News and Tribune earns honor

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The parent company of The News and Tribune (Jeffer­sonville) named it News­paper of the Year for the third con­secutive year in the annual Best of CNHI journalism competition for 2012.

The newspaper – with offices in Jeffersonville and New Albany – competed in the small daily newspaper category and was honored for comprehensive coverage of the devastating tornadoes that struck southern Indiana.

Individually honored in the small newspaper division category were Christopher Fryer, who was named Photographer of the Year in his first year at the newspaper, and Editor Shea Van Hoy, who was named editorial writer of the year for the third time in the past four years.

The News and Tribune received praise from a team of CNHI judges for “breadth of coverage, strong photography and initiative” in everyday news and sports coverage, but especially in the aftermath of a tornado that destroyed homes, businesses and schools in Henryville, Marysville, Otisco, Pekin, Borden and surrounding areas, according to a CNHI news release.

The News and Tribune won Newspaper of the Year in 2011. The Evening News, which merged with The Tribune, won the same award in 2010.