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Laura Dominick wins again in ACES headline contest

March 18, 2011 | 12:23 pm

Editor Russ Stanton announced the following awards from the American Copy Editors Society:

For the second consecutive year, and the third time in the past five years, Laura Dominick of the Foreign desk won the individual prize for headline writing for large newspapers from the American Copy Editors Society. In addition, our copy desk won honorable mention in the group competition for headlines. The results were announced Thursday at ACES' annual conference in Phoenix.

Of Laura's work, the judges said: "Dominick's work is nuanced and sensitive. Without leaning on major league puns, she writes subtly funny headlines that compel readers to jump into those stories. And extra kudos for some brutal one-column counts to boot. Laura's headlines relay a comfortable, relaxed feel that are compelling."

The group entry included headlines by Laura, Paul Ybarrondo, Dave Bowman, Blake Hennon, Linda Whitmore, Mike Davis and Aisha Khan. Said the judges: "The Los Angeles Times portfolio displays maximum impact with a brevity of words. 'Surrounded by her son' works perfectly with the art, and it mirrors the poignancy of the story. And 'Toto recall' about possible 'Wizard of Oz' film projects is wizardry with two words."

The winning headlines are after the break...

Laura Dominick's entry:

Dec. 31, 2009, Main News, A1
The spies who loved them
A brother and sister eventually caught on that their parents were somehow different. Now all of Russia is captivated by the tale.

Nov. 12, Main News, A1
Shore feels good
Stranded cruise passengers back on land at last

Sept. 24, Main News, A1
Unwanted face time
Facebook’s founder is the subject of a new movie, and let’s just say he and Hollywood didn’t collaborate.

Sept. 24, LATExtra, AA1
Not quite the shorter sentences they sought
Soon Ventura County inmates will be able to send and receive only postcards.

Nov. 25, Main News, A1
Surrounded by her son
The mother of NFL player Chris Henry wanted to meet the people who received his organs. From one death, four lives were reborn. 

The staff entry:

Laura Dominick
Nov. 25, Main News, A1
Surrounded by her son
The mother of NFL player Chris Henry wanted to meet the people who received his organs. From one death, four lives were reborn. 

Paul Ybarrondo
Nov. 16, Main News, A1
His roof leaks, but not his wallet
Edward Wedbush built a solid L.A. stockbrokerage, but the condition of his part-time home makes neighbors cringe.

Laura Dominick
Dec. 31, 2009, Main News, A1
The spies who loved them
A brother and sister eventually caught on that their parents were somehow different. Now all of Russia is captivated by the tale. 

Dave Bowman
Nov. 21, Main News, A1
Disney fairy tales go poof
After the release of ‘Tangled,’ it’ll be a deep sleep for the studio’s princesses.

Blake Hennon
Aug. 23, Health, E1
Don't hit 'I'm feeling lucky'
The brain is stuffed. The textbook is huge. Google can give a quick shot of info, but it's not a cure-all.

Linda Whitmore
March 11, Calendar, D1
Toto recall
Yes, we could be back in Kansas as studios eye several ‘Wizard of Oz’ film projects. But is it really a good idea?

Laura Dominick
Sept. 24, LATExtra, AA1
Not quite the shorter sentences they sought
Soon Ventura County inmates will be able to send and receive only postcards. 

Mike Davis
Sept. 7, Sports, C1
Boise Meets World
Broncos’ dramatic season-opening victory over Virginia Tech is a major early step for a BCS outsider with designs on cracking college football’s power elite

Laura Dominick
Sept. 24, Main News, A1
Unwanted face time
Facebook’s founder is the subject of a new movie, and let’s just say he and Hollywood didn’t collaborate.

Aisha Khan
Feb. 12, Main News, A4
You Kant make this up
Schadenfreude is in the air as philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy is taken in by a hoax.

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