SARATOGA SPRINGS — Last week, at the bustling New York Press Association conference held inside the Gideon Putnam Hotel, Saratoga TODAY won two awards for the production of its Simply Saratoga magazine.
“To be acknowledged as the #1 magazine in the entire state, and New York is a big state, is wonderful recognition,” said Chad Beatty, publisher of Saratoga TODAY.
The awards, Beatty added, are “reflective of a dedicated team, incredible advertisers and an engaged community of readers.”
Marketing Director Chris Bushee received the awards on behalf of the company, which is classified by the New York Press Association as a Division I competitor. Saratoga TODAY was given First Place honors in the “Magazine” and “Special Holiday Edition” categories.
According to Bushee, the event on April 7 and 8 at the Gideon Putnam drew hundreds to consider how print publications can remain competitive in a digital world.
With almost 20 industry professionals conducting classes in a broad range of topics, there was something for everyone, Bushee said.
“You walk away with an appreciation for the importance of the local, trusted news source we are,” she explained.
The keynote speakers were Martha Bayles from Boston College and Mike Wilson, editor of The Dallas Morning News.
“It was an enriching, productive weekend with great networking opportunities. I’m armed with great ideas to make our publications even better,” Bushee said.