Professional Division II

PROFESSIONAL - DIVISION II

Professional Division II – Radio

Radio – Best Feature Story
First Place
Allison Herrera
KOSU/Invisible Nations
Journalists fight for free press in Indian Country

(No second and third place awarded)

Radio – General Excellence
First Place
Gary Fife
Mvskoke Radio
Mvskoke Media

Professional Division II - TV

TV – Best Feature Story
First Place
Jason Salsman
Native News Today
Mvskoke Media
Tafvmpvce (wild onions)

Second Place
Darren Brown and Adam Youngbear
Cheyenne and Arapaho Television
CATV47 at Standing Rock

TV – Best News Story
First Place
Jack Kohler
FNX
On Native Ground
FNX at Standing Rock

Second Place
Jason Salsman
Native News Today
Mvskoke Media
Tulsa stands with Standing Rock

TV – General Excellence
First Place
Native News Today
Mvskoke Media

Second Place
Cheyenne and Arapaho Television
CATV47

Professional Division II - Print / Online

Print / Online - Best Column
First Place
Tim Giago
Native Sun News
Childhood Memories of Wounded Knee

Second Place
Gary Fife
Muscogee Nation News
Graduation attire, John Wayne reject, commodity cheese

Third Place
Charles F. Sams III
Confederated Umatilla Journal
One World, Not Two

Print / Online - Best Editorial
First Place
Osage News
Osage ancestry, indigenous identity and DNA

Second Place
Confederated Umatilla Journal
I know, let’s go ransack the kids’ classroom\

Third Place
Confederated Umatilla Journal
History repeats itself at the cost of Indians again

Print / Online - Best Elder Coverage
First Place
Rosemary Stephens
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune
Elder's journey chosen by God

Second Place
Rosemary Stephens
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune
The final journey of a Cheyenne warrior

Third Place - TIE
Tara Madden
Osage News
Elder series: Jerry Shaw

Tara Madden
Osage News
Elder series: Otto Hamilton, Jr.

Print / Online - Best Environmental Coverage
First Place
Talli Nauman
Native Sun News
Dakota Access Pipeline coverage

Second Place
Shannon Shaw Duty
Osage News
Nation files application to put 43,000 acre ranch into trust

Third Place
Shannon Shaw Duty
Osage News
Nation working with EPA after largest earthquake in state history

Print / Online - Best Health Coverage
First Place
Miranda Vega-Rector
Confederated Umatilla Journal
Different people, different motivations for change to healthy lifestyles

Second Place
Rosemary Stephens
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune
Adult stem cell therapy: The future is now

Third Place
Miranda Vega-Rector
Confederated Umatilla Journal
Jennifer Lewis and her fight against breast cancer

Print / Online - Best Sports Story
First Place
Rosemary Stephens
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune
Reaching for the stars

Second Place
Jolene Schonchin
Comanche Nation News
This is probably my last fight at home

Third Place
Chalene Toehay-Tartsah
Osage News
Recontre loses Bellator fight after jaw is broken in first round

Print / Online - Best Sports Photo
First Place
Jolene Schonchin
Comanche Nation News
Hanging in the Air

Second Place
Dallas Dick
Confederated Umatilla Journal
Beat down at the casino

Third Place
Jolene Schonchin
Comanche Nation News
Inches from danger

Print / Online - Best Feature Photo
First Place
Dallas Dick
Confederated Umatilla Journal
Down and Dirty

Second Place
Chalene Toehay-Tartsah
Osage News
Immersion Egg Hunt

Third Place
Jolene Schonchin
Comanche Nation News
Comanche Woman Sitting

Print / Online - Best Feature Story
First Place
Ernestine Chasing Hawk
Native Sun News
White Plume Wins Victory for Indian Country

Second Place
Shannon Shaw Duty
Osage News
Longtime domestic violence coordinator claims wrongful termination

Third Place
Brent Merrill
Smoke SIgnals
Trail of Tears Accounting

Print / Online - Best News Photo
First Place
Osage News
Bluestem Ranch

(No second and third place awarded)

Print / Online - Best News Story
First Place
Shannon Shaw Duty
Osage News
Osage Nation picks up Reece brothers case after DA fumbles

Second Place
Jodi Rave Spotted Bear
Native Sun News
Tex Hall takes witness stand in murder-for-hire trial, Part 1

Third Place
Benny Polacca
Osage News
Congress passes resolution to address pharmaceutical billing issue at clinic

Print / Online - Excellence in Beat Reporting (Combined with DI)
First Place
Cary Rosenbaum, Justus Caudell and Shane Moses
Tribal Tribune
Dakota Access Pipeline coverage

Second Place
Benny Polacca
Osage News
Justice

Third place
Talli Naumann
Native Sun News
Dakota Access Pipeline coverage

Online - Best Digital Publication
First Place
Osage News

Second Place
Sho-Ban News

Third Place
Shawnee News-Star

Professional Division II - Print
Print - Best Layout
First Place
Osage News

Second Place
Mvskoke Media

Third Place
Confederated Umatilla Journal

Print - General Excellence
First Place
Osage News

Second Place
Mvskoke Media

Third Place
Confederated Umatilla Journal