Thursday, September 27, 2012

Advocate Wins Awards at Annual Missouri Press Convention

The Jackson County Advocate staff won several awards at the Missouri Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest Awards Luncheon on Saturday, September 22. The list of awards included first place in Best Sports News Story or Package, Best Sports Feature Story, Best Coverage of Community/People/Lifestyles and Best Photo Illustration. The second place awards earned were for Best Front Page, Best Story About Religion, Best Story About History and Best Information Graphic. The staff also received an honorable mention award for Best Story About Education. Paul Thompson, Advocate’s Sports Editor, received the Outstanding Young Journalist Award of Merit, which included a cash prize as well. Pictured above is Phil Conger, MPA President and publisher of the Bethany Republican-Clipper, Andrea Wood, Gavin Wood and Paul Thompson.

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