Editors Win National Awards

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Two editors at Anton Community Newspapers recently were named award-winners in the 2014 National Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Editorial Contest. This is the first time Anton has entered the contest.
The judges of this nationwide competition, sponsored by the largest newspaper organization in the country, recognized the work of Anton Editor Betsy Abraham and Editor in Chief John Owens.
Abraham took an Honorable Mention in the Best Education/Literacy Story category for the piece “BOE Talks Illegal Residents” in The Westbury Times.
Owens’ editorial on State Education Commissioner John B. King, Jr., “You’d Better Smile When You Call Us That,” received an Honorable Mention in the Best Serious Column category.
Winners will be recognized at an award reception on Oct. 4 at the National Newspaper Association’s annual conference in San Antonio, Texas.
These awards are among two dozen journalism accolades presented to Anton editors and newspapers so far this year.