Nevada honors Tahoe Tribune for excellence |

Nevada honors Tahoe Tribune for excellence

The Tahoe Daily Tribune was honored with 26 Nevada Press Association awards at the association’s annual convention Sept. 23 at the Sunset Station in Henderson, Nev., east of Las Vegas.

“I could not be more proud of our staff,” said Lisa Donahue, Tribune managing editor. “We cleaned up the place. We placed first in just about every category.”

“It is nice to be recognized for all of the hard work each department does in order to produce a high-quality publication for the South Shore community.”

The Tribune competed against Nevada papers in the small daily category. The Tribune is able to compete in both California and Nevada press awards since it covers issues on both sides of the state line. The winners’ entries were published during the 1999 calendar year.

The advertising department received the highest honor of General Excellence. This category is open to all papers.

“What a treat to beat the larger circulation dailies,” Donahue said.

“The Tribune’s advertising department is committed to serving the South Lake Tahoe business community and it is always gratifying when we are recognized for our effort,” added Paul Middlebrook, Tribune ad director.

The Tribune received General Excellence, second place; Spot News Story, first place, “Nine-year-old girl murdered” by Jill Darby and Bradley Foster; Feature Story, first place “Best seven years of my life” by Jill Darby and Honorable Mention, “Former POW” by Jill Darby; Business Coverage, first place; Business Story, first place, “Great season for Heavenly but not for …” by Sally Taylor; Investigative Story, first place, “MTBE – A year later” by Andy Bourelle; Local Columnist, first place, Claire Fortier; Local Sports Story, third place, “Torres denies taking dive” by Steve Yingling; Editorial Page, first place; Overall Design, first place; Page 1 Design, first place; Special Section, first place, “Ski Tahoe” and second place, “Routes West”; Illustrated Photo, first place, “Around the world” by Chris Morris and Dan Thrift, and second place, Best of Tahoe cover by Chris Morris and Dan Thrift; Spot News Photo, first place, “Man hanging from traffic signal” by Jim Grant; Feature Photo, third place, “Dog-tired racer” by Jim Grant; Multiple-feature Photos, third place, Tony Harper; Sports Photo, third place, “Coprthorne leaves boarders in wake” by Tony Harper; Large-space ad, first place; Small-place Ad, second place; Black-and-white Ad, second place; Spot-color Ad, third place; Special Section Advertising, first place, “Routes West”; and Advertising General Excellence, first place.

Last month the Tribune received nine California Newspaper Publishers Association awards, including General Excellence.

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