Thursday, July 16, 2015

Metro daily honors weekly editor in same county for winning National Newspaper Association award

Bill Tubbs
Bill Tubbs, owner of the weekly North Scott Press in Eldridge, Iowa, has been named the recipient of the National Newspaper Association's James O. Amos award. The Amos award, along with the McKinney award, are "recognized as two of the highest and most distinguished tributes in community journalism... presented to a working or retired newspaperman and woman who has provided distinguished service and leadership to the community press and his/her community," says NNA.

Tubbs became co-owner of the Press in 1971. He and his wife Linda became majority owners in 1994 and sole owners in 2000, according to the Press. 

The Quad City Times, the daily Lee Enterprises paper in Davenport, the seat of Scott County, took time to honor Tubbs. The Times editorial board wrote: "Tubbs and his wife, Linda, lead a publishing company that reaches out across 21st century platforms with old-school attention to things that matter to his readers: Detailed accounts of public proceedings, timely recognition of community achievements and attention to the clubs, leagues, churches and events that define community."

"Don’t delve into the North Scott Press to read outrage over the latest Supreme Court ruling," says the Times. "But count on NSP to connect readers with every town and county board in its region. And you can bet Mississippi Valley Fair ribbon winners will see their names in print within a week of the fair. Congratulations to our next door neighbor, a national role model in contemporary community journalism."

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