Tribune gets general excellence award |

Tribune gets general excellence award

The Tahoe Daily Tribune gathered 18 awards from the Nevada Press Association on Saturday including the coveted General Excellence plus Ad of the Year and Journalist of Merit.

The awards were presented for work published from April 1998 through March 1999 during the association’s 1999 Better Newspaper Contest awards banquet in Yerington. The contest was judged by members of the Washington Press Association.

It was the second year in a row that the Tribune received the General Excellence award for small daily newspapers. The award recognizes overall excellence in design, news and advertising.

“This shows the quality of the product we have and I’m very proud of it,” Tribune Publisher Les Hill said. “It shows the quality of the staff we’ve got and I’m very pleased.”

According to the judges, the Tribune was “A clear victor in this category, with superior local news in both quantity and quality. The paper is well-designed, and includes the smart use of color. Advertisers benefit from strong design.”

A 1998 Dart Liquor ad designed by Janine Adcock and Betty Barsamian, was recognized as Ad of the Year, presented for the best of all ads submitted in all categories, as well as Best Multi-Color Ad.

According to the judges, the ad “compels attention. It stops the eye and has strong color.”

Tribune Environmental Reporter Andy Bourelle was recognized as Journalist of Merit, an award presented to exceptional reporters who have worked in the industry for less than five years.

“Impressive range of work. Good writing, solid reporting and creative approach to covering complex stories,” the judges said.

Other awards presented to the Tribune were:

— First Place Community Service for continuing coverage on MTBE.

— First Place Best News Feature to Andy Bourelle for a story on MTBE.

— First Place Best Investigative Story or Series to Sally J. Taylor for a series on motel zoning.

— Third Place Best Investigative Story or Series to Andy Bourelle for coverage of the Dreyfus estate.

— First Place Best Feature Photo by Dan Thrift for “From A to Z.”

— First Place Best Sports Photo by Dan Thrift for “Tigers shred Vikings’ winning streak.”

— Second Place Best Local Column to Claire Fortier.

— Second Place Best Business coverage.

— Second Place Best Local Sports Story to Steve Yingling for “Refs work hard for their money.”

— Second Place Best Multiple-Feature Photo to Jim Grant for “Wildflowers.”

— Second Place Best Special Section, Advertising, for “Ski Times.”

— Honorable Mention for Best Special Section, Advertising for “Spotlight on Family Business.”

— Third Place Best Multiple-Feature Photos to Jim Grant for “Burning Time.”

— Third Place Best Portrait to Dan Thrift for “Ill Eagle.”

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