Judges at the Missouri School of Journalism considered more than 1,200 entries and yesterday awarded OC Weekly second place nationally for General Excellence in our circulation category among both daily and alternative newspapers.
The judges had this to say: "The Weekly contains all the usual alternative elements—the reviews, the listings, the personal ads. What makes it stand out and makes it a winner, though, are the deeply reported and powerfully written centerpiece stories. These have both substance and panache."
Other General Excellence awards went to papers includingThe Washington Post, San Jose Mercury News, Miami Herald and the Sacramento Bee.
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The Los Angeles Times' West magazine won first place for Regularly Scheduled Feature Supplement.