Awards

George F. Gruner Award

Editor, Gabriel Dillard won a first-place award in the Feature Story category of the 30th annual George F. Gruner Awards .The awards are named for Gruner, a Fresno Bee executive editor who retired in 1988, and they honor work published by San Joaquin Valley newspapers in a variety of categories including Public Service. 

Year Name of the AwardAward Given ByAward Placement
2018George F. Gruner AwardFresno State Journalism Dept.1st Place
2018Agricultural Reporting California News Publishers Association1st Place
2018Special Section CoverCalifornia News Publishers Association1st Place
2018General ExcellenceCalifornia News Publishers AssociationFinalist
2018Enterprise News StoryCalifornia News Publishers Association3rd Place
2018Online Breaking News CoverageCalifornia News Publishers Association3rd Place
2018Best Scoop for Small Tabloids Alliance of Area Business PublishersSilver
2018Best WebsiteAlliance of Area Business PublishersBronze

2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient from the Craig School of Business: Publisher Gordon Webster, Jr.

Year Name of the AwardAward Given ByAward Placement
2017Coverage of Business NewsCalifornia News Publishers Association 2nd Place
2017Front Page TabloidCalifornia Newspaper Publishers Association2nd Place
2017Agricultural ReportingCalifornia Newspaper Publishers AssociationHonorable Mention
2017Coverage of EducationCalifornia Newspaper Publishers AssociationHonorable Mention
2017Profile Feature StoryCalifornia Newspaper Publishers AssociationHonorable Mention
2017Environmental ReporterCalifornia Newspaper Publishers AssociationHonorable Mention
2017Resolution from the California LegislatureAssemblymen Tom Berryhill, Joaquin Arambula ,Jim Patterson and Senator Andy VidakCommemorating The Business Journal’s 25th anniversary
Year Name of the AwardAward Given ByAward Placement
2016Special SectionCalifornia Newspaper Publishers Association1st Place, Health Care 2015
2016Online General ExcellenceCalifornia Newspaper Publishers Association2nd Place
2016Coverage of Business NewsCalifornia Newspaper Publishers Association2nd Place
2016Agricultural ReportingCalifornia Newspaper Publishers AssociationBlue Ribbon Finalist
2016Coverage of Business NewsCalifornia Newspaper Publishers AssociationBlue Ribbon Finalist
2016General ExcellenceCalifornia Newspaper Publishers AssociationBlue Ribbon Finalist
Year Name of the AwardAward Given ByAward Placement
2015ADDY in Recognition of Creative ExcellenceFresno Advertising FederationBest Cover Design - 2014 Book of Lists

2014 Fresno County Centennial Business Award Recipient: Webster Family

Year Name of the AwardAward Given ByAward Placement
2014Fresno County Centennial Business Award
Recipient: Webster Family
Fresno County Board of Supervisors100 Years or more of continues business activity Fresno County
2014ADDY in Recognition of Creative ExcellenceFresno Advertising FederationBest Cover Design - 2013 Legal Directory
Year Name of the AwardAward Given ByAward Placement
2013Better Newspapers ContestCalifornia Newspaper Publishers Association2nd Best Business News Website in California
2013A.A.B.P. AwardsThe Alliance of Area Business PublicationsGold/Best Staff-Generated Blog
2013A.A.B.P. AwardsThe Alliance of Area Business PublicationsBronze/Best Scoop Small Tabloids
2013ADDY in Recognition of Creative ExcellenceFresno Advertising FederationBest Cover Design - 2012 Legal Directory
2013ADDY in Recognition of Creative ExcellenceFresno Advertising FederationBest Magazine - Fresno/Clovis Visitors Guide
2013ADDY in Recognition of Creative ExcellenceFresno Advertising FederationBest Magazine Design - Relocate Fresno County
2013ADDY in Recognition of Creative ExcellenceFresno Advertising FederationBest Magazine Design - Central Valley Legends

2013 Addy Awards

Year Name of the AwardAward Given ByAward Placement
2012Fresno County Journalism AwardFresno County Farm BureauRecognition for staff writer Chuck Harvey
2012Better Newspapers ContestCalifornia Newspaper Publishers Association2nd / Special Section
2012ADDY in Recognition of Creative ExcellenceFresno Advertising FederationBest Magazine Design - Relocate Fresno County
2012ADDY in Recognition of Creative ExcellenceFresno Advertising FederationBest Newspaper Spread - Pacific Publishing Group Inc. 125th Anniversary
Year Name of the AwardAward Given ByAward Placement
2011Better Newspapers ContestCalifornia Newspaper Publishers Association1st / Best Writing
2011A.A.B.P AwardsThe Alliance of Area Business PublicationsBronze / Best Scoop Small Tabloids
2011ADDY in Recognition of Creative ExcellenceFresno Advertising FederationBest Magazine Design - 2010 Visitor Planning Guide
2011ADDY in Recognition of Creative ExcellenceFresno Advertising FederationBest Cover Design - 2010 Legal Directory
Year Name of the AwardAward Given ByAward Placement
2010Better Newspapers ContestCalifornia Newspaper Publishers Association2nd / Page Layout & Design
2010ADDY in Recognition of Creative ExcellenceFresno Advertising FederationBest Cover Design - 2009 Legal Directory
2010ADDY in Recognition of Creative ExcellenceFresno Advertising FederationBest Cover Design - 2010 Book of Lists
Year Name of the AwardAward Given ByAward Placement
2009Better Newspapers ContestCalifornia Newspaper Publishers Association2nd / Business / Financial Story
2009Better Newspapers ContestCalifornia Newspaper Publishers Association2nd / Editorial Comment
2009ADDY in Recognition of Creative ExcellenceFresno Advertising FederationBest Cover Design - 2009 Book of Lists
2009ADDY in Recognition of Creative ExcellenceFresno Advertising FederationBest Cover Design - Sanctuary Magazine
Year Name of the AwardAward Given ByAward Placement
2008Fresno County Journalism AwardFresno County Farm BureauAgriculture Editorial Award
2008Better Newspapers ContestCalifornia Newspaper Publishers Association1st / Public Service
2008Better Newspapers ContestCalifornia Newspaper Publishers Association2nd / Best Writing
2008Better Newspapers ContestCalifornia Newspaper Publishers Association1st / Columns
2008ADDY in Recognition of Creative ExcellenceFresno Advertising FederationBest Cover Design - 2007 Legal Directory
2008ADDY in Recognition of Creative ExcellenceFresno Advertising FederationBest Single Insert - Best Company To Work For Central California
2008ADDY in Recognition of Creative ExcellenceFresno Advertising FederationBest Cover Design - Sanctuary Magazine
Year Name of the AwardAward Given ByAward Placement
2007Fresno County Journalism AwardFresno County Farm BureauAgriculture Editorial Award
Year Name of the AwardAward Given ByAward Placement
2006Better Newspapers ContestCalifornia Newspaper Publishers Association2nd / Writing
Year Name of the AwardAward Given ByAward Placement
2004A.A.B.P AwardsThe Alliance of Area Business PublicationsSilver / Best Scoop Small Tabloids
Year Name of the AwardAward Given ByAward Placement
2002Central California Excellence In Business AwardThe Fresno Bee1st Small Business Category
2002ADDY in Recognition of Creative ExcellenceFresno Advertising FederationBest Cover Design - 2001 Legal Directory
Year Name of the AwardAward Given ByAward Placement
2001Fresno County Journalism AwardFresno County Farm BureauAward to Don Wright
2001ADDY in Recognition of Creative ExcellenceFresno Advertising FederationBest Cover Design - 2000 Legal Directory
2001ADDY in Recognition of Creative ExcellenceFresno Advertising FederationBest Cover Design - 2000 Book of Lists
Year Name of the AwardAward Given ByAward Placement
2000Fresno County Journalism AwardFresno County Farm BureauAward to Doreen Oken
2000ADDY in Recognition of Creative ExcellenceFresno Advertising FederationBest Cover Design - 1999 Legal Directory
Year Name of the AwardAward Given ByAward Placement
1999ADDY in Recognition of Creative ExcellenceFresno Advertising FederationBest Cover Design - 1998 Book of Lists
Year Name of the AwardAward Given ByAward Placement
1997ADDY in Recognition of Creative ExcellenceFresno Advertising FederationBest Cover Design - 1997 Book of Lists
Year Name of the AwardAward Given ByAward Placement
1995A.A.B.P AwardsThe Alliance of Area Business PublicationsBest Investigative Reporting
Year Name of the AwardAward Given ByAward Placement
1993A.A.B.P AwardsThe Alliance of Area Business PublicationsGold / Best Regular Feature


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