Observer staff honored with 19 awards in WNPA journalism contest

OLYMPIA — The staff of the Chinook Observer were honored with 19 total awards by the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest Friday night in Olympia. The awards dinner was part of the two-day annual convention put on by the association. Judges called Observer editor Matt Winter’s first place entry in general interest […]


Capital Press earns chamber honor

Capital Press was awarded the President’s Choice Award by the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce.  The Award recognized our longevity in the market, our excellent coverage of the Ag community and our community involvement. Capital Press’ commitment to FFA, 4-H,  Ag in the Classroom, Oregon Women for Agriculture, the Salem area Ag Tour, and annual […]


Chieftain staff rakes in five statewide journalism awards

The staff of the Wallowa County Chieftain was running on all cylinders in 2008 — and it showed in the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association’s (ONPA) 2009 Better Newspapers awards. The Chieftain staff won three first-place awards and two second-place awards at the July 17 awards banquet, held in Redmond, Ore. “The Wow in Wallowa,” better […]


Eagle news staff wins awards

REDMOND – The Blue Mountain Eagle won six awards in the annual Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspapers Contest. The awards, announced last week at the organization’s convention in Redmond, included three first-place and three third-place honors. The awards, given by circulation division, are: Best Writing – Scotta Callister, first place, and Angel Carpenter, third […]


Newspaper wins 10 staff awards plus second-place general excellence in state contest

The Daily Astorian earned 10 awards in the annual Better Newspapers Contest organized by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association for work in 2008. The newspaper also placed second in the general excellence category, for all newspapers with a daily circulation of 10,000 or below. The paper earned four first-place trophies. Photographer Alex Pajunas earned two. […]


Mulinix repeats as Washington’s top non-daily photographer

BELLEVUE — Chinook Observer staff photojournalist Damian Mulinix was presented with three awards, including the top photography prize in the non-daily division, last Saturday night in Bellevue at the annual awards dinner for the Washington chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). The evening honors the winners of the SPJ’s Excellence in Journalism competition. […]


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 […]