The annual convention of the NYS Press Association (NYPA) was held this past weekend. NYPA is the trade association for community newspapers, and around 500 reporters, photographers, editors and publishers from over 150 different papers, attended the event. The Red Hook Star-Revue received an award in the Better Newspaper Contest, consisting of an Honorable Mention in the category of Best Editorial Page.
This is the second straight year that the Star-Revue has been honored in this statewide competition. Papers from as far away as Buffalo and as close as Bay Ridge are members. The Brooklyn contingent includes the Home Reporter, Courier Life newspapers, and the Brooklyn Paper.
The Star-Revue submitted editorial pages from three separate months, including a retort to the NY Times, controversy regarding the Gowanus Canal Superfund program, and a reaction to the holiday news coverage of Black Friday and Grey Thursday. The pages are reproduced below.
In choosing the Star-Revue, the judges commented:
“The editorials show that the editorial writers know and
care about their community. The writers are to be
commended for delivering well-formed and solid
opinions on important local issues.”
The Winning entries are below: