For its hard-hitting investigative reporting, award-winning photography and excellent sports, features and business coverage in 2011, the Barrow Journal on Saturday night was honored as the state’s top weekly newspaper in its division. Co-publisher Mike Buffington accepted the first place award for General Excellence on behalf of the staff at the Georgia Press Association’s 126th annual convention in Destin, Fla.
“This is quite an accomplishment for a newspaper that last year was in only its third year of publication,” Buffington said. “I am extremely proud of this staff.” The Journal staff won 15 awards, including six first places in addition to the top General Excellence Award, plus six second-places and three third-places.
For the full story, see the July 11 issue of the Barrow Journal.