Vedette Recognized by Missouri Press with 5 Awards

October 04, 2019

By Vedette Staff

This past weekend, The Vedette was recognized in the Better Newspaper Contest of the Missouri Press Association with awards for news coverage during the 2018 calendar year.

Specifically, The Vedette staff took home the first place award in the “Best Online Newspaper or Website” category among small weeklies, as well as third place awards for “Best Overall Design” and “General Excellence.”

“General Excellence” consists of a combination of breadth of news coverage, quality of writing, advertising design and layout, general layout, use of photos and artwork, editorial page, front page, sports page, headline language, and the treatment of public notices.

Articles Editor and Reporter James McNary was also recognized with a first place award for “Best Business Story” for the writing of “Iconic Dairy Isle to Reopen” and a third place award for “Best Story About Education” for a story about the Civil War Reenactment held at Hulston Mill.

The awards were announced during the 153rd Missouri Press Association Convention held in Kansas City Sept. 26-28.

“I am extremely proud of my team and the work that we have put into making The Vedette something that our community can be proud of. Our goal is to continue to be relevant in a digital age with class and to inform our readers about what is happening and how they can be active in their community,” said Editor Gina Langston.