Fort Worth Business received two awards in the 2016 Better Newspaper Contest presented by the Texas Press Association.
Fort Worth Business took home a first place award in the General Excellence category that looks at four complete issues of a newspaper throughout the year.
The judges’ notes on the award cited Fort Worth Business for: “Nice in-depth reporting. Best writing in the division. Great photography. Nice design. Great community coverage.
In the Feature Writing category Fort Worth Business Press reporter Samantha Calimbahin took home a third place award for her story on Fort Worth golfers Martin and Gerina Piller, who are balancing their marriage and professional sports careers.
“We are truly the little engine that could so I’m thrilled for our entire staff, small in number and huge in energy and talent, and for Samantha to be recognized for good work,” said Richard Connor, president and publisher of the Fort Worth Business.
The awards were presented at the 2016 TPA Newspaper Leadership Retreat on June 18 at the La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa in Montgomery, Texas. This year 148 newspapers submitted 1,530 entries in the Texas Better Newspaper Contest, according to the Texas Press Association.
For more information on the awards: http://texaspress.com
To see Calimbahin’s story on the Pillers: