Washington Informer Earns Four NNPA Awards

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When Dr. Calvin W. Rolark Sr. insisted on the slogan, “Award-winning newspaper,” his daughter, Washington Informer Publisher Denise Rolark Barnes, had just one desire.

“We have got to live up to it,” she said.

So, when the newspaper earned four National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) awards during the organization’s annual convention last month in Portland, Oregon, Rolark Barnes thought about her late and dear dad.

“I feel that my father would be proud of the work that we’re doing,” she said.

The newspaper, which celebrates its Golden Anniversary this year, earned first place in the categories of Best Layout and Design by a tabloid and Best Use of Photographs by a tabloid.

The Informer also earned third place honors in the categories of Best Special Edition and Best News Pictures.

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