2004 Katie Award winners announced

Sunday, September 26th 2004, 2:33 pm
By: News On 6

DALLAS (AP) _ Oklahoma organizations picked up five awards at the 46th annual Katie Awards announced by the Press Club of Dallas at a banquet Saturday night.

In the Major Market Newspaper category, the award for the Best Business Story went to John Stancavage of the Tulsa World for ``Houston: Hard to Say No To.'' Also in that category, The Oklahoman picked up the award for the Best Sports Feature Story for Berry Tramel's ``The Redemption of Eddie Sutton.''

The Oklahoman also won in the Web site category for Best News Content: ``Fern Holland, NewsOK.com.''

In the Radio category for Best Public Affairs Reporting, Ted Riley of KOSU-FM in Stillwater won for ``Freedom of the Press?''

In the Wire Service category, Associated Press newsman Joel Anderson won for his ``Texas A&M-Oklahoma'' story in the Best Sports Story category.

Dallas-Fort Worth television station KDFW won the Carole Kneeland Award for ``Dirty Water, Dirty Secrets.'' The award is a partnership with the Carole Kneeland Project for Responsible Television Journalism and Koch Industries Inc. of Wichita, Kan.

Clarice Tinsley of KDFW received the Marryat Award.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram won for best major market daily newspaper, and it picked up the Legacy Award and the best investigative reporting award for its probe of the Fort Worth Independent School District.

The Dallas Morning News also won several major market awards, including best spot news story, best general news story and best feature story.

The best medium market daily newspaper was the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.

The Associated Press-Texas won best wire service for stories of Feb. 19, 2004.

The contest, which recognizes excellence in journalism and mass communications, was open to working journalists and public relations professionals in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana and New Mexico.