Chickasaw Journal picks up eight MPA awards
BILOXI – Recognition for a job well done is always appreciated and the staff of the Chickasaw Journal received eight nods for work produced during 2012 at the Mississippi Press Association’s Better Newspapers Contest this past June in Biloxi.
MPA sponsors the contest in which newspaper staffs enter their best works for the previous calendar year and are judged by other journalists from out-of-state publications.
The staff of the Chickasaw Journal picked up several overall first-place awards including Best Overall Design for layout and content, but were most excited about receiving an award for General Excellence.
Competing in the under-2,500 circulation division of all weeklies in the state of Mississippi, the Chickasaw Journal garnered a third-place award for General Excellence.
“Everyone at the Chickasaw Journal strives to give our readers the best paper possible each week and it feels good to have a board of your peers recognize the good work that is done here,” said General Manager Lisa Bryant. “We are especially proud of the award for General Excellence.
News Editor Floyd Ingram and Sports Editor Lisa Voyles each placed in individual categories and together in a joint editorial effort. The duo placed third in Best Planned Series of Stories for a compilation dedicated to the aftermath of the 2011 tornado – “One Year Later.”
The Houston staff is complemented in the production of the weekly newspaper by Crissy Bland who takes the lead in layout and design from the Journal Publishing, Inc., offices in Tupelo. Bland works closely with the editorial staff in Houston on page design and placement of stories and artwork.
2012 MPA awards
n Best Sports Page or Section, Staff
n Best Overall Design, Staff
n Best Headline, Lisa Voyles
n Best Editorials, Floyd Ingram
n Best Editorial Pages, Floyd Ingram
n Best Lede, Floyd Ingram
n Best Planned Series of Stories, Floyd Ingram and Lisa Voyles
n General Excellence, Staff
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