Tribune takes CNPA awards |

Tribune takes CNPA awards

Gregory Crofton

It’s a streak. For the second straight year, the Tahoe Daily Tribune won a first place award for general excellence for a California daily newspaper with a circulation of 10,000 or less.

The Tribune took home seven other awards for editorial comment, sports coverage, page layout and design and photography.

Tribune Managing Editor Christina Proctor collected the awards, along with Publisher W. Les Hill, in Monterey on Saturday from the California Newspaper Publishers Association.

“We’re very pleased we’ve now won two years in a row, but now the pressure is on,” Proctor said. “As I said at convention, it’s about the core team of people we have at Tribune – and all of the good young talent that comes through.”

The Tribune beat out the Dispatch in Gilroy to win general excellence. For the award, the CNPA judges newspapers from three consecutive days. This year the CNPA selected days in February.

Entries for the contest were due in January and notice of award nominations came out in June.

A nomination means a newspaper won either first or second place, with the top dog not announced until August.

In seeking a third straight general excellence award, Proctor said she will continue to encourage her staff to give their best effort.

“I’d say it’s essential to encourage people to do their best and strive to go the extra mile. Day to day we make mistakes, but there is always the goal of becoming better.”

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