Newspaper recognized nationally
Two representatives of The Mirror newspaper traveled last week to Phoenix to accept an award from Inland Press Foundation.
The Mirror received the first-place award for its circulation category in the second annual "Nation's Best Non-Daily" contest. The contest recognizes non-daily newspapers' efforts in producing high-quality editorial material, innovative packaging and presentation, and community service as a source of entertainment and information.
The award was presented at Inland's Weekly Newspaper Publishers Conference in Phoenix.
Caroline Trowbridge, editor and publisher, and Lisa Scheller, news editor, accepted the award.
The Mirror won in the less than 5,000 circulation division. Judges said "exceptionally fine design" helped this newspaper complement crisp writing.
The competition was judged by Bill Roesgen, former publisher and newspaper consultant, Racine, Wis.; Dave Nelson, associate professor, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, and former managing editor, Pioneer Press, suburban Chicago; and Ray Laakaniemi, former journalism professor, Bowling Green State University, and author of "The Weekly Writers Handbook."