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MBJ wins General Excellence, 14 awards at MPA newspaper convention

libbyThe Mississippi Business Journal won 14 awards, including the General Excellence award during the weekend in the Mississippi Press Association Better Newspaper Award convention at The Beau Rivage in Biloxi.

It was the second time in three years the MBJ has won the General Excellence award.

Staff writer Ted Carter won a first place in the  prized Investigative Journalism category for his work on the story — EMPIRE CRUMBLES — Tri-State Brick and Tile falls into shambles as family fights over control.

Carter also won a first place award in the Personality Portrait category for his look at Ridgeland business owner Libby Story.

Editor Ross Reily won a first place for his collection of work in the category of Commentary Columns, including his column on former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis.

MBJ staff writer Frank Brown won a first place for Best Graphic for work done on an end-of-the year series of stories.

Production director Tacy Rayburn and Reily won a first place for Best Design for overall design of the newspaper.

empireAlso, contributing photographer Deryll Stegall won a first place for Personality Portrait for photos taken of Libby Story.

Second and third place awards are listed below:

» Second Place — Best Commentary Column — Ted Carter

» Second Place — Best Special Section — MBJ Staff

» Second Place — Best Website — MBJ Staff

» Second Place — Best Magazine — MBJ Staff

» Third Place — Best Picture-Story Combination — Deryll Stegall and Amy McCullough

» Third Place — Best Special Section — MBJ Staff

» Third Place — Best Magazine — MBJ staff


Contest entries were from newspapers in Mississippi for work published in 2012.



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About Ross Reily

Ross Reily is editor of the Mississippi Business Journal. He is a husband to an amazing wife, dad to 3 crazy kids and 2 dogs. He is also a fan of the Delta State Fighting Okra and the Boston Red Sox.

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