Archive for Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sentinel, staff receive Kansas Press Association awards

April 29, 2010

The Sentinel and its staff earned recognition over the weekend in the Kansas Press Association’s 2010 Awards of Excellence competition.

The association handed out the awards Saturday at its annual convention in Topeka, and the Sentinel placed in eight categories in competition against other nondaily Kansas newspapers with circulation of up to 1,400 subscribers.

“We’re pleased our contemporaries in the business judged us among the best Kansas weeklies,” said John Taylor, editor of the Sentinel. “I’m especially happy for the recognition of our staff, which does its best each week to deliver the news online and in print to our readers and advertisers.”

The Sentinel won first place in sports photos for a picture by Jimmy Gillispie.

Staff writer Kaitlyn Syring took second place in the news story category. Sports editor Chris Wristen was runner-up in the sports feature category. Staff writer Nicole Kelley took second in the feature story category.

The Sentinel staff took second place in the best newspaper Web site competition.

Syring also took third place in the local business category, while the Sentinel staff took third place overall for its news and writing and best front page.

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