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Lawrence Journal-World honored as top newspaper by Kansas Press Association

April 15, 2014


The Lawrence Journal-World was honored as one of the top newspapers in the state Saturday at the Kansas Press Association's 2014 Awards of Excellence ceremony in Manhattan.

The Journal-World was recognized with the Sweepstakes Award, which signifies the top newspaper in its division based on circulation totals for daily and weekly newspapers and the number of first, second and third-place awards won in individual categories. The Journal-World and took home 35 awards, including 19 first-place honors, 11 second-place honors, and five for third-place.

"Our staff works hard every day to give our readers the best, most compelling report on Lawrence and Kansas," said Managing Editor Julie Wright. "The Sweepstakes Award is an honor that reflects the quality of that effort, and I could not be more proud of our group."

KPA, a group of 230 newspapers formed to promote and improve newspapers, sponsors the annual contest to recognize outstanding work by Kansas newspapers. The 35 contest categories focus on writing, photography, design, special sections, websites, ad concepts, ad design and revenue ideas. In 2014, 69 Kansas newspapers submitted more than 3,000 contest entries.


Leslie Swearingen 3 years, 11 months ago

Congrats to Journal World. They have a great staff and some excellent writers and photographers. Thanks to Chad I am counting down the days to June when I can get homemade pie at Ladybirds.

Julius Nolan 3 years, 11 months ago

Assume the press association has never seen a real newspaper.

3 years, 11 months ago

Come on, say something sweet. Sweet words by Julius Nolan. That would make us smile.

Lawrence Morgan 3 years, 11 months ago

The Journal World has some of the most interesting articles of any newspaper in its class. Congratulations to its hardworking staff!

3 years, 11 months ago

Congrats to the LJWorld staff, especially the heroic reporters. Much appreciate your important work.

Lawrence Morgan 3 years, 11 months ago

I forgot in the earlier post: where can I see all of the articles, photography, web design and ads? Is there a web page for the awards?

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