TRRT receives statewide recognition

Molly Fleming, Jeff Havens, Charles Story all winners in 2004 Illinois Press Association awards

In its first year of membership to the Illinois Press Association (IPA), The Rock River Times has been named a winner in three categories of the statewide press association’s 2004 Better Newspaper Contest.

Molly Fleming has been named a recipient for her entertainment reviews; Jeff Havens has been recognized for his news reporting series on Rock Valley College; and Charles Story has been named a recipient for his editorial cartoons. Exact placements within the categories will be announced at the IPA’s 139th Annual Convention Oct. 8 in Springfield.

The Rock River Times is competing against other IPA non-dailies with a circulation of more than 10,000 newspapers. The Rock River Times joined the IPA in March 2004. With more than 600 daily and weekly newspapers from throughout the state, the IPA is the largest statewide press association in the country. More info:

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