Kansas City Press Club, the magazine and radio show staff brought home a combined 13 awards for their work in print, online and broadcasting.
This year, Land Line earned five awards, including gold awards for Magazine Story, Beat Reporting, and Non-News Column for trade publications. The staff also was recognized with the gold in the Business-to-Business publication category. Land Line Now netted eight awards, including a gold for feature reporting.
The official business publication of OOIDA, Land Line Magazine was first published in 1975. Land Line Now is OOIDA’s trucking news radio program, which airs daily on Sirius XM’s Road Dog Channel. The radio show celebrated its 13th anniversary on June 6.
The Kansas City Press Club is a chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Every year, the Heart of America Awards honors the work of journalists in the western Missouri and eastern Kansas area. Both the magazine and radio show won awards in a variety of categories.
Below is a breakdown of the accomplishments of the Land Line Magazine and Land Line Now staff at the 2018 Heart of America Awards:
Land Line Magazine Gold
- The staff of Land Line Magazine – Business-to-Business Publication
- John Bendel – Beat Reporting
- David Sweetman – Non-News Column/Blog
- Greg Grisolano, Sandi Soendker and Tyson Fisher – Magazine Story
Land Line Now Gold
- Mark Reddig and James Fetzer – Feature Reporting
Land Line Now Silver
- Terry Scruton and James Fetzer – Arts & Entertainment Reporting
- Mary McKenna and James Fetzer – Feature Reporting
Land Line Magazine Bronze
- Land Line Staff – Public Service Project
Land Line Now Bronze
- Mark Reddig and James Fetzer – Business Reporting
- Terry Scruton and James Fetzer – Feature Reporting
- Terry Scruton, Barry Spillman and James Fetzer – Profile
Land Line Now Honorable Mention
- Mary McKenna and James Fetzer – Investigative Reporting
- Mary McKenna and James Fetzer – Business Reporting
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