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Journal-World sweeps SNA Awards for ‘07

January 26, 2008


The Lawrence Journal-World on Friday won 23 Suburban Newspapers of America Awards for 2007, the most in the country for the third consecutive year.

The Journal-World won 13 first-place, five second-place, and three third-place awards and two honorable mentions.

First place honors include:

¢ Thad Allender and Mike Belt: Community Service Award for "Mining's Legacy: A Scar on Kansas," a series of stories about the environmental impact of lead and zinc mines on residents of southeast Kansas. This award was judged among all circulation categories.

¢ Ann Gardner: Best Editorial Writing and Best Editorial Page.

¢ Cathy Hamilton: Best Column Writing for Boomer Girl Diary.

¢ J-W staff: Best Feature Series for "24 Hours in Lawrence."

¢ Best Environmental Coverage for "What We Drink," a series of stories written by members of Kansas University professor Rick Musser's class, which included Journal-World reporter Erin Castaneda.

¢ Richard Gwin: Best News Photo for a photograph from a fire that killed five members of a family on New Jersey Street.

¢ Pulse Staff: Best Entertainment/Lifestyle Section, Best Non-Page One Layout and Best Young People's Coverage.

¢ Terry Rombeck, Mindie Paget and Shanxi Upsdell: Best Coverage of Local Education/School District Issues for a series on home schooling.

¢ Best Headline.

¢ Best Sports Section.

The Journal-World was named SNA's Newspaper of the Year in its circulation category in 2007 and 2005, and placed second in 2006.

Suburban Newspapers of America is composed of 2,000 newspapers across North America. SNA received more than 3,000 award nominations.


skinny 10 years, 5 months ago

Ya, I agree. They do very little reporting on the local news, like court news, police reports ect...

Tanetti 10 years, 4 months ago

Keep in mind the quality of most "suburban" newspapers (think of all the KC ones besides the Star) ... I'm sure among them LJW is wicked awesome.

Paul R Getto 10 years, 4 months ago

LJW does pretty well, but they don't do much investigative reporting on local issues that need more attention. This, of course, requires a greater investment in reporters, which does not appear to be a priority.

DonnieDarko 10 years, 4 months ago

They forgot to list two other awards that the Urinal World received:

First place, "Breaking News": Mangino-to-West-Virginia story.

First place, Longest-consecutive-grinding-of-an axe-by-an-editor: Dolph Simons, for his breathless KU Hospital editorials.

In the words of Nelson, the bully from "The Simpsons": "HA HA! Your medium is dying."

ronwell_dobbs 10 years, 4 months ago

Breaking news: "Local paper touts local paper" again.

Perhaps it's just me, but didn't they win awards for the mining story in 2006?

happygal 10 years, 4 months ago

FYI: The story fails to mention that the "Best Headline" award was won by Mindie Paget. It's nice to give credit where it's due, even when it involves someone who no longer works for the company.

meanbean101 10 years, 4 months ago

Maybe the idea behind this piece of "news" is if they tell us how great others think this newspaper is,we'll all suddenly have an epiphany and be convinved that this is real reporting as well.

Godot 10 years, 4 months ago

Ya'll had better get a jump on this story. It looks juicy.

Governor's son sells adult-themed board game from Governor's mansion.

Godot 10 years, 4 months ago

Is Cedar Crest within 300 feet of a school or church?

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