Press Releases

Eagle wins 2 awards

JOHN DAY – The Blue Mountain Eagle received two awards in the Oregon and Southwest Washington Society for Professional Journalists contest celebrating work done in 2010. The Eagle staff – writers Cheryl Hoefler, Sandra Gubel, Angel Carpenter and editor Scotta Callister – won third place in comprehensive coverage for work on the Aryan Nations proposal […]


Idaho rights group honors Eagle

COUER D’ALENE, Idaho – It was a night to celebrate nonviolence, diversity and successes in the pursuit of human rights. The Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations, which has been promoting civil rights for 30 years in northern Idaho, presented one of two 2010 Civil Rights Awards to the Blue Mountain Eagle newspaper for […]


Eagle picks up news awards

JOHN DAY – The Blue Mountain Eagle received eight awards in the annual Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association’s Better Newspapers Contest. The awards, announced at ONPA’s summer convention in Salem last week, included four first-place honors in the Eagle’s circulation category. The firsts were: Best Special Section, to the staff for the Explore Grant County guide. […]


Daily Astorian reels in journalism awards

The Daily Astorian earned 19 awards in the annual Better Newspaper Contest organized by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association for work published in 2009. The newspaper placed second in the general excellence category and earned three online awards, including second place for best overall website. Photographer Alex Pajunas earned four awards, including two first-place trophies. […]


EO claims 6 first-place awards in state contest

The East Oregonian earned six first-place awards at the 2010 Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association’s Better Newspaper Contest, as well as four second-place honors and a third-place prize, during the association’s annual convention Friday in Salem. The EO competed against other Oregon daily newspapers with circulations of 10,000 or less. Top honors were given to the […]


SPJ sends home awards to the EO, CO and DA

Three EOPubCo publications took home awards in the Pacific Northwest Society of Professional Journalists contest, May 22. The East Oregonian won first place for its photo page of the 2009 Round-Up. Photographers EJ Harris, Joe Duty and Joe Tierney earned the award for the EO. A PDF of their winning entry is attached to this […]


2009 Round-Up photo page wins the EO first place

A big award came to the East Oregonian Saturday night when the Pacific Northwest Society of Professional Journalists announced the East Oregonian had won first place for its photo page of the 2009 Round-Up. Photographers EJ Harris, Joe Duty and Joe Tierney earned the award for the EO.


Mulinix scores three-peat in NW news photo contest

SEATTLE – Chinook Observer photojournalist Damian Mulinix won a top prize for news photography in the Pacific Northwest for the third straight year Saturday. Mulinix won the photography portfolio award given by the Society of Professional Journalists at their annual banquet in Seattle. You can see his winning photos online at http://tinyurl.com/23tcnhz In a sense, […]


The Daily Astorian honored for highlighting Hispanic community’s success stories

The Daily Astorian was honored Saturday for a series of articles it published last year about the North Coast’s Hispanic community. The accolade came from the Society of Professional Journalists, Greater Oregon chapter. The five-part series placed third in the social issues category of the SPJ’s annual contest for news and features published in daily […]


Eagle tapped for award

PORTLAND – Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon announced this week it will give its annual Two Pauls Award to the Blue Mountain Eagle, Grant County’s newspaper. The award recognizes the newspaper’s push for immediate action to create a community response and dialogue when an Aryan Nations member announced plans to create a headquarters in John Day. […]