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Newspaper earns statewide awards

MIDWEST CITY (AP) — The Pawhuska Journal-Capital and its sister publication, the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, were among several of the state’s weekly and daily newspapers to be honored in the 2012 Oklahoma Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.

The Journal-Capital earned a first-place award for News Writing, as well as second-place finishes in News Content and Sports Coverage. The 109-year-old Pawhuska newspaper also earned fourth-place for Layout & Design. The J-C was judged among other small Oklahoma weekly newspapers.

“It was the second year in a row that the Journal-Capital has made a very strong showing at the statewide contest,” said J-C Publisher Chris Rush. “I’m very proud of our Pawhuska staff and correspondents. We are striving to make continued improvements to the newspaper for the benefit of our loyal Osage County readers.”

Meanwhile, the Examiner-Enterprise earned first-place awards in its daily division for Photography and Personal Columns, a second-place award for Editorial Comment and two third-place honors for In-depth Enterprise and Sports Coverage.

Entries in the contest, which includes daily and weekly newspapers competing in separate divisions, were judged by members of the South Dakota Newspaper Association.

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