The Advocate (Baton Rouge), the Daily Comet (Thibodaux), The St. Tammany Farmer (Covington), The Gonzales Weekly Citizen and The Catholic Commentator (Baton Rouge) earned Newspaper of the Year honors in their respective divisions in the Louisiana Press Association Better Newspaper Competition for 2020. LPA members competed with one another for bragging rights and distinction in a variety of categories, for work produced during 2019. The Loyola Maroon earned Newspaper of the Year in the Collegiate Division.
For a complete list of all winners, click here.
The designation for the Newspaper of the Year is based on the number of points earned in the Better Newspaper Competition for 2020, with awards being given in individual contests for first, second, and third places. The editorial contests range from news story writing to graphic design while the advertising entries were judged based on design, creativity, and effectiveness. The Nebraska Press Association judged the competition this year.