The Com­pass wins Newspapers At­lantic award for gen­eral ex­cel­lence

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The Com­pass has been named the gen­eral ex­cel­lence award win­ner (Class 1) at the 2018 Newspapers At­lantic Bet­ter Newspapers Com­pe­ti­tion.

The pub­li­ca­tion based out of Carbonear was one of four SaltWire Net­work fi­nal­ists from New­found­land. The awards were pre­sented Fri­day evening, June 1, at a cer­e­mony in Hal­i­fax.

The gen­eral ex­cel­lence award rec­og­nizes a pa­per’s abil­ity to pro­duce a qual­ity prod­uct on all fronts, tak­ing into ac­count writ­ten con­tent, pho­tos and the over­all vis­ual pre­sen­ta­tion.

The Com­pass was also a stand­ing fi­nal­ist for the photo es­say cat­e­gory for re­porter Chris Lewis’ cov­er­age of the Har­vest Run in Carbonear and in the out­stand­ing colum­nist cat­e­gory for the work of Pat Cullen.

The Bea­con was also a fi­nal­ist in the photo es­say cat­e­gory for the sub­mit­ted con­tri­bu­tions from the Gan­der Pho­tog­ra­phy Club. The Packet’s Jonathan Par­sons was a fi­nal­ist for out­stand­ing re­source story for a piece re­flect­ing on the 25th an­niver­sary of the cod mora­to­rium. South­ern Gazette re­porter Colin Far­rell was a fi­nal­ist for out­stand­ing fea­ture story for an ar­ti­cle about a For­tune woman ad­vo­cat­ing for im­proved ad­dic­tion treat­ment ser­vices on the Burin Penin­sula.

The Com­pass won the gen­eral ex­cel­lence award (Class 1) in the 2018 Newspapers At­lantic Bet­ter Newspapers Com­pe­ti­tion.

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