Herald wins national picture editing contest

Photo by Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald
Photos from a Saturday Feature story on Faith Brawley's life after addiction were part of The Herald's winning portfolio.

From Local Sources


JASPER — The Herald won top honors in The Best of Photojournalism national picture editing contest, taking first place in the Newspaper Picture Editors of the Year Team category. Chief Photographer Sarah Ann Jump was also named first place in the Newspaper Picture Editor of the Year Individual category and runner-up in the Multi-platform Editor of the Year category.

The picture editing awards were in the category for newspapers with a circulation of less than 100,000.

The Herald’s entries in the Newspaper Picture Editors of the Year Team category were edited by Jump, former staff photographer Brittney Lohmiller, Publisher Justin Rumbach and Co-president John Rumbach.

The team’s portfolio included Saturday Features about Martin Nolberto Chancho Tipaz, the Bender-Beauregard family’s sustainable lifestyle, the local journey of milk from cow to cone, the Dubois County 4-H Fair, Faith Brawley’s life after addiction, and photo pages from the Jasper Strassenfest, the marching band state finals and Southridge High School’s trip to the baseball state finals. It also included daily stories about Thalia Hernandez’s quinceanera and the 4-H fair.

Jump’s portfolio in the individual category included some of the above-mentioned stories, plus Saturday Features about baptisms, the Generation Z portrait project, A Day In The Life of Tyler Best of the Dubois County Bombers and A Day In The Life of Klayton Mundy.

Jump also was named runner-up Multi-platform Picture Editor of the Year, a category that was not separated by circulation. Karly Domb Sadof of The Washington Post placed first.

Jump’s portfolio included both print and digital elements from the above-mentioned stories.

Both of the Photographers of the Year named in the contest (large and small market) are former Herald interns. Matt McClain of The Washington Post interned in the fall of 1998 through summer 1999, and Jake May of The Flint Journal interned in fall 2011.

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