FARMINGTON — The Farmington Each day Occasions received seven workers and particular person awards within the Nationwide Newspaper Affiliation Basis’s 2022 Higher Newspaper Contest.
The Each day Occasions positioned third in Normal Excellence within the Each day Division for the second 12 months in a row. The primary place winner was the Wyoming Tribune Eagle of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and second place went to the Sioux Metropolis Journal of Sioux Metropolis, Iowa.
“I am pleased with our workers and our format crew,” Editor John Moses stated of the wins. “We competed in opposition to some a lot bigger publications, and I am thrilled that our efforts had been acknowledged.”
Reporter Mike Easterling received first place for Greatest Non-Profile Characteristic Story for his characteristic article, “Fossil discovery helps unlock historical thriller.”
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“The reporter confirmed an amazing potential to inform the story and paint vivid footage within the minds of readers,” a contest choose wrote. “From historic notes to modern-day information, no stone was left unturned ‐ actually. Unimaginable job.”
The Each day Occasions was awarded first place within the Each day Division for a Entrance Web page Design by web page designer Sydney Clark. “Sturdy photograph. Clear design,” a choose wrote.
The Each day Occasions additionally received third place for Greatest Newspaper Web site within the Each day & Non-daily Division. First place went to The Taos Information, and second place to the Idaho Mountain Categorical of Ketchum, Idaho.
“Clear sections permit readers to get to the information,” a choose wrote of the Each day Occasions web site. “Good, clear indicators to which tales are for subscribers. Excellent news protection. Nameplate considerably understated.”
Reporter Easterling and former staffer Hannah Grover received second place for Greatest Investigative or In-Depth Story or Collection for a three-part sequence titled “Rebuilding San Juan,” which revisited a Could 2020 venture that examined facets of San Juan County’s pandemic-damaged economic system.
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Moses received second and third place in Greatest Editorial – Each day Division for 2 examinations of state coverage in managing the New Mexico Youngsters, Youth and Households Division. First place and honorable point out in that class went to the Wyoming Tribune Eagle.
“Strong editorial with quite a lot of good evaluation and element to offer readers a transparent image of why this motion is so improper,” a contest choose stated of the CYFD editorial headlined “AG should assessment CYFD’s apply of destroying chats, information.”
Organizers stated there have been 1,333 entries within the Higher Newspaper Editorial Contest and 228 entries within the Higher Newspaper Promoting Contest. There have been 586 awards received by 92 newspapers in 40 states.
The Wyoming Press Affiliation received the “Better of NNA” Award for fielding 81 profitable entries, “beating out Iowa with 51 wins and New Mexico with 48 wins,” the NNAF’s information launch stated.
The competition was judged by neighborhood newspaper editors and publishers, in addition to retired college journalism professors and retired or former newspaper professionals, the discharge said.
The Nationwide Newspaper Affiliation calls itself “the voice of America’s neighborhood newspapers” and is the one of many largest newspaper associations within the nation.
The NNA Basis (NNAF) is the group’s instructional arm with a mission to “promote information literacy, shield the First Modification, and improve the standard, function and capabilities of neighborhood newspapers and neighborhood journalists,” the information launch said.