Todd Griffith, Wise County Messenger production manager and webmaster, was presented the Tom Mooney Memorial Friend of the Newspaper Award Friday at the North and East Texas Press Association convention in Tyler.
Griffith is NETPA website chairman and has served on the board for two years. He has worked for the Messenger for 18 years, playing an integral role in the daily operation and production of the newspaper.
Griffith maintains the computer systems and servers at the Messenger office and oversees all aspects of production – news and advertising. He also strives to implement the latest technology, giving readers not only a quality print product, but also a cutting-edge digital news experience.
The Friend of the Newspaper Award was created in 1995 following the death of Tom Mooney, longtime publisher of the McGregor Mirror and a past NETPA president. The award signifies support of the association at the highest level and is chosen by NETPA leadership.
Griffith was presented the award at a luncheon Friday.
Messenger Publisher Roy Eaton and wife, Jeannine, received the Mooney Award in 2011.