Capital Press reporter wins national award

Capital Press staff writer Cookson Beecher has won a second-place award in a national journalism contest for a photograph she took of a young girl running through the tulips during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. The National Federation of Press Women selected the entry for the award in the “feature photograph” category of the non-daily […]


EO reporters win journalism awards

The Society of Professional Journalists awarded Kathy Aney, a senior reporter at the East Oregonian, with a first-place award last month in its 2008 Pacific Northwest Excellence in Journalism competition. In addition to Aney’s recognition, Senior Reporter Phil Wright received second-place and honorable mention awards and reporter Flynn Espe received a third-place award. The competition […]


The Daily Astorian earns 15 regional awards for journalism

The Daily Astorian won 15 awards in the annual Society of Professional Journalists’ regional competition, including two first-place trophies. The awards were for stories, photos, headlines and designs published during 2008. They included the first regional award for the newspaper’s online multimedia efforts. The paper placed second in the news adaptation category for staff coverage […]


WCC’s Cheryl Jenkins accepts Employee of the Year honors from Wallowa County Chamber

 Hometown Heroes founder honored during banquet “Your Chamber: Being the Connection,” the theme of the Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce for 2009, was carried through by its selection of top county citizens recognized at its festive 30th annual banquet Sunday, Jan. 25. Ben Boswell was visibly choked-up when he accepted a special award at the […]


Observer staff wins record best 32 awards in WNPA contest

YAKIMA — At last Friday night’s awards dinner at the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association convention in Yakima, the Chinook Observer staff was honored with a record-best 32 awards for excellence in journalism in the associations annual Better Newspaper Contest. Topping off the night was the second place award for General Excellence, given to what is […]


Mulinix slideshow wins NPPA award

An audio slideshow that Damian Mulinix, Chinook Observer photojournalist, created while attending the Bellingham Visual Journalism Conference in July, took second place in the National Press Photographers Assoc. national monthly multimedia contest in the Team Audio Slideshow category. http://www.nppa.org/competitions/monthly_multimedia_contest/winnergalleries.php?year=2008&month=8 Scroll down to the Team Audio Slideshow category. Damian describes the process below. “At the one-day […]


Chieftain honored with five statewide journalism awards

Sports scribe Hector del Castillo scores two first-place wins Hector del Castillo more than earned his press credentials during his first year as the Wallowa County Chieftain’s sports writer, winning two first-place journalism awards for 2007 from the Oregon Newspaper Publisher’s Association. His “2007 Spring Sports Congratulations” earned the top award for Best Silk Purse […]


Sixteen state awards for Daily Astorian staff

The Daily Astorian won 16 awards, including six first-place trophies, in the annual Better Newspapers Contest of the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. The awards were presented at the ONPA’s annual convention at Gleneden Beach Friday. They honored work published in 2007. Reporter Cassandra Profita won two first-place awards. She won the educational writing category for a story […]


Capital Press wins awards in publishers’ contest

Members of the Capital Press staff won four awards in the Associate Memeber Publication Contest of the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. The awards were announced Friday at the Salishan Spa and Golf Resort in Gleneden Beach, Ore. 2008 Associate Member Publications Contest 1. Target audience 1st Capital Press, Salem 2nd Oregon Coast Today, Lincoln City 3rd […]


East Oregonian wins ‘Oops!’ award

Along with the general excellence award, the East Oregonian swallowed its pride and won the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association’s “Oops!” award – which asks newspapers around the state to submit their amusing mistakes from 2007. The EO submitted its poll question from the Aug. 28 edition in which it inadvertently paired a poll question about […]