Scripps Howard Journalism Award for Commentary
First Place: Dennis Roddy - Portfolio of 12 columns
National Society of Newspaper Columnists
First Place (Humor): Gene Collier - 3 columns
ASNE (American Society of Newspaper Editors) Award for Community Service Photojournalism
First Place: John Beale – "Our Community of Faith"
National Headliners Awards
Third Place: Daniel Marsula – Illustrative Graphics
Associated Press Sports Editors Contest
Sunday Sports Section (Category 100,000-250,000) - One of the top 10 in the country (No overall winner)
Daily Section (Category 100,000-250,000)- One of the top 20 in the country (No overall winner)
Society of Newspaper Design
Award of Excellence: Daniel Marsula - "Teachers Take Charge"
Award of Excellence: Bob Donaldson - "Cold killer's 20-mile trail leaves 5 dead"
National Press Photographers' Association (Pictures of the Year Competition)
First Place: Franka Bruns - "Keynote Player"
Best Use of Pictures
Second Place: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Newspaper Editing, Special Section
Second Place: Team of Curt Chandler, Doug Oster, and Bill Pliske
Picture Editing Portfolio
Award of Excellence: Team of Curt Chandler, Doug Oster, Pam Panchak, Jim Mendenhall, Andy Starnes and Bill Wade
NAREE's Annual Real Estate Journalism Competition (National Association of Real Estate Editors)
Best Young Journalist of the Year: Dan Fitzpatrick