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Philadelphia Tribune wins big at 67th Annual NNPA Merit Awards
(July 3, 2007) The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), at
its recent 67th Annual Merit Award Ceremony in Seattle, Washington, presented
seven awards to The Philadelphia Tribune, the nation's oldest black newspaper.
The Philadelphia Tribune, which has been serving the Greater Philadelphia
region's African-American community for over 123 years, took home one first
place award in the category of "Best Youth Section"; two second place awards in
the categories of "Best Business Section" and "Best Feature Story"; and three
third place awards in the categories of "Best Church/Religious Page," "Best
Editorial Cartoon" and "Best Sports."
In addition, Ayana Jones, the Business and Health reporter for The Tribune, was
honored with the A. Phillip Randolph Messenger Award of Journalism Excellence in
the category of AIDS/HIV for her story on "Women Fighting Death." In six of the
last eleven years, The Tribune has been named the nation's best black newspaper
at the Merit Award Ceremony.
The NNPA, also known as the Black Press of America, is a 67-year-old federation
of more than 200 black community newspapers from across the United States. Its
primary mission is "to promote the interests of the black press by securing
unity and action in all matters relative to the profession of journalism and the
business of publishing."
Established in 1884 by Christopher J. Perry, and currently led by its publisher,
Robert W. Bogle, The Philadelphia Tribune is headquartered in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania. The paper is published every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
and Sunday, along with The Tribune Magazine, which is published on the first
Sunday of every month, and, Sojourner, the quarterly- published visitor's guide.
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