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Times Community News receives record 16 nominations in statewide contest

April 12, 2012

I’m proud to announce that the Glendale News-Press, Burbank Leader, La Cañada Valley Sun and Pasadena Sun received nominations in 16 categories in the annual California Newspaper Publishers Association contest. As far as I can tell, this is a record for us, and I'm pretty excited about it.

The nominations mean the papers will receive either first or second place in those categories, with the winners to be announced May 5 at the CNPA conference in San Jose.

The nominations run the gamut, from news to investigative, features to photo, and columns to sports coverage. Also, three of the four papers received finalist nominations for their respective websites. Finally, I want to note that the Pasadena Sun received a nomination for the CNPA’s highest award in its category: General Excellence.

This is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff. I’m proud to be a part of this organization. Congratulations!

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-- Dan Evans, Times Community News

Pasadena Sun  General Excellence (Staff) - Finalist  Best Website (Staff) – Finalist

La Cañada Valley Sun  Sports Coverage (Grant Gordon, Gabriel Rizk, Charles Rich, Andrew Campa, Andrew Shortall) - Finalist  Website (Staff) – Finalist  Columns (Carol Cormaci) - Finalist  News Photo (Firefighters stop fire, Tim Berger) - Finalist  Art/Nature (Tangled Web, Raul Roa) - Finalist

Burbank Leader  Government Coverage (Bonuses) - Finalist  Sports Coverage (Jeff Tully/Grant Gordon) – Finalist  Layout and Design (Matt Wilkes, Mike Swanson, Jon Thompson, Erik Haugli) – Finalist  First Amendment (Bonuses) - Finalist  Website (Staff) – Finalist

Glendale News-Press  Government Coverage (ADI, Melanie Hicken) - Finalist  Feature Story (Brand family, Megan O'Neil) - Finalist  Columns (Dan Evans) - Finalist  Art/Nature Photo (Duck!, Raul Roa)

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