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St. Louis American, Houston Defender and Miami Times named Best Black Newspapers

NNPA St. Louis American, Houston Defender and  Miami Times named Best Black Newspapers

James Farmer, Mary Alice Thatch, Garth Reeves and Bobby R. Henry, Sr. and Roland Martin

St. Louis American, Houston Defender and  Miami Times named Best Black Newspapers

NNPA Legacy Awards James Farmer, former vice president of General Motors Acceptance Corp. (GMAC); Mary Alice Thatch, NNPA Publisher of the Year; Excellence Award winner Miami Times Garth Reeves; and Bobby Henry, Sr. publisher of the Westside Gazette Newspaper with The NNPA’s Front Page Award winner Roland Martin, host of “Washington Watch with Roland Martin” on TV One cable network.                         (Photo by Fran Farrer, The County News)

From the NNPA.org

  NASHVILLE, TENN – The St. Louis American won the top award for general excellence for the second consecutive year Thursday ( June 27, 2013) night at the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) Annual Merit Awards ceremony. For the first time, the NNPA also presented excellence awards for two smaller categories. Winning in Category B was the Houston Defender. The Miami Times won in Category C.

“There were many exceptional entries this year,” said Karl B. Rodney, Merit Awards Chairman and publisher of the Carib News. “We congratulate not only the winners, but other papers that exemplify excellence every week.”

Mary Alice Thatch, publisher of the Wilmington Journal, was selected “Publisher of the Year” by her colleagues. Thatch was the driving force behind the NNPA’s successful national campaign win pardons of innocence for the Wilmington Ten. Her paper provided the lead coverage of the issue. The stories were then distributed to member newspapers by the NNPA News Service.

NNPA Legacy Awards were presented to Jesse Jackson, Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, and James Farmer, former vice president of General Motors Acceptance Corp. (GMAC). The NNPA’s Front Page Award was presented to Roland Martin, host of “Washington Watch with Roland Martin” on TV One cable network, and Larry Waters, Senior Director of Community Commerce and Partnerships for MillerCoors.

 

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