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Times Wins Top Award for 4th Straight Year

July 19, 1998|From a Times Staff Writer

CORONADO, Calif. — The Times on Saturday received the California Newspaper Publishers Assn.'s top award for general excellence in 1997 among the state's largest daily newspapers.

It was the fourth consecutive year that The Times finished first in general excellence.

The association's general excellence awards for daily newspapers in smaller circulation categories were presented to the Glendale News-Press, owned by Times Community News, a unit of Times Mirror Co.; the Fresno Bee, the Bakersfield Californian, and the Whittier Daily News.

The Los Angeles Times, in addition to its first place in general excellence, also won first place in investigative and enterprise reporting, photo essays, sports stories, front pages, illustrations and informational graphics and columns, commentary or criticism. The Times also won second place in public service, non-local spot news, spot news photos, sports photos and literacy programs.

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