In April, El Mensajero Católico won two awards from the New York Press Association for work published during 2010.
The NYPA, a trade organization representing the state’s nondaily community newspapers, presented the awards April 8-9 during its annual convention in Saratoga Springs.
El Mensajero won the following awards:
- News Story (Division 2, 5,001-9,000 circulation): First place went to Annette Jiménez for her story "Programas ayudan a los latinos a vencer las adicciones de substancias" ("Programs help Latinos overcome substance abuse"), which was published in November.
"This story was compelling, moving, well-reported and well-written — all reasons for a 1st place (nod)," the judges wrote. "Tackling this subject matter from the eyes of those most impacted makes it a must read. A real gem among so many quality entries."
- Best Newspaper Web Site (all circulation divisions): El Mensajero‘s website received second place among all competing nondaily newspapers in the state.
"The site is beautifully straight forward and simply designed," the judges wrote. "Visitors know exactly where to go to find what they want and the size of the main picture appropriately captures our attention. The dimming effect on photo slideshows is a nice touch."