The World-Herald earned 41 Awards of Excellence, plus two Silver Medals, in the 35th Best of News Design competition.
The Society of News Design competition is considered the world's most prestigious print design contest. Judges consider writing, photography, graphics and headlines as well as the presentation of stories.
In all, the contest yielded 1,132 winning entries, including 1,051 Awards of Excellence, six Gold Medals and 63 Silver Medals. The top vote-getters among Award of Excellence winners are then eligible for another round of judging to award medals.
World-Herald journalists won Silver Medals for coverage detailing four generations of escalating criminal activity by members of the Levering family, culminating in the arrest of Nikko Jenkins on suspicion of four homicides, and for a Vietnam War special section for Memorial Day.
VIETNAM WAR SPECIAL SECTION: SILVER MEDAL WINNER
LEVERING FAMILY CRIMES: SILVER MEDAL WINNER
Top 10 NEWSPAPERS
The World-Herald's showing landed it in the Top 10 for a second consecutive year:
Times of Oman/Al Shabiba: 111
National Post (Toronto): 62
Washington Post: 61
New York Times/New York Times Magazine: 52
Los Angeles Times: 51
Gulf News (Dubai): 42
Omaha World-Herald: 41
Boston Globe: 37
Excelsior (Mexico City): 35
Plain Dealer (Cleveland): 34
Other World-Herald coverage that was honored
Nebraska football, Creighton basketball, the College World Series and the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, along with special coverage of the 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy assassination, a New Year's resolutions series and a report on the Great Recession five years later.
The awards saluted the work of 25 staffers, including page designers Tim Parks, Dave Elsesser, Brady Jones, Ian Lawson, Pam Miller-Jenkins, Margaret Riedel and Tammy Yttri, and graphic artists Dave Croy and Matt Haney.
Elsesser and Parks lead presentation efforts for the newspaper. Other newsroom leaders who helped direct the winning work include Director of Photography Jeff Bundy, Sports Editor Thad Livingston, Metro Editor Cate Folsom and Money Editor Deb Shanahan.