April 2018

Newspapers Atlantic 2018 Standing Finalists

April 23, 2018

Honouring Excellence in Community Journalism

Newspapers Atlantic is pleased to announce the standing finalists for the 2018 Better Newspapers Competition. Winners will be announced on Friday, June 1st at the University of King’s College in Halifax. Join us for a day of professional development workshops followed by an evening reception and awards ceremony.

Dan Barry of The New York Times will lead our Editorial sessions, while Mary Jane Copps (The Phone Lady) and Eric Fry (Sandler Training)  will lead Advertising and Sales.

 

2018 Standing Finalists:

Premiere Awards:

1. Outstanding Feature Photo

Tina Comeau / Tri-County Vanguard
Sara Ericsson / Tri-County Vanguard
Ashley Thompson / Valley Journal-Advertiser

2. Outstanding News Photo

John Bastin / Guysborough Journal
Colin Chisholm / Valley Journal-Advertiser
Tina Comeau / Tri-County Vanguard

3. Outstanding Photo Essay 

Staff / Gander Beacon
Chris Lewis / Carbonear Compass
Mary Hankey / Port Hawkesbury Reporter

4. Outstanding Sports Photo 

Eric Bourque / Tri-County Vanguard
Carole Morris-Underhill / Valley Journal-Advertiser
Kate Scott / Saint Croix Courier

5. Outstanding Editorial 

Jake Boudrot / Port Hawkesbury Reporter
Andrew Brooks / Victoria Standard
Colin Chisholm / Valley Journal-Advertiser

6. Outstanding Feature Story 

Colin Chisholm / Valley Journal-Advertiser
Ashley Thompson / Annapolis Valley-Register
Colin Farrell / Marystown Southern Gazette

7. Outstanding Investigative Story 

Carolyn Barber / Victoria Standard
Tina Comeau / Tri-County Vanguard
David MacDonald / Montague Eastern Graphic

8. Outstanding News Story 

Carla Allen / Tri-County Vanguard
Helen Murphy / Guysborough Journal
Jennifer Vardy Little / Valley Journal-Advertiser

9. Outstanding Resources Story 

Colin Chisholm / Valley Journal-Advertiser
Jonathan Parsons / Clarenville Packet
Tina Comeau / Tri-County Vanguard

10. Outstanding Sports Story 

Colin Chisolm / Valley Journal-Advertiser
Matt Little / Valley Journal-Advertiser
Jennifer Vardy Little / Valley Journal-Advertiser

11. Outstanding Advertising Campaign 

Acadie Nouvelle
Victoria Standard
Shoreline Journal

12. Outstanding New Revenue Idea

Acadie Nouvelle
Tatamagouche Light
Shoreline Journal

13. Outstanding Ad Class 1

Andrew Brooks / Victoria Standard
Leah Burton / Port Hawkesbury Reporter
Evan Hildebrand and Doreen Stuart / LighthouseNOW Progress Bulletin

13. Outstanding Ad Class 2

Melinda Best / Montague Eastern Graphic
Lindsay Shaw / Inverness Oran
Evan Hildebrand and Doreen Stuart / LighthouseNOW Progress Bulletin

14. Outstanding Page Design

Andrew Brooks / Victoria Standard
Aura Lee Shepard / Montague Eastern Graphic
Staff / Valley Journal-Advertiser

15. Outstanding Online Innovation 

Acadie Nouvelle
Tri-County Vanguard

16. Outstanding Circulation Promotion

Montague Eastern Graphic
Port Hawkesbury Reporter
Shoreline Journal

17. Outstanding Community Engagement

Pictou Advocate
Port Hawkesbury Reporter
Tatamagouche Light

18. Outstanding Brand Builder

Montague Eastern Graphic
Victoria Standard
Inverness Oran

19. Outstanding Special Section

Montague Eastern Graphic
Tri-County Vanguard
Valley Journal-Advertiser

20. Outstanding Cartoon

Amherst News
Montague Eastern Graphic
Victoria Standard

21. Outstanding Local Columnist

Pat Cullen, Carbonear Compass
Paul MacNeill, Montague Eastern Graphic
Hugh Townsend, Pictou Advocate

General Excellence 

Class 1

Amherst News
Carbonear Compass
Pictou Advocate

Class 2

Acadie Nouvelle
Annapolis Valley Register
Valley Journal-Advertiser

Congratulations to all of this year’s finalists!

Registration details

  • $99 for full day: awards + training.
  • $50 for awards only.
  • $50 for training only.

Accommodations are available at King’s starting at $57/night.

Currently we have booked off 40 single rooms and 10 double rooms for any participants from your our group wishing to stay. Rooms are on hold until mid-May. Please call (902) 422-1271 ext.277 or email (ukccdesk@ukings.ca) to officially hold and book rooms. For participants looking for a single room, the price is $57.00 a night and for participants looking for double rooms it will be $80.00 dollars a night. Breakfast is included in the rate and catering services are available on campus.

Contact

Mike Kierstead +1 (902) 402-3777

Email:
mike@newspapersatlantic.ca

 

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