DELANO, MN Judging results have been processed and the Delano Herald Journal has been named a winner in the 2012 National Newspaper Association (NNA) Better Newspaper Contest.
The Delano Herald Journal received a first-place award in its circulation class in the “best local news coverage” category.
Judges’ comments were: “The newspaper has clearly tapped into the heartbeat of the community, as shown through the wide variety of topics appealing to a diverse audience. Thorough approach to local news coverage.”
The newspaper has also been honored with a general excellence award, with the place being announced at an awards reception Saturday, Oct. 6 in Charleston, SC, at the NNA’s annual convention and trade show.
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.
The local newspaper, established by Herald Journal in Delano in September 2006, won second place in 2010 for best local news coverage in its circulation class.
In 2011, the newspaper also received an honorable mention in the general excellence category in its circulation class, as well as a second-place award for best sports section in its circulation class.
The DHJ has also won a number of awards from the Minnesota Newspaper Association.