Photo News wins two journalism awards

| 22 Feb 2012 | 05:22

    Weekly’s awards among eight newspapers prizes won by Straus Newspapers CHESTER - The Photo News has won first- and second-place awards in the 2010 Suburban Newspaper Association Editorial Contest for graphic artwork and layout. The prizes were among eight awards won by Straus Newspapers, the parent company of The Photo News, The Warwick Advertiser and seven other publications. The Photo News, whose coverage area includes Monroe, Tuxedo and Woodbury, took first prize for best graphic artwork in support of news on three different stories. The first illustrated a proposition by the Monroe-Woodbury School District to replace 10 school buses. The second showed the variety of weapons confiscated during a local arrest. The last depicted elements of the M-W school budget with images rather than simply words and numbers. The second-place award was for best non-page one layout on three pages. These pages depicted feature photography showing dancers, a shoe maker and easy-to-reach vacation destinations. Straus staffer Heather Mormile designed the pages and the graphics. Six other Straus weeklies took honors for news photography, environmental coverage, in-depth reporting, education reporting and for editorial cartoons. The remaining list is as follows: The Warwick Advertiser Best News Photo, first place: “Face of a Volunteer.” The Chronicle Best Environmental Coverage, first place: “Wetlands at Risk.” Advertiser News North Best In-depth Reporting, first place: “High in Sussex County.” The Advertiser News South Best Young People’s Coverage, third place: “Countdown to College.” The Pike County Courier Second place, Best Coverage of Local Education: School District Issues; Metal Detectors in Schools, H1N1 in Schools; Last Minute Prep. Township Journal Best Editorial Page Cartoon, second place: “Table manners.”