NPPA: The Voice of Visual Journalists

Monthly News Clip Contest

3rd Place Feature/Multiple Picture: “Grandpa Joe”
John A. Bowersmith/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
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Asbury United Methodist Church ministry director Joe Reeder drives Aramis and Rayna Manriquez, in yellow, to a cooking class at the Maxey Community Center. Reeder uses money from his federal income tax return and social security check to enroll children who attend the church in classes at the center. He also picks them up and drives them to the classes. The children at the church call him "Grandpa" Joe because of all he does for them, weather picking them up for class, or playing in the park afterward or even going out for ice cream before taking them back home Reeder fulfills a grandfatherly role many of these children might not have otherwise.

Judges’ comments for the category

The essays that stood out against the others were more effective at giving a sense of storytelling. American Idol provided a nice variety of story, humor and moments. The stadium essay was the only essay with a sense of narrative progression and many images were well shot. Grandpa Joe was the only essay with a personal connection, but all the images were very similar.

Ron Johnson, Josh Birnbaum, Fred Zwicky, David Zalaznik Journal Star/Peoria, IL

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R8 regional point tally

(year to date; the top 100 places are shown, plus ties)

624
Lisa Krantz
524
Nicole Fruge/Education Week
514
Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman
484
Matt Stamey/The Gainesville Sun
482
Michael DeMocker
422
Ronald Erdrich/The Abilene Reporter-News
414
Nellie Doneva
304
William Feig Jr./The Advocate
292
Matthew Hinton/Times-Picayune
264
G.J. McCarthy/The Dallas Morning News
John Bowersmith/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
260
Johnny Hanson/Houston Chronicle
254
James Hudelson/Shreveport Times
224
Michael Zamora/Corpus Christi Caller-Times
198
Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News
188
Liz Condo/The Advocate
170
Nick de la Torre/The Houston Chronicle
142
Todd Yates/Corpus Christi Caller-Times
138
Delcia Lopez/The Monitor McAllen
Evan Lewis/Texarkana Gazette
126
Eric Kayne/Eric Kayne Photography
Geoffrey McAllister/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
122
Travis Spradling/The Baton Rouge Advocate
98
Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle
96
Julio Cortez/The Associated Press
Nathan Lambrecht/The Monitor
Richard Hannon/The Advocate
Shaminder Dulai/Hearst Newspapers
84
Xavier Mascarenas/The Journal News
80
Matthew Strasen/Amarillo Globe-News
78
Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle
Steven Doll/Killeen Daily Herald
62
Chuck Cook/University of Southern Mississippi
58
Billy Calzada/San Antonio Express-News
56
David Morris/Killeen Daily Herald
54
Karen Wink/American Press
Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman
Todd Spoth
52
Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune Herald
Val Horvath Davidson/The Times
46
Christy Wooten/Christy Wooten
Curt Youngblood/Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
44
Michael Schumacher/Amarillo Globe News
42
Crystal LoGiudice/The Grand Island Independent
Steve Campbell/Steve Campbell Photography
40
Jennifer Whitney/Jennifer Whitney Photography
34
Emily Schwarze
32
Joshua William Bachman/Josh Bachman Photography
Kerry Maloney
Thomas Shea/University of Houston
20
Merissa Ferguson
14
Margaret Croft/The News Star
12
Patrick Dove/San Angelo Standard-Times
Terrance Armstard/The University of Louisiana at Monroe
8
MEGUMI ROOZE
6
Catrina Rawson/Killeen Daily Herald
Kevin Buehler/Odessa American
Timothy Baker/T.C. Baker Photography
4
Grant Therkildsen
Holley Lipscomb/Feaux Teauxs to Geaux
Matthew Walters/Temple Daily Telegram
Nada Elsayed/University of Houston
Stephen Spillman/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
2
Alex Jones/Alex Jones Photography
Al Key/Denton Record Chronicle
Arely Castillo/The News-Star
Bettina Hansen/Seattle Times
Brian Connelly
Chelcey Adami/Imperial Valley Press
David Grunfeld/The Times-Picayune
Helen Montoya/San Antonio Express-News
Jaime Carrero/Carrero Photography
James Nielsen
Jesus Villanueva/J V Action Shots
John Rhodes/Dallas Morning News
John Stevenson/Bucknell University
Kevin Cox/The Galveston County Daily News
Long Nguyen/University of New Mexico/ Long Nguyen Photogr
Mark Holm
Mark Saltz/The Advocate
Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal
Michael Paulsen/Houston Chronicle
Rebecca Craig/The Farmington Daily Times
Scott Threlkeld/Times Picayune New Orleans
Sharon Steinmann/Freelance
Thomas Kenniff/NPPA
Timothy Roberts
Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News

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