Times/Review the top chain in New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest

04/01/2012 10:19 AM |

The News-Review's coverage of the Budget Host Inn killing helped the paper earn first place for Coverage of Crime, Police and Courts in the 2011 New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.

No weekly newspaper chain in the state earned more contest points than Times/Review Newsgroup in the 2011 New York State Press Association Better Newspaper Contest, we learned this weekend.

This marks the second consecutive year Times/Review was New York’s top chain.

And no newspaper took home more editorial awards than the Riverhead-News Review, which earned 30 in the contest. Only the Sag Harbor Express, which claimed 12 first place awards, earned more total points in the contest than the News-Review.

Long Island newspaper chains dominated the competition, with four of the top five chains coming from Suffolk or Nassau counties.

The following is the complete list of 2011 New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest awards handed out to the News-Review this weekend:

First Place

Coverage of Crime, Police and Courts

Sports Coverage

News Story — Jennifer Gustavson, Vera Chinese

Feature Photo — Barbaraellen Koch

Sports Feature — Joe Werkmeister

Spot News Photo — Barbaraellen Koch

Special Holiday Edition

Second Place

Overall Design Excellence

Best Front Page

Coverage of Local Government

Headline Writing

In-depth Reporting — Michael White

News Story — Michael White

Editorial Cartoon — Peter Waldner

Feature Photo — Barbaraellen Koch

Best Small Space Ad

Classified Advertising

Best Column — Grant Parpan

Sports Feature — Bob Liepa

Sports Action Photo — Garrett Meade

Best House Ad/Ad Campaign

Third Place

Best Editorial Page

Photographic Excellence

In-depth Reporting — Michael White

Feature Photo — Barbaraellen Koch

Art Photo — Barbaraellen Koch

Spot News Photo — Barbaraellen Koch

Historical, Progress or Anniversary Edition — 9/11: 10 Years Later

Feature Story — Michael White

Best House Ad/Ad Campaign

Honorable Mention

Feature Story — Vera Chinese

Best Multi-Advertiser Pages