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State Awards

ANA/APME Better Newspapers Contest2nd Place, Best Sports Story, Non‐Daily circulation greater than 10,000

A Sure Thing
Published by Times Publications, February 2011

Award presented jointly by the Arizona Newspapers Association and the Arizona Associated Press Managing Editors.

Arizona Press Club Awards2nd Place, Best Sports Reporting

Speed's Little Leaguers
Published by Times Publications, March 2010

Judge's comments: This story about very young racers shows in great detail and with an interesting manner the trials and successes of young people and their families as they pursue midget racing.

ANA/APME Better Newspapers Contest1st Place, Best Sports Story, Non‐Daily circulation greater than 10,000

Chuting the Bull
Published by Times Publications, May 2009

Award presented jointly by the Arizona Newspapers Association and the Arizona Associated Press Managing Editors.

Arizona Press Club Awards1st Place, Best Health Reporting

Second Chance
Published by Times Publications, July 2009

Judge's comments: Moving story that captures the hopelessness and hope, and unflinching love between a mother and her twin children, no matter the odds. Great storytelling, observational skills and ear for dialogue, mixed smoothly with important medical background. Obviously the reporter spent a lot of time with the family and it paid off. Great story.

Arizona Press Club Awards1st Place, Best Business Reporting

Distressed Council
Published by Times Publications, April 2009

Judge's comments: Though many entries looked at the local impact of the global economic crisis, this piece distinguished itself by offering a riveting and original perspective. I was hooked by the shocking lede and impressed with the intimacy with which the rest of the story unfolded.

Arizona Press Club Awards3rd Place, Best Health Reporting

Operative Fate
Published by Times Publications, May 2008

ANA/APME Better Newspapers Contest3rd Place, Best Sports Reporting, Non‐Daily circulation greater than 10,000

Eating Arizona
Published by Times Publications, August 2008

Award presented jointly by the Arizona Newspapers Association and the Arizona Associated Press Managing Editors.

Arizona Press Club Awards1st Place, Project reporting

Fast Times at Westwind Junior High
By Jimmy Magahern and Robert Nelson. Published by New Times, December 15, 2005

Arizona Press Club Awards3rd Place, Immigration reporting

Postcards From the Edge
Published by New Times, October 20, 2005

Arizona Press Club Awards3rd Place, Science, technology and medicine reporting

Geeks Gone Wild!
Published by New Times, August 14, 2003

Arizona Press Club Awards2nd Place, Music criticism

Mouf Wash
Published by New Times, March 6, 2003

Arizona Press Club Awards3rd Place, Music criticism

Mad Max
Published by New Times, May 22, 2003

Arizona Press Club Awards – First Place for General Music Criticism/Review, 1987

Arizona Press Club Awards – First Place for General Music Criticism/Review, 1985

National Awards

2006 Association of Alternative Newsweeklies Awards - Second Place, Arts Feature, circulation 50,000 and greater

Big Cheese
Published by New Times, May 19, 2005

2006 Association of Alternative Newsweeklies Awards - Second Place, Drugs Reporting, circulation 50,000 and greater

The Perfect Drug
Series reporting, awarded to Jimmy Magahern, Sarah Fenske, Robert Nelson, Paul Rubin and Joe Watson. Magahern and Nelson's story in series, "Fast Times at Westwind Junior High," published by New Times, December 15, 2005

Penney-Missouri Journalism Award – Finalist, Consumer Reporting, 1985

ASCAPDeems Taylor Winner, Pop Articles

Ghost Radio
Published by New Times, September 18, 2003