For the second time in four years, The News-Gazette was named by Editor & Publisher as one of "10 Newspapers That Do It Right."
The magazine honored News-Gazette Media for its newsroom-wide podcast project.
"These publications are thinking outside the box," the magazine says in its March issue. "We hope they inspire others to keep up the great work."
Several News-Gazette Media veteran print and radio reporters introduced podcasts in 2018, including Carol Vorel ("Cold Cases"), Scott Richey ("Inside Illini Basketball"), Mary Schenk ("Legally Speaking"), Loren Tate ("Tatelines: Unedited"), Julie Wurth ("Campus Conversation") and producer Ed Bond.
In 2015 and 2017, Editor & Publisher named The News-Gazette honorable mention in its "10 Newspapers That Do It Right" issues for the newpaper's drone videos and "High School Confidential" series, respectively.
"We're blessed with an innovative staff that will try anything to reacher a greater audience," said Jim Rossow, News-Gazette Media Vice President-News. "These podcasts are doing just that. The plan is to expand our offerings in 2019."
The 10 newpapers recognized by Editor & Publisher range in circulation size, from the Kansas City Star (100.000 daily) to the Ledger Dispatch in Jackson. Calif. (5,000 on Tuesday and Thursdays).