The Ellsworth American Wins National, Regional Press Honors

Ellsworth, ME – The New England Newspaper & Press Association on Oct. 9 named The Ellsworth American the “Newspaper of the Year” among large-circulation weekly newspapers in New England. That announcement came later in the week after the National Newspaper Association (NNA), at its annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas, named The American the second best large weekly newspaper in the country. The Taos (N.M.) News took first place in that competition.
Of The American, the NNA judges wrote: “This paper screams local. Great job covering all facets of your community. We can’t help but think that readers must spend hours with this paper every week. It’s packed with news.”
“It’s been a great week,” said Publisher Alan Baker. “We’re grateful. The distinctions are much appreciated. I can say only that the awards belong to the staff. We’re blessed to have so much talent and so many conscientious people doing their best, week after week, year after year.”
This is the fourth year in a row that The American has been named Newspaper of the Year by the New England Newspaper & Press Association.