SNPA presents Print Quality Contest Awards at News Industry Summit
The Southern Newspaper Publishers Association recognized excellence in newspaper printing at its News Industry Summit. First-place awards in the SNPA Print Quality Contest were presented to The New York Times (printed by The Buffalo News, Buffalo, N.Y.); The Villages (Fla.) Daily Sun; The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass.; and the Bristol (Va.) Herald Courier.
Newspapers were judged in five circulation categories: under 25,000 daily circulation; 25,001-50,000; 50,001-100,000; and over 100,000. Judges evaluated entries only for those quality attributes that can be objectively measured: black ink density and uniformity, color ink density and uniformity, color register, page alignment, litho defects and other defects.
2016 Print Quality Contest Winners:
In the Under 25,000 circulation category
1st place: Bristol Herald Courier, Bristol, Va.
2nd place: News Tribune, Jefferson City, Mo.
3rd place: Columbia Daily Tribune, Columbia, Mo.
In the 25,001 - 50,000 circulation category:
1st place: The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass.
2nd place: Macon Telegraph, Macon, Ga.
3rd place: The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, Va.
In the 50,001 - 100,000 circulation category:
1st place: The Villages Daily Sun, The Villages, Fla.
2nd place: Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Sarasota, Fla.
3rd place: Lancaster Farming, Ephrata, Penn.
In the over 100,000 circulation category:
1st place: The New York Times, printed by The Buffalo News, Buffalo, N.Y.
2nd place: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Little Rock, Ark.
3rd place: The Buffalo News, Buffalo, N.Y.
Judging of the annual Print Quality Contest and Evaluation is chaired by Kevin Conner, quality assurance manager of The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.
Marked newspapers and judges' evaluation forms will be mailed to all participating newspapers next week.
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