WEWS NewsChannel 5 Earns 1st Place Honors

Wed, October 10, 2007 by Peter Noll

 NewsChannel 5 received 4 awards, including 3 first place honors, in the Ohio SPJ (Society of Professional Journalists) Awards 2007.  The SPJs recognize the best of Ohio’s print, radio, and television journalism. “We’re thrilled that our investigative work is being noticed not only by our viewers, but by our peers,” comments Marketing Director Peter Noll.  “And we’re very excited that our website won top honors.  Ours was the first television website in Cleveland back in the 90s, and we continue to break new ground with internet technology as an integral tool of delivering breaking news, weather, and entertainment to our users.” The complete list of NewsChannel 5’s Ohio SPJ awards is as follows: 

  • Best Investigative Reporting (Large Market)
    • 1st Place – “Returned Meat for Sale,” Consumer Specialist Angie Lau
  • Best Coverage of Children’s Issues
    • 1st Place – “The Truth About Teen Night,” Chief Investigator Duane Pohlman, Dorian Thompson, Dave Arnold, Lana Durban
  • Best Website
    • 1st Place – www.newsnet5.com, Colleen Seitz and staff
  • Best Of Show
    • Best Reporter in Ohio (Large Market), Chief Investigator Duane Pohlman