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AWARD WINNERS

Your favorite newspaper won a bunch of nice journalism awards this year.

Please hold your applause to the end ...

SOCIETY FOR NEWS DESIGN

Ralph Walter and Molly Quinn

Award of excellence for sports covers

Design: Ralph Walter

Illustration: Molly Quinn

The package told the story of Michael Jordan’s series-deciding shot over Craig Ehlo in the fifth and deciding game of the 1989 NBA first-round playoff series between Jordan’s Chicago Bulls and Ehlo’s Cleveland Cavaliers.

SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS

Ralph Walter

Runner up, print page design ... “The Shot”

John Blanchette

Runner up, sports feature ... “The Shot”


APSE: ASSOCIATED PRESS SPORTS EDITORS

Daily section: Top 10

Sunday section: Top 10

Special sections: Honorable mention

Tyler Riffle, Ralph Walter, Madison McCord

Multimedia award, “the Air Raid game”

Tyler Riffle

Madison McCord


BEST OF THE WEST

Kathy Plonka

First place, feature photography

“It’s sticking” captured snow beginning to gather on the hat of a passerby.

From the judges: “What a wonderful eye to see this and capture. Lens selection is perfect, and the color palette is subtle. It’s just a different look on the world and gives the reader something lovely and yet story-telling. Great frame!”


SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS

Shawn Vestal

First place, column writing

His winning columns:
“Use of K-9, incendiary threats in arrest show the need for outside oversight of Spokane police”
“Nadine Woodward views Spokane’s homelessness issues from an ‘aloof, fearful distance’ ”
“Scathing House report should mark rapid end of Matt Shea’s legislative career”


SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS

Megan Rowe

First place, diversity reporting

“Native high schooler Rosalie Fish of Muckleshoot Tribal uses state track meet to raise awareness for missing and murdered women”


SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS

Dan Pelle

First place, portrait photography


SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS

Tyler Tjomsland

First place, sports action photography


BEST OF THE WEST

Second place, breaking news reporting

SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS

Runner Up, breaking news reporting

Eli Francovich

“Spokane climber Jess Roskelley missing and presumed killed by avalanche in Canadian Rockies; David Lama, Hansjorg Auer also presumed dead”


SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS

John Blanchette

Runner up, sports column writing

Kathy Plonka

Runner up, feature photography ... “On Parade”

Kathy Plonka

Runner up, spot news photography ... “Standing in Honor”

Dan Pelle

Runner up, sports action photography ... “Bouncing Back”

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