BizTimes managing editor Andrew Weiland has won an award for Best Public Service Feature Story for his cover story on “Waukesha needs water.” The story chronicled Waukesha’s problems with its drinking water supply, which is contaminated by radium.
BizTimes reporter Molly Newman has won an award for Best Business Story or Series for her cover story headlined, “Tipping point: Nursing home industry faces financial crisis.” The story chronicled the dire financial status of Wisconsin’s nursing home industry.
The awards will be presented at the Milwaukee Press Club’s annual Gridiron Awards Dinner on Friday, May 18, at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.
The contest garnered more than 500 entries from throughout Wisconsin in professional and collegiate divisions.
The competition was judged by 25 professional journalists from press clubs throughout the U.S., including Arizona, Florida, Idaho and Pennsylvania and in Los Angeles, New Orleans, San Diego, Syracuse and Cleveland.
The other honors to be presented at the Gridiron Dinner this year will include:
Veteran political commentator Juan Williams of Fox News will receive the Press Club's Sacred Cat Award recognizing professional achievements on the national level.
Sue Black, Milwaukee County director of Parks, Recreation and Culture, and John Cary, executive director of the MACC Fund, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc. will each receive the MPC’s Headliner Awards. The Headliner Awards are bestowed annually to newsmakers who are making a positive contribution to the community.
For additional information or to register for the Gridiron Awards Dinner, visit www.milwaukeepressclub.org.