TGI brings home 8 Pa‘i awards

The Garden Island’s staff once again brought home hardware from the 2012 Hawai‘i Publishers’ Association’s Pa‘i awards.

“I am very proud of our editorial staff for winning five editorial awards and three honorable mentions at the Hawai‘i Publishers Association’s annual Pa’i Awards this year,” TGI publisher Casey Quel Fitchett said. “The TGI editorial staff works daily to publish a quality product for the Kaua‘i community and the recognition for their hard work is well-deserved.”

TGI earned first-place honors in editorial enterprise reporting for Léo Azambuja’s “Pink doesn’t always mean fresh,” about retailers’ practice of using carbon monoxide to make fish appear fresh for longer, and excellence in news design for Tyson Alger’s “Menehune vs. Warriors” section front published on Nov. 5, 2011.

TGI also won second-place honors for “Constrained by resources, state violates elevator code”; last year’s “Prescription for pain”; series about the effects of prescription medication abuse and “ Stimulus funds used to buy foreign cars“;

The Garden Island also earned honorable mention for “Hawai‘i Healthcare,” part of the prescription pill series; in the investigative journalism category for its reporting on Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative’s proposals for hydroelectric development; and in the feature photography category for “Eloquent elepaio.”

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