It was great being able to attend part of the 38th Annual ACNA (Atlantic Community Newspapers Association) conference this year.
The conference took place at the wonderful Lord Nelson Hotel in Halifax and the day I attended saw some useful and interesting seminars related to editorial, sales and multi-media.
My occupation at Lighthouse Media Group is their web manager and my personal interest is social media so I was delighted to find that the first seminar of the day was changed to using social media on your news site. Tim Currie gave a nice presentation and it was good to see them using an example of one of Keith Corcorans online articles from the Bulletin as an example of a well written searchable title!
AWARDS: 40 newspapers submitted 1,083 entries this year from works published in 2009 and these are the winning entries from Lighthouse Media Group!
General Excellence – Class 3
Bridgewater Bulletin (NS) (Winner)
Best Advertising Program
Tina Hennigar, Lunenburg Lighthouse Log (Winner)
Best Community Service
Bridgewater Bulletin (Winner) (Time to Remember)
Best Feature Photo
Keith Corcoran, Bridgewater Bulletin (Winner)
Best In House Promotion
Lighthouse Media Group Staff, Bridgewater Bulletin (Winner)
Best Overall Ad
Angie Pearson, Bridgewater Bulletin (Winner)
Outstanding Journalist Award
Lisa Brown, Bridgewater Bulletin (Winner)
For full details of awards and finalists go to http://adatlantic.com/2010-BNC-Booklet.pdf
Oh and the FRUGAL & GREENISH part of this day? We car pooled from Bridgewater to Halifax, the food was free (for us!) and I wore something green…. (ha!)