Press Releases

Editorial, design wins for Gazette

This image of Felix the dog reuniting with his owner after he was rescued from a cliff at Ecola State Park won best news photo in the annual Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association contest. Colin Murphey July 30, 2018- Journalists at The Cannon Beach Gazette and its sister publications recently earned a number of honors in […]


The Eagle wins general excellence at state convention

July 24, 2018- The Blue Mountain Eagle earned the top two honors in the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association 2018 Better Newspaper Contest. For weekly newspapers with a similar circulation size, the Eagle earned the Elmo Smith Award of General Excellence, the top award judged on overall newspaper quality. The Eagle also earned more individual awards […]


Observer staff, contributors win Washington state awards

By LUKE WHITTAKER lwittaker@crbizjournal.com. Passengers and crew of the Ilwaco charter boat Pacific Dream came to the rescue early July 3,2017, after a man and two teenagers were thrown in the cold water of the Pacific when their small pleasure craft, the Aggi K, sank off Cape Disappointment. Luke Whittaker took second in the Breaking […]


East Oregonian wins top prize in state newspaper contest

Bullfighter Dusty Tuckness attempts to distract the bull White Clay while Tim Brigham of Honeyville, Utah, attempts to free himself from his rigging during bull riding Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, at the Pendleton Round-Up. This picture won best sports photo at the 2017 ONPA awards. Staff photo by E.J. Harris July 14, 2017- The East […]


Daily Astorian places in General Excellence, has best website

BEND — The Daily Astorian took home four first-place honors including a second place for the top prize — General Excellence — at the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association conference in Bend. The contest was judged by newspapers in Pennsylvania and the Astorian competed against other daily Oregon newspapers with circulations less than 10,000. DailyAstorian.com won […]


Herald wins two awards from ONPA

The Hermiston Herald was honored with two awards from the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association during the organization’s annual convention last week in Bend. Jade McDowell, a Hermiston-based reporter for both the East Oregonian and Hermiston Herald, placed second in the Best Spot News category for her reporting on the aftermath of a murder-suicide that rocked […]


The Eagle wins 22 awards in state contest

The Blue Mountain Eagle was recognized as one of the top weekly newspapers in Oregon, earning 22 awards in the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspaper Contest. The contest was judged by personnel from newspapers in Pennsylvania, and the Eagle competed against weeklies that distribute 2,001-3,000 copies. The Eagle earned five first-place, eight second-place and […]


Observer wins top state newspaper award: General Excellence

OLYMPIA — Chinook Observer staff and freelancers won 16 awards in the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association 2016 – 2017 “Better Newspapers” contest. These awards included a first-ever top prize in the “General Excellence” category, in which newspapers of similar circulation size compete to win honors for the overall quality of the publication. “We’re often in […]


Purchase of Observer, Herald becomes final

PENDLETON — For the staffs of the Baker City Herald and The Observer in La Grande, Thursday’s news that Bankruptcy Judge Trish M. Brown authorized the sale of the two papers to the EO Media Group was a chance to breathe a sigh of relief. For the EO Media Group, the news continues the company’s […]


Country Media re-acquires Cannon Beach Gazette

Country Media Inc. has reached an agreement with EO Media Group to re-acquire the Cannon Beach Gazette. The transaction is effective May 1. Terms were not disclosed. Country Media is a family-owned media corporation based in Salem, whose principal shareholders are Carol and Steve Hungerford. Over the past two decades, the company has acquired 13 […]