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Daily Republic wins recognition

By From page B5 | May 07, 2014

FAIRFIELD — The Daily Republic was recognized last weekend for its achievements in agricultural reporting, photography and coverage of the arts.

Reporter Barry Eberling’s reporting on the four seasons of Suisun Valley won first-place honors in agricultural reporting. Current Photo Editor Robinson Kuntz provided photography and video to accompany the series. Installments appeared each season and spanned a full year.

Features Editor Susan Winlow, Reporter Amy Maginnis-Honey, Design Editor Kim Durbin, Columnist Nick DeCicco, former Photo Editor Brad Zweerink and Kuntz won the first-place award for arts and entertainment coverage.

Kuntz won a first-place award for artistic photo for a photo of a sun halo as seen in June 2013 through some playground equipment at Allan Witt Park in Fairfield.

Awards were announced Saturday during the California Newspaper Publishers Association’s annual conference in San Jose. The association’s Better Newspapers Contest pits publications of similar circulation against one another in numerous writing, photography, design and related newspaper categories.

The Daily Republic was selected among the top four in two additional categories: front page design for broadsheet publications, and special section for the annual Veterans Day section.

Three sister publications to the Daily Republic also earned recognition.

The Davis Enterprise won a first-place award for best sports story, and second-place awards in the columns, feature photo, photo essay, sports photo and writing categories. The Davis paper competes in the circulation division immediately below the Daily Republic.

The Mountain Democrat, a weekly publication in Placerville, won first place for arts and entertainment coverage, columns, and news photo; and second place for front page design broadsheet, and special section. The Winters Express, also a weekly, won first place for best columns.

One other area publication was also recognized. The Times-Herald in Vallejo won first place for news photo.

Reach Glen Faison at 427-6925 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GlenFaison.

Glen Faison

Glen Faison

Glen Faison joined the Daily Republic as managing editor in September 2009. He previously worked as a reporter and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in the San Joaquin Valley for 20-plus years. His experience includes time as editor of the Golden Eagle, a military paper serving the Lemoore Naval Air Station. He graduated from Fresno State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and bleeds Bulldogs red. He is an avid fan of the NFL's Washington team, and attended the 1988 NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings at RFK Stadium. He's a member of the Fairfield-Suisun Twilight Rotary Club and a board member for the Solano County Library Foundation. He married his wife, Jill, in 2005, and has three children: Courtni, Tyler and Hayli.

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  • Rick WoodMay 06, 2014 - 1:25 am

    Barry Eberling does excellent work. I imagine it's rare to find a reporter of his experience and ability in special areas such as agriculture, water, and the environment outside of larger market newspapers. Congratulations, Barry, and DR.

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  • CD BrooksMay 06, 2014 - 6:42 am

    Congratulations to all the recipients! The Daily republic should be proud!

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  • JazzAzzMay 06, 2014 - 6:51 am

    "The Daily Republic was recognized last weekend for its achievements of being the Bay Areas thinnest newspaper, especially on Tuesday." WAIT, I forgot, there isn't one on Tuesday>>>>>>>>>OOPS :-)

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  • BeeboMay 06, 2014 - 8:07 am

    Well, you could help. Go out and make some news.

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  • JazzAzzMay 06, 2014 - 8:09 am

    Fairfield creates enough of its' own news, "Bang Bang." :-)

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  • archieMay 06, 2014 - 5:41 pm

    Well done DR

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