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Home arrow News arrow Local News arrow OBSERVER EARNS EXCELLENCE, 20 OTHER AWARDS

OBSERVER EARNS EXCELLENCE, 20 OTHER AWARDS

TIGARD — The Observer received its fifth-straight general excellence award and 20 individuals awards — including eight first places — in the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association's 2002 Better Newspaper Contest.

The Observer earned a second-place award for general excellence for daily newspapers under 10,000 circulation. The award, announced at ONPA's annual conference and banquet on Friday, recognizes the overall excellence of newspapers.

"Our goal is to be No. 1, but we're still pleased to be recognized among Oregon's best newspapers,'' Editor Ted Kramer said. "The fact that we have managed to earn a general excellence award five straight years says a lot about the people who make this newspaper what it is day in and day out.''

The 20 individual news awards The Observer received marked an all-time high for the paper, as did the eight first-place awards. The previous record was set last year when The Observer won 16 awards, including four firsts.

Highlighting the individual awards was a first place for the editorial page. The Observer's editorial page was judged the best in a combined division for newspapers of 25,000 or less circulation. Dave Stave is The Observer's editorial page editor.

Other first-place awards, all in the 10,000 and under division, went to T.L. Petersen, for best writing; Pat Perkins, best graphics; Dick Mason, best educational coverage; Alice Perry Linker, best lifestyle coverage; Perkins, best sports story; Kramer, best editorial; and staff, best special section.

Second-place awards went to Phil Bullock, inside page design in a combined category that included all newspapers of 25,000 circulation and less; Kramer, Page One Design; Perkins, sports page; Erin Witten, news photo; Alice Perry Linker, enterprise reporting; Kramer, local column; and Perkins, best writing.

Third-place awards went to Bullock, feature photo and for news photo; and to Petersen, coverage of business and economics.

Ray Linker won two honorable mentions for spot news coverage.

"It's always nice to be recognized by one's peers,'' Kramer said. "But what's more important is how our readers judge us. Our goal is to be No. 1 in the state in general excellence and with our readers. We'll keep working at it.''

The Astorian placed first in the general excellence division in which The Observer competes. The Ashland Daily Tidings placed third and The Dalles Chronicle was awarded an honorable mention.

This was the second straight year The Observer placed second in general excellence after three years of placing third.

The contest was based on newspapers published in 2001.

 
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