The Greater Tulsa Reporter Newspapers received four coveted national awards from the Independent Free Papers of America at the IFPA annual conference, held this year in Hershey, Pa. Sept. 21-23. The GTR Newspapers also won four national awards at last year’s annual conference, held in Minneapolis.
The GTR Newspapers, established in 1993, include the Union Boundary, Jenks Gazette, Tulsa Free Press, Owasso Rambler, Broken Arrow Express and Bixby Breeze.
The awards given were for local business coverage, a sports article, a holiday shopping advertisement and the GTR internet site.
The business article was written by D.J. Morrow Ingram in January 2006, and was titled “Tulsa Area Leaders Discuss Past, Future.”
The sports article, published in March 2006, was written by contributing writer Bruce Howard and was titled, “Love of Game Leads Players to Senior League.” Howard also serves as director of sports broadcasting for the University of Tulsa.
The shopping advertisement was designed by graphic artist Linda Murphy and featured a full-page promotion for the Shops of Seville.
The GTR internet site, www.gtrnews.com, won for the second consecutive year. It is maintained by GTR Art Director Bryan Cantrell.
GTR Publisher D. Forrest Cameron says, “Our mission is to provide metropolitan Tulsa area readers and advertisers with interesting targeted local news and information at reasonable advertising rates and produced by professional writers, editors and graphic artists. I really appreciate the work and dedication of our staff and contributors. We are striving to have the best newspapers anywhere for the great people of greater Tulsa.”
The Independent Free Papers of America is an international organization serving consumers in more than 17 million households in thousands of towns across the United States and Canada eagerly awaiting their free community paper printed and distributed by IFPA members.