A total of 530 awards were won by 193 member newspapers in 40 states.
The winners were chosen as the most outstanding from a field of over 900 entries submitted by 77 alternative publications across the U.S. and Canada.
The Chicago-based publisher was recognized for five of its hyperlocal publications.
The Dallas Morning News received seven awards, including four first place recognitions, for print and online feature journalism.
Awards were announced during the 2014 NSNC conference on Saturday, June 28, at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
Argentinian news outlet La Nación has picked up an award for its data journalism project revealing open statements of assets from key public officials in the country.
TownNews.com customers collected the top three awards in the Website Contest (weekly division) at the 2014 Oklahoma Press Association Annual Convention.
Other winning newspapers include The Washington Post, Bay Area News Group, Dallas Morning News, The New York Times and The Detroit Free Press.
The 2013 winners include reporters from The Star-Ledger, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and The New York Times Magazine.
Indiana University Journalism will honor the six alumni at its fourth annual Distinguished Alumni Awards celebration Sept. 13.
Michael Paul Williams is a metro columnist and reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Stephen Henderson is editorial page editor at the Detroit Free Press.
The Dallas Morning News reporters and editors, as well as staffers from the Spanish-language publication, Al Día, and the fashion, design and lifestyle magazine, FD Luxe, were honored with awards.