An Honor and a Privilege

It is again my honor to receive the Oklahoma Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest award for first place in photography for 2012. I’ve have been awarded this honor several times in the past, but it’s always nice when I can, as my editor Gene likes to say, “Put more hardware on the wall.”

Competing with other newspapers in our class from around the state is, at least in my view, more about doing a good job every day for my newspaper and for our community. Times are tough in the newspaper business, and it’s more important than ever to push hard to be the best we can be, to the watch dog and the guard dog for the public, and to enjoy bringing our readership the best product we can.

Here is our news team in a photo we made this week for an upcoming campaign championing our talent and experience, an ad campaign that was actually my idea. The slogan will be something like, "Nearly 200 years of combined professional journalism experience you won't find anywhere else. The Ada News. Subscribe today." Pictured are me, Sports Editor Jeff Cali, City Editor Randy Mitchell, Associate Editor Brenda Tollett, Publisher Loné Beasley, Sports Writer Bob Forrest, Reporter Eric Swanson, and Managing Editor Gene Lehmann.
Here is our news team in a photo we made this week for an upcoming campaign championing our talent and experience, an ad campaign that was actually my idea. The slogan will be something like, “Nearly 200 years of combined professional journalism experience you won’t find anywhere else. The Ada News. Subscribe today.” Pictured are me, Sports Editor Jeff Cali, City Editor Randy Mitchell, Associate Editor Brenda Tollett, Publisher Loné Beasley, Sports Writer Bob Forrest, Reporter Eric Swanson, and Managing Editor Gene Lehmann.
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5 Comments

  1. Yes, well done. It’s always nice to have more plaques and trophies, but even nicer that you keep pushing yourself to improve and find new inspiration.

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  2. Go! Richard, it’s ya birthday, it’ ya birthday–Hey! It really is your birthday! Best wishes and congrats on the award. Your cup runneth over!

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