Meyer wins multiple awards for Kansas weekly newspaper contributions

Associate Professor of journalism Eric Meyer's weekly newspaper Marion County Record in Marion, Kansas, won a near-record 30 awards from the Kansas Press Association for 2019. He is editor, publisher, and co-owner of the paper.

Meyer swept first, second, and third in column and editorial writing; wrote the winning series (a 52-week historical research piece), the winning set of headlines, and the winning story (a data journalism piece) from a public notice story; and designed and wrote the winning feature package. He also placed with a religion story, overall design, front page story selection, and an infographic as well as with two ad designs. He was editor for several other winning pieces.

Since 2015, the Marion County Record has won 170 statewide awards.

"Except for the public notice category, which was open to all papers in Kansas, we compete against midsize non-dailies, most of them in much larger communities, including 'dailies' that now publish four or fewer times a week in print," Meyer said.