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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

RFT Wins Big in Journalism Contests

Posted By on Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 7:40 AM

Tom Carlson was honored for his work on "Gay Divorcees," along with two other RFT covers.
  • Tom Carlson was honored for his work on "Gay Divorcees," along with two other RFT covers.
Art Director Tom Carlson and staff writer Aimee Levitt are big winners in two recent journalism contests.

Carlson won first place for cover design in the large newspaper category at the contest sponsored by the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN). And Levitt recently took first place in International Reporting from the National Association of Black Journalists, for newspapers with circulation of 150,000 or less.

Carlson was feted for his work on three covers -- for those representing "Down on the Farm," "The Gay Divorcees," and our year-end movie issue. Levitt was honored for her work on "Dr. Peanut."
Other RFT finalists in the two contests in question:

* Jennifer Silverberg took second place for her photography on the Dr. Peanut story

* former staff writer Keegan Hamilton took an honorable mention for "Dog Beat Dog," his story about the dogfighting ring bust

* staff writer Aimee Levitt earned an honorable mention for "Literary St. Louis," her multimedia look at the city's literary history

* staff writers Nicholas Phillips and Aimee Levitt were both finalists for awards from the National Association of Black Journalists. Phillips was a finalist in the News (Single Story) category for "Tears of a Town"; Levitt was a finalist in the Feature (Single Story) category for her profile of black Tea Party member Kevin Jackson.

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