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Daily News takes two firsts at INA contest

By Staff | Feb 11, 2008

DES MOINES — The Estherville Daily News took two firsts — for Best Front Page and for best Circulation/Carrier Promotion — at the Iowa Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contests this past weekend in Des Moines.

The judges of the winning front page entry, one of which featured a full-page photo of President Bush, “Liked the willingness to break the traditional mold with cover when the President visited. Other front pages were strong too, both the design and the writing.”

This is what the judges said of the Daily News’ first place in the Circulation/Carrier Promotion category: “This sounds like a great way to get the whole staff involved in the newspaper, other than the positions they hold. Plus, with a bit of a possible personal reward, it could be a great way to honor the employees and gain on the circulation. A great way to benefit the company in many ways.”

The Daily News took second in Local Government. The judges said the entries offered: “Good, balanced coverage of controversial issues. Good continuing coverage of bond issue. Keeps readers well-informed about local government.”

In giving second place for Use of Graphics, the judges said: “Lots of color and lots of info. You can tell you put extra thought and effort into your work.”

In the third-place the Daily News received for Agriculture, the judges said: “Good feature photos run large. Good package on corn, cattle and ethanol. Nice features.”

Regarding Michael Tidemann’s third place for News Feature Story regarding the aftermath of the Morrell’s closing, the judges said: “Great feature story about a community and the economic impact a company can make.”

The contest and convention held Thursday and Friday featured speakers on various topics ranging from advertising and circulation to writing for print and the World Wide Web.

Daily News takes two firsts at INA contest

By Staff | Feb 11, 2008

DES MOINES — The Estherville Daily News took two firsts — for Best Front Page and for best Circulation/Carrier Promotion — at the Iowa Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contests this past weekend in Des Moines.

The judges of the winning front page entry, one of which featured a full-page photo of President Bush, “Liked the willingness to break the traditional mold with cover when the President visited. Other front pages were strong too, both the design and the writing.”

This is what the judges said of the Daily News’ first place in the Circulation/Carrier Promotion category: “This sounds like a great way to get the whole staff involved in the newspaper, other than the positions they hold. Plus, with a bit of a possible personal reward, it could be a great way to honor the employees and gain on the circulation. A great way to benefit the company in many ways.”

The Daily News took second in Local Government. The judges said the entries offered: “Good, balanced coverage of controversial issues. Good continuing coverage of bond issue. Keeps readers well-informed about local government.”

In giving second place for Use of Graphics, the judges said: “Lots of color and lots of info. You can tell you put extra thought and effort into your work.”

In the third-place the Daily News received for Agriculture, the judges said: “Good feature photos run large. Good package on corn, cattle and ethanol. Nice features.”

Regarding Michael Tidemann’s third place for News Feature Story regarding the aftermath of the Morrell’s closing, the judges said: “Great feature story about a community and the economic impact a company can make.”

The contest and convention held Thursday and Friday featured speakers on various topics ranging from advertising and circulation to writing for print and the World Wide Web.