Washington Informer Receives Top Honors

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WASHINGTON -- The Washington Informer received the John H. Sengstacke General Excellence First Place Award from the National Newspaper Publisher’s Association during its annual convention in New York City on Thu., June 19. The award recognizes an NNPA newspaper that maintained a high standard of journalism and publishing in 2009.

Founded in 1964, the Washington Informer serves more than 50,000 print readers in the District, Maryland and Virginia, as well as 30,000 unique visitors on its website and 7,500 supporters who receive the weekly email blast. The Washington Informer also produces a weekly television show on DCTV.

The NNPA, also known as the Black Press of America, is a 69-year old federation of more than 200 black-owned newspapers across the United States.