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'Philadelphia Tribune' Named Nation's Best Black Newspaper

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'Philadelphia Tribune' Named Nation's Best Black Newspaper

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The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) has bestowed 10 honors, including the John B. Russwurm Award for "Best Newspaper," to the Philadelphia Tribune, the nation's oldest continuously running black newspaper. This is the seventh time in the last 12 years that the Philadelphia Tribune has won the "Best Newspaper" award.

The awards were presented at the NNPA's 68th Annual Merit Award Ceremony in Louisville, Ky. The paper received five other first-place awards, including "Best Special Edition," given for its 2007 Martin Luther King supplement; "Best Editorial," presented to its Sunday edition editor, Mike Bruton, for his editorial titled "End The Chaos: Start Snitching"; "Best Business Section"; "Best Youth Section," given for its weekly supplement, The Learning Key; and "Best Original Advertising," given for its National Health Series.

The Tribune also received two second-place awards in the categories of "General Excellence" and "Community Service," given for its annual Home Buying Seminar. And finally, the paper received two third-place awards for "Best Church Page" and "Best Layout and Design -- Broadsheet. …

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