AS I SEE IT
By Neal A. Shipman
One of the highlights of this past weekend’s North Dakota Newspaper Convention was the recognition of the state’s best newspaper writers, photographers and design teams who work to produce quality newspapers throughout North Dakota.
To say that the competition is tough would be an understatement. North Dakota’s communities are blessed to have so many outstanding and dedicated people working hard to bring their readers a newspaper that is filled with stories, photos, and effective advertising that reflects all that is happening in their part of the world.
In the past several years, the McKenzie County Farmer has been recognized as being one of North Dakota’s best large weekly newspapers. And this year was no exception as we received 44 awards.
Overall, our staff received seven first place awards, 11 second place awards, 14 third place awards and 12 Honorable Mentions.
It goes without saying that we are extremely proud to be recognized by our peers in the newspaper industry, and that makes all of the hard work that we put into bringing our readers a quality product each and every week worth the effort.