Out of more than 200 member newspapers, the Houston Forward Times received 2nd Place Award for Best Original Advertising and 2nd Place for Best Business Section. Congratulations to Jacqueline Lawson, Managing Editor, who has done the layout, written articles and provided content for the Business Section.
Congratulations also to Jeffrey Boney, Associate Editor, who received an award for Best Commentary out of over 300 entries. Congratulations to Henrietta Wilson, Advertising Director, Grace Boateng, Graphic Designer, and the entire staff for Best Original Advertising.
"Our member newspapers continue to improve each year, making the Merit Awards increasingly difficult to judge," said Karl B. Rodney, chairman of the NNPA Foundation. "The Merit Awards recognize the excellent work NNPA papers produce on a consistent basis."