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COLUMBIA – Helen Sosniecki will be honored during the National Newspaper Association’s 125th Annual Convention & Trade Show, when she will be presented with the 2011 Emma C. McKinney Award.
Recognized as the highest and most dignified tributes in community journalism, the Amos and McKinney Awards are presented to a working or retired newspaperman and woman who have provided distinguished service and leadership to the community press and their community. The awards will be presented at the business luncheon Sept. 24, which will be held during NNA’s convention in Albuquerque, NM.
Helen, with her husband, Gary, owned the Webster County Citizen in Seymour for a number of years before moving to Lebanon to take charge of the day-to-day operation of the Lebanon Daily Record.
Sosniecki, a vendor to the newspaper industry and retired Missouri newspaper co-publisher, will receive the 2011 Emma C. McKinney Award. This award was established in 1966 to honor Emma C. McKinney, co-publisher and editor of the Hillsboro (Oregon) Argus for 58 years. She was dean of Oregon newspapermen and women in 1954 and was inducted into the Oregon Journalism Hall of Fame in 1982.
Sosniecki will be recognized in the November issue of Publishers’ Auxiliary.
Established in 1885, the National Newspaper Association is the voice of America’s community newspapers and the largest newspaper association in the country. The nation’s community papers inform, educate and entertain nearly 150 million readers every week.