Beacon publisher wins newspaper association's top award

‘When many are trying to close the doors on truth, we have to fight even harder to keep them open’
Oct 12, 2018
Photo by: Brian Soergel Publisher Paul Archipley was twice president of the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association.

Paul Archipley, owner of Beacon Publishing, picked up the top award Friday, Oct. 12, in Yakima at the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association’s 131st convention.

Archipley was honored with the Miles Turnball Editor Publisher Award, the convention’s highest honor for editors and publishers.

Each year, it is awarded to “an editor or publisher who has worked hard and unselfishly and made a significant contribution to his or her newspaper, community and state, as well as to WNPA.”

Archipley is publisher of the Mukilteo, Edmonds and Mill Creek Beacons. He served as WNPA president in 2010 and 2011.

Said Archipley: “In this era when people in power are calling us the enemy, trying constantly to make our work harder, when repressive regimes in other parts of the world are even murdering our brothers and sisters in journalism, our work – whether it’s in a major metro zone or a tiny backwater village – is more important than ever.

“When many are trying to close the doors on truth, we have to fight even harder to keep them open.”


Comments (3)
Posted by: Sara Bruestle | Oct 12, 2018 18:33

Congratulations, Paul! You deserve it. I wish I could have been there to see you accept the award.

Posted by: Joe Kunzler | Oct 13, 2018 20:43

Congrats Paul, Sara & Brandon; I'm happy the Mukilteo Beacon got recognized for being that great newspaper of record for both Mukilteo & Paine Field.

Posted by: Taleena Koch | Oct 17, 2018 15:32

Congratulations Paul!  You're a great publisher with a superb staff of writers!  They are top notch!

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