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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Coudersport Weekly Newspaper Takes Keystone Awards

The Potter Leader-Enterprise took several honors again this year capturing awards at the 2010 Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Keystone Newspaper Competition in Division VII.

Business or Consumer Story- 1st place-- Donald Gilliland-" Kightlinger Motors Likely to Survive"

General News- 1st- Donald Gilliland--" Rt. 6 Skateboarding Accident"

Sports Event Coverage- 2nd - Neil Linderman --"Cowburn Repeats"

Sports Story-- Honorable Mention -- Neil Linderman-"Champions"

Column -2nd- Bill Wilson --Three samples


Anonymous said...

Seriously, those are the stories that won the paper awards?

Me thinks Solomons should get the award! much better than waiting a week for stale news.

Anonymous said...

I agree. If these are the stories that won prizes, there must not have been very many entries. All these stories were quite boring.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 9:25 entry, Solomon's has the new's almost before it happen's. But it is fun to read all the mistakes that The Potter Leader- Lier prints !

Anonymous said...

To 11:14:00:
Boring?! Ummmm, yeah. I guess that's why the Potter Leader-Enterprise is ranked the best mid-sized weekly in the state.
To everyone:
Congrats to the Enterprise staff on the well-deserved awards. Keep up the great work.
P.S. If you cannot say anything nice, don't say anything at all!

Anonymous said...

Best Mid-Size weekly what a joke.I won't even go into the details but lets just say that statement is a little out on a limb and gives more credit where there shouldn't be that much credit

Anonymous said...

Ummm...THERE's NOTHING in it, that we haven't already heard by the time the paper comes out... Works well for campfires though!!

Anonymous said...

No, I say congrats to solomons for doing what the leader does, only better and with a one-man staff and a week before the leader does it.

The Potter Leader could have gone the route that solomons does, offering real-time news online for no cost, but instead they have the same 10year old looking website restricted to subscribers.

Hats off to solomonswords, the real winner to many of us!

Anonymous said...

They forgot the award for the most over-priced weekly newspaper.

Solomon's words for the wise said...

I am a bit disappointed with the local response to the Potter Leader-Enterprise awards for excellence in their writing.

I congratulate them on their success in competition with many weeklies throughout the state. They have consistently earned the respect of their peers in the newspaper business.

Potter County is extremely fortunate to have two very excellent print newspapers, The Potter Leader-Enterprise and the Endeavor. Both do an excellent job.

Solomon's words never had any intention of replacing either of these newspapers. It is our goal to supplement the coverage they provide. We scan news throughout the state and link you to those stories. Those stories are not ours. They are produced by other news outlets and we find them for you. Some stories we write ourselves. Not as many as we'd like, but the length of a day constrains our ability to keep up.

Many stories are presented here sooner than a weekly paper can bring them to you, but I have never purchased one of the local newspapers, that I felt I didn't get my money's worth. There are always stories that are not presented here. We each have our functions, our good points, and our exclusive stories.

And while we do a lot of things right here, you still can't light a fire in your wood stove with our online only edition.

Please show our print newspapers your appreciation and support. Many areas don't have even one anymore, let alone two.

Anonymous said...

There was a day when the paper actually covered the news from meetings, community groups, scouts, fires, wrecks, people with cool hobbies, industries, new businesses opening, school plays, national honor society, and I could go on and on and on. Go to the library and pull out a microfilm and check out the paper from 10 or 15 years ago and compare. No wonder people are disappointed. The owners let that happen. If they went back to actually covering the news instead of running anything they can find they could turn things around. Same thing with Olean Herald and Bradford Era and Radio WFRM. They don't cover the news around here any more.

Anonymous said...

Back in the 70s and 80s you would always see an Enterprise reporter or a photographer at all kinds of events. They didn't play up all the sex cases on the front page either. I remember waking up on Wednesday's and saying oh good its newspaper day but now I rarely even buy the thing.