By: E&P Staff
Miami Today received four national writing awards during the National Newspaper Association?s annual Better Newspaper Contest, the paper recently reported.
In total, the non-daily paper has received eight awards for print excellence this year. The recipients of the Better Newspaper awards are:
— Susan Kahn, for her ?Life in the Magic City? columns, specifically the entry titled ?Blame it on ?The Traffic,?? which was ranked the best humorous column in the nation last year. Kahn has received three awards this year for her ?Life in the Magic City? columns; The Florida Press Association honored her as the best columnist in the state, and the Society of Professional Journalists ranked her second for another column.
— Richard Goodman, for his humor column, ?Memo to Miami Bankers: Dead Men Don?t Borrow Money.? Goodman?s column was honored as the third-best national humorous column.
— Publisher and Editor Michael Lewis, for his editorial titled ?A Raise for County Commissioners is Only Fair?to Taxpayers,? which was ranked second in the nation for editorial writing; and his column ?Herald?s Salvation: Call off the Dogs, Return to Newspapering,? which was ranked third for a serious newspaper column.
The National Newspaper Association is made up of more than 2,500 member newspapers.