Local newspapers recognized as best in the state

•Herald wins Best of Dakotas

The Herald was recognized as the top newspaper in North and South Dakota for small weeklies.

Local area newspapers receive several awards during the North Dakota Newspaper Association’s state press competition. Awards captured included; General Excellence, first place small weeklies, Adams County Record. General Excellence, second place mid-size weeklies, Bowman County Pioneer. General Excellence, Best of the Dakotas small weeklies, New England Herald.

Most weeklies don’t have the staffing to cover the size of our North Dakota counties. Being recognized by industry peers as being among the best weeklies to cover the counties of Adams, Bowman and Hettinger, is extremely gratifying, Publisher Frank Perea said. “We deliver local information via print and online every day, the way our audience wants to receive it.”

The New England Herald won awards for: Reporting Series, third place, Wind Farm approved. Spot News, honorable mention, Fire destroys home. Sports Series, first place, Trinity to end co-op. Section/Feature Front Design, first place, 2016 New England Graduates. Front Page Design, second place, January 1, 2016. Sports Photo, third place, The Long Jump.

“The media landscape is changing as to how we provide information and SW North Dakota can be proud, that your hometown newspaper is leading the way, receiving top awards in both print and digital media,” Perea said. Member media representatives of the Montana Newspaper Association judged the competition. The awards ceremony was held Friday evening, April 28, at the Dakota Events Center in Aberdeen, South Dakota.

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