Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Editorial Team, Illinois Press Association Awards 2020

BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL – The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s editorial team won 20 awards at the Illinois Press Association’s Annual virtual convention last week, including fourth place in the Patrick Coburn Award of Excellence and third place for general excellence in the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors awards competition.

More than 120 daily and nondaily newspapers competed in 40 editorial categories for the IPA awards and thirty daily newspapers submitted 757 entries in the AP contest.

The Nebraska Press Association judged the more than 2,000 editorial entries for work done in 2019.

“Our editorial team had a strong showing at the IPA and AP awards again this year. I’m so proud of their work and dedication in finding and covering stories affecting the Chicago legal profession. They’ve done outstanding work during the pandemic and continued to keep our audience informed,” said Ginger Lamb, Vice President and Publisher of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

The IPA awards presented were:

  • Fourth Place, Story Series, Localized National Story – Andrew Maloney, Pirate-ship piracy case gets Chicago IP brief
  • Second Place, Freedom of Information Award – David Thomas, FOIA Foibles: 10 years after the state law’s overhaul
  • Fourth Place, Freedom of Information Award – Andrew Maloney, A look at Illinois’ legal spending
  • First Place, Business/Economic Reporting – Sarah Mansur, Law School Notes
  • Third Place, Original Column – Adam Glazer, Through Glazed Eyes
  • Fourth Place, Original Column – Michael R. Panter, Mediation Circus
  • Second Place, Portrait/Personality – David Thomas, Judge Jeffrey Cole
  • Fourth Place, Portrait/Personality – Sarah Mansur, All the World’s a Stage
  • Fourth Place, Informational Graphic – Sarah Mansur, Marc Karlinsky, Following national trend, bar pass rates drop here
  • Third Place, Newspaper Design – CDLB Design – Old and New
  • Third Place, Headline Writing – Marc Karlinsky
  • Fourth Place, Best Website – Tanya Meyer and Emma Zelewsky

The AP awards presented were:

  • Third place, General Excellence
  • Second, Feature Adrianna Pitrelli, “A Pushback for the Student Press”
  • Second, Column or Blog, Michael R. Panter
  • First place, Portrait/Personality, David Thomas, “Judge Jeffrey Cole”
  • Second place, Business reporting, Second, Sarah Mansur, “Law School Notes.”
  • First place, Headlines, Marc Karlinsky
  • First place, Best Website, Tanya Meyer and Emma Zelewsky
  • First place, Investigative Reporting, Andrew Maloney, “A Look at Illinois’ Legal Spending.”