Many ac­co­lades

Lo­cal news­pa­pers rec­og­nized for ex­cel­lence by News­pa­pers Atlantic

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News­pa­pers Atlantic has rec­og­nized the ef­forts of jour­nal­ists at the An­napo­lis Val­ley Reg­is­ter, Val­ley Jour­nal-ad­ver­tiser and Tri­county Van­guard.

The Saltwire Net­work weekly news­pa­pers from south­west­ern Nova Sco­tia were the big win­ners at the News­pa­pers Atlantic awards June 1. Nom­i­nated in a num­ber of cat­e­gories, the Val­ley pa­pers were the re­cip­i­ent of sev­eral pres­ti­gious awards.

The An­napo­lis Val­ley Reg­is­ter was the win­ner in the gen­eral ex­cel­lence cat­e­gory for its cir­cu­la­tion, beat­ing out its sis­ter paper, the Val­ley Jour­nal-ad­ver­tiser, along with Acadie Nou­velle. Judges said the Reg­is­ter “hit on all the high points: an im­pres­sive se­lec­tion of lo­cal com­mu­nity news and con­tent, an ed­i­to­rial/opin­ion page ac­ces­si­ble to lo­cal let­ter writ­ers and bet­ter-than-av­er­age photography.”

Colin Chisholm, a re­porter out of the Val­ley Jour­nal-ad­ver­tiser’s Wind­sor of­fice, won two in­di­vid­ual awards out of the five nom­i­na­tions he re­ceived: out­stand­ing sports story for his Liv­ing the Dream fea­ture on boxer Wy­att San­ford, beat­ing out two other Val­ley Jour­nal-ad­ver­tiser fi­nal­ists; and out­stand­ing re­sources story for his look into a study of fish in the Avon River.

Ca­role Mor­ris-un­der­hill, also out of the Wind­sor of­fice, was the re­cip­i­ent of the best sports photo award for her im­age of a rugby game, while Sara Eric­s­son, now a re­porter in the Kentville of­fice, was the win­ner of the best fea­ture photo award for her im­age of sib­lings meet­ing for the first time in more than 50 years, a photo that was taken while she was pre­vi­ously work­ing with the Tri-county Van­guard in Digby.

Ashley Thomp­son, a re­porter in the Kentville of­fice of the An­napo­lis Val­ley Reg­is­ter, was the win­ner of the out­stand­ing fea­ture story cat­e­gory for her piece on Lyn­don Fuller’s dis­ap­pear­ance al­most 30 years ago.

Tri-county Van­guard ed­i­tor Tina Comeau was also rec­og­nized for ex­cel­lence, win­ning the out­stand­ing in­ves­tiga­tive story and out­stand­ing news photo awards.

Other Saltwire Net­work pa­pers to win at the awards in­clude the Car­bon­ear Com­pass from New­found­land, which was the re­cip­i­ent of gen­eral ex­cel­lence in its cir­cu­la­tion class, and the Amherst News, which won best car­toon.

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The An­napo­lis Val­ley Reg­is­ter, Val­ley Jour­nal-ad­ver­tiser and Tri-county Van­guard, Saltwire Net­work weekly news­pa­pers in south­west­ern Nova Sco­tia, brought home a num­ber of News­pa­pers Atlantic awards June 1. From left are re­porter Colin Chisholm,...

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