Sonoma Journal and its editor Abigail Peterson win nationwide awards

Sonoma Journal is the recipient of two awards within the 2021 Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards, which acknowledges excellence within the publishing trade.

The journal acquired particular recognition for Total Editorial Excellence within the metropolis and regional class, and Editor in Chief Abigail Peterson was named Editorial Director of the Yr.

“I’m simply over the moon,” Peterson stated. “It is a job I really feel very deeply in my coronary heart. It’s not only a job for me — it’s what I actually like to do. I really like telling the tales of the individuals locally, and I really feel prefer it’s such a privilege to get to do this. Sonoma County is the place that I selected to be to lift my family.”

The competition is organized by Folio Journal, a New York-based commerce journal targeted on publishing traits and methods.

Sonoma Journal is also an Eddie finalist in seven classes targeted on editorial content material. Winners are to be introduced Oct. 14 at an awards gala in New York Metropolis.

“Abigail shouldn’t be solely distinctive in her craft because the journal’s editor, she can be capable of seize the essence of this nice county via the journal’s pages like few others may,” stated Steve Childs, president and writer of Sonoma Journal. “With Abby’s route, our gifted editorial crew places out an exquisite mixture of tales massive and small, and it’s what our readers in Sonoma County and all through Northern California discover so charming subject after subject.”

Amongst different classes, the journal is a finalist for Finest Full Challenge amongst metropolis and regional journal for its January/February 2021 Resilience subject.

Two tales, “The Anxious Season” and “Burn It On Our Phrases,“ are also finalists for Lengthy-form Characteristic Content material amongst metropolis and regional publications.

“As journalists, we’re not within the enterprise of pursuing awards. However when friends in our trade acknowledge our crew’s laborious work and dedication to our readers, it’s only a great feeling,” stated Richard Inexperienced, Press Democrat editor and chief content material officer of Sonoma Media Investments, which owns Sonoma Journal.

“We’re honored by the popularity of our sturdy visible storytelling, writing and design that outline every version of Sonoma Journal. The crew places its coronary heart into each subject for our readers and the communities and advertisers the journal serves. It’s a terrific honor to be named winner within the Total Editorial Excellence class, but it surely wouldn’t occur with out those that make it occur — from the writers and our designer, to the photographers and, after all, its editor in chief.

“And Abigail Peterson is without doubt one of the best journal editors within the nation,” Inexperienced added. “Her ardour for Sonoma County is unmatched. And her dedication to the pursuit of significant journalism that captures the wonder, the tales and the distinctive people that outline our slice of Northern California is unparalleled. She’s a gifted editor and an exquisite chief on our SMI content material crew.”

Sonoma Media Investments owns Sonoma Journal, in addition to The Press Democrat, Petaluma Argus-Courier, Sonoma Index-Tribune and North Bay Enterprise Journal.

“The Folio Awards are probably the most prestigious awards within the publishing trade and we’re very pleased with Abigail’s recognition,” stated Steve Falk, CEO of Sonoma Media Investments. “To be named Editorial Director of the Yr and Sonoma Journal be named Total Editorial Excellence is a crowning achievement. These awards mirror Abby’s ardour and dedication to bringing Sonoma Journal readers the very best in regional journalism.”

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