For the second year in a row, the Barrow Journal has been named one of the best newspapers in Georgia. At the Georgia Press Association’s annual conference in Jekyll Island last week, co-publishers Mike Buffington and Scott Buffington accepted the coveted 2013 General Excellence award for the Journal. The newspaper won the same honor last year.
“We are extremely proud of the Journal staff and the very high standard of excellence they are setting in the state,” said co-publisher Mike Buffington. “To win the top award for excellence two years in a row is a very big deal in our industry and speaks to the dedication of the Journal’s staff.”
The Journal’s staff also won the W. Trox Bankston Trophy for providing readers the best Local News Coverage.
“The amount of local content in this weekly newspaper is unbelievable!” wrote the judges. “It offers a very nice community section in addition to the local front page, sports and police beat news.”
For the full story, see the June 12 issue of the Barrow Journal.