This weekend, the Reno News & Review received the Nevada Press Association’s top award for newsweeklies, General Excellence, for the second year running in the annual Better Newspaper Contest.
With regard to the General Excellence award, the judges, who were members of the Arizona Press Association, wrote, “Of the five categories of General Excellence criteria, this newspaper rose above the competition by offering more substance to the reader. Local appeal, local flavor, interesting articles and well designed—clearly this product reflects the talent and dedication of the staff.”
The newspaper and its staff also won awards in these editorial categories: Community Service, third place; Best Business News Story, first place, D. Brian Burghart; Best Business Feature Story, second place, Michael Sion, honorable mention, Brad Summerhill; Best News Feature Story, honorable mention, Dan Gingold; Best Investigative or In-Depth Story, second place, D. Brian Burghart; Best Local Non-Staff Column, second place, Deidre Pike; Best Entertainment Writing, first place, Miranda Jesch, third place, D. Brian Burghart; Best Overall Design, second place; Best Page Designer, second place, David Jayne; Best Illustration, third place, Jerimey Sparhawk; Best Feature Photo, second place, David Robert; Best Multiple Feature Photos, second place, David Robert; Best Portrait, first and third places, David Robert; Best Sports Photo, first place, David Robert; Best Illustrated Photo, first place, David Robert and David Jayne, second place, David Robert and David Jayne, third place, David Robert, Best Headline Writing, first place, D. Brian Burghart.
The newspaper and its staff also won awards in these advertising categories: Best Black and White Ad, first place, Marianne Mancina; Best In-House Advertising Promotion, honorable mention, Andrea Diaz-Vaughn; Best Spot Color Ad, second place, Irena Beffa, third place, Sharon Wisecarver; Best Large Space Ad, second place, Lori Lacey and Michelle Brown, and third place, Irena Beffa.