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Pioneer editor wins two Florida Press Association awards

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 Williston Pioneer Editor Carolyn Ten Broeck won two awards during the Florida Press Association’s 2012-2013 Better Weekly Newspaper Contest for papers under 7,000 circulation. 

Ten Broeck had a second place finish for Editorial Page. The judges wrote, “Simplicity has its place on an editorial page. The entrant keeps things simple and thus focuses on the purpose of this part of the paper: community engagement.”

Good headline writing earned Ten Broeck a third place finish in the Headline Writing category.

The judges wrote, “Good variety of headlines. Nice use of alliteration throughout and puns where needed. Appropriate use of straightforward headlines with the very serious stories.”

Among the headlines judged were “Hello, my name is Bill”–a story about Alcoholics Anonymous; “No trick” about the chamber of commerce’s decision to end the Trail of Treats and “It was the whimper heard around the world” about the puppy found buried alive.