The staff of the Neighborhood Tourist Magazine was honored with a first-place award for best niche publication in the 2017 Northern Illinois Newspaper Association contest. Awards were announced during NINA's annual banquet, held Thursday evening at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.
The seasonal magazine – which covers entertainment, tourism and event news across Northern Illinois, was honored in this, its first year of publication. Distributed to Shaw Media subscribers across nine Illinois Counties, the magazine soon will be available to individual readers, sold on newsstands and bookstore shelves across the region, starting in January.
The contest was judged by current and former NIU Department of Communications staff members and other media professionals.
NINA has been serving the journalists and educators in Northern Illinois in conjunction with the Communication Department of Northern Illinois University for 55 years.