Sunday Telegraph is newspaper of the year

BOSTON – The Sunday Telegraph was recognized as newspaper of the year in its circulation class (25,000 to 40,000) by the New England Newspaper Association at the NENA annual awards luncheon Friday at the Marriot Long Wharf.

“The paper promises to keep readers connected to Nashua and southern New Hampshire and it does it with enthusiasm,” the judges wrote.

“It is bright, well-designed and makes strong use of photography. It takes on the news of the day, and isn’t afraid to tackle subjects some might prefer to ignore.”

The contest was judged by a panel of editors from newspapers across the country and by the Neiman Fellows at Harvard University.

Two projects by The Telegraph last year were recognized as among the top 10 journalism efforts in New England with “Public Occurrences” awards.

A photo series by staff photographer Corey Perrine entitled “Transgender: A new woman” received a Public Occurrences award for photojournalism, while “For Rent,” a series on Nashua’s rental market, was recognized with a Public Occurrences award for investigative reporting.

The New England Press Association named The Telegraph newspaper of the year at the annual NEPA convention in February. The two newspaper groups, NEPA and NENA, are in the process of negotiating a merger.