DRC's Mike Trimble Wins Top Writing Award

DentonRecord-Chronicle Opinion Page Editor Mike Trimble has won the top award for editorial writing in 2005 from the American Society of Newspaper Editors. Trimble will accept the award April 27 during the society's annual convention in Seattle.

Trimble and journalists from newspapers such as the Boston Globe, The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times won the society's eight top awards. Other awards categories included deadline news reporting (by a team and by an individual), diversity writing, commentary writing, nondeadline writing, local watchdog reporting and community service photojournalism.

Trimble submitted a portfolio of five editorials written for the Record-Chronicle. He will receive a $2,500 cash award. His winning editorials covered the following topics:

Trimble, 62, is a native of Bauxite, Ark. He attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He came to the Record-Chronicle in 1994 as a copy editor, and was its city editor for several years before being named opinion page editor in 2003. He has also worked at the Texarkana Gazette, the Arkansas Gazette, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the Pine Bluff (Ark.) Commercial and Arkansas Times magazine.

He lives in Denton with his wife, Jane Ramos Trimble.

With about 750 members, ASNE is the principal organization of American newspaper editors. It is active in advocating open government, freedom of the press, journalism credibility and ethics, newsroom management, diversity and readership.

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