It’s awards season in the newspaper business and The NEWS is right in the thick of it. The B.C.-Yukon Community Newspaper Awards — the Ma Murrays — will be handed out May 7 at a gala in Richmond. Finalists were announced last month.
The NEWS editor John Harding is a finalist for the editorial writing award and former NEWS reporter Candace Wu is up for a feature story award. Earlier this month, The NEWS was honoured with three medals at Canadian Community Newspaper Association awards, in its circulation class.
In marketing and promotions, The NEWS took home a gold medal for the “Connecting Advertisers to Customers” advertising campaign. In the magazine category, The NEWS won two awards, gold for the Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association’s Discovery Guide and silver for OASIS Magazine — Parksville Qualicum Beach Life.
— NEWS Staff