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Daily Reporter honored by peers

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

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The Daily Reporter received four first place awards at the Iowa Newspaper Association Awards Banquet Friday evening. The paper was recognized for Best Breaking News Photo (above) and Personality Feature Story (below).
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The Daily Reporter and sister newspapers, Dickinson County News and Storm Lake Pilot Tribune took home multiple awards at the Iowa Newspaper Association 2012 Awards Banquet, during the INA 2012 Convention and Trade Show, held Feb. 2-3 at the Des Moines Marriott Hotel.

All three papers, operating under Northwest Iowa Publishing, and Publisher Paula Buenger combined to win awards in 28 different categories, including advertising, design, writing and photography. Randy Cauthron is the managing editor of the Daily Reporter, former Spencer staff writer Russ Mitchell, is the editor at the Dickinson County News, and Dana Larsen is the editor in Storm Lake.

Top honors were collected by the Daily Reporter in the Coverage of Government and Politics, Best Use of Graphics, Best Personality Feature Story and Best Breaking News Photo.

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The Spencer paper was also recognized with top three finishes in Best Sports Pages, Best Feature Pages, Coverage of Business, Total Newspaper Design, Best Sports Columnist (Zach Jevne), Best Feature Photo or Photo Story, Ad Series or Campaign, and Best Web Advertisement.

Nearly 3,800 entries in dozens of categories were judged by class, based on circulation.

The Daily Reporter is among the Daily Class 1, or smaller dailies, for newspapers published daily with 9,999 circulation and less.


The Northwest Iowa Publishing Winners:

General Excellence Weeklies Class 2, Second Place - Dickinson County News

Best Of Class Advertising, Weekly 2: First Place - Dickinson County News

Best Front Page, Weekly 2: Second Place - Dickinson County News

Best Sports Page, Daily 1 Second Place - Daily Reporter

Best Feature Page, Daily 1: Third Place - Daily Reporter

Coverage of Government and Politics, Daily 1: First Place - Daily Reporter

Coverage of Education, Weekly 2: Second Place- Dickinson County News

Coverage of Business, Daily 1: Third Place - Daily Reporter

Total Newspaper Design, Daily 1: Second Place - Daily Reporter; Weekly 2: Third Place - Dickinson County News

Community Service, Weekly 2: First Place - Dickinson County News; Weekly 3: First Place - Storm Lake Pilot Tribune

Best Use of Graphics, Daily 1: First Place - Daily Reporter

Best Newspaper Website, Daily 1: Weekly 2: Third Place - Dickinson County News

Best Blog by a Newspaper, Weekly 3: First Place - Storm Lake Pilot Tribune

Best News Story, Weekly 3: Second Place - Storm Lake Pilot Tribune, Dana Larsen

Best Breaking News Story, Weekly 2: Second Place - Dickinson County News, Russ Mitchell; Weekly 3: Third Place - Storm Lake Pilot Tribune, Dana Larsen.

Best Personality Feature Story, Daily 1: First Place- Daily Reporter, Randy M. Cauthron; Weekly 2: Second Place - Dickinson County News, Brandon Hurley

Excellence In Editorial Writing, Weekly 3: First Place - Second Place - Storm Lake Pilot Tribune, Dana Larsen

Master Columnist, Weekly 3: Third Place - Storm Lake Pilot Tribune, Dana Larsen

Best Sports Columnist, Daily 1: Second Place - Daily Reporter, Zach Jevne; Weekly 2: Second Place - Dickinson County News, Ryan Christoffel; Weekly 3: Second Place - Storm Lake Pilot Tribune, Dana Larsen

Best Breaking News Photo, Daily 1: First Place - Daily Reporter, Randy M. Cauthron

Best Sports Photo, Weekly 3: Second Place - Storm Lake Pilot Tribune, Michael Fischer

Best Feature Photo or Photo Story, Daily 1: Third Place - Daily Reporter, Michael Fischer

Harrison "Skip" Weber Investigative Reporting Award: Dana Larsen and Ashley Miller, Storm Lake Pilot Tribune

Best Ad Featuring Grocery/Food/Entertainment, Weekly 3: Third Place - Storm Lake Pilot Tribune

Best Ad Featuring Automotive, Boats, Aircraft, Tires, Gasoline, Etc., Weekly 2: First Place - Dickinson County News, Second Place; Third Place - Dickinson County News

Best Ad series or campaign featuring any service or merchandise category, Daily 1: Second Place - Daily Reporter; Weekly 2: Third Place - Dickinson County News; Weekly 3: First Place - Dickinson County News

Best Agricultural Advertising, Weekly 3: Second Place - Storm Lake Pilot Tribune

Best Web Advertisement, Daily 1: Second Place - Daily Reporter


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Are there any papers who do not recieve any awards?

-- Posted by Cookster on Tue, Feb 7, 2012, at 8:28 PM

Yes, there are over 300 papers in the state of Iowa

-- Posted by randy cauthron on Thu, Feb 9, 2012, at 9:14 AM

I wish you could tell us which specific story/ad received the honor.

-- Posted by a-thought-or-two on Fri, Feb 10, 2012, at 1:10 PM


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