Sand Paper Editor Earns
Golden Dozen Award
The Island Sand Paper’s Editor Missy Layfield was honored last week with a Golden Dozen Award by the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors (ISWNE). She also was awarded the Houstoun Waring Scholarship by the ISWNE Foundation, named for one of its founders.
Meeting in Bellingham, Washington, the organization, consisting of 250 editors and publishers of weekly community newspapers located around the globe, was represented by representatives from Scotland, Ireland, Australia, Great Britain, Canada and the United States.
ISWNE was founded in 1955 to help weekly newspapers improve standards of editorial writing and news reporting and to encourage strong, independent editorial voices. The Golden Dozen Award is earned by twelve ISWNE editors each year through a blind judging process. The awards are given to those editors whose work meets the standards of the ISWNE: