The Atlanta Voice Earns Six Awards for Journalistic Excellence at NNPA Messenger Awards

The Atlanta Voice Publisher Janis L. Ware (center) accepts the first-place award for health coverage. Photo by Donnell Suggs/The Atlanta Voice

BALTIMORE, MD. – The Atlanta Voice earned six awards for journalistic excellence at this year’s National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Messenger Awards, which took place at the Four Seasons Baltimore. The annual awards took place on Thursday evening inside the Cobalt Ballroom on the hotel’s second floor.

The third-place award for the original advertising campaign was also given to The Atlanta Voice.

Karen Carter Richards, the publisher and CEO of The Forward Times and Robert “Bob” Bogle, president of the Philadelphia Tribune gave opening remarks before the awards ceremony began.

“I’ve never ever come to an NNPA Convention where I didn’t learn something,” Bogle said. “The NNPA Messenger awards is not just a celebration, it’s an event. I don’t know any business that can do what we do. We tell the stories of our communities. We are the beginning and the end.”

The NNPA Fund Scholarship awards were distributed to 10 college students from around the country. All of the students study at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and receive a $2,000 prize. One of the students, Janelle Wilson, attends Morgan State University in Baltimore and had the opportunity to attend the award ceremony with her mother.

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The Atlanta Voice earns six awards for journalistic excellence at NNPA Messenger Awards

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