NEW YORK, April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chicago Tribune was recognized with the Ad Council's Crystal Bell award last night at the Newspaper Association of Americas (NAA)'s mediaXchange 2016 in Washington, DC. Each year, this award is presented to a news organization for its extraordinary contributions to the Ad Council's public service campaigns.
The Ad Council, a national non-profit organization, is the largest producer of public service campaigns in the U.S. Through partnerships with non-profit organizations and federal government agencies, the Ad Council works to drive change on public issues through PSAs and innovative communications programs. All Ad Council campaigns are aired and run in donated media time and space.
This year's Crystal Bell Award was presented to the Chicago Tribune for its exceptional generosity, leadership, and commitment to driving change around social issues impacting the Chicago area. Through a partnership with the Ad Council the Chicago Tribune has provided extensive visibility for four campaigns including Fatherhood Involvement, Learning and Attention Issues, Supporting Minority Education and Domestic Violence Prevention.
"We're extremely grateful to all of our newspaper partners for their continued support of our campaigns and causes," said Lisa Sherman, President and CEO of the Ad Council. "Our partnership with the Chicago Tribune has brought much needed attention to important causes and has made a lasting impact on the Chicago community. We are extremely grateful for the generous support that the Chicago Tribune gives to our campaigns."
"Our mission at the Chicago Tribune is to inform, empower and inspire the communities we serve," said Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Bruce Dold. "We are honored to be recognized for our work to improve the community by building strong family relationships and promoting education. This award reflects the Chicago Tribune's commitment to strengthen underserved communities by giving children, youth and families opportunities to thrive through programs that offer family support, domestic violence prevention and education."
About Chicago Tribune Media Group
Chicago Tribune Media Group (CTMG) is a diversified media and marketing solutions company that reaches 4.9 million people each month across all platforms. CTMG's robust portfolio of media solutions includes the Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago Tribune, and a collection of niche and digital offerings. As the region's leading voice, CTMG also extends into the suburbs of Chicago through popular titles including The Beacon-News, The Courier-News, Lake County News-Sun, Naperville Sun, Post-Tribune in Northwest Indiana, Daily Southtown, and 32 Pioneer Press weekly newspapers.
The Ad Council
The Ad Council is a private, non-profit organization with a rich history of marshaling volunteer talent from the advertising and media industries to deliver critical messages to the American public. Having produced literally thousands of PSA campaigns addressing the most pressing social issues of the day, the Ad Council has affected, and continues to affect, tremendous positive change by raising awareness, inspiring action and saving lives. To learn more about the Ad Council and its campaigns, visit www.adcouncil.org, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or view our PSAs on YouTube.
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