The East Valley Tribune won its fourth consecutive Arizona Newspapers Association Newspaper of the Year award Saturday evening.
The award was calculated from honors won in the Excellence in Advertising Contest and Better Newspapers Contest.
Tribune photographer Ralph Freso won best news photograph and third place for best feature photograph.
Columnist Michael Grady took home second place in the best column, feature or criticism category for a column titled “Movie Rental,” and third place in the category of best lifestyle feature story titled “Neighbor Knowledge.”
Mary Kay Reinhart’s story “Our busiest ER” and Mark Flatten’s story “What Indian money buys” earned second and third place honors, respectively, in the best news feature category.
Editorial writer Le Templar placed third for best column, analysis or commentary. And news editor Rebecca Dyer rounded out individual honors for the Tribune by placing third in the best headline category.
The Tribune also won best use of photography and placed second in the categories of community service/journalistic achievement, editorial page excellence, reporting and newswriting excellence.
Third place honors went to the Tribune’s Web site. The Tribune’s At Home section also won third place in the special section, newspaper supplement or magazine category. The Tribune also placed third in general excellence.