The Journal of the San Juan Islands will be honored for community service, news reporting, photography and advertising at the 121st annual Washington Newspaper Publishers Association convention, in Yakima.
The Journal, which also publishes SanJuanJournal.com, Springtide magazine, The Book of the San Juan Islands and other publications, competes annually in the association’s Better Newspaper Contest. Its division includes newspapers with circulation of 2,501 to 5,000.
This year’s contest entries were judged by members of the Louisiana Press Association. Judges reviewed 2,835 entries submitted by 80 newspapers.
It will be The Journal’s eighth WNPA award for community service since 2001.
WNPA represents 114 community newspapers across Washington state. WNPA promotes open government, defends the First Amendment, sponsors the state’s annual Better Newspaper Contest and offers continuing education for publishers and staff members.
The organization was founded in 1887, two years before Washington was admitted to the Union.