The Examiner receives multiple honors at 25th Annual Press Club Awards

The Examiner Publisher Don Dodd, Supervising Editor Jennifer Johnson, City Edito

The Examiner received multiple honors at the 25th annual Press Club of Southeast Texas Excellence in Media Awards, held Friday, June 10, at the MCM Eleganté Hotel and Conference Center in Beaumont.

In addition to winning first place in Overall Excellence and best Website News, Examiner staff won individual honors across several categories.

Jennifer Johnson won first place in the Non-Daily News Story category for “Battleground: Parkdale Mall,” a story detailing public brawls among unsupervised youth at the Beaumont mall. Chad Cooper took home two honors — first-place in Overall Excellence-Special Supplements for the 2015 Southeast Texas High School Football guide and first-place Sports Feature for his article “Aggressive Determination,” an up close and personal look at Orange boxer O’Shanique Foster. Sharon Brooks won first place in the Magazine Feature Story category for “Dirty Jobs,” which details several dirty yet necessary professions. Brooks’ article was featured in the The Examiner’s 2015 Labor Day magazine. Finally, Kevin King won first place in the Environmental category for his story “Floating Classroom,” an article that follows area teachers on a Neches River excursion. King also earned the first place Business Story award for “Help Wanted,” an article detailing the rising demand for welders in Southeast Texas. The story ran in the Beaumont Business Journal, a monthly publication of The Examiner Corporation.

Including second and third-place awards, as well as honorable mentions, The Examiner won a total of 17 honors.