Advocate named best newspaper, website in Louisiana; awarded AP photo of the year honors – The Advocate


For the eighth consecutive year, The Advocate was named Louisiana’s best newspaper by the state press association.

The Louisiana Press Association also selected theadvocate.com as Louisiana’s best website.

Competing with the state’s largest newspapers, The Advocate also earned Best News Coverage, Best Sports Coverage and Best Lifestyle Coverage awards.

Advocate photographer Hilary Scheinuk also was honored with the award for Associated Press Photo of the Year for an image of slain East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s Deputy Brad Garafola’s parents at his funeral service. 



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This image of Emily and John Garafola (right), the parents of slain East Baton Rouge Sheriff deputy Brad Garafola, was named Associated Press photo of the year. Image by Advocate photographer Hilary Scheinuk. 


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The Newspaper of the Year Award, based on the number of points earned in the Better Newspaper Editorial Competition and the Better Newspaper Advertising Competition for 2016, was presented at a luncheon Saturday during the Louisiana Press Association’s annual convention awards luncheon in Biloxi, Mississippi.

In all, The Advocate won 37 first-place awards. The Advocate editorial and advertising first-place winners are:

AP PHOTO OF THE YEAR: Hilary Scheinuk

BEST NEWS PHOTO: Matthew Hinton

BEST FEATURE PHOTO: Eliot Kamenitz

BEST SPORTS PHOTO: Scott Threlkeld

BEST FRONT PAGE: Staff

BEST EDITORIAL PAGE: Danny Heitman

BEST SINGLE EDITORIAL: Danny Heitman

BEST NEWS STORY: Maya Lau, Andrea Gallo

BEST BREAKING NEWS STORY: Staff

BEST REGULAR COLUMN: Stephanie Grace

BEST SPORTS COLUMN: Rod Walker

BEST OVERALL SPORTS COVERAGE: Joe Schiefelbein, Perryn Keys

BEST LIFESTYLE COVERAGE: Karen Martin, Judy Bergeron

BEST NEWS COVERAGE: Staff

BEST STORY GENERATED BY A PUBLIC NOTICE: Andrea Gallo

MOST EFFECTIVE USE OF GRAPHIC DESIGN: Jay Martin, Charles Chauff, Chris Martin

BEST HEADLINE: Phil Womack

BEST SPECIAL SECTION EDITORIAL : Staff

GENERAL EXCELLENCE: Staff

STAFF GENERATED BLACK-AND-WHITE AD: Tim Elsea

STAFF GENERATED COLOR AD: Lauren Butler

BEST AD CAMPAIGN: Christine Jones

IN PAPER PROMOTION: Megan Fambrough

MULTIPLE ADVERTISER PAGE: Staff

SELF PROMOTION OUTSIDE OF PRINT: Charlene Robert, Megan Fambrough, John Gipson

BEST CLASSIFIED SECTION OR PAGE: Staff

BEST SERVICES AD, NONRETAIL: Brian Golden

BEST SUCCESS STORY OF AN AD: Staff

BEST RETAILER AD: Staff

BEST SPECIAL SECTION ADVERTISING: Staff

BEST OVERALL WEBSITE: Staff

BEST WEB PROJECT: Staff

BEST VIDEO ELEMENT NEWS AND FEATURE: Staff

BEST NONVIDEO ELEMENT NEWS AND FEATURE: Staff

BEST ONLINE ADVERTISING SINGLE AD, STATIC: Brian Golden

BEST ONLINE SINGLE AD, ANIMATED: Noama McManus

BEST ONLINE ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN: Noama McManus

BEST ONLINE HOUSE AD OR CAMPAIGN: Lauren Butler




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