Newspaper Wins Top National Honors
Louis (Woody) Jenkins, editor and publisher of the Central City News and Capital City News was on hand in Phoenix, AZ, at the National Newspaper Association’s 127th Annual Convention to accept one of the organization’s top awards for 2013
The Central City News received the General Excellence Award as one of the Top 4 community newspapers in the United States. The National Newspaper Association is the oldest and largest organization of newspapers in the country with more than 3,000 newspaper members.
The Central City News also received a number of other awards for its news coverage and advertising design.
Jenkins won 3rd Place in the country for Best Feature Writing. He has won 1st, 2nd or 3rd Place in feature writing for three of the last four years.
Terrie Palmer of the Central City News and Capital City News was honored with two 2nd Place awards for advertising design.
Earlier last year, the Central City News won first place as the best community newspaper in Louisiana in its category at the Louisiana Press Association Annual Convention. It also won 1st Place for Best News Coverage. Its sister publication, the Capital City News won 2nd Place in Louisiana for General Excellence at the state convention. The Capital City News won 1st Place in Louisiana for Best Investigative Reporting and 1st Place for Best Front Page.
Jenkins said, “It is an honor for our newspaper to once again be chosen as one of the Top 4 community newspapers in the country. It is a real tribute to the great communities we serve. We thank our readers and our advertisers for all they do to make us successful!”