CW wins seven awardsBy Andy McWhorter | 11/02/2014 11:51pm
“The Crimson White works to provide a quality product for our audience,” said editor-in-chief Deanne Winslett, who won the Pinnacle Award for best breaking news story. “It was great to see that dedication and work ethic awarded at the convention.”
Former culture editor Abbey Crain and former magazine editor Matt Ford won two first place awards for “The Final Barrier,” their investigative report on racially discriminatory recruiting practices in Alabama’s Panhellenic sororities, including ACP Diversity Story of the Year and the Pinnacle Award for best investigative story.
Winslett received a Pinnacle Award for “March to Rose draws hundreds,” her coverage of a large student protest at the Rose Administration Building in the wake of Crain and Ford’s report.
Former video editor Daniel Roth won ACP Multimedia Feature Story of the Year for “Stepping Through,” a video Roth filmed and edited to mark the 50th anniversary of The University of Alabama’s desegregation.
Former sports editor Marc Torrence won the Pinnacle Award for best sports games story for “Nightmare in Jordan-Hare.” Torrence’s story chronicled the 2013 Iron Bowl, where Chris Davis returned an attempted field goal for a touchdown in the last second of the game.
Former opinions editor John Brinkerhoff won third place for best opinion column and The Crimson White’s website, cw.ua.edu, won second place in website of the year for a four-year university.