The Storey Teller Wins Best Platform Writing at Nevada Press Association Annual Convention
Newspapers gathered from across the state to take in The Nevada Press Association (NPA) annual convention in Las Vegas this weekend. The event recognizes outstanding journalism, from across the state including editorial, breaking news, photojournalism, graphic design, and headlines. The NPA gives separate awards for urban, intermediate and weekly papers so the little guys get the recognition they deserve.
The major news event in Las Vegas was the tragic shooting on October 1, many strong stories and photos received recognition. Rural papers revealed their chops with great features and excellent writing. Many of the best stuff came from The Elko Daily Free Press and the Tonopah Times-Bonanza.
A Family Tradition
The Storey Teller won 4 separate awards for journalistic excellence as Storey County’s lone representative in Las Vegas. The Teller took first place in Platform Writing and third in General Online Excellence, Best Editorial Page, and Freedom of the Press. The Storey Teller’s editor Sam Toll follows in the footsteps of father and fellow Nevada Journalist David Toll. David published The Gold Hill News in the mid-70’s and won over a dozen awards from the NPA. David Toll continues writing the NevadaGram and produces Nevadatravel.net, a resource for folks traveling across the Silver State.
While my dad is an actual writer, I am a self-taught upstart. As such, I have tried my best to shine light into places not used to scrutiny and helped to show people what is going on here in Storey County that is completely unreported on in other places. I write investigative articles that reveal things about Storey County that many don’t realize is going on. I have received support from the community and I am warmed by the kind words I get from people I meet walking the streets. Self-praise is no recommendation so it feels good to see other professionals recognize the effort I put into The Teller.
The NPA has an interesting method of judging the awards. They are part of a 6 state group that shares in judging other state’s work annually. This year Nevada judged South Dakota’s press awards while Wyoming judged Nevada’s efforts.
I want to give my sincere gratitude to the gentle readers of The Teller. Your generous support gives me the fuel to keep the engine running full throttle.