The Post-Star was honored with the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing in 2009 with Editorial Page Editor Mark Mahoney receiving the honors.
It was the first Pulitzer Prize won by a Lee newspaper.
We have been named "Newspaper of Distinction" (the top honor) by the New York State Associated Press Association in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2010.
The Post-Star also finished in second place in 2011 in General Excellence in the Suburban Newspaper Association's Newspaper of the Year contest
while Will Doolittle was named SNA's Journalist of the Year.
We have been honored by MADD, the National Headliners Association, the Associated Press Sports Editors, The Associated Press Managing Editors
Association and the American Society of Newspaper Editors for our coverage of poverty, teen drinking, mental health issues, editorial writing and
our 9/11 coverage. Statewide, the Associated Press judges regularly finds the work of our reporters, photographers and designers insightful,
important and easy to understand. For most of the past 10 years, The Post-Star has won more awards in the 25,000-50,000 circulation category than
any other newspaper.
In 1996, 1997, and 1998, we were judged as the best newspaper in the northeast in our circulation category with respect to print quality.
We were also one of the first five newspapers in the United States to paginate their newspaper.
We continue to lead the industry in terms of technical advances in newspaper layout, design, and production. Most recently, The Post-Star was
selected from among the 56 daily newspapers and more than 300 other publications of Lee Enterprises as 2007 Enterprise of the Year.