Chronicle wins at 2016 NNPA Merit Awards

Chronicle Editor Donna Rogers poses with the four Awards won by The Chronicle in Houston at The NNPA Merit Awards

Chronicle wins at 2016 NNPA Merit Awards
June 30
08:30 2016



HOUSTON – The Chronicle won four awards, including one first place, during the 2016 National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Merit Awards held June 23 in Houston.

The Chronicle won one first-place award, for Best Sports Section; two second-place awards, for Best Layout and Design – Broadsheet, and Best Special Section (for the National Black Theatre Festival publication); and third place in the category of Best News Pictures, for the historic photo of the Mass Moral Monday March in July in Winston-Salem, taken by staff reporter-photographer Tevin Stinson.

The Best Layout and Design, Broadsheet award showcases the talents of Ron Rogers, who lays out and designs The Chronicle. Craig Greenlee, former freelance sports reporter, contributed to the winning SportsWeek sections.

Former Chronicle Managing Editor Kevin Walker helped produce the National Black Theatre Festival publication.

The St. Louis American was the night’s big winner, walking away with eight awards, including Best Black Newspaper and Publisher of the Year, which went to its publisher, Dr. Donald Suggs.

Other papers that received multiple honors were the Houston Forward Times, Houston Defender, Indianapolis Recorder, Philadelphia Tribune, Insight News and The Final Call.

The Carolina Peacemaker of Greensboro won second place in Best Column Writing.

NNPA represents 200 black newspapers in the United States.

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