Com­pass earns ku­dos in 2017 Canadian Com­mu­nity News­pa­pers Awards

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News Me­dia Canada’s an­nual Canadian Com­mu­nity News­pa­per Awards is hon­our­ing the work of The Com­pass.

The pub­li­ca­tion serv­ing the Trinity-Con­cep­tion-Pla­cen­tia area was rec­og­nized in two cat­e­gories for the 2017 edi­tion of the awards, which hon­our the best in com­mu­nity publishing across Canada.

The Com­pass claimed first­place hon­ours in the Best Fea­ture Se­ries cat­e­gory for pub­li­ca­tions with a cir­cu­la­tion un­der 4,000.

Edi­tor An­drew Robin­son wrote three sto­ries looking at the peo­ple who helped res­cue a group of women trapped in­side a burn­ing As­cen­sion Col­le­giate in 1974. The pub­li­ca­tion of a story about one of the sur­vivors hop­ing to track down the man who helped her es­cape the blaze lead to The Com­pass track­ing down two men who helped out that night.

The Com­pass re­ceived a third­place award for Best Front Page (cir­cu­la­tion 2,000 to 2,999), rec­og­niz­ing the April 19, 2016, edi­tion of the pa­per. The front page that week was en­tirely de­voted to the dev­as­tat­ing fish plant fire in Bay de Verde.

The Com­pass was one of three SaltWire Net­work pub­li­ca­tions from New­found­land and Labrador to re­ceive awards. The Packet in Clarenville won a first-place award in Best Multimedia Fea­ture for “The 26 from the South­west Arm” (cir­cu­la­tion un­der 10,000), while Lewis­porte’s The Pi­lot placed sec­ond in Best Al­lAround News­pa­per and first in Best Front Page (cir­cu­la­tion 1,250 to 1,999).

This year’s com­pe­ti­tion saw over 200 pub­li­ca­tions sub­mit 2,266 en­tries in 34 cat­e­gories.

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