News-Herald, Suffolk Living win awards

Published 11:04 pm Saturday, April 9, 2016

The Suffolk News-Herald, Suffolk Living magazine and their staff members brought home a total of 21 awards from the Virginia Press Association’s annual news and advertising conference on Saturday.

The News-Herald won a total of 16 news and advertising awards in the VPA’s D1 division, which includes 10 daily newspapers around the state whose circulation is below 20,000.

Suffolk Living magazine competed with 27 other specialty publications with circulation ranging up to more than 498,000 (Cooperative Living). Suffolk Living won five awards in the contest.

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The News-Herald and its staff members won the following awards:

First place — Informational graphics: Jen Jaqua

First place — Breaking news photo: Matthew A. Ward

First place — Editorial pages: Staff

First place — Government writing: Tracy Agnew

Second place — Sports writing portfolio: Titus Mohler

Second place — General news photo: Res Spears

Second place — Column writing: Res Spears

Second place — General news writing: Allison T. Williams

Second place — Member self-promotion (advertising): Jen Jaqua

Third place — Page design: Tracy Agnew

Third place — Specialty pages or sections: Jen Jaqua and staff

Third place — Column writing: Matthew A. Ward

Third place — Editorial writing: Res Spears

Third place — General news writing: Tracy Agnew

Third place — Government writing: Matthew A. Ward

Third place — In-depth or investigative writing: Tracy Agnew

Suffolk Living magazine and its staff members won the following awards:

Second place — Leisure, lifestyle or home writing: Res Spears

Third place — Photo-illustration: Res Spears

Third place — Picture story or essay: Res Spears

Third place — Combination picture and story: Res Spears, Troy Cooper and Tracy Agnew

Third place — Business and financial writing: Tracy Agnew