News&Guide earns 2019 award for 'best newspaper' for its circulation class

Publisher Kevin Olson holds an armload of awards at the National Newspaper Association’s annual conference last week in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Jackson Hole News&Guide won 16 journalism awards for the weekly’s stories and photos.

The Jackson Hole Daily’s sister publication, the Jackson Hole News&Guide, won the 2019 National Newspaper Association’s award for best weekly newspaper in the nation for its circulation class.

In all, Jackson’s weekly paper was named winner of 16 honors at the Saturday awards breakfast of the National Newspaper Association’s 33rd annual Convention and Trade Show at The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

“This is a tribute to our highly engaged community, the support of our advertisers and all the hard-working folks in the News&Guide,” Publisher Kevin Olson said, “along with the rest of our crew who contribute to the success of Teton Media Works and enable the News&Guide to win these national awards.”

Olson credited the “incredibly talented crew” of the News&Guide, its editor Johanna Love, and the staffs of the Jackson Hole Daily, Orijin, TMW’s suite of magazines, customer service, creative services, advertising, accounting, circulation and commercial printing.

In addition to first place for General Excellence in the non-daily division in its circulation class, the News&Guide won first place for: Best Sports Photo for “Kings and Queens of Corbet’s Couloir”; Best Breaking News Story (story series) for Roosevelt Fire coverage; Best Environmental Journalism (story series) for “No clear answer for elk problem”; and Best Localized National Story for “Survivors Speak.”

The News&Guide also took first for Social Media Journalism for its Roosevelt Fire coverage, as well as five second-place awards, two third-place awards and three honorable mentions.

Wyoming newspapers did remarkably well in this year’s awards, bringing home the second most honors of all states: 61. NNA awarded a total of 485 awards to 97 member newspapers in 36 states.

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