May 24th, 2010 | by HANK STERN News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, CLEAN UP

Shameless Self-Promotion: WW Wins Awards

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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 staff

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 staff

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.

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Hawk Krawl illustration for Willamette Week's Devour 2009
 
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