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DHJ receives national newspaper award
July 19, 2010

DELANO, MN – The Delano Herald Journal has won an award in the National Newspaper Association’s 2010 Better Newspaper Contest and Better Newspaper Advertising Contest.

The local newspaper, established by Herald Journal in Delano in September 2006, won second place for best local news coverage, non-daily division, with circulation less than 3,000.

Winners will be recognized at an award reception Saturday, Oct. 2, during NNA’s 2010 annual convention and trade show at the Omaha Hilton and Qwest Center in Omaha, NE, Sept. 30 to Oct. 3.

NNA Contest Chair Jeff Farren, publisher of the Kendall County Record in Yorkville, IL, congratulated the Delano Herald Journal in an award notification e-mail and said “[The] Delano Herald Journal has been judged by its peers among other entrants and selected to join the roll of this year’s award-winning newspapers in these national contests. Winners reflect the high quality of publications represented by the association.”

There were 1,990 entries in this year’s Better Newspaper Contest and 359 entries in the Better Newspaper Advertising Contest, for a total of 2,349 entries. A total of 634 awards were won by 143 member newspapers in 37 states.

California had the most combined BNC/BNAC wins with 67, followed by Texas with 66, and Wyoming with 59.

Winners will also be recognized in a special contest PDF available at nnaweb.org following the award reception this fall. Judges’ comments for first, second, and third place awards will appear in the PDF.

Judging was performed primarily by active community newspaper editors and publishers and included retired university journalism professors and retired or former newspaper men and women.

Established in 1885, the National Newspaper Association is the voice of America’s community newspapers and the largest newspaper association in the country. The nation’s community papers inform, educate and entertain nearly 150 million readers every week.

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