The Pennsylvania Newspaper Association (PNA) Foundation is pleased to announce the 2011 Newspaper of the Year Award winners.
The Newspaper of the Year awards recognize outstanding work in Pennsylvania newspapers, with an emphasis on overall excellence. The contest is an opportunity for newspapers to showcase the efforts of their entire staff. Faculty from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Elon University judged this year’s contest.
The 2011 Newspaper of the Year overall winners in the daily category are as follows. Receiving first place is the York Daily Record/Sunday News. Second place is presented to The Patriot-News (Harrisburg).
In the non-daily category, The Almanac (McMurray) is honored with first place. Philadelphia Weekly is presented with second place.
For a full list of winners by category, visit the Newspaper of the Year website.
The 2011 Newspaper of the Year awards will be presented Nov. 11, 2011, during the PNA Annual Convention at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford, Pa.
The PNA Foundation, established in 1967, is a tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation under IRS code 501(c)(3). Its mission is to improve newspapers through education and training programs and to develop a better understanding in the public and private sectors about the role of newspapers.