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Ad, Editorial & Website Award Annoucement

The Mid-Atlantic Community Papers Association is excited to announce the 2020 Ad, Editorial & Website Awards! This year has been very different, and with that provides some changes to the Ad, Editorial & Website Awards. This year we added a new category to Original Writing. Division 5 COVID-19 Articles are meant

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Speaking of Digital

Trying to determine what’s working at community papers by: Kevin Slimp I will remember fall ’19 as a season of research. I was involved in two major newspaper studies: one related to Millennials for North Dakota Newspaper Foundation and one to determine how community newspapers benefit (or suffer) from their

Associate Member Corner

Lucile H. Bluford (1911-2003) Publisher and Editor, Kansas City Call

By Dr. Shelia Brooks, Ph.D. The Black press has long been a platform for Black feminists and civil rights activists, like journalist, editor and publisher Lucile H. Bluford. Ms. Bluford was an uncompromising trailblazer and unapologetic in her writings and commentaries in the weekly Black newspaper, the Kansas City Call.

PaperChain Link & Learn

The Fine Art of Putting on a “Dog & Pony” Show

October’s Link & Learn, is one of my favorite lessons because of the relevance and ease ( Hard work -But not complicated to understand ) of implementation.  The Fine Art of Putting on a “Dog & Pony”  Show – is a fabulous lesson where Jim tells us  the “whys” and

2014 Editorial Winners

Body and Taser cameras a nice step, but not the answer

Category 24 – Original Writing – Editorial 1st Place – by Patrick Taylor – On July 17, 2014, Eric Garner was choked to death by New York Police Department officers on the street. While the narrative goes that he was selling loosey cigarettes, he had no contraband on him at

2015 Editorial Winners

Empathy and Knowledge

Original Writing – Editorial 1st Place By Jasmine Cupp – Schaffner Publications A friend posted a quote online that has been resonating with me ever since I read it: “Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge is

2016 Editorial Winners

Arcanum Eases Coach’s “Worst Nightmare” – by Gaylen Blosser,

ARCANUM – The Cedarville Lady Indians were staring certain defeat at the hands of the Catholic Central Lady Irish in round of OHSAA Sectional Volleyball tournament held in the Arcanum gymnasium without stepping foot on the volleyball court. With their uniforms back in Cedarville, the Lady Indians were facing a

2017 Editorial Winners

Discovery Brings Discovery Channel to Greenville

by Susan Hartley, The Early Bird A Greenville barn-find was enough to get a lot of classic car enthusiasts excited, including some at TV’s Discovery Channel. Richard Rawlings, star of Discovery’s Gas Monkey Garage made the trek all the way from Texas to Greenville just to check out some dusty

2018 Editorial Winners

Embracing Differences

By Dedra Cordle, Columbus Messenger Featured Story – 1st Place Like many children his age, Jaiden Gray is just looking to make a connection. He tries to strike up conversations about popular subjects, is always willing to share his beloved Legos, and generally loves sharing in the company of his

2019 Editorial Winners

SWAN – Changing Lives One Class At A Time

Featured Story – 1st Place – By Ann Mead Ash, Engle Publishing Company About a decade ago, Diana Vuolo, founder/executive director of SWAN (Scaling Walls A Note at a Time), was an empty nester. A professional violinist and music teacher, she listened as her husband, Chuck, a pastor, described the