Globe wins General Excellence in statewide competition

  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017 12:52pm
  • Business

The Marysville Globe won first place in General Excellence in the biggest weekly circulation category in the state Friday at the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association awards banquet in Olympia.

Managing editor Steve Powell was pleasantly surprised.

“It was the first time in the three years I’ve been here that we were nominated, so I definitely was shocked to win,” he said.

The Port Orchard Independent and Renton Reporter newspapers took second and third, respectively.

The coveted award among entries in the Washington Better Newspaper Contest recognizes overall quality across all parts of publication, from news and advertising to design and press work.

Overall, the Globe-The Arlington Times didn’t win as many individual awards as in the past two years. Powell attributed at least some of that to the papers competing against each other, rather than the Times being in a smaller circulation category as in the past. Also, “the competition was especially tough this year as everyone is raising their game,” Powell said.

Reporter Doug Buell combined with Powell for first place in Long Story category for an article on the few women firefighters in Arlington and Marysville.

Powell also took a first in Best Online Photo Essay on the private Evangel Classical School in Marysville.

Former sports reporter Brandon Adam took first in Best Online Video for the preview to last year’s football season.

Powell also took four third-place awards: for an editorial on Panhandling in Marysville and Arlington; for a crime or court story about railroad conductor Curtis Rookaird and his struggles with BNSF; for an investigative story about the firing of a former Arlington police officer; and for Color Pictorial, for a shot of the Qwuloolt Estuary looking toward Mount Rainier.

Former reporter Kirk Boxleitner, now with the Port Townsend Leader, took a first in breaking news and a second in government reporting.

The Globe and Times are owned by Sound Publishing, the largest community media organization in Washington.

Josh O’Conner, Sound Publishing Vice President and Publisher of The Everett Daily Herald, said he was extremely proud of the team’s work.

“This is a true reflection of their hard work, dedication and passion for community journalism,” he said. “The ultimate winner is the communities that they serve with thoughtful, credible and relevant journalism that makes a difference. It’s always nice to see these high standards recognized by colleagues and those that we serve.”

More in Business

Courtesy Photo 
                                ‘Winter Splash’ is something new to look for in 2020.
Looking ahead to early 2020 arrivals

By Steve Smith Back in March I introduced you to several new… Continue reading

Focus on foliage this fall

I recently read an article on designing with foliage in the garden… Continue reading

Local biz at Emmy’s

MARYSVILLE – It’s as good as winning an Emmy for David Day.… Continue reading

Sales expert: ‘Rock their world, change their life’

MARYSVILLE - Don’t take stuff away from customers. Sounds obvious, right? But… Continue reading

New Habitat for Humanity store opens

SMOKEY POINT – A long lined formed outside the front door at… Continue reading

Courtesy Photos 
                                Lucky Charm is magically delicious as it brightens up fall gardens.
Flowers that bloom in fall brighten up garden on dreary days

As we move into the fall season it is encouraging to know… Continue reading

Garden work now will save you time next spring

By Steve Smith If you are like me, you are probably sick… Continue reading

Ornamental grasses a colorful must for any garden

By Steve Smith Ornamental grasses are an interesting class of perennials. They… Continue reading

It’s a good time to plant veggies

Last week I mentioned that August was a good time to plant… Continue reading

Courtesy Photo 
                                It takes watering and more to keep a garden this beautiful.
Mind your P’s as there’s plenty in the garden to do in August

August can be a surprisingly busy month in the garden. Here are… Continue reading

Right place, Right time for Marysville brewery

MARYSVILLE – It’s just what historic Third Street needed. The new 5… Continue reading

Perennial Echinacea, or ‘cone flowers,’ eye-catching this time of year

By Steve Smith An article in the September edition of my wife’s… Continue reading