OneVoice, the employee/community newsletter for the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), was recognized recently with two awards in the 2014 Better Newspapers Contest, sponsored by the Nevada Press Association.
OneVoice Co-editor Lory Jones received a first-place award in the category of Community Journalism for weekly or monthly newspapers with circulations of 10,000 or less for her December 2013 story on the volunteer efforts of NNSS employees during the holidays. OneVoice Layout Design Editor David Wieand received a second-place award, also in the Community Journalism category, for his September 2013 design of a special “back-to-school” section of the newspaper.
Both Jones and Wieand are employed by National Security Technology, the managing and operating contractor for the NNSS. They competed against staff members from dozens of weekly and monthly newspapers from across Nevada. The contest attracted hundreds of entries which were independently judged by a panel of newspaper editors from South Dakota.