We are a very hard-working staff that enjoys being together, and it shows in our work. We are dedicated to bringing our readers the news that matters in Jefferson County, and our efforts have been rewarded by numerous awards over the years. Editor Jan Anderson was awarded the Master Editor & Publisher award. This prestigious award honored her exceptional career in journalism.
At one recent Montana Newspaper Association convention, the Boulder Monitor won 17 awards, including first place awards for Best Single House Ad, Best Multi-Sponsor ROP Ads, Best Agricultural Issues Reporting, and Best Justice System Issues Reporting, from the MNA’s Better Newspaper Contest. In addition, the paper was awarded the Freedom of Information Award, a prize presented each year to one newspaper in the state, including weeklies and dailies, emblematic of exceptional work in serving the public’s right to know.
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Newspapers from all across Montana were represented at the Montana Newspaper Association’s 126th Annual Convention in Lewistown, Montana. Part of the weekend was devoted to awarding Montana papers the Best of the Best Better Newspaper Contest Awards. The Boulder Monitor is proud to have received the following awards and judge’s comments:
FIRST PLACE AWARDS:
Justice System Issues: Amber Conger – The facts are represented clearly while conveying the emotion of the trial. The writing style stands out in originality from other entries.
Agriculture Issues: Amber Conger – Nice lead. Interesting subject matter explained well; good sources.
Best Single House Ad: Jan Anderson – Great image! Shows students enjoying using your product.
Best Multi-sponsor ROP Ad: Cristina Ronayne and Jan Anderson – Awesome idea! Each reader will spend significant amount of time on this paper.
SECOND PLACE AWARDS:
Special Projects: Boulder Monitor 2010 Boulder Area Visitor’s Guide – Well planned and executed with good use of photos and typography.
Best Feature Story, General: Amber Conger and Jan Anderson – Photos and layout very well done. The history of the subject is well outline and access to information gained despite confidentiality.
Best Website: Second Place, Boulder Monitor – A close call between first and second. Really like the look of the website…
THIRD PLACE AWARDS:
Best Feature Story, Personality: Jan Anderson – a fitting tribute to what is obviously a pillar of the Boulder community.
Business and Economic Issues: Jan Anderson – Good mix of stories with a range of reporting – personal impact of store closing, illegal activity of business owner, concern for public health.
Best Lifestyle Coverage: Cristina Ronayne – Enjoyable read.
Best Feature Photo: Amber Conger – Funny and framed well. Nice job.
Best Photo Essay: Amber Conger – Nice variety and color.
Best Advertising Series: Boulder Monitor
Government Issues: Jan Anderson.
Best Multi-Sponsor ROP Ad: Cristina Ronayne
Best Advertising Headlines: Jan Anderson
MASTER EDITOR/PUBLISHER INDUCTION:
Jan Anderson – “I truly believe the Montana newspaper industry is long overdue in recognizing Jan for her effort on our behalf, as well as for her personal accomplishments in regards to her business and for her untiring leadership role in her community.” Dick Crockford
AND FIRST PLACE FOR ALL CIRCULATION SIZES
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