Yellowstone County News reports that the weekly newspaper bought home three awards from the Montana Newspaper Association’s annual convention, including an award for Evelyn Pyburn, who won first place as “Best Editorial.” The Yellowstone County News moved into a different category of newspapers throughout the state because of an increase in its circulation.
Comments from the judges in the contest wrote about Evelyn Pyburn’s editorial writing skills, “Evelyn Pyburn contrasts the calm of local government in her community with what’s happening for much of the nation. Crisp, easy-to-read writing. Pride in her community is strong.”
In its other awards, Yellowstone County News’ Production Specialist and Graphic Artist Elisa Schlosser was recognized for her skills in the category of Best Ad to Sell and Promote Services.
YCN Submitted a portrait photo from the Carol William’s funeral and gathering where many of the participants were reading the YCN newspaper resulting in a third-place award.
Yellowstone County News was also recognized at the MNA Awards banquet for selling the most statewide Display Ads (out of 63 newspapers) throughout 2020 – the fifth year in a row that YCN has won this award.
Publisher Jonathan McNiven stated, “Our newspaper continues to be recognized for all the hard work that is being put towards making our newspaper the best we can and it shows with the new recognition of these new awards for our staff. Many thanks go out to our great staff who deserve the recognition for all they do to make our hyper-local newspaper a success. I look forward to the day when our newspaper is recognized as the best weekly newspaper in the state. In the meantime, we will focus on the little wins we receive each year.”


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