Weekly, Palo Alto Online win 7 top awards

California Newspaper Publishers' Association annual contest cites Weekly for general excellence, best website, local-news coverage, sports coverage, editorial comment, layout/design, feature photo

The Palo Alto Weekly picked up seven first-place awards, including the coveted "General Excellence" award and Best Website for Palo Alto Online, Friday evening at the California Newspaper Publishers' Association annual meeting in Monterey.

The Weekly also won first-place awards for Local News Coverage, Editorial Comment, Sports Coverage, Page Layout & Design and Feature Photo, in its circulation category of large weekly papers statewide.

The Almanac, the Weekly's sister paper covering south San Mateo County communities, won a second-place award for General Excellence in its circulation category. It picked up a first-place award for Feature Photo.

The Mountain View Voice, also a sister paper, won a second-place award for Public Service.

The "Better Newspapers Contest" awards were by circulation category and daily or weekly publication.

Nine first-place General Excellence winners took the stage to celebrate their bragging rights as the overall best of the best in their divisions. CNPA awarded 480 first- and second-place awards for the 2009 Better Newspapers contest.

Nearly 4,000 entries from newspapers across the state were submitted in 28 categories and nine circulation divisions. A full listing of winners is at

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Posted by Kathy
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Apr 17, 2010 at 10:08 am

Congrats to the Weekly for these well-deserved awards. We are very fortunate to have such a dedicated team of journalists writing, and caring, about Palo Alto.

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Posted by george browning
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Apr 19, 2010 at 11:33 am

This Online feature should be required reading for every council person and all upper staff. Sure, there are a lot of rants by uninformed people, but there are many thoughtful pieces. The fact they're usually anonymous doesn't detract from the feelings expressed.

Thank you and congratulations Weekly.

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Posted by Baldy in a Caddy
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 19, 2010 at 11:34 am

Congrats Guys!! AWESOME JOB!!

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Posted by Carol H.
a resident of Professorville
on Apr 19, 2010 at 3:41 pm

Yeah!!!! Well done!

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