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Troy Lambert III
Houston

Department of Self-Promotion
The Press continues to win notice in national journalism competitions, most recently with contributor Brad Tyer's capture of first place in the features writing category for weekly newspapers in the 1996 Music Journalism Awards. Tyer's winning entry was "Punk Parents," which appeared in the December 21, 1995 Press. Tyer was also a finalist in the Music Journalism Awards' interview category for his November 23, 1995 story "Chairman of the Cheese" on singer Julio Iglesias, while contributor Jim Sherman was a finalist in the criticism/review category for "Glory Be," his July 20, 1995 story on Houston gospel singer Yolanda Adams.

Elsewhere, staff writer Brian Wallstin was a finalist in the Penn Center USA West literary journalism competition for his December 14, 1995 story "Lenwood Johnson's Last Stand," while staff writer Tim Fleck is a finalist in the multicultural journalism category of the Missouri Lifestyle Journalism Awards for his June 6, 1995 story "The Struggles of Beneva Nyamu." The award is sponsored by the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

And last but not least, staff writer Randall Patterson is a finalist for the DART Award presented by the Victims and Media Program at Michigan State University. Patterson's entry was "Throwaway People," his September 28, 1995 story on the perpetrators and victim of a "bum-bashing" killing in north Harris County.

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