The Lawrence Journal-World has been named a "Newspaper of the Year" by the Suburban Newspapers of America.
The award - in the category of daily newspapers with a circulation under 25,000 - will be presented at a banquet Sept. 22 in Denver.
Judges for the organization said the Journal-World is "well-written," saying the newspaper has "solid enterprise reporting, (a) good local report, (and) local angles on national stories."
The judges also praised the design, advertising and "crisp color" of the newspaper.
"I am extremely pleased to learn that Suburban Newspapers of America has recognized the daily efforts of the men and women inside the Journal-World," said Dolph C. Simons III, president of the newspapers division of The World Company, which publishes the Journal-World. "The award reflects on the staff's desire to publish the best possible newspaper for Lawrence, Kan."
Suburban Newspapers of America is composed of 2,000 newspapers across North America. The Journal-World was one of three finalists. The Citizen in Auburn, N.Y., took second place in the category, followed by The Daily News in Longview, Wash.