CNPA Honors Nine AAN Publications

Nine AAN-members were honored in the California Newspaper Publishers Association’s (CNPA) annual awards ceremony on April 27.

Palo Alto Weekly picked up the coveted general excellence award along with 12 other awards including 1st place in the Coverage of Local Government category, 2nd place in Best Writing and 1st place in Best Website.

“This was a clear winner. The depth and range of its coverage is impressive. The paper is easy to manage, handsome to look at and satisfying to read. The editors obviously take seriously their public service obligation. Good journalism, classy look, fine paper,” said the CNPA in their description of Palo Alto Weekly.

Monterey County Weekly took home second place in the General Excellence category.

Sacramento News & Review won four first-place awards including the Local Breaking News category.

SF Weekly picked up fist place in three categories: Coverage of Business, Finance or Economic News; Arts & Entertainment; and Best Sports Story.

Below is a complete list of awards by AAN members.

Chico News & Review

1st – Best Front Page

1st – Best Writing

1st – Best Feature Story

Monterey County Weekly

2nd – General Excellence

Metro Silicon Valley

2nd – Arts & Entertainment

North Bay Bohemian

2nd – Arts & Entertainment

2nd – Best Feature Story

North Coast Journal

1st – Coverage of Local Government

2nd – Breaking News

1st – Best Writing

Palo Alto Weekly

1st – General Excellence

1st – Coverage of Local Government

2nd – Coverage of Business, Financial or Economic News

1st & 2nd – Coverage of Education

2nd – Local Breaking News

2nd – Arts and Entertainment

2nd – Best Page Layout & Design

2nd – Best Writing

1st – News Photo

1st – Feature Photo

1st – Sports Photo

1st – Best Website

Sacramento News & Review

1st – Local Breaking News

1st – Arts & Entertainment

1st – Breaking News

1st – Best Columns

San Francisco Bay Guardian

2nd – Photo Essay

SF Weekly

1st – Coverage of Business, Financial or Economic News

1st – Arts & Entertainment

1st – Best Sports Story

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