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Bakersfield, California: The California Newspaper Publishers Association recently announced the winners of the Better Newspapers Contest at their annual event in Los Angeles, highlighting outstanding journalistic achievements.

We are proud of our partners, the Bakersfield Californian for receiving several awards within their family of newspapers, including five for the Californian itself. The Californian took home the following awards:

  • First place in the circulation category for Arts and Entertainment Coverage

  • Second place for Investigative Reporting

  • Second place in the Sports Special Section

  • First place for Best Sports Photo

  • Second place for Best News Photo

Shannon Kinney, Dream Local Digital“The Bakersfield Californian has been a trusted and recognized brand and leader in the industry for many years. We congratulate them on these well-deserved awards and are looking forward to continuing their path of innovation by working with them next week to launch their new Digital Agency!” – Shannon Kinney, Founder and Client Success Officer, Dream Local Digital

Earlier this year, The Bakersfield Californian joined Dream Local Digital’s expanding Media Partnership Program, to broaden market share and drive new revenue through online media. On May 15, Dream Local Digital Founder and Client Success Officer, Shannon Kinney joins the team in Bakersfield to present in two seminars to help local businesses better market themselves online.

Find out more about Dream Local Digital’s Media Partnership Program here.


About the Bakersfield Californian: The Bakersfield Californian is an independent, family-owned newspaper and local media company. A recognized innovator in both print and online, the Californian is known as a pioneer in embracing user-generated content into its products. It also owns The Tehachapi News, a weekly newspaper and social network that serves a popular mountain town in Kern County.

About Dream Local Digital: Dream Local Digital is a marketing agency specializing in interactive media, marketing, SEO and social media. Dream Local Digital works with media companies, ad agencies, and directly with small to medium-sized businesses on all aspects of their online marketing plans, from website development to social media and e-mail marketing. Dream Local Digital’s expertise includes more than 20 years in media, 15 years in Internet product development and marketing, small business ownership, newspaper publishing, and more than seven years of consulting experience for companies large and small all over the world.

For more information about Dream Local Digital, visit our website, send us an e-mail, or contact the main office at 207.593.7665. To stay in touch, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.