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Our annual Better Newspaper Contest, which also includes magazines and online news sites, recognizes the best in Nevada journalism each year. Awards are presented in many categories, including news and feature writing, photos, design, advertising and opinion, during the NPA’s convention and banquet in September.

2015 Better Newspaper Award Contest results

The Nevada Press Association recognized the best in Nevada journalism this evening at its annual awards banquet, presenting hundreds of awards for outstanding writing, reporting, photography, advertising and design. The banquet at the Nugget in Sparks was attended by about 170 people from newspapers, magazines and web sites around Nevada. …

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Laura Myers inducted into Hall of Fame

Laura Myers, a longtime Associated Press reporter and editor and the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s political reporter, bounced between humanitarian work and journalism, both careers taking her all over the world. She was born in Las Vegas on Aug. 26, 1961, and mostly raised and educated in Northern Nevada, graduating from …

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2014 Better Newspaper Contest award winners

Sweepstakes Winners Story of the Year John Przybys Las Vegas Review-Journal Reaching Out With Love Story of the Year is supposed to tell “a compelling story and hold the reader’s interest.” This story is not just compelling, it is inspiring. A remarkable family responding to extraordinary challenges with creativity, love …

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2013 Better Newspaper Contest awards winners

2013 awards cover

Here’s a list of top awards in the 2013 Nevada Press Association “Better Newspaper Contest,” announced at the association’s annual convention in Elko: General Excellence: First Place:  Class I (urban daily newspapers with circulation of 15,000 or more) – Las Vegas Review-Journal. Judges’ comments: “‘Comprehensive’ would be an understatement. LVRJ …

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2012 Better Newspaper Contest award winners

2012 awards cover

Intermediate, Community Outstanding Journalist Steve Ranson, Lahontan Valley News The category is journalist of the year, not reporter of the year, and the first-place nod goes to a community journalist who filled both roles with excellence this year. The response to the train wreck, especially, showed first-rate reporting as well …

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2011 Better Newspaper Contest award winners

2011 awards cover

  Story of the Year Marshall Allen, Alex Richards, Staff, Las Vegas Sun “Do No Harm: Hospital Care in Las Vegas” “Hands down the top entry in this category. True public service journalism that got results. Putting names and faces with the data made this highly readable and gave it …

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2010 Better Newspaper Contest award winners

Outstanding Journalist Urban newspapers (classes 1 and 4) 1. Martha Bellisle, Reno Gazette-Journal “If the highest aspirations of a journalist include telling the truth, being believed and thereby eliciting some form of change for the better, then Martha Bellisle is more than worthy of those aspirations. Her reportage into various …

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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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