Accolades for The Courier at press awards

The Courier received many accolades at the Country Press SA annual awards ceremony in Adelaide on Friday night.
The paper was judged to have produced the best advertising supplement for its seven-page feature on Women in the Workforce while Melissa Keogh, pictured, won the coveted Young Journalist of the Year award.
The paper also finished second behind Renmark’s The Murray Pioneer as the best newspaper in regional SA with a circulation above 5000.
It also finished second in the Best Editorial Writing award and journalist Lisa Pahl finished third in the Community Profile category for her story on Mt Barker artist Kym Afford who was facing imminent death from a brain tumor.
The experienced newspaper judge and former general manager of Fairfax Regional Media in Victoria and SA, Bruce Morgan, described The Courier as a “positive community paper with good engagement through its editorial and letters”.
“Its classifieds section is a standout … and production values are high underpinning a quality regional newspaper.”
Courier managing director Norman Marston said he was pleased the paper had been able to excel in both advertising and editorial sections which showed a commitment to serving local business advertisers as well as its readers with a quality product.
The Courier is still the only way to keep up with what’s happening in the Hills,” he said.
“We have a vibrant and engaged community which use The Courier and that’s a healthy thing for our region.
“This area has faced many changes and challenges in the past and will face many more as the population continues to grow.
“But the community can rest assured it has an ally in its corner with The Courier.”
The best newspaper with a circulation under 2400 copies was the South Eastern Times in Millicent while the best paper with a circulation between 2400 and 5000 was The Recorder based in Port Pirie.