We will do better

It would be an understatement to say that the June 1 board meeting was not one of the Society of Professional Journalists’ finest hors.

It was an embarrassment. There’s no other way to put it. But we are going to do better.

For those who mercifully missed it, the meeting included a shouting match between the president and the board on the question of who should head the search committee to find a new executive director. Many of us on the board, myself included, believed that Patti Galloper Newberry, who will take the reins of SPJ in September, was the logical choice to head the committee. But the current president, Alex Tarquinio, believed that one of the SPJ Foundation Board members would be a better choice, as they would be dealing with the new director for several years, compared to one year for Newberry.

Disagreements are not new on the board. I was there for the whole Helen Thomas affair. But it never turned into a shouting match. We usually try to disagree without being disagreeable. We could disagree in the board room, but still break bread at dinner afterward.

In the aftermath, one of our directors made multiple calls for Tarquinio’s impeachment, which he followed up with, shall we say, a rather inappropriate comment about why he was in SPJ.

Did Tarquinio not behave badly? Yes. Do I think it was an impeachable offense? No, and I say this as someone who had to vote someone off an SPJ chapter board after they were arrested for serious crimes.

But we will do better. We must. We are striving to make sure that meeting notices will get out before a meeting, so both we and you can be better informed on the meeting issues, as well as promote the same degree of transparency that we demand of government.


Region 10 MOE winners announced

The winners of this year’s Mark of Excellence awards were announced during the Region 10 Conference in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The winners will go on to the national MOE contest. Congratulations to both winners and finalists, who represent the best in our region’s student journalism.

Category Place Entrants School
Breaking News Photography
(Large) 10,000+ Students
Winner Sara Diggins University of Montana
Breaking News Photography
(Large) 10,000+ Students
Finalist John Hooks University of Montana
Breaking News Photography
(Large) 10,000+ Students
Finalist Eli Imadali University of Montana
Breaking News Photography
(Small) 1-9,999
Students
Winner Annika Gordon University of Portland
Breaking News Photography
(Small) 1-9,999
Students
Finalist Jennifer Ng University of Portland
Breaking News Photography
(Small) 1-9,999
Students
Finalist Jennifer Ng University of Portland
Editorial
Cartooning
Winner Nick SandiferWash. State
University
Feature
Photography
(Large) 10,000+ Students
Winner Eli Imadali University of Montana
Feature
Photography
(Large) 10,000+ Students
Finalist Jack Lambert Central Wash.
University
Feature
Photography
(Large) 10,000+ Students
Finalist Hannah
Gabrielson
Western Wash. University
Feature
Photography
(Small) 1-9,999
Students
Winner Gavin Doremus Gonzaga
University
Feature
Photography
(Small) 1-9,999
Students
Finalist Amanda Ford Gonzaga
University
Feature
Photography
(Small) 1-9,999
Students
Finalist Dawson
Reynier
Gonzaga
University
General News
Photography
(Large) 10,000+ Students
Winner Paige Campbell Wash. State
University
General News
Photography
(Large) 10,000+ Students
Finalist Sara Diggins University of Montana
General News
Photography
(Large) 10,000+ Students
Finalist Ramzy Al-Mulla Oregon State
University
General News
Photography
(Small) 1-9,999
Students
Winner Matt Repplier Gonzaga
University
General News
Photography
(Small) 1-9,999
Students
Finalist Amanda Ford Gonzaga
University
General News
Photography
(Small) 1-9,999
Students
Finalist Adam Miller Gonzaga
University
Photo
Illustration
(Large) 10,000+ Students
Winner Jack Lambert Central Wash. University
Photo
Illustration
(Large) 10,000+ Students
Finalist Al Lacey Oregon State
University
Photo
Illustration
(Large) 10,000+ Students
Finalist Isabelle
Grotting,
Zahn Schultz,
Matt Conrardy
Bailee Wicks
Central Washington University
Sports
Photography
(Large) 10,000+ Students
Winner Abby
Linnenkohl
Wash. State
University
Sports
Photography
(Large) 10,000+ Students
Finalist Conor Courtney University of Washington
Sports
Photography
(Large) 10,000+ Students
Finalist Benjamin
Michaelis
Wash. State
University
Sports
Photography
(Small) 1-9,999
Students
Winner Molly Lowney University of
Portland
Sports
Photography
(Small) 1-9,999
Students
Finalist Molly Lowney University of
Portland
Sports
Photography
(Small) 1-9,999
Students
Finalist Annika Gordon University of
Portland
Best Student
Magazine
Winner Staff of
Klipsun
Magazine
Western Wash. University
Best Student
Magazine
Finalist Staff of Voyage University of Washington
Best Student
Magazine
Finalist Staff of
Beavers Digest
Oregon State
University
Non-Fiction
Magazine
Article
Winner Taylor Nichols Western Wash. University
Non-Fiction
Magazine
Article
Finalist Madeleine
Jeffers
Western Wash. University
Non-Fiction
Magazine
Article
Finalist Tyler Urke Western Wash. University
Best All-Around Daily Student
Newspaper
Winner Staff of The
Daily Evergreen
Wash. State
University
Best All-Around Non-Daily
Student
Newspaper
Winner Staff of The
Daily Barometer
Oregon State
University
Best All-Around Non-Daily
Student
Newspaper
Finalist Staff of
The Argonaut
University of
Idaho
Best All-Around Non-Daily
Student
Newspaper
Finalist Staff of The
Mast
Pacific Lutheran University
Breaking News Reporting
(Large) 10,000+ Students
Winner Andreas Redd, Manisha Jha
Devon McBride
University of Washington
Breaking News Reporting
(Large) 10,000+ Students
Finalist Staff of The
Daily Barometer
Oregon State
University
Breaking News Reporting
(Large) 10,000+ Students
Finalist Madysen
McLain
Wash. State
University
Breaking News Reporting
(Small) 1-9,999
Students
Winner Claire
Desmarais,
Jennifer Ng,
David Jacobs
Annika Gordon
University of
Portland
Breaking News Reporting
(Small) 1-9,999
Students
Finalist Claire
Desmarais
Hannah Sievert
University of
Portland
Breaking News Reporting
(Small) 1-9,999
Students
Finalist Katie Kales
Joseph Thompson
Gonzaga
University
Editorial
Writing
WinnerHailey Stewart
Brandon Hill
Max Rothenberg
University of
Idaho
Editorial WritingFinalistNicole GliddenGonzaga
University
Feature Writing (Large) 10,000+ Students Winner Ryon O’Connell University of Montana
Feature Writing (Large) 10,000+ Students Finalist Maggie Vanoni The University of Oregon
Feature Writing (Large) 10,000+ Students Finalist Angela Wissmar Western Wash. University
Feature Writing (Small) 1-9,999 Students Winner Brigid Lowney
Molly Lowney
University of
Portland
Feature Writing (Small) 1-9,999 Students Finalist Ana Clyde and Annika Gordon University of
Portland
Feature Writing (Small) 1-9,999 Students Finalist Morgan
Scheerer
Gonzaga
University
General Column Writing (Large)
10,000+
Students
WinnerMariah VallesCentral Wash.
University
General Column Writing (Large)
10,000+
Students
FinalistAlexa MurdockCentral Wash.
University
General Column Writing (Large)
10,000+
Students
FinalistDelaney SheaOregon State
University
General News
Reporting
(Large) 10,000+
Students
Winner Eric Rosane Central Wash. University
General News
Reporting
(Large) 10,000+
Students
Finalist Julia BerkmanHailey Murphy Western Wash. University
General News
Reporting
(Large) 10,000+
Students
Finalist Brandon Hill University of
Idaho
General News
Reporting
(Small) 1-9,999
Students
Winner Ian
Davis-Leonard
Gonzaga
University
General News
Reporting
(Small) 1-9,999
Students
Finalist Maddie Hunt, Zach WakefieldChana Meddin Peninsula
College
General News
Reporting
(Small) 1-9,999
Students
Finalist Riley Utley Gonzaga
University
In-Depth
Reporting
(Large) 10,000+ Students
Winner Max
Wasserman
University of Washington
In-Depth
Reporting
(Large) 10,000+ Students
Finalist Hanson Lee Central Wash. University
In-Depth
Reporting
(Large) 10,000+ Students
Finalist Erasmus Baxter Western Wash. University
In-Depth
Reporting
(Small) 1-9,999
Students
Winner Sarah R. Baker Liz Wasson Peninsula
College
In-Depth
Reporting
(Small) 1-9,999
Students
Finalist Olivia Sanchez, Rachel Rippetoe, Brigid Lowney
Kyle Garcia
University of
Portland
In-Depth
Reporting
(Small) 1-9,999
Students
Finalist Juliette Carey Gonzaga
University
Sports Column WritingWinnerAustin LaneCentral Wash.
University
Sports Writing (Large) 10,000+ Students Winner Chris Deremer University of
Idaho
Sports Writing (Large) 10,000+ Students Finalist Meredith
Spelbring
University of
Idaho
Sports Writing (Large) 10,000+ Students Finalist Jarred
Bierbrauer
Ben Rosenbaum
Oregon State
University
Sports Writing (Small)
1-9,999 Students
Winner Ian
Davis-Leonard
Gonzaga
University
Sports Writing (Small)
1-9,999 Students
Finalist Kendra
Andrews
Gonzaga
University
Sports Writing (Small)
1-9,999 Students
Finalist Rachel Rippetoe University of
Portland
Best Affiliated Web Site Winner Staff of
The Native
News Project
University of Montana
Best Affiliated Web Site Finalist Staff of PULSE Magazine Central Wash. University
Best
Independent
Online Student Publication
Winner Staff of OR
Magazine
University of
Oregon
Best Use of
Multimedia
Winner Ryan Weier
Zahn Schultz
Jessica Griffin
Matt Conrardy
Central Wash. University
Best Use of
Multimedia
Finalist Andy Yamashita, Conor Courtney,Parker Singh
Hailey Robinson
University of Washington
Best Use of
Multimedia
Finalist Jarred
Bierbrauer
Marcus Trinidad
Oregon State
University
Online Feature Reporting Winner Brigid Lowney Molly Lowney University of
Portland
Online Feature Reporting Finalist Staff of OR
Magazine
University of
Oregon
Online News
Reporting
Winner Luke Hollister, Shannon Heckt, Jacob
Grannemann
Cody Cottier
Wash. State
University
Online News
Reporting
Finalist Rebecca White
Shannon Heckt
Wash. State
University
Online News
Reporting
Finalist Rachel
Postlewaite
Western Wash. University
Online Opinion & Commentary Winner University of Portland
Online Opinion/CommentaryWinnerRachel Rippetoe
Erin Bothwell
University of
Portland
Podcast Winner Staff University of Montana
Podcast Finalist Grace (DD)
Madigan
University of Washington
Radio Feature Winner Autumn Fraser University of Montana
Radio News
Reporting
Winner Kevin
Trevellyan
University of Montana
Radio News
Reporting
Finalist Rikki Devlin University of Montana
Best
All-Around
Television News Magazine
Winner Staff of KBVR-TV Oregon State
University
Best
All-Around
Television News Magazine
Winner Bradley Warren, Jasmine Darakjy, Taylor Swanson Emma Jerome Wash. State
University
Best All-Around Television
Newscast
Finalist UM News
Class, Fall 2018
University of Montana
Television
Feature
Reporting
Winner Ziad ElkawlakLauren Sluss Oregon State
University
Television
Feature
Reporting
Finalist Andrea Dobbins University of Montana
Television
General News
Reporting
Winner Zachary Anders Wash. State
University
Television
General News
Reporting
Finalist Brady Frederick Wash. State
University
Television
General News
Reporting
Finalist Jon Allen University of Montana
Television In-Depth Reporting Winner Student
Documentary
Unit,
spring 2018
University of Montana
Television In-Depth Reporting Finalist Jasmine Darakjy Wash. State
University
Television
Sports
Reporting
Winner Brady Frederick Wash. State
University
Television
Sports
Reporting
Finalist Shannon Heckt Wash. State
University
Television
Sports
Reporting
Finalist Jon Allen University of Montana
Broadcast
News
Videography
Winner Jacob
Granneman
Wash. State
University
Online/Digital
Feature
Videography
Winner Delaney Young University of
Oregon
Online/Digital
Feature
Videography
Finalist Bryana Sena University of
Oregon
Online/Digital
Feature
Videography
Finalist Delaney SheaMarcus Trinidad Oregon State
University
Online/Digital
News
Videography
Winner October Yates Western Wash.
University
Online/Digital
News
Videography
Finalist Caleb Chandler Oregon State
University
Online/Digital
News
Videography
Finalist David Jacobs
Claire
Desmarais
University of
Portland

Facebook for Journalists training and more in Coeur d’Alene.

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Facebook Training for Journalists is one of the key reasons to attend the 2019 Region 10 Society of Professional Journalists meeting in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Saturday, April 6.

The Facebook training will share products and tools — including Live, Groups, Creators app and CrowdTangle — that help journalists leverage Facebook and Instagram for newsgathering, storytelling and connecting with their followers. Digital trainer Kerwin Speight will lead the session starting at 10 a.m.

Other sessions include: Covering Native America, Freedom of Information and Media Ethics.

During the lunch at noon, Mark of Excellence Awards will be given to Regional winners in the national competition, said Region 10 director Donald W. Meyers.

“First place winners will automatically be entered into the final national competition, and those winners will be honored during the Excellence in Journalism Conference this September in San Antonio, Texas,” Meyers said.

Cost for the one-day event is $35 for professional SPJ members and $20 for students. Click here to register.  The event, at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. 2nd St., starts at 10 a.m. and ends by 2:30 p.m.

For additional information, contact Rebecca Tallent at rtallent@frontier.com.


Facebook for Journalists, MOE awards at Regional Conference

We will be hosting a session of SPJ’s Facebook training for journalist at our regional conference at the Coeur d’Alene Resort April 6. This is a great opportunity to learn about how to use this social media network in your reporting.

We will also be recognizing the winners of this year’s Mark of Excellence awards at the conference luncheon.

Fees are $35 for pros, and $20 for students. Space is limited, so sign in early.

Regional Conference

Trump’s praise for Congressman who bodyslammed journalist tone-deaf, appalling

President Donald Trump’s anti-press harangues have always been disturbing, especially after the shooting at the Capitol-Gazette in Annapolis, Md.
But last week, his comments truly went beyond the pale, especially in light of the killing of Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul earlier this month.
At a campaign rally in Billings, Mont. Thursday, Trump praised Rep. Greg Gianforte for body-slamming Ben Jacobs, a reporter for The Guardian in 2017, as he was running for Congress.
Gianforte attacked Jacobs, enraged over what he thought was “biased” coverage. He pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault, performed 40 hours of community service, went through 20 hours of anger management counseling and donated $50,000 to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Trump’s praise for Gianforte comes as his administration drags its feet in responding to the killing of Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who wrote critically of the government in Saudi Arabia.
Khashoggi had gone to the Saudi consulate to fill out paperwork for his upcoming wedding, and has not been seen since. Reports from the Turkish government — which has its own issues with press freedom — said the journalist was tortured, killed and dismembered by an assassination team. The Saudi government only recently acknowledged Khashoggi’s death, claiming he got into a brawl with the 15 men.
The Trump administration is not applying skepticism to such an implausible story. Combined with his recent comments about Gianforte, it shows a disdain for journalists, particularly those who speak truth to power.
Instead of standing up for basic human rights and the rights of a free press, qualities that once made America great in the eyes of the world, Trump appears to be giving a pass to those who use extreme means to silence critics.
I join with SPJ National President J. Alex Tarquinio in calling for Kashoggi’s killers to be brought to justice, with the United States using all of its influence to call for an independent investigation into Khashoggi’s death.
And I also think it is time that Trump stop the anti-press rhetoric, and apologize for his remarks. After all, Gianforte apologized for his attack.


New rules for chapter finances

In an effort to improve transparency within the society, the board voted on new policies for chapter finances. I’ve posted them below.

SPJ Pro Chapter Finance Rules
Transparency about chapter operations is important for credibility among our members and the
public, especially when it comes to your chapter’s treasury. As a board member it is your legal
responsibility to keep tight oversight on chapter funds — even if you aren’t the treasurer.
Pro chapters are required to follow these rules. By doing so, you will greatly decrease your
exposure to misappropriation of chapter funds and other problems.
Income and expenses
— Require authorization from at least one board member other than the treasurer when another
member spends under $100.
— Require approval of at least two officers of any expenditure of $100 or more; a majority board
vote of any expenditure over $200 (in person or electronic).
— Income and expenditures must remain separate in your records. If you receive $100 for a
pizza party and spend $50, you received $100 and spent $50, not received a net of $50.
— Using cash is strongly discouraged and should be limited as much as possible. Some cash
transactions can’t be verified, such as when someone uses cash to pay to attend an event.
Documentation is required for all transactions.
— Avoid chapter debit cards unless state law bans the use of credit cards by the chapter; debit
cards are too easily abused.
— If a credit card is necessary, check with your bank to see if you can restrict the card’s use for
large expenses only.
— If a chapter has a PayPal or similar account, have the treasurer transfer funds from that
account to the chapter’s general checking account after each event for which the PayPal or
similar account is used. Have another board member monitor the account.
— If the board votes on a money matter directly affecting a board member (other than
reimbursements), that board member should recuse himself or herself and leave the room to
allow a full and frank discussion.

— When depositing funds in the chapter bank account, use a “For Deposit Only” rubber stamp
or write “For Deposit Only” on the back of checks.
The treasurer’s duties
Chapters must use the following financial records, which the treasurer will maintain:
— Either:
A paper check stub of each check written, or copy each check.
Or
A computer record (Excel or Quicken) of each check written, with a detailed breakdown of
specific amounts for various purposes.
— Electronic and printed copy of each monthly bank statement.
— A file of receipts, each notated with the check number or other record of payment.
— Information needed for financial section of the annual chapter report to national.
— The chapter’s federal (and state, if required) tax records, including Employer Identification
Number and letter verifying tax-exempt status. SPJ chapters typically are subordinate entities of
the national organization and are tax-exempt nonprofits, typically under Section 501(c)(6) of the
IRS code. Some chapters are 501(c)(3). Know the difference.
— In order for each chapter to have a back-up of its records, a second copy should be kept by
another board member designated by the majority of the board.
The treasurer prepares and/or files these reports:
— A report is due quarterly to the regional directors/regional coordinators, detailing income and
expenses and sharing bank statements. The same information also will be required for each
chapter’s annual report.
— Monthly report to the chapter board, detailing income and expenses and sharing bank
statements. This is required even if the board does not meet monthly.
— Financial section of annual report to national.
— Annual Form 990, EZ 990 or E-card 990 with the IRS.
— Any state or local forms required of nonprofits and tax-exempt organizations.
We recommend keeping critical records in a single three-ring binder as well as on your
computer.
Training
— Each Regional Director/Regional Coordinator or chapter president will arrange for a training
session for a new chapter treasurer. The training shall occur within 30 days of the president or
treasurer assuming that position. National headquarters staff will provide training.
— Any other board member authorized to disburse funds may go through the training; chapter
presidents are encouraged to be trained.
Account access/review
— Chapters are required to make their bank accounts transparent to their officers and RC. This
can be done by providing copies of bank statements, with read-only access to bank accounts or
through money management programs.

— The chapter president and treasurer must have direct access to the account. At least one other
board member and the RD/RC must have read-only access.
Requirements
— Chapters must comply with financial record reporting rules within three months or they will
lose the ability to apply for chapter grants.
— If chapters don’t comply with financial record reporting rules within six months, they will be
ineligible for national awards, will not be awarded delegates for the national convention and
won’t be able to receive new chapter dues. National headquarters would hold a chapter’s dues
until that chapter is compliant.
— If chapters don’t comply with financial record reporting rules within one year, the national
board may revoke the charter.
Budgeting
— Chapters are encouraged to create an annual budget. Preparing a budget can help your chapter
plan for the year.
— A budget approved at the beginning of the year could eliminate the need to approve some
individual expenditures throughout the year.


Upcoming Regional Conference

At our meeting at EIJ 18, we set the date and location for our regional conference. It will be April 5-6, 2019, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The University of Idaho chapter has volunteered to serve as host chapter, and we are looking for volunteers to serve on a regional conference committee. We are looking for several people to help with programming and the other logistics for the event. If you are interested, email me at dmeyers@spj.org.

We are also looking for programming for the events. One thing we are working on is a panel on covering Native Americans. If there is something you’d like to see or present, email me with your suggestions.


We are the voice of the people

Politicians criticizing the news media for coverage is not new.
Thomas Jefferson, who once famously said he would pick newspapers over government, had his issues with news stories that were critical of him.
While Abraham Lincoln said a free press was essential to a free government, he had no objections to jailing journalists who criticized the Civil War or supported the South’s bid to break away from the Union.
And who could forget Richard Nixon’s famous “enemies list,” which being listed on practically became a badge of honor during the Watergate Era.
And we’ve all seen it at the small end of the scale, with state, county and municipal officials complaining that they can’t get a fair shake in the press.
But what we are seeing today is completely different. Since the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump has whipped his followers into an anti-press frenzy, weaponizing the phrase “Fake News” (the ultimate in oxymorons).
It’s an epithet he’s admitted is designed to erode press credibility as journalists report on his administration’s actions.
Now, he’s added a more dangerous phrase to his rhetoric — Enemy of the People. And footage from Trump’s rallies show that his supporters are taking the cue, and directing verbal abuse — and threats of violence — at the press corps following Trump. Remember the infamous rope-tree-journalist T-shirts?
And we can see the anger filtering down to the local level.
But we are not the enemy of the people. We serve as their eyes and ears, as well as their voice in holding leaders and institutions accountable for their actions.
In our own region, we saw Washington’s newspapers call out the state Legislature for trying to rush through a bill nullifying a court ruling that they were subject to the state’s Public Records Act. The intense media scrutiny spurred people to call their lawmakers and Gov. Jay Inslee and stop this bad legislation in its tracks.
In Oregon, the Oregonian exposed how police officers with bad records were allowed to keep their peace-officer certifications.
And at my own shop, one of my colleagues showed how missteps by local law enforcement allowed a felon with warrants to be released from custody, only to kill a missionary student later.
We’re the ones who inform the public about how their tax dollars are being spent, tell them about the wildfires that could possibly threaten their homes and how officials are trying to protect them.
Are journalists perfect? Of course not. But we do our best, and when we fall short we quickly admit it and strive to do better.
As James Madison put it, “To the press alone, chequered as it is with abuses, the world is indebted for all the triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression; who reflect that to the same beneficent source the United States owe much of the lights which conducted them to the ranks of a free and independent nation, and which have improved their political system into a shape so auspicious to their happiness.”

Donald W. Meyers, a multimedia journalist with the Yakima Herald-Republic, is the Region 10 director for the Society of Professional Journalists.


Northwest Excellence in Journalism winners

Once again, we honor some of the great journalism that is being done in our region. Congratulations to those who won, as well as those who entered.

Writing, Photography, Design (Small, 7 or fewer FTE newsroom employees)

Graphics & Illustrations
Winner
YES! Magazine
Comic: We Sent Our Illustrator to Activist Summer Camp. Here’s What Happened
Jennifer Luxton

Runner Up
Columns Magazine
Population Health series
Ken Orvidas

Short-Form Feature News Reporting
Daily Record
CWU graduate to walk after becoming paralyzed
Matt Carstens

Runner Up
Columbia County Spotlight
St. Helens woman helps break Japanese code in World War II
Nicole Thill

Feature Photography
Winner
City Arts Magazine
Whip Your Hair
Naomi Ishisaka

Runner Up
Westside Seattle
Memorial Day Sunset
Patrick Robinson

Photo Essay
Winner
Columns Magazine
Marching around campus with the band
Quinn Russell Brown

Runner Up
Ampersand Magazine, Forterra
Washington’s Sheepherders
Florangela Davila, Lucy Shirley, Sofia Jaramillo

Sports Action Photography
Winner
Cougfan.com
The Intertwined Touchdown
Whittney Thornton

Runner Up
The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle
Felix Nava of Brewster
Al Camp

Best Photo Portfolio
Winner
Chinook Observer
Natalie St. John 2017 Photo Portfolio
Natalie St. John

Runner Up
Seattle Magazine
Photo Portfolio
Hayley Young, Matt Cole, Virginia Smyth, Rachel Hart

Food- Drink- Lifestyles and Travel Reporting
Winner
Seattle Magazine
Baked Goods
Chelsea Lin

Runner Up
Eugene Weekly
My Dad’s Hometown
Kelly Kenoyer

Long-Form Feature News Reporting
Winner
InvestigateWest
Climate change turns Puget Sound acidic and region’s signature oysters struggle to survive
Lisa Stiffler

Runner Up
Street Roots
Growing up undocumented
Emily Green

Spot News Reporting
Winner
Cannon Beach Gazette
Dog rescued off cliff
Brenna Visser

Runner Up
Camas-Washougal Post-Record
Camas paper mill to cut hundreds of jobs
Kelly Moyer

Sports Feature Story
Winner
GoHuskies Magazine
The Power of Hope
Brian Beaky

Runner Up
Cascade Golfer magazine
The Impossible Dream
Tony Dear, Brian Beaky

Business Reporting
Winner
Seattle Business Magazine
The Vanishing Dream of Home Ownership
Jeanne Lang Jones

Runner Up
Seattle Business Magazine
Women on Boards: A New Direction
Karen West

Arts & Entertainment
Winner
City Arts, July 2017 issue
“This Woman’s Werk”
Gemma Wilson

Runner Up
Anchorage Press
Reel Grandma versus Reel Grandma
Yereth Rosen

Page Design
Winner
Columns Magazine
Dyslexia; Opioids, Libraries
Ken Shafer

Runner Up
Columns Magazine
Table of contents Dec. 17, Sports Sept. 17, HUB March 17
Ken Shafer

Social Issues Reporting
Winner
InvestigateWest
The $600-a-night foster care bed
Allegra Abramo

Runner Up
YES! Magazine
Undocumented and Transgender
Norman Allen

Column
Winner
YES! Magazine
Erin Sagen
Erin Sagen

Runner Up
Chinook Observer
Hearthfire & Brimstone
Natalie St. John

Comprehensive Coverage
Malheur Enterprise
Kidnap, chase; Bates remembered; Man indicted; DEADLY DECISIONS, Board hires lawyer; Gov halts lawsuit; Hospital suspected; There is hope; State wants to close files; Defense attorney; Jessica Bates
Les Zaitz, John Braese, Pat Caldwell

Runner Up
InvestigateWest
As Buildings Go Up, How Many of Seattle’s Trees Will Come Down?
Adiel Kaplan

Sports Column
Winner
Cougfan.com
Greg Witter Commentary
Greg Witter

Runner Up
Seattle Business magazine
Three Predictions for the Coming Year; Don’t Follow the Money; Know Your Sources
John Levesque

Sports Reporting
Winner
Cougfan.com
Duke Washington, a true legend, is gone
Barry Bolton

Runner Up
No Winner

Crime and Justice Reporting
Winner
YES! Magazine
Defunding Police: How Antiracist Organizers Got Seattle to Listen
Melissa Hellmann

Runner Up
YES! Magazine
You Don’t Need a Sanctuary City to Help Your Immigrant Neighbors
Yessenia Funes

Editorial & Commentary
Winner
Malheur Enterprise
Editorials: Families touched by Montwheeler case; Revival of Farmers Grain; Charting economy requires…

Runner Up
Seattle Magazine
Pedal Mettle; Bridging a Gap; Mining for a Purpose
Knute Berger

Investigative Reporting
Winner
Malheur Enterprise
DEADLY DECISIONS; Board hires lawyer; Gov halts lawsuit; Hospital suspected illness; State moves to seal; Defense attorneys blame; Jessica Bates to sue
Les Zaitz

Runner Up
The Chronicle
Sexual Abuse, Fraud and Negligence Alleged at Closed Centralia Home for Boys
Natalie Johnson

Health & Science Reporting
Winner
InvestigateWest
Turning the Tide
Lee van der Voo

Runner Up
Boise Weekly
The Rare Case of Kyler Harvey
George Prentice

Portrait Photography
Winner
Columns Magazine
GregRobin Smith, as Benjamin Franklin
Quinn Russell Brown

Runner Up
Columns Magazine
Norm Rice
Jose Mandojana

Digital Innovation
Winner
Columns Magazine
Searching for owls in Discovery Park with wildlife photographer Paul Bannick
Quinn Russell Brown

Runner Up
YES! Magazine
The Spirit of Standing Rock on the Move
Stephanie Woodard, YES! Staff

Government and Politics Reporting
Winner
Oregon Business
A Coordinated Attack: How a little known federal rule is driving a new battle over public lands in Crook County
Tim Neville, Jason E. Kaplan

Runner Up
InvestigateWest
Native American students face punitive discipline, substandard curricula
Rebecca Clarren

General Excellence
Winner
Seattle Business Magazine
March 2017; August 2017
Leslie Helm, John Levesque, Lori Kelley

Runner Up
Hillsboro Tribune
Issues of 3-10-17 and 2-17-17
Staff

Writing, Photography, Design (Medium, 8 to 16 FTE newsroom employees)

Arts & Entertainment
Winner
Crosscut
Black, female and making theater. And she’s damn good at it
Florangela Davila

Runner Up
International Examiner
Wing Luke beverages exhibit is a pleasure to be sipped slowly
Vince Schleitwiler

Investigative Reporting
Winner
Oregon Public Broadcasting/EarthFix
Wolf management in Oregon
Tony Schick

Runner Up
Portland Business Journal
Marketing Madness
Matthew Kish

Best Photo Portfolio
Winner
The News-Review
Michael Sullivan
Michael Sullivan

Runner Up
Albany Democrat-Herald
Mark Ylen portfolio
Mark Ylen

Feature Photography
Winner
The News-Review
Reflection
Michael Sullivan

Runner Up
Kitsap Sun
Nimitz sunlight
Larry Steagall

Portrait Photography
Winner
The News-Review
Football
Michael Sullivan

Runner Up
Crosscut
Homeless Hands
Karen Ducey

Health & Science Reporting
Winner
The Portland Mercury
Crisis Averted?
Dirk VanderHart

Runner Up
Portland Business Journal
Cap and Trade(off)
Pete Danko

Business Reporting
Winner
Portland Business Journal
Small business lending craters, communities suffer
Matthew Kish, Clare Duffy

Runner Up
The News-Review
The technology behind growing trees
Emily Hoard

Column
Winner
Crosscut
Knute Berger-Crosscut
Knute Berger

Runner Up
The Daily Astorian
Mouth of the Columbia (restaurant reviews)
Mouth of the Columbia

Sports Action Photography
Winner
The News-Review
Baseball
Michael Sullivan

Runner Up
No Winner

Spot News Reporting
Winner
Tri-City Herald
Hanford radioactive waste tunnel collapse
Annette Cary, Sara Schilling

Runner Up
Crosscut
‘Patriots’ meet massive Seattle backlash after Charlottesville violence
David Kroman, Lilly Fowler

Short-Form Feature News Reporting
Winner
Kitsap Sun
Love proves it’s timeless
Josh Farley

Runner Up
The Daily Astorian
Helping Hand: Astoria boy is first to receive a 3-D-printed prosthetic arm from an Oregon hospital
Edward Stratton

Long-Form Feature News Reporting
Winner
Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Accepting Sam
Nick Ehli

Runner Up
Albany Democrat-Herald
Restart the presses
Jennifer Moody

Comprehensive Coverage
Winner
InvestigateWest and Pamplin Media Group
Unequal Justice
Lee van der Voo, Kate Willson, John Schrag, Nick Budnick

Runner Up
Kitsap Sun
Homelessness in Kitsap County
Staff

Editorial & Commentary
Winner
Crosscut.com
Race and Recreation
Glenn Nelson

Runner Up
Seattle Met
“The Great Divide”
Hayat Norimine

General News Photography
Winner
The News-Review
Vigil
Michael Sullivan

Runner Up
The News-Review
Sword
Michael Sullivan

Spot News Photography
Winner
Kitsap Sun
House fire
Meegan M. Reid

Runner Up
The News-Review
Fire
Michael Sullivan

Government and Politics Reporting
Winner
Crosscut
Seattleites go to Trump Country
Knute Berger

Runner Up
Seattle Met
“Man in the Middle”
Hayat Norimine

Crime and Justice Reporting
Winner
SeattlePI
How a teen ‘band geek’ became a Seattle pimp’s ‘bottom girl’
Levi Pulkkinen

Runner Up
InvestigateWest and Pamplin Media Group
Unequal Justice
Lee van der Voo, John Schrag, Kate Willson, Nick Budnick

Sports Reporting
Winner
Portland Tribune
The rise and fall of Zach Rouse
Kerry Eggers

Runner Up
Portland Business Journal
Nike: Stuck inside the box
Clare Duffy

Social Issues Reporting
Winner
Crosscut
Why am I a threat?
David Kroman, Lilly Fowler

Runner Up
Corvallis (OR) Gazette-Times
“A Question of Identity”
Bennett Hall, Andy Cripe, Anibal Ortiz

Photo Essay
Winner
Crosscut
The 51-day City Council member
Matt McKnight

Runner Up
Albany Democrat-Herald
Mid-Valley Views – Eclipse 2017
Mark Ylen, Anibal Ortiz, Amanda Loman, David Patton

Page Design
Winner
South Sound magazine
South Sound mag page design
Staff

Runner Up
Alaska Beyond Magazine
Let it Snow; Aloha on the Wing; The Head and the Heart
Margaret Elson

Digital Innovation
Winner
Crosscut
Election Guide 2017
Joseph Liu, Cambria Roth, Joe Copeland, Mason Bryan

Runner Up
The News-Review
Foster care rates skyrocketing amid drug addiction in southern Oregon
April Ehrlich, Ian Campbell

Sports Feature Story
Winner
Seattle Met
“The Kings of Suicide Hill”
Allison Williams

Runner Up
Bozeman Daily Chronicle
In search of a backpack
Michael Wright

General Excellence
Winner
Portland Business Journal
Portland Business Journal General Excellence
Staff

Runner Up
Portland Tribune
March 6 and Aug 10
Tribune Staff

Food- Drink- Lifestyles and Travel Reporting
Winner
Seattle Met
“What to Do with a Kid”
Allecia Vermillion

Runner Up
Seattle Met
“Scents from a Mall”
Allecia Vermillion

Graphics & Illustrations
Winner
Scotsman Guide Media
Scotsman Guide magazine illustrations, package 1
Dennis Wunsch

Runner Up
Scotsman Guide Media
Scotsman Guide magazine illustrations, package 2
Dennis Wunsch

Writing, Photography, Design (Large, 17 to 39 FTE newsroom employees)

Short-Form Feature News Reporting
Winner
The Daily Herald/Everett, WA
Cliffhanger
Caleb Hutton

Runner Up
The Daily Herald/Everett, WA
Some ‘dos (and don’ts) for the POTUS: Local barbers, hairdressers offer style ideas for Trump’s hair
Andrea Brown

Photo Essay
Winner
Missoulian Newspaper
Highway to Hellgate: Challenges, optimism pave road back from forfeited football season
Tommy Martino, Kyle Houghtaling

Runner Up
The Daily Herald/Everett, WA
Cascade serenade
Ian Terry

General News Photography
Winner
Yakima Herald-Republic
Grieving Family
Shawn Gust

Runner Up
The Daily Herald/Everett, WA
Good people
Dan Bates

Spot News Photography
Winner
Yakima Herald-Republic
Darkness along with colorful lights of first responders
Jake Parrish

Runner Up
Yakima Herald-Republic
Brush fire
Shawn Gust

Crime and Justice Reporting
Winner
The Daily Herald/Everett, WA
The wrong place
Erick Stevick

Runner Up
Willamette Week
Death by Bitcoin
Nigel Jaquiss

Portrait Photography
Winner
Yakima Herald-Republic
Sexual Assault Victim
Shawn Gust

Runner Up
No Winner

Best Photo Portfolio
Winner
Missoulian
Photography Portfolio
Kurt Wilson

Runner Up
The Columbian
Alisha Jucevic portfolio
Alisha Jucevic

Social Issues Reporting
Winner
InvestigateWest and The Nation
Indian Country
Rebecca Clarren

Runner Up
Yakima Herald-Republic
Still silenced: Sexual harassment of farm workers rarely makes headlines
Molly Rosbach

Spot News Reporting
Winner
The News Tribune
Amtrak train derails onto I-5 in DuPont. 3 killed, dozens injured, freeway shut down
Staff

Runner Up
Missoulian Newspaper
Falling snag hits, kills firefighter from Missoula
Robert Chaney, David Erickson

Business Reporting
Winner
The Columbian
Finding care can be a pain
Marissa Harshman

Runner Up
The News Tribune
Fight for your country, lose the bidding war for a house
Kate Martin

Column
Winner
Grist
Ask Umbra
Eve Andrews

Runner Up
Mail Tribune
Get Off My Lawn
Robert Galvin

Comprehensive Coverage
Winner
Bend Bulletin
The Opioid Crisis
Markian Hawryluk

Runner Up
Idaho Statesman
Idaho worker safety: Drowning in manure, falling to their deaths, while employers prosper
Audrey Dutton

Long-Form Feature News Reporting
Winner
Willamette Week
The White Stuff
Matthew Korfhage

Runner Up
Idaho Statesman
Couple earns $51,600. His long-term care takes $48,000. She digs in dumpsters for food.
Maria La Ganga

Sports Feature Story
Winner
The Columbian
Hole in One from Hudson
Micah Rice

Runner Up
The Columbian
Unbroken
Meg Wochnick

Investigative Reporting
Winner
Idaho Statesman
Idaho worker safety: Drowning in manure, falling to their deaths, while employers prosper
Audrey Dutton

Runner Up
Mail Tribune
Waiting for Tragedy
Vickie Aldous

Feature Photography
Winner
The Daily Herald/Everett, WA
Wobble the bison
Dan Bates

Runner Up
The Columbian
Elizabeth Nicholson holding horse’s head during the wildfire
Ariane Kunze

Health & Science Reporting
Winner
Bend Bulletin (Pulse magazine)
The Science of Pain: It’s all in your head
Markian Hawryluk

Runner Up
Grist
The future will be battery-powered
Amelia Urry

Sports Reporting
Winner
Mail Tribune
Mom on a Mission
Mike Oxendine

Runner Up
Mail Tribune
Know Your Role
Tim Trower

Government and Politics Reporting
Winner
Yakima Herald-Republic
Farm workers call for change in the way Labor and Industries processes injury claims
Phil Ferolito

Runner Up
Missoulian Newspaper
UM’s ‘provocative title’
Robert Chaney

Sports Action Photography
Winner
Mail Tribune
So Close: South Medford vs Clackamas
Andy Atkinson

Runner Up
Yakima Herald-Republic
Athleticism and determination
Jake Parrish

Sports Feature Photography
Winner
The Columbian
Oct. 1
Amanda Cowan

Runner Up
Yakima Herald-Republic
Wrestler after losing at state
Jake Parrish

Page Design
Winner
Yakima Herald-Republic
If not now, When?; Going Sky high?; Torn paradigm
Jason Lilly

Runner Up
The Columbian
March 26; March 31; June 16
Amy Libby

Digital Innovation
Winner
KTUU
Tracking an Alaska serial killer
Kyle Hopkins

Runner Up
KTUU
Hidden caves & sunken ships: Alaska’s living museum
Kyle Hopkins , Lisa Hupp

Graphics & Illustrations
Winner
The Columbian
Sept. 22; Sept. 15; Nov. 14
Mariel Abbene

Runner Up
Mail Tribune
Holidays in the Rogue Valley; Up in Smoke; Redemption at Last
Paul Bunch

Editorial & Commentary
Winner
The Columbian
Dec. 17, Oct. 22; June 6
Greg Jayne

Runner Up
Mail Tribune
Truth, lies; ‘Sanctuary’ law; Ethics panel
Gary Nelson

General Excellence
Winner
Willamette Week
March 8 and May 24
Staff

Runner Up
The Daily Herald/Everett, WA
Complete editions: Feb. 26, 2017 and March 06, 2017
Staff

Food, Drink, Lifestyles, Travel Reporting
The Daily Herald/Everett, WA
Willamette Week
The Cycles of Life: The Big Shots, a group of geezers, gather twice a week to go for a spin
Andrea Brown

Runner Up
The Daily Herald/Everett, WA
The DMZ: Epicenter of mystery and misery
Andrea Brown

Arts & Entertainment
Winner
The Daily Herald/Everett, WA
Cascade serenade
Caleb Hutton

Runner Up
The Columbian
Raining Poetry
Scott Hewitt

Sports Column
Winner
Tee Talk
Tim Trower

Runner Up
The Daily Herald/Everett, WA
1. Trade Tree 2. Constantine deserved better 3. Trader Jerry needs to chill
Nick Patterson

Writing, Photography, Design (Very Large, 40 or more FTE newsroom employees)

Page Design
Winner
The Oregonian/OregonLive
Page Designs by Mims Copeland
Mims Copeland

Runner Up
The Seattle Times
Staff page design portfolio
Staff

Health and Science Reporting
Winner
The Oregonian/OregonLive
Death of a schizophrenic
Molly Harbarger

Runner Up
KGW.com
Chronic pain patients fear opioid crackdown will cost them their medication
Sara Roth

 

Comprehensive Coverage
Winner
The Oregonian/OregonLive
About a Boy
Casey Parks

 

Runner Up
The Seattle Times
Mayor Ed Murray sex-abuse investigation
Jim Brunner, Lewis Kamb, Daniel Beekman

 

Graphics and Illustrations
Winner
The Seattle Times
BUSTED: How police brought down a tech-savvy prostitution network in Bellevue
Gabriel Campanario

Runner Up
The Spokesman-Review
Molly Quinn illustrations
Molly Quinn

Long-Form Feature News Reporting
Winner
Bloomberg Businessweek
How Rich Chinese Use Visa Fixers to Move to the U.S.
Peter Robison, Karen Weise, Wenxin Fan, Yan  Zhang

Runner Up
The Oregonian/OregonLive
His Heart, Her Hands
Tom Hallman Jr.

Crime and Justice Reporting
Winner
The Oregonian/OregonLive
FIRED BUT FIT FOR DUTY
Carli Brosseau, Rebecca Woolington

Runner Up
The Spokesman-Review
The deaths of two Spokane women touch three mothers, who ask why a primary suspect hasn’t been charged
Thomas Clouse

Column
Winner
The Seattle Times
Bethany Jean Clement columns for The Seattle Times
Bethany Jean Clement

Runner Up
The Spokesman-Review
Shawn Vestal columns
Shawn Vestal

Spot News Reporting
Winner
The Spokesman-Review
One student dead, three in hospital after classmate opens fire at Freeman High School
Staff

Runner Up
KGW
Engulfed in flames: What we know about wildfires burning the Northwest
Sara Roth

Short-Form Feature News Reporting
Winner
Bloomberg News
Amazon Is a Lifeline for Retail Workers (If They Live in the Right City)
Spencer Soper

Runner Up
The Seattle Times
The magic of Seattle’s philanthropic sandwich chop
Bethany Jean Clement

Investigative Journalism
Winner
The Seattle Times
Mayor Ed Murray sex-abuse investigation
Jim Brunner, Lewis Kamb

Runner Up
The Seattle Times
Quantity of Care
Mike Baker, Justin Mayo

Business Reporting
Winner
The Oregonian/OregonLive
Dirty deals: How Oregon let its clean energy program enrich rule breakers
TED SICKINGER, HILLARY BORRUD

Runner Up
The Seattle Times
Thanks to Amazon, Seattle is now Americaís biggest company town
Mike Rosenberg, Angel Gonzalez

Social Issues Reporting
Winner
The Oregonian/OregonLive
Benefit of the Doubt
Bethany Barnes

Runner Up
The Seattle Times
‘One minute they’re here. Another minute they’re not.’
Nina Shapiro, Erika Schultz

Food, Drink, Lifestyles, Travel Reporting
Winner
The Spokesman-Review
Piano Men: Churchill’s is one of the last spots in Spokane to employ a pianist every night of the week
Adriana Janovich

Runner Up
Anchorage Daily News
The curious popularity of a water pipe on the Seward Highway
Marc Lester

Sports Feature Photography
Winner
The Bulletin
Sunrise Skier
Joe Kline

Runner Up
The Seattle Times
Victorious Rowers
Alan Berner

Sports Action Photography
Winner
The Spokesman-Review
Final Four: Reality sinks in
Dan Pelle

Runner Up
The Bulletin
Ski Racing
Joe Kline

Photo Essay
Winner
SeattlePI
Say Her Name: Charleena Lyles
Genna Martin

Runner Up
SeattlePI
America’s Youngest Drag Superstar
Genna Martin

General News Photography
Winner
The Seattle Times
Surprise Winner
Alan Berner

Runner Up
SeattlePI
Rally Against the Muslim Ban at SeaTac Airport
Genna Martin

Spot News Photography
Winner
The Oregonian/OregonLive
Protests
Dave Killen

Runner Up
The Bulletin
House Fire
Joe Kline

Portrait Photography
Winner
SeattlePI
Tears for Charleena
Genna Martin

Runner Up
The Seattle Times
Inquisitive Eyes
Alan Berner

Feature Photography
Winner
The Seattle Times
The Bell Ringers
Alan Berner

Runner Up
SeattlePI
Formal Plunge
Genna Martin

Best Photo Portfolio
Winner
SeattlePI
2017 Portfolio
Genna Martin

Runner Up
The Seattle Times
Photo Portfolio
Alan Berner

Government and Politics Reporting
Winner
The Seattle Times
Waiting for Disaster: Washington lawmakers have ignored decades of warning to prepare for a giant earthquake
Daniel  Gilbert, Sandi Doughton

Runner Up
The Oregonian/OregonLive
Oregon agency loses sight of little girl
Molly Young

Sports Reporting
Winner
The Oregonian/OregonLive

Luke Heimlich’s past
Brad Schmidt, Danny Moran

Runner Up
The Seattle Times
Ex-Seahawk fights team over painkiller handouts that kept him playing NFL games when hurt
Geoff Baker, Hal Bernton

Sports Feature Story
Winner
The Oregonian/OregonLive
Nike exec battles cancer
John Canzano

Runner Up
The Seattle Times
Life at Emerald Downs: passion, pain and persistence
Scott Hanson

Arts & Entertainment
Winner
The Oregonian/OregonLive
Katherine Dunn
Doug Perry

Runner Up
The Seattle Times
The story of Pearl Jam, from a Seattle basement to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Bill Reader

Audio, Video (Small, 24 or fewer FTE newsroom employees)

Feature Video Reporting
Winner
KTOO
Prince of Wales Island schools started growing food. Now first graders are binging on broccoli
David Purdy, Jacob Resneck

Runner Up
KRTV
Family Meets Dispatcher After Life Saving-Call
Tiffany Eckert

Breaking News Audio Reporting
Winner
Northwest News Network
Arlene’s Flowers In Court
Anna King, Jason DeRose, Phyllis Fletcher

Runner Up
KLCC Public Radio
Man Swept Into Ocean At Depoe Bay, Coast Guard Searches
Tiffany Eckert

Investigative Video Reporting
Winner
KTOO
Inside Out: Leaving Prison Behind
Scott Burton, David Purdy, Elasonga Milligrock

Runner Up
Mail Tribune
Waiting for Tragedy
Ryan Pfeil, Vickie Aldous

Investigative Audio Reporting
Winner
KNKX public radio
For Sexual Assault Survivors, More Information Does Not Always Lead To More Justice
Allie Ferguson

Runner Up
KTOO
With cut after cut, state food safety inspections stretch years apart
Carter Barrett

Sports Audio Reporting
Winner
Northwest News Network
Green Mascots
Emily Schwing, Phyllis Fletcher, Kevin Mooney

Runner Up
KLCC Public Radio
Women Of Oregon Earn Triple Crown
Karen Richards

Audio News Series
Winner
KTOO
Curious Juneau
Staff

Runner Up
Alaska’s Energy Desk
Midnight Oil
Alaska’s Energy Desk Staff

Video News Series
Winner
KRTV
MTN Zero Suicide Initiative
Shannon Newth

Runner Up
No Winner

General News Video Reporting
Winner
KBTC-TV
The Casket Maker
Tom Layson

Runner Up
KTUU-TV
Royal Suites Fire
Blake Essig

General News Audio Reporting
Winner
Jefferson Public Radio
Candlelight Vigil In Ashland For Local Good Samaritan Killed In Portland Hate Attack
Liam Moriarty

Runner Up
KTOO
“We’re Just Out”: Bergmann tenants turn to Salvation Army
Quinton Chandler

Feature Audio Reporting
Winner
KNKX public radio
A Night Walk With Seattle Photographer Tim Durkan
Jennifer Wing

Runner Up
Northwest News Network
Powwow At The Gym
Emily Schwing, Jason DeRose, Kevin Mooney

Audio, Video (Large, 25 or more FTE newsroom employees)

Sports Video Reporting
Winner
KOMO News
The Uncertain Future of Hydroplane Racing
Jeff Pohjola

Runner Up
The Columbian
One-legged baseball player takes challenges in stride
Ariane Kunze

Investigative Video Reporting
Winner
KGW-TV
Tent City, USA
KGW Staff

Runner Up
OPB
Massacre at Hells Canyon
Kami Horton , Bruce Barrow, Greg Bond, William Ward

General News Audio Reporting
Winner
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio
A death pushed these farmworkers to protest. Now an investigation is underway
Liz Jones, Carol Smith

Runner Up
Oregon Public Broadcasting/EarthFix
Without Chinese Buyers, Northwest Recycling Becomes Trash
Jes Burns, Cassandra Profita

Feature Audio Reporting
Winner
KUOW-RadioActive Youth Media
Not everyone makes peace with their dad. My teacher inspired me to try
Nate Martin, Mary Heisey, Jenny Asarnow

Runner Up
Oregon Public Broadcasting/EarthFix
Native Shrimp Once Killed With Pesticides Now At Risk From Invasive Parasite
Cassandra Profita

Audio News Series
Winner
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio
Prime(d)
Carolyn Adolph, Joshua McNichols, Posey Gruener, Carol Smith

Runner Up
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio
Second Wave
Thanh Tan, Caroline Chamberlain, Whitney Henry-Lester, Jim Gates

Investigative Audio Reporting
Winner
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio
Pregnant mom calls for help, ends up killed by police. Her tribe wants answers
Amy Radil, Gil Aegerter

Runner Up
Oregon Public Broadcasting/EarthFix
After Pushback, Oregon Scraps Report Linking Private Forests To Water Quality Risks
Tony Schick

Video News Series
Winner
KING Television
“Sick and Forgotten at Hanford”
Susannah Frame, Steve Douglas, Kevin Glantz

Runner Up
No Winner

Feature Video Reporting
Winner
The Seattle Times
Beautiful, mad art until the end
Lauren Frohne, Erika Schultz, Corinne Chin

Runner Up
OPB
Massacre at Hells Canyon
Kami Horton, Bruce Barrow , Greg Bond, William Ward

General News Video Reporting
Winner
The Oregonian/OregonLive
On Thin Ice
Dave Killen, Kale Williams

Runner Up
KTUU Channel 2
A Killer Among Us
Kyle Hopkins, Eric Sowl, Jeff Dowd

Audio News Series
Winner
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio
Prime(d)
Carolyn Adolph, Joshua McNichols, Posey Gruener, Carol Smith

Runner Up
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio
Second Wave
Thanh Tan, Caroline Chamberlain, Whitney Henry-Lester, Jim Gates

Breaking News Audio Reporting
Winner
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio
Travel ban puts lives on hold
Liz Jones, Carol Smith

Runner Up
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio
Train Derailment
John Ryan, Jason Pagano, Heather Bosch, Austin Jenkins

 


Regional Conference-Cancelled

Due to scheduling conflicts and other issues, we will be cancelling the regional conference at this time. I apologize for the inconvenience.


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