CHICAGO, March 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRNC)- The American Society of News Editors (ASNE) today announced finalists for the 2018 ASNE Awards, including three journalists from two of tronc's newspapers.

The Chicago Tribune's Trish Callahan was named a finalist for the Frank A. Blethen Award for Local Accountability Reporting for her series, " Doomed by Delay", examining how Illinois bureaucracy robbed parents of a chance to save their children from a deadly disease.

Tribune columnist Dahleen Glanton was named a finalist for the Mike Royko Award for Commentary/Column Writing. The Chicago Tribune has sponsored this award since 2013 in memory of legendary columnist Mike Royko, who died in 1997.

In addition, the Hartford Courant's Carolyn Lumsden was also named a finalist for the Burl Osborne Award for Editorial Leadership for her four-part editorial series on the deteriorating foundations of homes in Connecticut's Quiet Corner.

In 2017, the Tribune's Sam Roe, Karisa King and Ray Long, were finalists for ASNE's O'Brien Fellowship Award for Impact in Public Service Journalism for their "Dangerous Doses" investigation exposing the failure of the nation's pharmacies to adequately warn patients of potentially dangerous drug combinations.

Started in 1979, the ASNE Awards honor the best in print, digital, photo and video content in 10 categories.

About tronc, Inc. tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRNC) is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism.  Headquartered in Chicago, tronc operates newsrooms in ten markets with titles including the  Chicago Tribune,  Los Angeles Times,  New York Daily News,  The Baltimore Sun,  Orlando Sentinel, South Florida's  Sun-Sentinel, Virginia's  Daily Press,  The Morning Call of Allentown, Pennsylvania,  Hartford Courant, and  The San Diego Union-Tribune.  Our legacy of brands has earned a combined 105 Pulitzer Prizes and is committed to informing, inspiring and engaging local communities.

Our brands create and distribute content across our media portfolio, offering integrated marketing, media and business services to consumers and advertisers, including digital solutions and advertising opportunities.

About the American Society of News EditorsThe  American Society of News Editors focuses on leadership development and journalism-related issues. Founded in 1922 as a nonprofit professional organization, ASNE promotes fair, principled journalism; defends and protects First Amendment rights; and fights for freedom of information and open government. Leadership, innovation, diversity and inclusion in coverage and the journalism work force, opinion journalism, news literacy and the sharing of ideas are also key ASNE initiatives. 

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