The Society of Professional Journalists' Oregon and southwest Washington
chapter held its awards dinner Saturday night, and WW
won a bunch of first-place honors for work we did in 2009. Here's what we won:
In the category of large-circulation (above 8,000) non-dailies for Oregon and southwest Washington:
Comprehensive coverage: Nigel Jaquiss for “Mayor Adams coverage”
Environmental reporting: Jaquiss for "Corndoggle"
Coverage of social issues: Beth Slovic for “The Killing in Room 515?
Religion and values coverage: Aaron Mesh for "Undercover Jesus"
Personality profile: Casey Jarman for “Battle Star Illmaculate”
Arts and criticism: WW
arts and culture staff for "Art Attack"
General excellence: WW
In the category (PDF) of alternative news weeklies for the Northwest (Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho and Montana):
Special section: Ben Waterhouse of WW
for "Restaurant Guide 2009"
Page design: WW
Graphics and illustration: WW
freelancer Hawk Krall for Devour 2009.
(Scroll down to check out the amazing cover image he created for us).
Crime and justice reporting: James Pitkin for "To Catch a Stoner"
Education reporting: Beth Slovic for "Left Out"
Sadly, there was no opportunity for acceptance speeches like this one.