Labor Tribune wins six national Labor press awards

The Labor Tribune has once again been honored as one of the best Labor papers in America. In the annual media contest sponsored by the International Labor Communications Association (ILCA) the Labor Tribune has won six awards:

Second Place nationwide. The General Excellence category is for journalistic excellence, which takes into account the overall quality and variety of news and feature stories and professionalism of the publication.

Managing Editor Tim Rowden was honored with awards for three pieces, two of which were extensive series:

Best News Series
• “UAW GM Strike” series – Second Place.
• “AFGE/Goodfellow Contamination” series – Third Place.

Best News Story
• “Duped by Phony Grassroots Group, Restaurant Worker Lobbying to Undermine Minimum Wage Hike” – Honorable Mention.

Illinois correspondent Carl Green took Third Place in the Labor History category with his story “Mother Jones, Lucy Parsons Left Legacy of Courage, Activism.”

In addition, Steelworkers Historian Gary Gaines won Second Place for his excellent “The Mill Town Where Labor Ruled,” a look at the glory days of Granite City.

“The quality of the Labor Tribune is the direct result of the quality of our staff, and I’m proud to say we have a staff that’s second to none in Managing Editor Tim Rowden, Illinois correspondent Carl Green and correspondents Sheri Gassaway and Mary Ann Holley,” said Publisher Ed Finkelstein. “There is not a finer Labor journalism group of talented professionals anywhere in the U.S.”

Finkelstein also complimented the paper’s advertising staff, Ad Manager Dan Braun and Sales Rep Lauren Marshall, whose efforts are critical to the paper’s financial ability to serve our Labor Movement.

This continues the Labor Tribune’s streak of winning ILCA national Labor journalism awards. In the last seven years alone, the paper has won 39 individual awards for excellence in a wide variety of categories, including winning overall General Excellence — First, Second and Third Place a number of times.

“We are pleased that the efforts of our staff to bring a quality of journalism to our readers is recognized,” Finkelstein added. “The Labor Movement we serve in Missouri and Southern Illinois deserves nothing less.”

The ILCA is the professional organization for trade union publications and media production departments of national, regional and/or local affiliates of the AFL-CIO and Canadian Labour Congress.


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