Gazette award finalist
THE Port Douglas and Mossman Gazette has been recognised as one of the best in the country after being announced as a finalist in the prestigious PANPA Newspaper of the Year award.
The Gazette is only one of a handful of community newspapers from the Asia Pacific region to be announced as a finalist in the PANPA Newspaper of the Year award (0-10,000 circulation).
More than 600 entries were received by PANPA for the annual awards ceremony.
Gazette editor Greg McLean said the nomination was as much a reflection on the Douglas region as the Gazette team.
“We’re blessed to live in such a diverse community where there is a lot happening and plenty of people who contribute so much,” he said.
“There’s always plenty of news to keep us busy and our readers are what makes the paper so readable.
“It’s also recognition of all the hard work everyone at the Gazette puts in each week - our staff want to go the extra mile to provide the community with the best newspaper possible and they deserve the kudos.
“The PANPA awards are the most prestigious in the Asia Pacific and regardless of whether we win or not, the simple fact we’re in contention is a great honour.”
The winners will be announced at a gala ceremony in Sydney on August 26.