Local papers honored

CN&R wins three first-place awards in statewide contest

The California News Publishers Association honored the Chico News & Review with eight awards Saturday (May 4) at the 2018 California Journalism Awards gala in Long Beach.

The CN&R, which competed in the contest’s largest-circulation category for weekly papers, won first-place awards for Breaking News (Nov. 15 Camp Fire coverage), Editorial Comment (“What were they thinking?” July 26) and Columns (Melissa Daugherty’s “Spot-on, Mr. Mayor,” March 22, and “Heartbreak Ridge,” Nov. 15). It also took second-place honors in the Public Service and Arts & Entertainment Coverage categories, as well as several honorable mentions.

Local award winners also included the Chico Enterprise-Record, which earned top honors in four writing categories for dailies with circulations between 15,000 and 50,000, including Breaking News, Feature Story, Editorial Comment and Sports Feature Story.

The CN&R, E-R and Chico State’s student newspaper, The Orion, took home honorable mentions for General Excellence.