Toledo Free Press named “Best Weekly Newspaper in Ohio” by SPJWritten by Toledo Free Press Staff Writers | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ohio Society of Professional Journalists Awards has named Toledo Free Press the best weekly newspaper in Ohio. In the Best of Show category for newspapers with a circulation over 100,000, Toledo Free Press was named “Best Weekly Newspaper” for its full body of work.
In 2008, Toledo Free Press won 2nd place in the category.
Toledo Free Press Editor in Chief Michael S. Miller received a first place award for Best Media Criticism for “Garbage In, Garbage Out,” a March 7, 2008 column deconstructing Blade coverage of then-presidential candidate Barack Obama’s visit to Toledo. Because of Toledo Free Press’ circulation, Miller competes against writers from all daily newspapers in Ohio.
WTOL reporter Jennifer Boresz won a second place award for Best Feature Reporting (Broadcast) for “The Greatest Rescue Mission Never Told.”
The Blade was recognized in several categories, including Best Web Site, Best Defense of the First Amendment for its suit to obtain records from the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, and Best Graphic Designer in Ohio for Sean McKeown-Young, a former Toledo Free Press graphic artist.
The awards will be presented at a ceremony in Cincinnati this fall.
Toledo Free Press was founded in 2005 by President and Publisher Thomas Pounds and is Lucas County’s largest circulation Sunday newspaper.