Hudson Valley Media Group Receives Three First Place Associated Press Awards - Fourteen Overall

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Hudson Valley Media Group is proud to announce that its daily newspaper, the Times Herald-Record, and specialty publications won 14 awards from the New York State Associated Press Association.

The Search for Laura Garza.

Hudson Valley Media Group is proud to announce that its daily newspaper, the Times Herald-Record, and specialty publications won 14 awards from the New York State Associated Press Association. Awards were given for writing, presentation and photography.

The newspaper won three first-place awards. In the multimedia category, "Delaware Drownings" was produced by reporters Adam Bosch, Stephen Sacco and Victor Whitman and videographer John Pertel. Orange Magazine won the specialty publications category for its Homes Issue, produced by editor Barbara Gref. Spot news photo was won by "A Family Grieves" by photographer Michele Haskell.

The newspaper also won six second-place awards in the spot news, sports columns, depth reporting, photo illustration and other categories. The Media Group's RecordOnline.com also won a second place award in the niche website category for its "Classic Catksills" site. Third place awards included honors in the beat reporting, depth reporting, and online content categories - including ongoing staff coverage of "The Search for Laura Garza."

"The 14 awards from the state AP Association reflects the breadth of talent in the Times Herald-Record newsroom, from reporters to online editors to photographers," said Adrianne Reilly, senior editor/local news.

The 2009 awards were announced during a banquet held at the Genesee Grande Hotel in Syracuse. The Times Herald-Record competed in the 50,000 to 125,000 circulation category for writing, and in the 50,000 and above category for photography.

The Hudson Valley Media Group is part of the Dow Jones Local Media Group (http://www.dowjones.com/lmg), which operates eight community media groups across the country. The company publishes eight daily and fifteen weekly newspapers, several lifestyle magazines and niche publications, as well as affiliated news and local search websites in seven states. Dow Jones & Company is a News Corporation company (NYSE: NWS, NWS.A; ASX: NWS, NWSLV; http://www.newscorp.com), a leading provider of global business news and information services.

Media Contact:
Sean Polay
Product Manager, Distributed Media
(774) 313-6093
sean.polay(at)dowjones(dot)com

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