SandPaper News Coverage Makes Waves in NJ Press Contest


Rick Mellerup
March 03, 2021

Social Media Manager Sarah Hodgson positioned to start with in the Greatest Use of Social Media category for her perform on The SandPaper Fb web page.
2020 experienced to be one particular of the busiest news a long time in background what with the COVID-19 pandemic, the ensuing recession and faculty closings, a presidential election and a report-breaking Atlantic hurricane season.
The SandPaper stored on major of them all and additional, profitable 18 editorial awards like 8 firsts in the 2020 New Jersey Push Association’s Greater Newspaper Contest.
Reporter David Biggy led the way with three firsts – in the Training, Sports activities Producing Portfolio, and the New Technique to Regimen Reporting classes. He also scored a next in News Writing and a third in the Athletics Part Layout and Articles class along with Structure Supervisor Pattie McIntyre.
Reporter Gina G. Scala took initial and 2nd in the Online Breaking Information class. She also took 2nd position in Interpretive Crafting.
Reporter Rick Mellerup acquired firsts in two classes – Arts and Leisure Producing and Coverage of Election/Politics. He also snagged a 3rd in Schooling Crafting.
Monique M. Demopoulos bagged a initial in Small business and Financial Writing and a third in Information Producing.
Social Media Supervisor Sarah Hodgson placed very first in the Very best Use of Social Media classification for her do the job on The SandPaper Fb internet site.
Scala, Demopoulos and Juliet Kaszas-Hoch put together to just take second location in the Basic Coronavirus/COVID-19 group.
Executive Editor Gail Travers teamed up with McIntyre for 2nd put in the Editorial Area Layout and Content material bracket. Employees was credited for two other seconds – Entrance Site Structure and Typical Typography and Layout of Complete Paper.
The SandPaper promoting and generation staffs racked up 50 awards, highlighted by the coveted “General Excellence” designation and a sweep of all prizes in the Modest Room classification.
The staff includes Workplace Manager Lee Very little, Classified Advisers Nora Devin and Marsia Mason, Marketing Director Andrea Driscoll, Generation Supervisor Jeffrey Kuhlman and Advertising and marketing Consultants Stan Kapica, Jeff Linkous and Christopher Seiz, and advertising and marketing designers Adrian Antonio and Nina Schulze.
— Employees Report

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