Pilot publisher Ron Loesch was awarded an Honorable Mention for Best Editorial, non‐daily division, circulation less than 3,000, by the National Newspaper Association.
The award was announced this month at the NNA annual conference in Phoenix, Ariz.
The editorial entitled, “The cost of lost opportunities,” was published in the October 18, 2012 edition.
Judges' comments on the entry were: "Strong clear writing that presents voters with the information they need for an important vote." It was one of a series of editorials written last year as voters contemplated the pros and cons of forming a borough government and dissolving the City of Petersburg.
This is the 7th time Loesch has been awarded for editorial writing since 1999 from both the Alaska Press Club and the National Newspaper Association. In April of this year the Alaska Press Club named the Petersburg Pilot “Best Weekly” in the state of Alaska.