Patrick Webb

SPJ awards a boon for company journalists

The East Oregonian Publishing Company’s “Fate of Our Forests” series has won a top regional journalism award. The series, which ran in the group’s newspapers, earned first place in the business and economic reporting category of the annual Society of Professional Journalists’ competition. The group competes against daily newspapers of 25,000 circulation or below in […]


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. […]


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. […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


Sixteen state awards for Daily Astorian staff

The Daily Astorian won 16 awards, including six first-place trophies, in the annual Better Newspapers Contest of the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. The awards were presented at the ONPA’s annual convention at Gleneden Beach Friday. They honored work published in 2007. Reporter Cassandra Profita won two first-place awards. She won the educational writing category for a story […]