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Houston Public Media Wins 11 Lone Star Awards

Houston Public Media was honored to receive 11 Houston Press Club Lone Star Awards including a sweep of the TV Photojournalist of the Year category. Hosted by the Houston Press Club, the annual Lone Star Awards recognize achievements its members make in journalism and mass communications in the state of Texas.

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Houston Public Media Wins 11 Lone Star Awards

Hosted by the Houston Press Club, the annual Lone Star Awards recognize achievements its members make in journalism and mass communications in the state of Texas.

HOUSTON – (June 10, 2017) – Houston Public Media was honored to receive 11 Houston Press Club Lone Star Awards including a sweep of the TV Photojournalist of the Year category.

See the results below and revisit these award-winning pieces:

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2017 Lone Star Award Winners (L to R) – Fujio Watanabe, media productions manager; Laura Isensee, education reporter; Andrew Schneider, politics and government reporter, Joe Brueggeman, videography and editing supervisor.

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  • Photojournalist of the Year – First Place: Matthew Brawley
  • Photojournalist of the Year – Second Place: Joe Brueggeman
  • Photojournalist of the Year – Third Place: Fujio Watanabe
  • Feature Photography – Third Place: Matthew Brawley, “Everyday Strangers”
  • Editing – Third Place: Matthew Brawley, “Body Art: The Moving Canvas”
2017 Lone Star Award Winners (L to R) – Matthew Brawley, senior production supervisor; and Joe Brueggeman, videography and editing supervisor.

The Lone Star Awards are given each year in recognition of outstanding achievements in journalism and mass communication in the state of Texas. Awards are given to first, second, and third place entries in each category.

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Matt Brawley

Senior Producer

Matthew Brawley is a nineteen-time Emmy winner and three-time Houston Press Club TV Photojournalist of the Year. Among his fifteen Emmy nods are Craft awards in three different disciplines—editing (3), directing (3), and photography (2). Matthew is currently Senior Production Supervisor for TV 8 at Houston Public Media, where he...

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