October 29, 2008
The Press-Enterprise Takes Several Firsts at 2008 CNPA Contest
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Oct. 29, 2008) - Continuing its tradition of excellence, The Press-Enterprise was recognized for achievements in journalism at the California Newspaper Publishers Association's 2008 Best Newspapers Contest, presented Oct. 25 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City, Calif.
The Press-Enterprise , Inland Southern California's leading source of local news and information, took top honors with a first place in the Daily General Excellence category.
Included among the comments made by the Blue Ribbon Judges about The Press-Enterprise: "This newspaper had substantial local reporting Able to get up for the big story and sustain commitment. Good variety and energy throughout the paper Excellent photos and graphics. Excellent work!"
The Press-Enterprise also won first place in the categories of Local News Coverage, Business/Financial Story, Environmental/Ag Resource Reporting and Breaking News Photo.
The Press-Enterprise took second place in the categories of Sports Story, Photo Essay, Special Issue and Illustration/Info Graphic.
"I am pleased that we were recognized in such a wide variety of categories," says Maria DeVarenne, editor and vice president/news. "We have a dedicated, talented team of journalists who provide award-winning news to our readers and online users every day."
The awards were announced during the CNPA's 2008 Press Summit: Embracing Radical Change. A complete list of winners is available at www.cnpa.com/BNC/2008%20BNC/2008Webview.pdf .
About the Press-Enterprise Company
The Press-Enterprise Company, a Riverside-based subsidiary of AH Belo Corp., is a multimedia company serving Inland Southern California. The company publishes news and information in print and online via The Press-Enterprise, the region's largest daily newspaper with 164,189 Monday through Friday circulation and 172,730 Sunday circulation; PE.com, the region's largest local online Web site; and, more than 30 micro-local community-based Web sites. Other print and online products include: The Business Press, a weekly business journal; La Prensa and Tele y Todo, weekly Spanish-language newspapers serving the region's diverse Hispanic community; and online advertising publications Rancho Life, PE.cars, PE.homes, WOW, PE.jobs and Savings Express.
About A. H. Belo Corporation
A. H. Belo Corporation (NYSE: AHC) headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a distinguished news and information company that owns and operates four daily newspapers and a diverse group of Web sites. A. H. Belo publishes The Dallas Morning News, Texas' leading newspaper and winner of eight Pulitzer Prizes since 1986; The Providence Journal, the oldest continuously published daily newspaper in the U.S. and winner of four Pulitzer Prizes; The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA), serving southern California's Inland Empire region and winner of one Pulitzer Prize; and the Denton Record-Chronicle. The Company publishes various specialty publications targeting niche audiences, young adults and the fast-growing Hispanic market. The Company's partnerships and/or investments include the Yahoo! Newspaper Consortium and Classified Ventures, owner of Cars.com. A. H. Belo also owns direct mail and commercial printing businesses. Additional information is available at www.ahbelo.com or by contacting Maribel Correa, director of investor relations, at 214-977-2702.