Archive for Thursday, February 11, 2010

Lawrence Journal-World wins the most SNA awards for the fifth year in a row

February 11, 2010


The Lawrence Journal-World on Thursday won 13 Suburban Newspapers of America Awards for 2009, the most in the country for the fifth consecutive year.

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

First-place honors were:

• Best Headline: “Toddlers Get the Point: Gesturing Helps Develop Vocabulary” by Katie Kritikos.

• Best Sports Section.

• Best In-depth Reporting, “Crash: Traffic Accidents in Lawrence” by Shaun Hittle and Brianne Pfannenstiel.

• Best Young People’s Coverage for Go!

• Best Niche Product, Go!

Second-place awards:

• Best Editorial Writing, "Texas Tantrum", "Tuition Retaliation", "Painful Choice” by Ann Gardner.

• Best Feature Photo, “Moon Rock,” by Mike Yoder.

• Best Feature, “Finally Justice was Served,” by Christine Metz.

• Best Non-Page One Layout.

Third-place awards:

• Best Sports Writing, “Level Playing Field,” by Matt Tait.

• Best Coverage of Aging Issues/Senior Citizen Lifestyles, “Family Embarks on Caregiving Journey,” by Karrey Britt.

The Journal-World was named SNA’s Newspaper of the Year in its circulation category in 2009, 2007 and 2005, and placed second in 2006.

SNA is composed of more than 2,000 newspapers across North America.


beaujackson 8 years, 3 months ago

The current J.W. is 1/5th the paper I first took - and 5X's as expensive.

It needs far more National & International news to make it through a light breakfast.

leedavid 8 years, 3 months ago

Congrats Journal World. To the staff, writers, and photographers another outstanding year of accomplishments. To lead the pack of 2,000 year after year is a feat only the very best can achieve. Nice Job!

Sharon Aikins 8 years, 3 months ago

Congratulations, LJW. Too bad that some readers can find nothing to do but find fault. After all, you are a commumity daily newspaper, not the New York Times or the Washington Post. For the area served, you do an excellent job.

BigAl 8 years, 3 months ago

Congratulations LJW!!! Thanks for making me proud of my hometown newspaper. Although you get critized often, I think the LJW is a great newspaper.

And yes, I am a paid subscriber!

AnonymousBosch 8 years, 3 months ago

Um, what qualifies LJW as "suburban"? Is that just the "not urban/not quite rural" category?

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