The Compass wins Newspapers Atlantic award for general excellence
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.