Matt Winters

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 […]


Daily Astorian garners 22 journalism awards

The Daily Astorian won 22 awards for journalism in the annual Better Newspapers Contest sponsored by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. The newspaper also placed third in the general excellence category. Four staff members earned first-place trophies. Photographer Alex Pajunas won the photo essay category for coverage of the rodeo at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds. […]


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 […]