Recent Awards

Every year EO Media Group receives accolades from local and national associations, recognizing our commitment to journalism and the creativity of our team. See the comprehensive list below.

EO Media Group

Local Media Association

  • Best Site to Buy or Sell Merchandise, OnlyAG.com (1st Place, 2012)
  • Best Niche Site Produced by a Local Newspaper, Discoverourcoast.com (1st Place, 2012)

Blue Mountain Eagle

Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association

  • Best Editorial Page (1st Place, 2012)
  • Best black and white ad, Best institutional/image ad,Best section cover (1st Place, 2012)
  • Best Coverage of Business and Economic Issues, Best Editorial, Best Spot News Coverage, Best Writing (2nd Place, 2012)
  • Best advertising headline, Best multi-sponsor ROP ads (2nd Place, 2012)
  • Best Enterprise Reporting, Best Feature Story: General,Best Headline Writing (3rd Place, 2012)

ONPA

  • Best Special Section or Issue, Best Editorial, Best Enterprise Reporting (1st Place, 2011)
  • General Excellence, Best Editorial Page, Best Enterprise Reporting (2nd Place, 2011)
  • Best Spot News Coverage (3rd Place, 2011)

Capital Press

Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association

  • Photography, Graphics (1st Place, 2012)
  • Target audience (2nd Place, 2012)
  • Photography, Design (3rd Place, 2012)

ONPA

  • Target Audience (1st Place, 2011)
  • Graphics (2nd Place, 2011)
  • Writing, Graphics (3rd Place, 2011)

Chinook Observer

Society of Professional Journalists

  • News Photography (1st Place, 2012)
  • Photo Portfolio (2nd Place, 2012)

Washington Newspaper Publishers Association

  • Photographer of the Year (1st Place, 2012)
  • Miles Turnbull Photo of the Year (1st Place, 2012)
  • Best Blog (1st Place, 2012)
  • Tourism/Community Guide Special Sections (1st Place, 2012)
  • Best Environmental Story (1st Place, 2012)
  • Best Feature Page Design (1st Place, 2012)
  • B/W Photo Essay (1st Place, 2012)
  • Spot News- B/W or Color (1st Place, 2012)
  • General News- B/W or Color (1st Place, 2012)
  • Color Sports Photo – Action (1st Place, 2012)
  • Color Sports Photo – Feature (1st Place, 2012)
  • General Excellence (2nd Place, 2012)
  • Best Editorial (2nd Place, 2012)
  • Color Sports Photo – Feature (2nd Place, 2012)
  • Best Breaking News Story (3rd Place, 2012)
  • Best Feature Page Design (3rd Place, 2012)
  • General News- B/W or Color (3rd Place, 2012)

Pictures of the Year International

  • Second Place Spot News (2nd Place, 2012)

Society of Professional Journalists

  • Photo Portfolio (1st Place, 2011)
  • Sports Photography (3rd Place, 2011)

Washington Newspaper Publishers Association

  • Tourism/Community Guide Special Sections (1st Place, 2011)
  • Best News Story- Long (1st Place, 2011)
  • Best Environmental Story (1st Place, 2011)
  • Investigative Reporting (1st Place, 2011)
  • Best Front Page Design (1st Place, 2011)
  • Best General Interest Column (1st Place, 2011)
  • B/W Portrait (1st Place, 2011)
  • Color Pictorial (1st Place, 2011)
  • Color Sports Photo – Action (1st Place, 2011)
  • B/W Pictorial Photo (2nd Place, 2011)
  • Color Pictorial (2nd Place, 2011)
  • Best Blog (2nd Place, 2011)
  • Best Business Story (including Technology and Agriculture) (3rd Place, 2011)
  • Best Personality Profile – Long (3rd Place, 2011)
  • B/W Sports Photo – Action or Feature (3rd Place, 2011)
  • Color Sports Photo – Feature (3rd Place, 2011)
  • General Excellence (3rd Place, 2011)
  • Photographer of the Year (Finalist, 2011)

The Daily Astorian

Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association

  • Best Coverage of Business and Economic Issues, Best Enterprise Reporting, Best Headline Writing, Best Writing, Best News Photo, Best Photo Essay, Best Sports Photo (1st Place, 2012)
  • Best section cover, Best campaign using print and online (1st Place, 2012)
  • Best institutional section, Best merchandising section (2nd Place, 2012)
  • General Excellence, Best Coverage of Business and Economic Issues, Best Editorial Page, Best Educational Coverage, Best Feature Story: General, Best Lifestyle Coverage, Best Spot News Coverage, Best News Photo, Best Photo Essay, Best web design, Best multimedia element, Best online coverage of breaking news (2nd Place, 2012)
  • Best Special Section or Issue, Best Editorial, Best Educational Coverage, Best Lifestyle Coverage, Best Sports Story, Best Writing, Best Feature Photo, Best overall web site (3rd Place, 2012)

Society of Professional Journalists

  • Spot News Reporting (1st Place, 2011)
  • Page Design (1st Place, 2011)
  • Environment and Science Reporting (2nd Place, 2011)
  • Lifestyles Reporting (3rd Place, 2011)
  • Headlines (3rd Place, 2011)

ONPA

  • Best Editorial, Best Educational Coverage, Best Lifestyle Coverage, Best Spot News Coverage, Best Writing, Best Photo Essay (1st Place, 2011)
  • Best merchandising section, Best single house ad, Best use of media
    Third place: Best institutional section (2nd Place, 2011)
  • Best Special Section or Issue, Best Editorial, Best Headline Writing, Best News Photo, Best Sports Photo, Best online coverage of breaking news (2nd Place, 2011)
  • General Excellence, Best Special Section or Issue, Best Coverage of Business and Economic Issues, Best Editorial Page, Best Enterprise Reporting, Best Feature Story: General, Best Feature Story: Personality, Best Lifestyle Coverage, Best Sports Story, Best News Photo, Best Sports Photo (3rd Place, 2011)

East Oregonian

Society of Professional Journalists

  • Portrait Photography (1st Place, 2012)
  • Portrait Photography (3rd Place, 2012)
  • Sports Photography (3rd Place, 2012)

Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association

  • General Excellence, Best Feature Story: General, Best Lifestyle Coverage, Best Spot News Coverage (1st Place, 2012)
  • Best Special Section or Issue, Best Local Column,Best Feature Photo, Best Sports Photo (2nd Place, 2012)
  • Best Coverage of Business and Economic Issues, Best Feature Story: Personality, Best Photo Essay (3rd Place, 2012)

Society of Professional Journalists

  • General Column (1st Place, 2011)
  • Feature Photography (3rd Place, 2011)

ONPA

  • General Excellence, Best Special Section or Issue, Best Editorial Page, Best Feature Story: General, Best Feature Story: Personality, Best Local Column, Best Sports Story, Best Page One Design, Best Feature Photo, Best News Photo, Best Sports Photo (1st Place, 2011)
  • Best Coverage of Business and Economic Issues, Best Educational Coverage, Best Feature Story: Personality, Best Spot News Coverage, Best Writing, Best Feature Photo (2nd Place, 2011)
  • Best Editorial, Best Local Column, Best Writing, Best Feature Photo, Best Photo Essay (3rd Place, 2011)

The Hermiston Herald

Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association

  • Best Lifestyle Coverage, Best Local Column (1st Place, 2012)
  • Best Local Column, Best Sports Photo (2nd Place, 2012)

Oregon Coast Today

ONPA

  • Target Audience, Design (2nd Place, 2011)
  • Photography (3rd Place, 2011)

Wallowa County Chieftain

Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association

  • Best Special Section or Issue, Best Editorial (1st Place, 2012)
  • Best merchandising section (2nd Place, 2012)
  • Best use of one color and black (Honorable Mention, 2012)