WORTHINGTON – Congratulations to the Globe, Worthington’s local newspaper, which recently garnered 13 awards in the Minnesota Newspaper Convention’s annual Better Newspaper Contest, an annual event that this year took place virtually.
The honors were presented for work produced between Sept. 1, 2019 and Aug. 31, 2020, and were judged by the Michigan Press Association. There were more than 3,100 entries submitted by large and small newspapers across Minnesota.
The Globe earned two first-place awards, one for General Reporting for non-dailies with a circulation of 3,000 to 7,000, and another for Local Breaking News Coverage regarding the George Floyd Protest in Worthington.
Globe reporter Julie Buntjer also earned a first- and third-place award for Hard News reporting, and a third-place in the Business Story category.
The Globe also earned awards for Use of Social Media, with Advertising Manager Roberta Fultz winning first-place for the LIKE My Summer photo contest and a collaborative effort from Sports Editor Doug Wolter and Photographer Tim Middagh for The Drill. Several other third-place awards were also received in various categories.
Globe Editor Ryan McGaughey said winning 13 awards is a tremendous honor, stating it was well-deserved recognition for the hard-working and dedicated staff.
"To be recognized for excellence on a statewide level is always rewarding. It's particularly sweet, though, in a year that challenged all of us and forced us to do many aspects of our jobs differently, McGaughey said. “It's a pleasure to work with a team of people who continuously show their commitment to The Globe and work together to produce a high-quality product.”
He also extended his thanks to the Minnesota Newspaper Association for the recognition and to the fellow MNA winners who share the mission of keeping communities informed.