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The Citizen, the base newspaper for Stuttgart and Garmisch, Germany, won first place in the Army-wide 2005 Keith L. Ware Journalism Awards.

The newspaper’s editor, Hugh C. McBride, won second place for commentary for a column on gender discrimination.

The Citizen was judged on its March 8 issue, which featured skiing in Garmisch, the return from Iraq of a local military police company, and a travel story and photos on Rome. Its June 7 issue, which featured coverage of Memorial Day, local Boy and Girl Scouts, and Patch High School soccer, was also part of the nomination package.

The newspaper also included regular features such as person-on-the-street interviews and extensive lists of activities and events in the community.

“If we can help our readers be informed, educated and occasionally entertained, I guess we’ve done our job,” McBride said.

About 200 newspapers entered regional competitions and about 60 were judged for the Army-wide competition, according to Sgt. 1st Class Shaun Herron of Department of the Army headquarters in Washington.


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