The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Opinion

September 5, 2009

Larry Smith: Changes give readers more of what they want

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Later this week, we’ll send our pages straight to the machine that makes the printing plates.

The process should make our photos look better and generally improve the appearance of the newspaper.

It also stands as a significant commitment by our company in the Commercial-News and its readers.

Also, we learned this week our news staff earned two awards in the annual Illinois Associated Press Editors Association contest.

Sports Editor Chad Dare received a first-place award for his story about the Junior Speakers making a trip to the 2008 state tournament.

Our news staff received a second-place award in our circulation category for its extensive coverage of state funding that temporarily closed Kickapoo State Park.

The contest was judged by journalists from another state. It’s always nice to be recognized for good work.

We hope to continue to bring readers good stories and important information. Our staff is working on several significant stories now, so watch for the results in the weeks ahead.

As always, thanks for reading the Commercial-News.

Larry Smith is editor of the Commercial-News. Contact him at lsmith@dancomnews.com.

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