Gazette wins state’s Best Newspaper honor from Society of Professional Journalists

Saturday’s 2017 Society of Professional Journalism Awards gala was hosted by the Oklahoma Pro Chapter in Stillwater.

Oklahoma Gazette earned six awards, including two Best of the Best honors. Gazette staff earned the first-place Best Newspaper award and staff photographer Garett Fisbeck earned the first-place Best Photographer trophy for his portfolio.

Other Best Newspaper winners were The Oklahoman with second place and Tulsa World with third place.

Gazette staff also earned awards in news reporting, entertainment feature reporting and leisure writing.

Find links to full issues and winning stories below.

Best of the Best — Best Newspaper (Newspaper A)

First Place, Oklahoma Gazette staff
Submissions: 4/20 issue, Jabee’s powerful Black Future

38.16 POT issue final 38.31


Best of the Best — Best Photographer

First Place, Oklahoma Gazette
Garett Fisbeck portfolio: Jabee’s black future, Stronger sex, Sister act, Summer Lovin’, Time Warp



Entertainment Feature 

First Place, Oklahoma Gazette
Ben Luschen: Public Enemy’s Chuck D says Woody Guthrie’s spirit lives on in OKC rapper Jabee’s new album


Leisure Writing  

Second Place, Oklahoma Gazette
Greg Elwell: Brunch bible: Your guide to metro brunch

General News Reporting 

Third Place, Oklahoma Gazette
Laura Eastes: What does poverty look like?

Entertainment Feature 

Third Place, Oklahoma Gazette
Ben Luschen: Stronger sex: Ebony Iman Dallas’ powerful new exhibit celebrates Women in War Zones


Jennifer Chancellor

Jennifer is editor-in-chief of Oklahoma Gazette. Her journalistic work includes news, breaking news, music, feature and news feature reporting, investigative journalism, news photography, videography, blogging, page design and marketing spanning more than two decades in Oklahoma. Twitter: @JenChancellor

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