Editor and Publisher, the newspaper trade publication, has released its annual feature on 10 That Do It Right and includes no papers from California.
The criteria: "We are not honoring what we'd call the Ten Best newspapers but ten papers that have made great strides, and can serve as a model, in one (or several) important areas: Attractive design. Community awareness. News generated by staff initiative, not recycled wire copy. Interesting marketing ideas. Even, this year, compelling obits."