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Annie Flanz on event planning for newspapers — and everybody else


Annie Flanzraich, writer, editor and owner of, set out the essentials for planning events — whether you’re trying to make money or celebrate your community — at the Nevada Press Association convention in Mesquite. A stickler for details, Annie has organized events ranging from 2,000 attendees to intimate weekly ...

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Best practices for public notices


The Public Notice Resource Center has published a new version of its guide to best practices for public notices. The guide is available in a PDF version below, or contact us and we’ll ask the PNRC for printed copies. ‘Best Practices for Public Notice’ was issued at a recent symposium ...

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2016 Better Newspaper Contest award winners

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Here are the winners in the 2016 Better Newspaper Contest, which was judged by members of the Arizona Newspapers Association. The awards were presented during a banquet on Sept. 24 at the CasaBlanca in Mesquite. (Note that the winners are in order of first, second and third place, followed by ...

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2016 Outstanding Journalists


Urban Daily, Urban Weeklies,Magazines Bethany Barnes Las Vegas Review-Journal From the nomination: Bethany Barnes gets things done. In the past year, Barnes delivered articles that: • Forced the state to fix a broken system that unjustly kept prison inmates locked up — at  taxpayer expense — well beyond their release ...

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Story of the Year: Children in Crisis


Story of the Year Jackie Valley Las Vegas Sun Children In Crisis Judge’s comments: Jackie’s ‘Children in Crisis’ series sheds light on a troubling issue: the number of children struggling with mental health problems and the difficulties families face trying to get their children help. As I read this series ...

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