Index-Tribune wins 13 awards in NNA competition
The Sonoma Index-Tribune has been notified that it won 13 awards in the recent National Newspaper Association's Better Newspaper Contest.
The contest is an annual news competition sponsored by the NNA and recognizes outstanding journalistic achievements published by daily and weekly newspapers across the country during the year. Dailies and weeklies compete in the same categories but separate divisions, based on their circulation.
The Index-Tribune won two firsts, in Best Agricultural Story and Best Humorous Column; three seconds, in Best Agricultural Story, Best Breaking News Photo and Best Photo Essay; five third places for Best Business Story, Best Feature Photo, Best Performing Arts Story, Best Sports Column and Excellence in Typography; and three honorable mentions, in Best Breaking News Story, Best Health Story and Best Website.
"We enter these contests to test ourselves against the best in our profession. We want to know how we measure up. It is gratifying that we consistently finish among the top community newspapers in the nation. I'm very proud of our entire team," said Bill Lynch, Index-Tribune publisher.
The awards will be presented during the NNA's annual convention Sept. 22 to 25, in Albuquerque, N.M.
Earlier this year, the I-T won 12 awards in the California Newspaper Publishers Association's Better Newspaper Contest.