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Marysville Globe staff garners WNPA awards

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MARYSVILLE For the sixth time in the past seven years, The Marysville Globe has been named one of the best non-daily newspapers, for its circulation size, in the state by the Washington Newspapers Publishers Association in its annual Better Newspaper Contest.
The Globe brought home the first-place General Excellence Award in Circulation Group 1 (for newspapers with circulations up to 2,600), from the WNPAs annual conference in Yakima Oct. 5. The Globes sister publication, The Arlington Times, received the second-place General Excellence Award for Circulation Group I. Staff members from The Globe also received 20 awards in the news, photography and advertising divisions of the annual contest.
In naming The Globe the best newspaper in the state for its circulation size, judges gave The Globe perfect scores of 100 in three of the five judging areas design, news coverage & community events, and photos and graphics. Great local coverage, Excellent in almost every area, and Very well written stories, were just some of the comments the judges made about The Globe.
Receiving the General Excellence Award, along with the many other awards, serves as an example of the long-standing commitment to quality community journalism embraced by the entire staff at the Marysville Globe, said Managing Editor Scott Frank. Judges for the General Excellence Award critique all aspects of the newspaper including news writing, editorial pages, photography, graphics, design, advertising and printing. We compete against a number of very good newspapers so it takes a total team effort from staff members in all departments to earn this prestigious award.
The writing and photography skills of news reporter Matt Doran were recognized with nine awards. In the photo division, Doran received the first-place award for Color Spot News (Circulation Groups I and II). He also teamed with former staff member Margi Hartnett to bring home the first-place award in the Color Photo Illustration (Circulation Groups I-IV) category. Dorans writing awards include first-place finishes for Best Education Story (Marysville school boundaries moving in domino effect), Best Environmental Story (Helping fish with plants), Best Government Reporting (Road, retail construction projects shift into high gear), Best Long Personality Profile (The Can Man: Marysvilles Can Man a lesson in perseverance), Best Short Personality Profile (Blind bicyclist espouses positive side of life) and Best Comprehensive Coverage of a Single Issue (Marysville students, parents explore smaller schools). Doran also brought home a second-place award for Best Long General Feature Story (Breaking down the walls).
Columnist Bob Graef received third place in the Best General Interest Column category and Hartnett teamed with Frank to bring home the first-place award for Best Single Page Design. Former staff member Caesar Palma received second-place in the Best Single Page Design and teamed up with former sports reporter Andrew Turner to bring home the first-place award for Best Overall Sports Section. The staff also received the first-place award for Best News or Feature Headlines.
In the advertising competition, The Globe brought home four awards. Manny Rabel received first place in the Multiple-Advertiser Ads and third-place in the Most Original Idea competition. Rabel teamed up with Melody Shockley to garner second-place awards for Best Presentation of Classified Ads and Best Youth-Oriented Content.
Every week I see how much time and effort the staff puts into each issue of the newspaper. I want to personally congratulate each of them as these awards are well deserved and reflect on their commitment to this newspaper and the community it serves, said Frank.

2007 Better Newspaper Contest

The Marysville Globe

General Excellence Award
Circulation Group I
First Place
The Marysville Globe

Photography Division
Color Spot News
(Groups I & II)
First Place
Matt Doran

Color Photo Illustration
(Groups I-IV)
First Place
Matt Doran
Margi Hartnett

News Division
Best News or Feature Headlines
(Groups I-III)
First Place
Staff

Best Education Story
(Group 1)
First Place
Matt Doran

Best Environmental Story
(Group 1)
First Place
Matt Doran

Best General Feature Story (long)
(Group 1)
Second Place
Matt Doran

Best Government Reporting
(Group 1)
First Place
Matt Doran

Best Personality Profile (long)
(Group 1)
First Place
Matt Doran

Best Personality Profile (short)
(Group 1)
First Place
Matt Doran

Best Comprehensive Coverage of Single Issue
(Group 1)
First Place
Matt Doran

Best Single Page Design
(Group 1)
First Place
Margi Hartnett
Scott Frank
Second Place
Caesar Palma

Best Overall Sports Section
(Groups I & II)
First Place
Caesar Palma
Andrew Turner

Best General Interest Column
(Group I)
Bob Graef

Advertising Division
Multiple-advertiser ads
(Group I)
First Place
Manny Rabel

Best Presentation of Classified Ads
(Groups I-IV)
Second Place
Manny Rabel
Melody Shockley

Youth-oriented content
(Groups I & II)
Second Page
Manny Rabel
Melody Shockley

Most Original Idea
(Groups I-IV)
Third Place
Manny Rabel

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