Editor Wins National Award
Published March 6, 2008
Nutfield Publishing editor Leslie O´Donnell recently received a first-place award in the Best Editorial Writing category of the 2007 Suburban Newspapers of America Editorial Contest.
The award was presented last month at the Spring Publishers´ Conference in Florida.
O´Donnell´s winning collection of three editorials were “Change the Tune,” written about the arguments among Derry town councilors; “They Shoot Goats, Don´t They?” written about last year´s incidents of Londonderry police shooting wandering goats; and “Now´s the Time,” concerning the need for towns to establish an ethics commission.
O´Donnell, who joined Nutfield Publishing in November 2006, is editor of the company´s three free weeklies: Londonderry Times, Nutfield News and Tri-Town Times. She lives in Raymond.
Nutfield Publishing Writers Win Two National Awards
Published September 20, 2007
Nutfield Publishing received two awards at last week´s Independent Free Papers of America (IFPA) editorial contest.
Joe Paradis, a columnist with the Londonderry Times, took first place in the Personal Column category for his piece titled “You Just Wait,” published May 10.
And Nutfield Publishing editor Leslie O´Donnell won second place in the Editorial category for her Nutfield News editorial titled “Change the Tune,” which addressed the behavior of the Derry Town Council.
The awards were presented at the IFPA conference, held in conjunction with the Free Community Papers of New England (FCPNE) at the Hyatt Harborside in Boston last week. Debra Paul, publisher of Nutfield Publishing, is a representative on the FCPNE board.