Native Sun News Today: Newspaper walks away with top award again

Bback row: James Giago, Graphic Artist; Mike Valdez, Sales; Tim Giago, Editor Emeritus/owner; James Giago Davies, News/Sports Correspondent; Jodi Rave-Spotted Bear, News Correspondent. Front row: Charise Abernathy, Production Manager; Christie Tibbitts, Publisher; Jackie Giago, General Manager; Ernestine Chasing Hawk, Editor; and Kirk Dickerson, Sales Manager.

Native Sun News Today takes top award
By Ernestine Chasing Hawk
Native Sun News Today Editor

ABERDEEN –– Once again the staff of Native Sun News Today came home with South Dakota’s top newspaper award, the General Excellence Award.

For the second year in a row, Native Sun News Today won General Excellence in their category, weeklies over 2,000, at the South Dakota Newspaper Association’s Better Newspaper contest in Aberdeen.

Two years ago Native Sun News Today came home from a combined contest between the North and South Dakota Better Newspaper Contest with the prestigious award, “Best of the Dakota’s.”

“Quality journalism – and all that goes into publishing quality newspapers – is the hallmark of this year’s top winners in the SDNA Better Newspaper Contest,” association members said in the news release announcing the winners.

According to SDNA, General Excellence is “a measure of the newspapers overall – reporting, writing, photography, opinion, design and adverting. The SDNA General Excellence Awards is the measure of the newspapers overall quality and commitment to journalism.”

In addition to the top award, General Excellence, Native Sun News Today staff also won six - 1st place awards in the editorial completion and eight - 2nd and 3rd place awards, six in editorial and two in advertising and sales – for a total of 15 awards.

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