JACKSON – Five newspapers have been recognized for excellence in the membership classes during the annual Better Newspaper Contest Awards Advertising Division.
The Natchez Democrat, The Greenwood Commonwealth, The Panolian of Batesville, The Magee Courier and The Sun-Sentinel of Charleston were singled as for distinction among their peer publications at an awards luncheon Saturday held in conjunction with the Mississippi Press Association’s Mid-winter Conference.
“These winners represent the best in advertising service provided to customers and readers for 2015-2016,” said MPA Executive Director Layne Bruce. “The Advertising Excellence Awards are presented for the cumulative body of work of these newspapers over a year’s time, and honors their efforts in print newspaper, magazine and digital advertisements.”
Greenwood Commonwealth Editor and Publisher Tim Kalich and graphic artist DeMario Greer won the Advertisement of the Year Award in recognition of an ad promoting an interview with 91-year-old jailed felon Edgar Ray Killen, convicted in the 1964 slayings of three civil rights workers.
Honored for distinction in the Silver Dollar Award category, which recognizes unique ideas in promotion, marketing and revenue were The Sun-Sentinel of Charleston and the Enterprise-Journal of McComb, winners in the weekly and daily divisions, respectively.
Awards for editorial excellence will be handed out in June at the 2017 Joint LPA-MPA Convention in Biloxi July 8.
Founded in 1866, MPA is the trade association for newspaper media and affiliated online and digital publications in the state.
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