Damian Mulinix

WNPA honors Chinook Observer with multiple awards

In September, more than 100 newspaper publishers, journalists and photographers gathered in the Yakima Red Lion convention hall for the 125th Washington Newspaper Publishers Association’s awards ceremony — the Better Newspaper Contest. The Chinook Observer took second place for General Excellence in its group; its Our Coast visitors magazine won first place in the state […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]