HAVERHILL – HC Media’s “Trash Toters: A User’s Guide”, as featured on the Haverhill Journal, took home the Honorable Mention award in the Public Education category at the 2017 National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) Government Programing Awards. This is the first time HC Media has received recognition from NATOA in its 29-year history.

The Government Programming Awards (GPAs) are annual awards that recognize excellence in broadcast, cable, multimedia and electronic programming produced by local public access, education and government agencies. This year, the GPAs received 919 individual entries from 133 organizations across the country. Categories cover a variety of programming including, among others, documentary, public affairs and public service, interview/talk show, performing arts, sports, and election coverage. Celebrating over 25 years of programming excellence, the GPAs celebrate the achievements of government programmers across the nation.

HC Media Executive Director Darlene Beal said, “ HC Media News Producer Lindsay Paris works hard to bring local and reliable news to the Haverhill community. We’re extremely proud of her efforts and congratulate the entire team of the Haverhill Journal. This is a recognition we can all be proud of.”

“We are thrilled to have the Haverhill Journal recognized with this award. Our goal at the Journal is to highlight the people, places and events that make Haverhill a wonderful place to live, and being recognized by a prestigious industry organization like NATOA is a tremendous honor”, said HC Media News Producer Lindsay Paris.

We encourage all Haverhill residents and students over 12 years of age to join us at Haverhill Community Media and be a part of our award-winning crew. For more information, call 978-372-8070 or visit http://haverhillcommunitytv.org/membership.

Click the play button below to watch this award winning episode of the Haverhill Journal, originally published April 28, 2016.