Better Newspaper Contest

2013 Award Winners

Hoosier State Press Association - The Indiana Publisher - Better Newspaper Contest

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Blue Ribbon Judges base this highest accolade of the HSPA Foundation Better Newspaper Contest on an overall evaluation of the editorial quality of the newspaper. Judges look for the newspaper best serving its readers with all variables considered. They examine breadth and depth of coverage, quality of reporting and copy editing, news judgment and content balance, general appearance, imaginative approach to problem news areas, originality, reader interest and overall professionalism. The Blue Ribbon Award honors one daily and one nondaily newspaper, regardless of circulation size. Blue Ribbon Nondaily Nondaily First place Brown County Democrat (Nashville) Comments: The clear winner. Photography really stood out, as did the layout. "Farm Indiana" section captured the heart of a rural community. Strong local content. Second place The Corydon Democrat Comments: Clean newspaper. Well-designed. Strong local content. Overall solid newspaper. Note: Watch spelling, especially in headlines. Third place Ferdinand News Comments: We felt that just by reading your papers we understood the sense of community that runs deep within your organization. Y'all are a model for community journalism. We would love to see an updated design coupled with that gift. We all agreed that if we lived in your community, we couldn't wait to receive the paper each week. Brown County Democrat (Nashville) Publisher: Chuck Wells Editor: Sara Clifford Page 4

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