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Beacon publisher wins newspaper association's top award


Last updated 10/12/2018 at Noon

Publisher Paul Archipley was twice president of the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association.

Paul Archipley, owner of Beacon Publishing, picked up the top award Friday, Oct. 12, in Yakima at the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association’s 131st convention.

Archipley was honored with the Miles Turnball Editor Publisher Award, the convention’s highest honor for editors and publishers.

Beacon Publishing's Paul Archipley listens as WNPA President Michael Wagar introduces him.

Each year, it is awarded to “an editor or publisher who has worked hard and unselfishly and made a significant contribution to his or her newspaper, community and state, as well as to WNPA.”

Archipley is publisher of the Mukilteo, Edmonds and Mill Creek Beacons. He served as WNPA president in 2010 and 2011.

Said Archipley: “In this era when people in power are calling us the enemy, trying constantly to make our work harder, when repressive regimes in other parts of the world are even murdering our brothers and sisters in journalism, our work – whether it’s in a major metro zone or a tiny backwater village – is more important than ever.

“When many are trying to close the doors on truth, we have to fight even harder to keep them open.”


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