Publishers group honors staffers with nine writing, editing and design awards

Cliff NewellBarb RandallJillian Daley

The Lake Oswego Review won first place for General Excellence and staff members were honored with nine awards for writing, editing and design last week, making the paper one of the big winners in this year’s Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspaper Contest.

The General Excellence prize is the highest award presented to an Oregon newspaper and exemplifies the best overall examples of newspaper work in the state.

“This is a tremendous achievement by our staff, including retired editor Martin Forbes,” said publisher J. Brian Monihan. “Everyone works very hard each week to produce the best newspaper possible for our community. To be recognized by your peers as one of the best newspapers in Oregon is very humbling.”{

Reporter Jillian Daley was honored with several awards, including first place in Best Education Coverage for “LO man predicted school closures 30 years ago”; third place in Best Education Coverage for “A tale of two LO grads”; and third place in Best Enterprise Reporting for “Saying ‘no’ to bullying.”

Reporter Barb Randall earned a first-place award for Best Local Column.

Reporter Cliff Newell earned a first place in the Best Feature Story: Personality category for “A family on the go, go, go” and a first place in Best Lifestyle Coverage for “Trigger slept here.”

Webmasters Alvaro Fontan and Bart Betz earned a second-place award for The Review for Best Overall Website and a third place for Best Web Design.The Review staff also earned a second place for Best Special Section for their annual Perspective edition, “Turning Points.”

The Review competed against other weekly newspapers in Oregon of similar circulation size. The Pamplin Media Group as a whole was honored with more than 90 awards for its community newspapers. This year’s contest was judged by the Indiana Press Association.

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