MILTON — The Santa Rosa Press Gazette has won four industry awards.

GateHouse Media, which owns the Press Gazette, recognized the news organization in two Division D categories:


News Writer of the Year: Aaron Little, first place
Features Writer of the Year: Aaron Little, second place

Best of GateHouse winners are chosen among GHM's hundreds of news offices nationwide. GHM’s Northwest Florida region was well represented with numerous awards for the Press Gazette, the Northwest Florida Daily News and the Crestview News Bulletin.

The Florida Press Association’s Better Weekly Newspaper contest recognized the Press Gazette in two Division C categories:


Local Government Reporting: Aaron Little
Editorial Award: Thomas Boni

Out-of-state industry executives with newsroom experience judged the BNC’s entries, according to the FPA’s website.

The Press Gazette awaits the FPA’s announcement for the BNC awards’ rankings. Winners will be announced during an Aug. 11 presentation at the 2017 Florida Media Conference in Naples.

“The Best of GateHouse and Better Weekly Newspaper Contest awards confirm what Press Gazette readers already know: We work tirelessly to provide quality news and commentary,” Editor Thomas Boni said.

“We congratulate Aaron Little for his standout performance, and we thank all our readers for their feedback, which helps us constantly improve.”