N.E. papers win 47 awards from Local Media Ass’n
New England newspapers won a total of 47 awards in this year’s Local Media Association competition, and the New Haven (Conn.) Register collected the most for a single newspaper, with 16.
The New England newspapers owned by the Register’s parent company -- Journal Register Co., based in Yardley, Pa. -- took home 34 awards, seven of them for first place; 16 for second place; six for third place; and five honorable mentions.
The New Haven Register placed first in the best column writing; best headline; best sports photo; best feature photo; and best coverage for local education/school categories. The Register was second in the best sports section; best news photo; best continuing coverage; best feature series and best column writing categories. It placed third in the best headline; best photojournalism; and best environmental coverage categories. The Register also received honorable mention for best news photo; best feature photo; and best feature categories.
Other Journal Register newspapers winning awards are:
• The Litchfield County Times, based in New Milford, Conn., placed first and second in the best entertainment/lifestyle section category. It was second in the best special section; best opinion column; best coverage local business/economic; and best sports photo categories. The Times was third in the best editorial writing and best environmental coverage categories.
• The Register Citizen of Torrington, Conn., was first in the best special section category and second in the best wildcard product (niche product) category. It received honorable mention in the best in-depth reporting category.
• The Housatonic Times,
based in New Milford, Conn., was second in the best column writing and
best sports section categories. It placed third in the best news photo
category and received honorable mention for best entertainment/lifestyle
• The Westport (Conn.) Minuteman was second in the best editorial writing category.
Keith Eddings of the Eagle-Tribune of North Andover, Mass., owned by Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. of Montgomery, Ala., placed first for journalist of the year in the daily newspaper category. The Eagle-Tribune also won first- and second-place awards for best wildcard product (niche product). The Eagle-Tribune placed second for best editorial writing; best sports photo. It received honorable mention in the best investigative reporting category.
The Gloucester (Mass.) Daily Times, also owned by Community Newspaper Holdings, was first in the best wildcard product (niche product) category.
The Telegram & Gazette of Worcester Mass., took home both first- and second-place awards for best editorial page cartoon.
The Landmark of Holden, Mass., owned by Holden Landmark Co., won first place for best young people’s coverage.
Shore Publishing LLC newspapers — The Source of Madison and Killingworth; The Courier of East Haven, North Haven, Guilford, Essex, Chester and Deep River; and The Sound of Branford, Northford and North Branford, all based in Connecticut -- placed second in both the best environmental coverage and best arts and entertainment criticism/commentary categories.
Rebecca Hyman of the Bridgewater (Mass.) Independent, owned by GateHouse Media New England, based in Needham, Mass., received a second-place award for journalist of the year in the weekly newspaper category.
Robert Weisman of
The Boston Globe placed third for beat reporting and Lisa Chedekel of
the Connecticut Health Investigative Team received an honorable mention
in the small investigative category, among the 2011 Excellence in Healthcare
The awards were scheduled to be presented April 21 at the Health Journalism 2012 conference in Atlanta.
Two New England newspapers -- The Day of New London, Conn., and The Burlington (Vt.) Free Press – are finalists in the International Newsmedia Marketing Association Awards.
The Day is a finalist in the digital audience usage and engagement category and the Free Press is a finalist in the print and digital subscription sales category.
The first-place winners will be announced May 8 at the conclusion of the association’s World Congress in Los Angeles. The competition is judged by 24 industry experts from around the world.
Each of the 10 award categories is divided into three circulation subcategories. Both of the New England finalists are in the under-75,000 circulation category.
The association’s judges will also announce best of show, the prestigious award for this year’s top news-media marketing campaign.
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