San Diego, CA (May 9, 2001)-A Dayton, Ohio based Christian newspaper
received top honors during the Christian Newspaper Association's annual
newspaper awards ceremony on May 5 in San Diego, California.
The top award for Newspaper of the Year was presented to the Tri-state
edition of the Christian Citizen USA by the president of the Evangelical
Press Association (EPA), Doug Trouten.
The Christian Citizen USA was also honored in two other categories,
receiving both First and Second Place for Best Photograph for the Central
Ohio edition (Columbus, Ohio) and Second and Third place for Best Editorial
in the Tri-State (Dayton, Cincinnati) edition.
Dr. Michael Smith, Regent University School of Journalism, headed the
Pendra Lee Snyder, Publisher of the Christian Citizen USA said, "We are
honored to receive so many awards. There are many good Christian newspapers
across America, but I think what set the Christian Citizen USA apart is our
emphasis on producing stories of local and national interest." CCN-USA
currently has newspapers in Dayton/Cincinnati, Columbus, Ohio and
Pendra Lee and Rick Snyder bought the 12 year old Christian Citizen four
years ago from a Xenia, Ohio company. The vision for the newspaper is to
continue expanding into local markets with national news and advertisers to
make the Christian Citizen USA the largest Christian newspaper in America.
To interview Pendra Lee or Rick Snyder, call 937-304-0010 office