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    State Bar Recognizes Journalists with Golden Gavel Awards

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                               

    FEB. 1, 2019    


    Joyce Hastings
    State Bar of Wisconsin
    (608) 250–6126                                                                                           

    State Bar Recognizes Journalists with Golden Gavel Awards

    Madison, WI – The State Bar of Wisconsin applauds the recipients of the 2018 Golden Gavel Awards for their important contributions to the public’s understanding of our system of law and justice.

    This year’s Golden Gavel Award winners are:

    Abigail Bostwick, Jamie Taylor and Brian Jopek, Reporters

    Lakeland Times

    for “Iron County Murder Series”

    Danielle Kaeding, Reporter

    Wisconsin Public Radio

    for “Justice Delayed for Those Who Can Least Afford It?”


    Golden Gavel Certificates of Commendation are going to:

    Paul Srubas, Reporter

    Green Bay Press Gazette

    for “Big Brother was Definitely Watching as George Burch Killed Nicole VanderHeyden”

    Edward Byrne, Columnist

    The Brillion News

    for “Legal Beagle”

    Austin Montgomery, Staff Writer

    Beloit Daily News

    “Out on Bail, Suspected of Gunplay”

    Robert Hornacek, Reporter


    “Hemp on Tribal Lands”


    The winners in the Print Media/Newspaper/Photography Golden Gavel categories of the competition are being recognized at the Wisconsin Newspaper Association’s convention in Madison. The winner of the Broadcast category will be presented at the Wisconsin Broadcaster’s Association Summer Conference in Elkhart Lake.

    The State Bar of Wisconsin created the Golden Gavel Awards competition in 1985. Visit the Golden Gavel Award page or email org jhastings wisbar wisbar jhastings org to learn more.

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    The State Bar of Wisconsin is the mandatory professional association, created by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, for attorneys who hold a Wisconsin law license. With more than 25,000 members, the State Bar aids the courts in improving the administration of justice, provides continuing legal education for its members to help them maintain their expertise, and assists Wisconsin lawyers in carrying out community service initiatives to educate the public about the legal system and the value of lawyers. For more information, visit


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