2019 IFPA Awards
Local Business Coverage – second place
The May 2018 issue of the paper included articles about the Lansing Chamber of Commerce Good Neighbor Day Parade. The April 3, 2019, issue highlighted how Torrence construction would impact local business. These two print issues garnered The Lansing Journal second place for local business coverage.
Editorial Original Writing – second place
The September 2018 editorial titled “A newspaper for all of Lansing” was written by Lansing Journal Managing Editor Melanie Jongsma. It won second place for editorial original writing. This award is presented to the best editorial on a subject of local community interest, which personifies strong hometown allegiance and fearless expression of opinion.
Self Promotion – third place
The paper’s feature called The Lansing Journal Journeys won third place for self promotion. This honor recognizes “promoting the use of the paper by advertisers or acceptance by readers.”
Read the article:
- The Lansing Journal wins multiple advertising and editorial awards (October 12, 2019, by Jennifer Pallay)
2019 AFCP Best of the Best Awards
Best Front Page – Newsprint
Description: “Entries will be judged on overall creativity, appeal, typography, and professional appearance.”
Submission: July 4, 2018, issue
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Award: Third Place
Article about the award:
- July 2018 issue earns AFCP award (May 2019 article)
2018 AFCP Best of the Best Awards
Most Improved–Minimum 26% Editorial Content
Description: “Entries will be judged on cover design, presentation of editorial and advertising design, use of photography and illustrations, organization, print quality and overall look and feel.”
Submission: A comparison of an April 2017 Lansing Shopper and the inaugural issue of The Lansing Journal, which published on September 13, 2017.
Award: Second Place
Best Original Writing–News
Description: “News articles for current events within a community, such as crime, politics, business development and public policy.”
Submission: “Lansing gets a dog park,” from the November 2018 issue.
Award: Second Place
Article about the awards:
- AFCP’s 2018 ‘Best of the Best’ awards include The Lansing Journal (May 2018 article)
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