Roger Chesley, a columnist with The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Va., and John Hackworth, editor of The Charlotte Sun in Port Charlotte, Fla., took first-place honors in this year's Carmage Walls Commentary Prize competition.
The awards were presented during an awards breakfast on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the News Industry Summit.MORE
Roger Chesley, John Hackworth, Dink DeSmith and Matt Reed are the finalists for this year's Carmage Walls Commentary Prize.
The awards (first- and second-place honors in each circulation category) will be presented during an awards breakfast on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the News Industry Summit. The winners also will be posted by mid-morning that day on the SNPA website.
Several additional Honorable Mentions also will be announced Sept. 15.
The prize is named for the late Benjamin Carmage Walls whose newspaper career spanned seven decades. Walls primarily owned community newspapers and advocated strong, courageous and positive editorial page leadership.
Awards in SNPA's Print Quality Contest and Photo Contest, as well as the Frank W. Mayborn Leadership Award also will be presented at the breakfast.MORE
Forty entries have been nominated for this year's Carmage Walls Commentary Prize. Read the entries and tell us which you feel are the strongest.MORE
Which entries do you feel are the strongest ... and why?MORE
David Bloom, Randy Essex, Sharon Grigsby, Charles Rowe and Elsa McDowell are the finalists for this year's Carmage Walls Commentary Prize. Awards to be announced at the News Industry Summit.MORE
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