John Zidich of The Arizona Republic, who also is president of the West Group of regional dailies, was one of the three leading publishers, according to division President Bob Dickey, who announced the awards earlier today. This is Zidich's eighth ring. The other two:
- Susie Ellwood of the Detroit Media Partnership, first runner-up; this is her ninth ring
- Roy Heatherly of The Jackson Sun in Tennessee, second runner-up; this is his second ring
- Sherm Bodner of the Binghamton Press and Sun-Bulletin in New York (5)
- Mike Beck of the Wausau Daily Herald in Wisconsin (5)
- Genia Lovett of the Post-Crescent in Appleton, Wis. (4)
- Brian Priester of the Lansing State Journal in Michigan (8)
- Rindraty Limtiaco of the Pacific Daily News in Guam (4)
- Margaret Buchanan of The Cincinnati Enquirer (12)
- Mei-Mei Chan of The News Press in Fort Myers, Fla. (1)
Related: here's last year's list of winners for 2009.
Earlier: 38 other newspaper managers get rings for 2010. Plus: In last year's award for Ellwood, a sign of things to come.