Luckily the prizes are good for career advancement and not based on dwindling ad sales, subscriptions and circulations as the written word become far less important in the age of social media stalking former high school enemies.
Accordingly . . .
Here's a bit of awards season braggadocio that was mostly unnoticed outside of a small clique of news junkies who also read this blog for giggles.
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The Kansas City Star was recognized by the Missouri Press Association for the Better Newspaper Contest Awards in 34 categories including best investigative reporting and best news series. Reporters Laura Bauer and Judy Thomas received first place in investigative reporting for their work on faith-based residential facilities, which are allowed to operate without a license in Missouri.
The Missouri Independent won nine awards Saturday - including two first place awards for coverage of government and breaking news - in the annual Missouri Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. The awards were presented at the association's annual convention in Excelsior Springs. The Independent competed in the Dailies Class 2 category.
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