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Our annual Better Newspaper Contest, which also includes magazines and online news sites.

2008 Better Newspaper Contest award winners

Outstanding Journalist- Dailies Marshall Allen, Las Vegas Sun“ “In a category loaded with talented reporters and investigative pieces, Marshall’s depth of reporting and the quality of his writing set his work apart. His indentured doctors stories were extraordinary, but over the other submissions were terrific examples of what journalists are …

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2006 Better Newspaper Contest award winners

Story of the Year “Married couple brought together for the final hours” Ed Koch, Las Vegas Sun “It may seem unusual that we passed much meatier stories and selected this one.  Many of the entries show excellence in reporting and research.  But the criteria here was ‘compelling.’ And this story, …

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2005 Better Newspaper Contest award winners

Story of the Year “REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS!  DO YOU KNOW WHO’S LIVING NEXT DOOR?” Alison Bath, Reno Gazette-Journal “This series of articles is an excellent example of reporting that can make a difference in society.  Alison Bath’s exhaustive research on the subject of registered sex offenders pays off by finding …

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2004 Better Newspaper Contest award winners

Story of the Year “THE TRUCKEE RIVER TOMORROW” Staff, Reno Gazette-Journal “The Reno staff has produced a wide-ranging look at plans that could drastically change the Truckee River and the communities around it.  It examined a multitude of issues, ranging from the historical background to a vision for the future, …

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2003 Better Newspaper Contest award winners

Story of the Year “SAGA OVER PLANNED DUMPSITE SCIENCE OR SCIENCE FICTION” Benjamin Grove, Las Vegas Sun “It’s a great combination of writing and reporting.  Impressed that the writer takes what could be a dry and complex subject and explains it in terms a lay person can understand.” Editorial of …

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2002 Better Newspaper Contest award winners

Story of the Year “AFFORDABLE HOUSING STORIES” Robert Stern, Tahoe Daily Tribune ”Stories were well-crafted. It was compelling from the first paragraph. The (series) was timely and dealt with a pressing issue.” Editorial of the Year “DON’T APOLOGIZE FOR FREE SPEECH” Steve Falcone, Reno Gazette-Journal “Well-balanced, easily followed editorial. The …

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2001 Better Newspaper Contest award winners

Story of the Year “PREVAILING WAGE SERIES” A.D. Hopkins, Las Vegas Review Journal “Effected major reform in state’s second largest industry affecting thousands of people and saving taxpayers thousands.  Big impact because of it.” Editorial of the Year Photo of the Year “RESPITE CARE” Debra Reid, Sparks Tribune “Emotional moment …

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1997 Better Newspaper Contest award winners

Photo of the Year K.M. Cannon–Nevada Appeal (Fallen Firefighters) Ad of the Year Henderson Home News (Skyline) Story of the Year Sandy Thompson–Las Vegas Sun (A Family Torn) Editorial of the Year Susan Brockus–Humboldt Sun  (Wow, That Was Dumb) Outstanding Journalist (Dailies) Gary Thompson–Las Vegas Sun Outstanding Journalist (Weeklies) Steve …

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