Newsroom Awards for SMI Sites at CNPA

Our newsrooms received some well-deserved recognition over the weekend when we were recognized with 15 first-place awards and 12 second-place awards at the California Newspaper Publishers Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest. The Press Democrat received six first-place awards and five second-place awards; The Argus Courier received a record total of 14 awards, nine first-place awards and five second place awards and The Sonoma Index-Tribune received two second-place awards. wins top award in online journalism contest

The Press Democrat’s website,, has received the top award for a daily newspaper website in an international online journalism awards contest.

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