Herald-Guide receives third straight Newspaper of Year honor

For the third straight year, the St. Charles Herald-Guide was named the state’s Newspaper of the Year by the Louisiana Press Association.

The newspaper won 17 first-place awards, including those for General Excellence, Best Front Page and Best Layout and Design. The Herald-Guide’s staff also had seven second-place finishes and eight third-place awards.

“We are thrilled that our hard work in 2018 was recognized by the Louisiana Press Association,” Herald-Guide Publisher Jonathan Menard said. “Our wonderful staff put in a lot of hours each week to make sure that we produce a newspaper that the St. Charles Parish community can be proud of.”

In addition to top placement in Best Front Page, Best Layout and Design and General Excellence, the editorial staff finished on top in several major categories. Managing Editor Anna Thibodeaux had the Best Feature Story,  Best Headline and Best Photo Package. Stories by Ryan Arena placed first in both Best Breaking News Story and Best Sports Story. Additionally, Arena was given the Sam Hanna Award for having the Best Regular Column.

Menard won first place in the Best News Photo category.

“Most people don’t realize that the Herald-Guide is staffed with just two writers. These two, however, produce great work week in and week out, as evidenced by their first-place finishes in all major editorial categories,” Menard said.

The Herald-Guide also took home a slew of major awards on the advertising side.

Art Director Kevin Orgeron and designer Alissa Zeringue had the Best Ad Campaign for their work with Majoria’s Supermarket, while Zeringue and Menard teamed up to take home first place in the Staff Generated Ad and Best Online Advertising Campaign categories.

Zeringue also took home solo awards for Best In-Paper Promotion and Best Online Advertising – Single Ad, while Menard won the Best Success Story of an Ad category.

The newspaper’s popular football contest also won first place for Best Multiple Advertiser Page, as did the Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout for Best Web Project.

“We have the best designers in the business within this office,” Menard said. “They are able to take any idea and use their years of expertise to make it work for our advertisers. We are really proud of all they are able to accomplish each day.”

Newspaper of the Year… again

1st Place Awards
Best Headline – Anna Thibodeaux
Best Breaking News Story -Ryan Arena
Best Feature Story – Anna Thibodeaux
Best Regular Column –  Ryan Arena
Best Sports Story –  Ryan Arena
Best News Photo – Jonathan Menard
Best Layout and Design – Kevin Orgeron
Best Photo Package –  Anna Thibodeaux
Staff Generated Ad – Alissa Zeringue,  Jonathan Menard
Best Ad Campaign – Kevin Orgeron,  Alissa Zeringue
In-Paper Promotion – Alissa Zeringue
Best Success Story of an Ad – Jonathan Menard
Best Multiple Advertiser Page – Staff
Best Web Project – Staff
Best Online Advertising –  Alissa Zeringue
Best Online Advertising Campaign – Alissa Zeringue, Jonathan Menard
General Excellence – Staff

2nd Place Awards

Best Breaking News Story –  Anna Thibodeaux
Best Feature Story – Ryan Arena
Best News Story – Ryan Arena
Best News Photo – Anna Thibodeaux
Best Feature Photo – Jonathan Menard
Best Website –  Staff
Best Web Project – Staff

3rd Place Awards
Best Headline – Ryan Arena
Best Breaking News Story – Anna Thibodeaux
Best Feature Story – Anna Thibodeaux
Best Sports Column – Ryan Arena
Best News Photo – Anna Thibodeaux
Best Sports Photo – Ryan Arena
Best Photo Package – Anna Thibodeaux
Best Ad Campaign –  Jeff Cashio

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