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OPB Journalists and Storytellers Receive Multiple SPJ Award Honors for NW Excellence in Journalism

OPB was recently honored with five first place awards along with three second and two third place awards in the 2016 Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) NW Excellence in Journalism Contest.  

The annual contest honors the very best in journalism in SPJ’s Region 10, which includes Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana. Awards are given for all forms of media—print, online, radio and TV—and to media organizations ranging in size.  

OPB’s 2016 SPJ Awards include:  

First Place – Feature News Reporting “Hole in the Lake” by Vince Patton, Michael Bendixen

First Place – General News Reporting “Feds Kill Thousands of Cormorants to Save Salmon” by Cassandra Profita, Nick Fisher, Michael Bendixen, Todd Sonflieth
First Place – Special Report/Documentary “Unprepared” by Ed Jahn, Bruce Barrow, Todd Sonflieth, Steve Amen

Second Place – Special Report/Documentary “Wildlife Detectives: The Hunt for Northwest Poachers” by Cassandra Profita, Jes Burns, Ken  Christensen, Courtney Flatt

Second Place – Video Photography “Could A Mushroom Save The Honeybee?” by EarthFix / KCTS

Third Place – Special Report/Documentary “Murder on the Southern Pacific” by Kami Horton, Lisa Kallem

First Place – Investigative Reporting “Workers Alerted Safety Officials To Problems Before Mill Roof Collapse” by Amanda Peacher, Eve Epstein

First Place – News Series “Wildlife Detectives” by OPB and EarthFix Staff

Second Place – Feature News Reporting “Crater Lake’s Crayfish Invasion” by Jes Burns, David Steves (photo above)
Third Place – Online Feature Video (non-TV) “How Black Market Poachers Exploit the World’s Biggest Burrowing Clam” by Katie Campbell, MacGregor Campbell

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