Columbian staffers honored for work in regional competition

first_imgStaff members at The Columbian were recognized for their writing, photography and design during 2016 in a regional journalism competition sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists.The honors included five trophies for arts and entertainment writing, comprehensive coverage, page design, sports column writing and sports video reporting. Staffers also received three runner-up certificates for sports column writing, general news photography and feature news reporting.The contest recognized work done by print, broadcast and online journalists in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.The winning entries among mid-sized news staffs included a trophy for comprehensive coverage to Brooks Johnson and Dameon Pesanti for their Oil Town series of articles on a proposed oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver.Scott Hewitt won a trophy for arts and entertainment writing for his story “Paul versus Paul,” comparing and contrasting Paul Simon and Paul McCartney.Tim Martinez won a trophy for sports column writing for three columns, “Time to consider schools’ classification success in reclassification process,” “Special relay reminds us what prep sports are all about” and “Public schools vs. private, what do the facts say?”last_img read more

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