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.

Winners announced in North Coast wine contest

The results are in for the first annual Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge. After tasting 930 wines, judges awarded 121 gold medals, 6 Best of County awards and 5 Best of Class.