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1 2006 SPJ Excellence in Journalism Awards June 2, 2007

2 Info 1. Check out the auction to raise money for the SPJ scholarship fund. - Every penny counts - as long as it's by cash or check 2. Dinner starts at 7 p.m. 3. Auction closes at 7:30 p.m., sharp. The evening's program starts immediately afterward.

3 2006 SPJ Excellence in Journalism Awards June 2, 2007

4 Spot news reporting (non-daily newspapers) 1. Chantelle Lusebrink, The Issaquah Press, "Boating Accident: Group Effort Saved Teen's Life" 2. Megan Doyle, The Puyallup Herald, "Man Shot to Death in Puyallup" 3. Kalyn Kelley, The Peninsula Gateway, "Harbor Seal, Fish Die"

5 Spot news reporting (small dailies, circulation up to 25,000) 1. Sam Bishop, Rod Boyce, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, "Feds probe nonprofit, church" 2. Shaun Hall, Jeff Duewel, Grants Pass Daily Courier, "Higginbotham rescue" 3. Hope Anderson, Janine Manny, Evan Caldwell, The Daily News, "Blast levels Trojan"

6 Spot news (25,000-65,000 circulation dailies) 1. Staff, The Herald, "Floods block Highway 9" 2. Staff, Yakima Herald-Republic, "Sleeping giant awakes … " 3. Staff, Billings Gazette, "Derby inferno" Honorable mention: Staff, The Olympian, "Port protest"

7 Spot news (large dailies with 65,000+ circulation) 1. Staff, The Seattle Times, "Tragedy on Capitol Hill" 2. Staff, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "Gunman shoots 6 at Jewish center" 3. Staff, The Seattle Times, "Jewish Federation shooting" Honorable mention: Staff, Seattle Post- Intelligencer, "Powerless"

8 Spot news (television) 1. Christina Condelles, Jill Mullican, Kathi Goertzen, KOMO, "Jewish Federation shooting" 2. Chris Daniels, Pete Cassam, KING, "Amber alert - two kids missing" 3. John Sharify, Bill Strothman, KOMO, "Fire at Meeker"

9 Spot news (radio) 1. Austin Jenkins, Northwest News Network, "Sea-Tac snarl" 2. Phyllis Fletcher, KUOW, "B&B battle" 3. Derek Wang, KUOW, "School board meeting erupts" HM: Deborah Wang, KUOW, "Immigration rights march"

10 Spot news, online (original) 1. Hector Castro, Vanessa Ho, Michelle Nicolosi, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "Seven dead in Seattle shooting" 2. Staff, KING, "Dec. 14-15 wind storm" 3. Alex Johnson, MSNBC.com, "Job losses, big changes … "

11 Spot news, online (adaptation) 1. Staff, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "Jewish Federation shooting" 2. Staff, KING, "Seven die in Capitol Hill shooting rampage" 3. Staff, The Seattle Times, "Jewish Federation shooting" HM: Staff, The Seattle Times, "Capitol Hill shooting"

12 General news (magazines) 1. L. D. Kirshenbaum, Seattle Metropolitan, "Cops & Robbers" 2. James Addis, World Vision, "Turning Back the Tide" 3. Mark Defreyn, Washington Law & Politics, "Line of Defense"

13 General news reporting (non-dailies) 1. Ric Hallock, Lee Giles, et al, The Peninsula Gateway, "Windstorm 2006" 2. Justin Matlick, Puget Sound Business Journal, "Coming Due: Risky Loans Haunt Homeowners" 3. Autumn Koepp, The Issaquah Press, "Issaquah Helps Rebuilding" HM: Steve Wilhelm, Puget Sound Business Journal, "Sea Change"

14 General news (TV) 1. Susannah Frame, Kellie Cheadle, Eric Olson, KING, "Troubling treatment" 2. John Sharify, Brad Baker, Tri Ngo, KOMO, "For sale" 3. Susannah Frame, Kellie Cheadle, Eric Olson, KING, "Signs of trouble" HM: Laural Porter, Kurt Austin, KGW, "Dead tired"

15 General news (Radio) 1. Keith Seinfeld, KPLU, "Mental illness safety net is torn" 2. Colin Fogarty, Oregon Public Broadcasting, "Sandy River changes course" 3. Austin Jenkins, Northwest News Network, "Marijuana harvest" HM: Samantha Wright, Boise State Radio, "Cat rescue"

16 Newscast (TV) 1. Laura Evans, KOMO, "11 AM News--Windstorm" 2. Laura Evans, KOMO, "Superbowl Newscast" 3. Ryan Wingfield, Kate Morris, KTVB, "News at Ten" HM: Carla Miller, KEPR, "KEPR 6 PM"

17 Newscast (radio) 1. Patricia Murphy, KUOW, "KUOW Afternoon News" 2. Staff, Oregon Public Broadcasting, "Oregon Considered, 1/17/06 & 9/20/06" 3. Tripp Sommer, Erin Adkins, KLCC, "Newscast 3/15/06" HM: Ian Cope, David Wilkins, Grays Harbor Radio, "Grays Harbor at noon"

18 Comprehensive coverage, multiple days (small dailies, circulation up to 25,000) 1. Staff, The Chronicle, "TransAlta Centralia coal mine closes" 2. Staff, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, "Many waters, many uses" 3. Staff, The Daily News, "Triple killer" HM: Steven Friederich, The Daily World, "Cosmopolis mill closing"

19 Comprehensive coverage, multiple days (mid-sized dailies) 1. Staff, Missoulian, "Two lanes into Montana" 2. Staff, The Bulletin, "The death of Pfc. Thomas Tucker" 3. Staff, The Herald, "Super Bowl coverage"

20 Comprehensive coverage, multiple days (large dailies) 1. Staff, The Oregonian, "Kim family search … " 2. Staff, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "Capitol Hill shooting" 3. Staff, The Spokesman-Review, "Otto Zehm" HM: Linda Shaw, Lynda Mapes, The Seattle Times, "The class of 2008: Facing the test"

21 Comprehensive coverage, single day (small dailies) 1. Mike Butts, Christin Runkle, Dan Black, Idaho Press-Tribune, "Gruesome day" 2. Staff, The Chronicle, "Storm edition" 3. Staff, Grants Pass Daily Courier, "The Rogue" HM: Lisa Patterson, Paula Horton, The Daily World, "Murderous ties"

22 Comprehensive coverage, single day (mid-sized dailies) 1. Staff, The Herald, "Election day / Record floods" 2. Staff, Yakima Herald-Republic, "President Fox visits the Yakima Valley" 3. Mark Freeman, Paul Fattig, Mail Tribune, "Arson in the name of activism" HM: Greg Tuttle, Billings Gazette, "A confounding killer"

23 Comprehensive coverage, single day (large dailies) 1. The Seattle Times, "Sonics, Storm sold" (Percy Allen, Jim Brunner, Sharon Pian Chan, Jonathan Martin, Danny O'Neil, Steve Kelley, Hal Bernton, Meliss Allison, Jayda Evans. Other contributors were Ralph Thomas, Bob Young, Yamiche Leone Alcindor, Ashley Bach) 2. Seattle Post Intelligencer, "Gates 2.0" (Todd Bishop, Dan Richman, Julie Davidow, Other contributor, Tom Paulson) 3. The Seattle Times, "Gay-marriage backers may be out of options" (Lornet Turnbull, Ralph Thomas, David Postman, Danny Westneat. Other contributors: Susan Gilmore, Jonathan Martin, Marsha King, Janet I. Tu, Charlotte Hsu, Ann Kim)

24 News series (Radio) 1. John Ryan, KUOW, "As the Sound churns" 2. Liam Moriarty, KPLU, "The French connection" 3. Staff, Oregon Public Broadcasting, "Pandemic preparations"

25 Short feature (small dailies) 1. Sandra Swain, The Daily Astorian, "Reptilian ruckus" 2. Marta Murvosh, Skagit Valley Herald, "Town's official bird fears no carving knife" 3. Scott McMillion, Bozeman Daily Chronicle, "Wilsall" HM: Steven Friederich, The Daily World, "Ghost hunters panting for Polson"

26 Short feature (mid-sized dailies) 1. David A. Grant, King County Journal, "Behind the gates" 2. John Branton, The Columbian, "205 'Freeway' update … " 3. Yoshiaki Nohara, The Herald, "A place for lovers" HM: James Joyce III, Yakima Herald-Republic, "Cause and effect: A book can change a lot … " HM: Tom Vogt, The Columbian, "Voting the Plutocrat ticket"

27 Short feature (large dailies) 1. Larry Bingham, The Oregonian, "Tough rooster, tender tale" 2. Florangela Davila, The Seattle Times, "Jackie's journey … " 3. Carol Smith, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "Theirs is a timeless friendship … " HM: Mark Baker, The Register-Guard, "Which way, wee wallaby?"

28 Long feature (small dailies) 1. Joe Sunnen, The Bellingham Herald, "Josh's dream season" 2. Chris Eshleman, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, "On the inside" 3. Beverly Crichfield, Skagit Valley Herald, "Along came a tarantula" HM: Sheila Hagar, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, "'No fear, no regret'" HM: Alex Paul, Albany Democrat-Herald, "Brothers in arms"

29 Long feature (mid-sized dailies) 1. Kathie Durbin, The Columbian, "Love, intertwined" 2. Cindy Powers, The Bulletin, "'No matter what it took'" 3. Donna Healy, Billings Gazette, "What would Lewis and Clark do?" HM: Erin Middlewood, The Columbian, "A mother's love, on loan" HM: Chelsi Moy, Great Falls Tribune, "I was a mermaid once … " HM: Lorna Thackeray, Billings Gazette, "Finding Robert"

30 Long feature (large dailies) 1. Julie Sullivan, The Oregonian, "High privilege" 2. Tom Kizzia, Anchorage Daily News, "Peaceful harbor" 3. Katy Muldoon, The Oregonian, "Home to heal" HM: Mark Baker, The Register-Guard, "Remembering Susi"

31 Feature news (television) 1. Laural Porter, Kurt Austin, KGW, "Standing tall" 2. John Sharify, Jon Knorr, Darrin Tegman, KOMO, "The gift" 3. John Sharify, Randy Carnell, Wayne White, KOMO, "Hidden letter"

32 Feature news (Radio) 1. Phyllis Fletcher, KUOW, "Pioneer in disabled workforce retires" 2. Gary Davis, KPLU, "Older students on campus" 3. Kristian Foden-Vencil, Oregon Public Broadcasting, "Meals on wheels … for Fido!" HM: April Baer, Oregon Public Broadcasting, "Music therapy"

33 Special report/enterprise online (Original) 1. Glenn Nelson, HoopGurlz.com, "Chief Sealth recruiting scandal" 2. Tom Brown, The Seattle Times, "Where the nukes are -- 20 miles from downtown" 3. Carlos Virgen, Josh Gesler, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, "Veterans Day interviews" HM: Sandy Frost, Newsvine.com, "Shriners investigation" HM: Mike Kane, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "Jonah's boat" HM: Herb Weisbaum, MSNBC.com, "What ever happened to customer service"

34 Special report/enterprise online (Adapted) 1. Sandi Doughton, Craig Welch, Steve Ringman, The Seattle Times, "Global warming – Bering Sea … " 2. TIE: Carol Smith, Dan DeLong, Regina Hackett, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "A life in the balance"; Staff, The Seattle Times, "America's immigration dilemma" Staff, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "Sound of broken promises"

35 Government and political reporting (magazines) 1. Dean Paton, Washington CEO, "Hybrid Highways" 2. Susan Nakagawa, Seattle magazine, "Who's Pulling the Strings" 3. Ross Anderson, Seattle Metropolitan, "Why Do We Have a Problem with Maria" HM: J. Kingston Pierce, Washington Law & Politics, "Laptop Warriors"

36 Government/political reporting (non-dailies) 1. Roger Harnack, Gerald La Masurier, et al, The Puyallup Herald, "Accessing Public Records" 2. Ariel Hansen, Sequim Gazette, "Judged, Prosecuted and Defended by Their Peers" 3. Deirdre Gregg, Puget Sound Business Journal, "Diverted: Viaduct, I-405 Draw Attention from 520 Bridge"

37 Government/political reporting (small dailies) 1. Randy Trick, Skagit Valley Herald, "The Guemes way" 2. Kellyn Brown, Bozeman Daily Chronicle, "MDT feels strain" 3. Kathy Korengel, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, "Neighbors, city target land plan" HM: Gail Schontzler, Bozeman Daily Chronicle, "High-tech politics"

38 Government/political reporting (mid-sized dailies) 1. James Sinks, Susan Goodwin, The Bulletin, "Changing Oregon: Our shifting political landscape" 2. Jeff Switzer, Lukas Velush, The Herald, "I-933" 3. Adam Wilson, The Olympian, "When lobbyists move in next door" HM: Don Hamilton, The Columbian, "Running on empty"

39 Government/political reporting (large dailies) 1. Ruth Teichroeb, Kristen Millares Bolt, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "On the waterfront" 2. Michelle Roberts, The Oregonian, "Army tries to draft autistic" 3. Randi Bjornstad, The Register-Guard, "Measure 37" HM: David Postman, Hal Bernton, The Seattle Times, "The lobbyist"

40 Watchdog reporting (small dailies) 1. Eve Byron, Independent Record, "Remedies for Rimini" 2. Rebecca Barrett, Corvallis Gazette-Times, "Burright under exam" 3. Travis Hay, Daily Record, "Teacher's relationship with former student … " HM: Kira Millage, The Bellingham Herald, "Fire package"

41 Watchdog reporting (mid-sized dailies) 1. Mike Stark, Billings Gazette, "Chemicals below the surface" 2. Stephanie Rice, The Columbian, "Judging the judge" 3. Josh Farley, Kitsap Sun, "Report details fire marshal's incompetence" HM: Diana Hefley, Scott North, The Herald, "New law to fight meth … "

42 Watchdog reporting (large dailies) 1. Staff, The Seattle Times, "Your courts, their secrets" 2. Lewis Kamb, Eric Nalder, Paul Shukovsky, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "Conduct unbecoming" 3. Staff, The News Tribune, "Dumping ground" HM: Staff, The Oregonian, "Lobbyists and legislators"

43 Investigative reporting (small dailies) 1. Gail Schontzler, Bozeman Daily Chronicle, "Controversial spending … " 2. Barbara LaBoe, The Daily News, "Limits of the law … " 3. Ted Sullivan, Bozeman Daily Chronicle, "Meth's lingering menace" HM: Rod Boyce, Sam Bishop, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, "Nonprofits' spending records sparse"

44 Investigative (mid-size dailies) 1. John Trumbo, Tri-City Herald, "Dollars-for-deal" 2. Christian Hill, The Olympian, "The old brewery" 3. Erik Robinson, The Columbian, "Private property, public betrayal"

45 Investigative reporting (large dailies) 1. Michael J. Berens, Julia Sommerfeld, Carol Ostrom, The Seattle Times, "License to harm" 2. Christine Willmsen, Michael Ko, The Seattle Times, "Chief Sealth girls basketball recruiting scandal" 3. Bryan Denson, Jeff Kosseff, Les Zaitz, The Oregonian, "Disabled charity fraud" HM: David Wickert, The News Tribune, "BCTI"

46 Investigative (alternative weeklies) 1. Paul Peters, Missoula Independent, "A dangerous lie" 2. Alan Pittman, Eugene Weekly, "Besmirched" 3. Chris Barker, The Source Weekly, "Green alert" HM: Rick Anderson, Seattle Weekly, "Six-feet underhanded"

47 Investigative reporting (Television) 1. Chris Ingalls, Kellie Cheadle, Eric Olson, KING, "Nursing home cons" 2. David Gale, Troy Colson, KTVB, "Well water 1 & 2" 3. Susannah Frame, Kellie Cheadle, Eric Olson, KING, "Nothing to call home" HM: Staff, KOMO, "Trouble in toyland"

48 Investigative reporting (Radio) 1. Rob Manning, Oregon Public Broadcasting, "Measure 39" 2. Amy Radil, KUOW, "State welfare sanctions" 3. Austin Jenkins, Northwest News Network, "Forest service liability"

49 Radio documentary 1. Marcie Sillman, KUOW, "Home" 2. Marcie Sillman, KUOW, "The play's the thing" 3. Elizabeth Wynne Johnson, Northwest News Network, "Greens for God" HM: Samantha Wright, Boise State Radio, "A detective story"

50 Nationally edited story (Radio) 1. Phyllis Fletcher, KUOW, "Sprockettes" 2. Ed Schoenfeld, Coast Alaska Radio News, "Photographer documents Alaska's shrinking glaciers" 3. Cathy Duchamp, Northwest News Network, "Sister story" HM: Tom Banse, Northwest News Network, "Smart car test drive"

51 Documentary (TV) 1. Jean Enersen, Joan Kinsey, Brenda Miyake, KING, "Clearing the air: the truth about lung cancer" 2. Staff, KOMO, "The silent killer" 3. Jean Enersen, Joan Kinsey, Kim Griffis, KING, "Gifts of life" HM.Norm Ohashi, Kellie Cheadle, Kevin Glantz, KING, "KING5 Investigators Special"

52 Crime and justice reporting (small dailies) 1. Ted Sullivan, Bozeman Daily Chronicle, "Deadly force" 2. Kaitlin Manry, The Daily World, "Doing life … " 3. Sharyn L. Decker, The Chronicle, "Metal thieves: Industrial crime on rise" HM: Chelsea Duncan, The News-Review, "17 years later, man convicted of abuse"

53 Crime and justice (mid-sized dailies) 1. Phil Davidson, Post Register, "Mason, criminal lawyer" 2. Stephanie Rice, Erin Middlewood, The Columbian, "Justice for the mentally ill" 3. John Branton, The Columbian, "Local cop will not face DUI charge … " HM: Keith Chu, The Bulletin, "Madras prison: Hopes, fears"

54 Crime and justice (large dailies) 1. Maxine Bernstein, The Oregonian, "How teaming up took down a gang" 2. Luciana Lopez, The Oregonian, "Loyalty, duty collide … " 3. Maureen O'Hagan, The Seattle Times, "Nabbing the king of con" HM: Christine Clarridge, The Seattle Times, "One man task force … "

55 Education reporting (magazines) 1. James Ross Gardner, Seattle Metropolitan, "The Kids Might Be All Right" 2. Christine Twu, Colors NW, "Educating Native Youth" 3. Nick Gallo, Seattle University Magazine, "Opening Doors" HM: Eric McHenry, Columns magazine, "Spreading the Word"

56 Education (non-dailies) 1. Sarah Koenig, Enterprise, "Time Crunch" 2. Eric Engleman, Puget Sound Business Journal, "Raided" 3. Margo Horner, Federal Way Mirror, "Physical Education Fuels Success"

57 Education (small dailies) 1. Amanda Haines, Grants Pass Daily Courier, "Special challenges" 2. Hope Anderson, The Daily News, "Losing sleep" 3. Teresa Williams, The News-Review, "Not left behind" HM: Robinson Duffy, Fairbanks Daily News- Miner, "Retooling machine cuisine"

58 Education (mid-sized dailies) 1. Staff, Billings Gazette, "Indian schools: Problems and progress" 2. Howard Buck, Margaret Ellis, The Columbian, "Still relevant?" 3. Keila Szpaller, Great Falls Tribune, "Questions remain" HM: Heather Woodward, The Olympian, "Autism"

59 Education (large dailies) 1. Paige Parker, The Oregonian, "Does a killing in mom's past make her unfit … " 2. Cara Solomon, Emily Heffter, The Seattle Times, "One school's legacy: There's no learning" 3. Jessica Blanchard, Casey McNerthney, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "Seattle students getting junk food fixes … "

60 Education (alternative weeklies) 1. Suzi Steffen, Eugene Weekly, "School de verano" 2. Nina Shapiro, Seattle Weekly, "Schooling the district" 3. Alan Pittman, Eugene Weekly, "Deadbeat legislature"

61 Minority reporting (magazines) 1. Christina Twu, Colors NW Magazine, "Mixed Blessings" 2. Lisa Wogan, Seattle Magazine, "Fight for Rights" 3. Tom Griffin, Columns Magazine, "The Stolen Years" HM: Steve Wiecking, Seattle Metropolitan, "A Strange and Bitter Crop"

62 Minority reporting (non-dailies) 1. Heidi Dietrich, Puget Sound Business Journal, "No Boom: Black Builders Bypassed" 2. Sarah Kahne, Business Examiner, "Stepping Out" 3. Deirdre Gregg, Puget Sound Business Journal, "A Growing Presence: Native Americans in Legislature"

63 Minority reporting (small dailies) 1. Manuel Valdes, Skagit Valley Herald, "A journey of survival: The Oaxaca connection" 2. Theresa Hogue, Corvallis Gazette-Times, "A history rediscovered" 3. Evan Caldwell, The Daily News, "The backbone of Pacific County"

64 Minority reporting (mid-sized dailies) 1. Jodi Rave, Missoulian, "Violence against Native women" 2. Anna King, Melissa Hoyos, Tri-City Herald, "Home on the road" 3. Krista Kapralos, Eric Stevick, The Herald, "Tribes push treaty rights" HM: Elena Olmstead, Sara Schilling, Tri-City Herald, "Owning the dream"

65 Minority reporting (large dailies) 1. Esmeralda Bermudez, The Oregonian, "Deported to Guatemala" 2. Virginia de Leon, The Spokesman-Review, "For four Cuban sisters … " 3. D. Parvaz, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "Iran: A rediscovery" HM: Jim Brunner, The Seattle Times, "Stores consider cheap-beer ban costly" HM: Christine Clarridge, The Seattle Times, "Michael as a monk" HM: Benjamin Shors, The Spokesman-Review, "A family finally made whole … "

66 Minority reporting (alternative newsweeklies) 1. Beth Slovic, Willamette Week, "Illegal scholar" 2. Mike Seely, Seattle Weekly, "Bright man's burden" 3. Mick Lloyd-Owen, The Pacific Northwest Inlander, "Burying the hatchet"

67 Social issues reporting (magazines) 1. TIE: Michael Hood, Seattle Magazine, "A Long Way from Home" Carol Tice, Seattle Magazine, "No Place Like Home" 2. Lisa Wogan, Seattle Magazine, "The Death Debate" 3. Joe Follansbee, Seattle Magazine, "The Disappearing Middle Class" HM: Emma Grunberg, Seattle Metropolitan, "Payday Saviors or Debt Enslavers"

68 Social issues (non-dailies) 1. Heidi Dietrich, Puget Sound Business Journal, "The Immigrant Economy" 2. Christine DuBois, Catholic Northwest Progress, "This Christmas Dream: Regular Job, Place of My Own" 3. Heather Meier, The Puyallup Herald, "The Way We Worship"

69 Social issues (mid-sized dailies) 1. Josh Farley, Kitsap Sun, "Crosses at the crossroads" 2. Jeffrey Mize, The Columbian, "Your money and your life" 3. Ed Kemmick, Diane Cochran, Billings Gazette, "Facing homelessness" HM: Bill Kettler, Mail Tribune, "Gain and loss" HM.Sarah Lemon, Mail Tribune, "A silent population"

70 Social issues (large dailies) 1. Michelle Cole, The Oregonian, "Tenacious grandma beats DHS" 2. Maureen O'Hagan, The Seattle Times, "One family's struggle with mental illness" 3. Marsha King, The Seattle Times, "Care of aging Americans often in immigrants' hands" HM: Julia O'Malley, Anchorage Daily News, "Hmong & Mormon"

71 Consumer and environmental affairs reporting (magazines) 1. Eric Scigilano, Brad Warren, et al, Seattle Metropolitan, "The Greening of Seattle" 2. Brad Warren, Seattle Metropolitan, "Reservoir Dog" 3. Eric Lucas, Horizon Air Magazine, "Fascinating Fishers" HM: Paul Clarke, Alaska Airlines Magazine, "Growing Success"

72 Consumer and environmental affairs reporting (non-dailies) 1. John Santana, Mill Creek Enterprise, "Beaver's Return Causing Problems" 2. Chris Fitzgerald, Key Peninsula News, "The Geoduck Dilemma" 3. John Santa, Mill Creek Enterprise, "Noise Annoys"

73 Consumer reporting (small dailies) 1. Staff, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, "Through the roof" 2. Beth Slovic, Bozeman Daily Chronicle, "Insurance woes" 3. Sheila Hagar, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, "A very close call" HM: Josh Lintereur, Skagit Valley Herald, "Good eats, slowly eaten"

74 Consumer reporting (mid-size dailies) 1. Josh Farley, Kitsap Sun, "Threats abound" 2. Courtney Sherwood, The Columbian, "Pet insurance has legs" 3. Cami Joner, The Columbian, "Woodland and Wal-Mart" HM: Melissa Santos, The Herald, "Who's saving on gas?"

75 Consumer reporting (large dailies) 1. Jolayne Houtz, The Seattle Times, "ID theft: 'You have to keep proving … '" 2. Phoung Cat Le, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "The foreclosure rescue trap" 3. Staff, The Seattle Times, "Your money: Smart planning for uncertain times" HM: D. Parvaz, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "Buyer beware, spotting a knockoff"

76 Consumer and environmental affairs reporting (alternative weeklies) 1. Alan Pittman, Eugene Weekly, "Boom! Who are the real terrorists?" 2. Tony Hopfinger, Seattle Weekly, "One crude dude" 3. TIE: Monica Bradbury, Anchorage Press, "Meet Geroge Jetson … "; Ian Demsky, Willamette Week, "Hydro hogs"

77 Environmental and energy reporting (mid-sized dailies) 1. Mike Stark, Billings Gazette, "Battling beetles" 2. TIE: John Dodge, Chester Allen, The Olympian, "The health of Puget Sound"; Erik Robinson, The Columbian, "Old adversaries try to save … " 3. Mike Stark, Billings Gazette, "Unnatural selection" HM: Anna King, Tri-City Herald, "Lessons from the slide"

78 Environmental and energy reporting (large dailies) 1. Paula Bock, The Seattle Times, "Oceans of waste: The problem with plastics" 2. Staff, The Oregonian, "Our warmer world" 3. Christine Frey, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "College campuses are going green" HM: Diane Dietz, The Register-Guard, "Mining's toxic legacy"

79 Photography, spot news (non-dailies) 1. Lee Giles III, The Peninsula Gateway, "WSP Raid" 2. Jesse Beals, Central Kitsap Reporter, "Kitsap County Fiery Crash" 3. Sarah Haas, Snoqualmie Valley Record, "Body Found at Falls"

80 Photography, spot news (small dailies) 1. Michael Penn, Juneau Empire, "Fire 1" 2. Deirdre Eitel, Bozeman Daily Chronicle, "City bear" 3. Scott Terrell, Skagit Valley Herald, "Car vs. restaurant" HM: Nick George, The Chronicle, "Suspect arrest"

81 Photography, spot news (mid-size dailies) 1. Steven Herppich, The Olympian, "Standoff" 2. Tony Overman, The Olympian, "Crowd control" 3. Roy Musitelli, Mail Tribune, "Callahan's landmark destroyed" HM: Steve Bloom, The Olympian, "Tree rescue"

82 Photography, spot news (large dailies) 1. Meryl Schenker, Seattle PI, "Chicken crossing" 2. Bruce Ely, The Oregonian, "Tragedy at sea" 3. Thomas James Hurst, The Seattle Times, "Without a paddle" HM: Thomas Boyd, The Register-Guard, "Black Crater fire"

83 Photography, general news (non-dailies) 1. Carol Vu, Northwest Asian Weekly, "Tibetan Protesters" 2. Ann-Marie Stillion, Northwest Asian Weekly, "Immigration Rally" 3. Jesse Beals, Central Kitsap Reporter, "Miss Washington"

84 Photography, general news (magazines) 1. Kari Costanza, World Vision, "Cutting Hunger in Half"

85 Photography, general news (small dailies) 1. Jeff Horner, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, "Dirt, drugs and doing time" 2. Andy Bronson, The News-Review, "Recall rejected" 3. Roger Werth, The Daily News, "Trojan implosion" HM: Bill Wagner, The Daily News, "Leaping clear"

86 Photography, general news (mid-sized dailies) 1. Steven Herppich, The Olympian, "RIP" 2. Mellissa Jansson, The Bulletin, "Tucker parents at funeral" 3. Tony Overman, The Olympian, "Soldier's funeral" HM: James Woodcock, Billings Gazette, "Fellow sailor pays respects"

87 Photography, general news (large dailies) 1. Jim Bates, The Seattle Times, "Gathered in grief" 2. Erika Schulz, The Seattle Times, "Snow storm" 3. Michael Lloyd, The Oregonian, "College tab rising"

88 Special presentation 1. Board President Kirsten Kendrick

89 June Anderson Almquist Award for Distinguished Service to Journalism Alan Boyle June Anderson Almquist

90 Susan Hutchison Bosch Award Bill Wippel As news director at KIRO radio in Seattle in the late 1970s, Wippel hired both talk show host Dave Ross and reporter Tim Haeck. Wippel has been active in radio journalism since 1950. He has worked at stations in Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane, Pullman, Yakima, Ellensburg, Lewiston, Idaho, Minneapolis, Minn., and Green Bay, Wisc. He remains active in the non-profit world, currently serving as executive director for Tape Ministries NW, a lending library for the blind and disabled in 48 states and Canada. Wippel also broadcasts for the blind on Evergreen Radio Reading Service, a part of the Washington Talking Books and Braille Library. Susan Hutchison Bosch

91 2007 SPJ Scholarship Winners Asli Omur, a junior at the University of Washington Winner of the June Anderson Almquist Memorial scholarship. She plans to graduate in June 2008. Her goal is to work with a media organization that specializes in international communications.

92 2007 SPJ Scholarship Winners Breanne Coats, a junior at Pacific Lutheran University Editor in chief of PLU's student newspaper, The Mast. She has been the president of the university's SPJ student chapter since February 2006.

93 2007 SPJ Scholarship Winners Ciara Kathleen O'Rourke, a junior at Western Washington University Her experience includes work as the managing and copy editor for the Klipsun Magazine, a student magazine, and managing editor for the student newspaper, The Western Front.

94 2007 SPJ Scholarship Winners Jessica Luppino, a junior at Pacific Lutheran University She has worked as a staff photographer for The Mast, PLU's student newspaper, and as an assistant general manager for KCNS, the student-operated television station.

95 Back to the awards… 1. Let's give Kirsten and Ross a warm round of applause!

96 Category A (more than 1,000 students) 1. The Roosevelt News – Roosevelt High School, Seattle 2. The Apple Leaf – Wenatchee High School 3. The Peninsula Outlook – Peninsula High School Honorable Mention: The Hawkeye – Mountlake Terrace High School.

97 Category C (Fewer than 500 students) 1. Eye of the Tiger – Ephrata High School 2. The Riptide – Vashon Island High School

98 Creative use of the medium (original) 1. Staff, KING, "Election night web cast and results" 2. Staff, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "Virtual editorial board" 3. Staff, Anchorage Daily News, "New faces, new city … " HM: Isamu Jordan, Ryan Pitts, Spokesmanreview.com, "The P.A. system" HM: Ken Paulman, Ryan Pitts, Spokesmanreview.com, "Spokesmanreview.com holiday lights tour"

99 Best blog (general news and commentary) 1. D.F. Oliveria, Spokesmanreview.com, "Huckleberries online" 2. Angelo Bruscas, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "Seattle@Nite" 3. Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News, "The Trail" HM: Steven Gardner, KitsapSun.com, "The Bremerton beat" HM: Stacey Mulick, Adam Lynn, thenewstribune.com, "Lights and sirens"

100 Best blog (specialized) 1. David Postman, The Seattle Times, "Postman on politics" 2. John Cook, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "John Cook's venture blog" 3. Eric Fetters, The Herald, "Biotech blog" HM: Ed Murrieta, thenewstribune.com, "Ed's Diner"

101 Best overall Web site (affiliated) 1. Staff, KING, www.king5.com 2. Staff, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "seattlepi.com" 3. Staff, Anchorage Daily News, "Election 2006" HM: Staff, Spokesmanreview.com, "Spokane7.com"

102 Best Web design (affiliated) 1. Staff, KING, www.king5.com 2. Ryan Pitts, Spokesmanreview.com, "Spokane7.com" 3. Staff, The Seattle Times, www.seattletimes.com HM: Staff, thenewstribune.com, "TheNewsTribune.com"

103 Public Service on the Web 1. Staff, The Seattle Times, "Your courts, their secrets" 2. TIE: Eric Nalder, Lewis Kamb, Seattle Post- Intelligencer, "Conduct unbecoming"; Staff, The Seattle Times, "License to harm" 3. Staff, Spokesmanreview.com, "The transparent newsroom" HM: Dean Miller, Aaron Avery, Post Register, "Post Register ethics site"

104 Business Reporting (magazines) 1. Niki Stojnic, Seattle Business Monthly, "Frisky Business" 2. Chris Winters, Washington CEO, "The Venture Capital" 3. Christina Twu, ColorsNW Magazine, "Second Generation Brings New Style to Family Shop" HM: Dori Jones Yang, Washington CEO Magazine, "The Good Fight"

105 Business reporting (non – dailies) 1. Steve Wilhelm, Puget Sound Business Journal, "Bold Flight: Creating the Boeing 787" 2. Heidi Schiller, Bellingham Business Journal, "In Search of the Perfect Burger" 3. Jeanne Lang Jones, Puget Sound Business Journal, "Heritage: Laird Norton clan employs special traditions" HM: Heidi Dietrich, Puget Sound Business Journal, "Northward: Mexicans Join Tech Force"

106 Business reporting (small dailies) 1. Josh Lintereur, Skagit Valley Herald, "Farming: The next generation" 2. Amy M.E. Fischer, The Daily News, "Cold catch" 3. Gail Schontzler, Bozeman Daily Chronicle, "Battling time … " HM: Vicki Hillhouse, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, "Questions raised over firm's leader"

107 Business reporting (mid-sized dailies) 1. Michelle Dunlop, The Herald, "Boeing's 40 years in Everett" 2. Jan Falstad, Billings Gazette, "Powering up down under" 3. Courtney Sherwood, The Columbian, "Chip firms in charge" HM: Tyler Christensen, Missoulian, "$6 an hour … "

108 Business reporting (large dailies) 1. Laura Gunderson, The Oregonian, "A story of desire" 2. Marc Ramirez, The Seattle Times, "From farmhand to farm owner" 3. Craig Harris, Christine Frey, Seattle Post- Intelligencer, "Where a rise to the top stops" HM: Mike Rogoway, The Oregonian, "Options backdating"

109 Business reporting, online (original) 1. Debora Vrana, MSN Real Estate, "The runaway power of homeowners associations" 2. Melinda Fulmer, MSN Real Estate, "When your landlord sells you out" 3. Angela Galloway, Karen Ducey, Seattle Post- Intelligencer, "Voices of White Center" HM: Melinda Fulmer, MSN Real Estate, "Desperate renters go to extremes"

110 Business reporting, online (adaptation) 1. Kristen Millares Bolt, Ruth Teichroeb, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "On the waterfront" 2. Dominic Gates, Kristi Heim, Melissa Allison, The Seattle Times, "Mulally jumps to Ford" 3. Craig Harris, Mike Thompson, Seattle Post- Intelligencer, "Glass ceiling" HM: Alwyn Scott, The Seattle Times, "Piercing port security"

111 Business columns (mid-sized dailies) 1. Bryan Corliss, The Herald 2. Julia Anderson, The Columbian 3. Steve Tytler, The Herald HM: Mike Benbow, The Herald

112 Business columns (large dailies) 1. Julie Tripp, The Oregonian 2. Todd Bishop, Seattle Post-Intelligencer 3. Dan Voelpel, The News Tribune

113 Science and Health reporting (magazines) 1. Eric Lucas, Alaska Airlines Magazine, "Power Up" 2. Eric Scigliano, Seattle Metropolitan, "Doctor of Doo" 3. Andrew Engleson, Horizon Air Magazine, "Practicing Medicine" HM: Cynthia Scanlon, Washington CEO magazine, "Stepping Wellness"

114 Science and Health reporting (non-dailies) 1. Ariel Hansen, Sequim Gazette, "Driving the Green" 2. Tyler Roush, Sammamish Review, "Super Marin" 3. Cathy Herholdt, Journal Newspapers, "One Step at a Time"

115 Science and technology reporting (small dailies) 1. Martin Kidston, Independent Record, "Breaking the ice" 2. Erik Olson, The Chronicle, "Magma monitored at Mount St. Helens" 3. Marta Murvosh, Skagit Valley Herald, "Breaching mystery" HM: Beverly Crichfield, Skagit Valley Herald, "Rx beasts"

116 Science and Technology reporting (mid-sized dailies) 1. Anna King, Chris Mulick, Tri-City Herald, "Decade of discovery" 2. Tricia Jones, The Columbian, "Dance, dance evolution" 3. Melissa Slager, The Herald, "Starlight? Too bright" HM: Christopher Dunagan, Kitsap Sun, "Tracking steelhead"

117 Science and technology (large dailies) 1. Rob Carson, The News Tribune, "Bridge" 2. Sandi Doughton, The Seattle Times, "Ice worms" 3. Sandi Doughton, The Seattle Times, "Comet dust" HM: Nick Perry, The Seattle Times, "Where'd the whiz kids go?"

118 Science and health (alternative weeklies) 1. Philip Dawdy, Seattle Weekly, "Club pot med" 2. Roger Downey, Seattle Weekly, "Discovery's creation" 3. Angela Valdez, Willamette Week, "A taste for his own medicine" HM: Casey Grove, Anchorage Press, "Nanookie! … "

119 Health reporting (small dailies) 1. Stephanie Mathieu, The Daily News, "Cancer vaccine is here" 2. TIE: Edith Decker, Grants Pass Daily Courier, "Not every drug that kills is illegal"; Carrina Stanton, The Chronicle, "Adna teen loses long battle with cancer" 3. Fiona Cohen, The Bellingham Herald, "Wendy's best chance" HM: Kathy Boyd, Skagit Valley Herald, "Capable canines"

120 Health reporting (mid-sized dailies) 1. Debra Smith, The Herald, "Always on alert" 2. Ingrid Stegemoeller, The Olympian, "AIDS: 25-year fight" 3. John Branton, The Columbian, "Medical privacy laws" HM: Erin Middlewood, The Columbian, "A brief and troubled life"

121 Health reporting (large dailies) 1. Carol Smith, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "A life in the balance" 2. Gabrielle Glaser, The Oregonian, "Waiting for a chance to live" 3. Joe Rojas-Burke, The Oregonian, "Millions for rural health miss mark" HM: JoNel Aleccia, The Spokesman-Review, "A big boy … "

122 Personalities (magazines) 1. Kathryn Robinson, Seattle Metropolitan, "The War of Lt. Watada" 2. Lisa Patterson, Premier Media/425, "The Man Behind the Vision" 3. Seattle Metropolitan staff, "277 People Who Shaped Seattle"

123 Personalities (non-dailies) 1. Scott Turner, The Peninsula Gateway, "Of Lily and Grace" 2. Jeanne Lang Jones, Puget Sound Business Journal, "Executive of the Year Sally Jewell" 3. Michael Colello, The Peninsula Gateway, "Doing the Reggae"

124 Personalities (small dailies) 1. Jeff Burlingame, The Daily World, "A long road from picking peppers" 2. Manuel Valdes, Skagit Valley Herald, "Half a world from home" 3. Leslie Slape, The Daily News, "The demons inside … " HM: Amy M.E. Fischer, The Daily News, "Tough guy Frank Johnson"

125 Personalities (mid-sized dailies) 1. Brett Oppegaard, The Columbian, "Mystery of the maestro" 2. Mike Bailey, The Columbian, "Shades of Gray" 3. Dean Baker, The Columbian, "When war comes home" HM: Julia Anderson, The Columbian, "Warner's playbook" HM: Mike Benbow, The Herald, "Renaissance man"

126 Personalities (large dailies) 1. Ruth Teichroeb, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "Masking the truth" 2. Angie Leventis, The News Tribune, "Saturdays" 3. Phoung Cat Le, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "Their passion turns to violence" HM: Mark Baker, The Register-Guard, "One letter at a time"

127 Leisure and lifestyle (magazines) 1. David Laskin, Seattle Metropolitan, "All Roads Lead to Home" 2. Joanna Kadish, Seattle Magazine, "The Cowboy Way" 3. Peter Sackett, Seattle Metropolitan, "Out of Site" HM: Paul Clarke, Alaska Airlines Magazine, "The Sweet Life"

128 Leisure and lifestyle (non-dailies) 1. Deirdre Gregg, Puget Sound Business Journal, "Rodeo Relaxation" 2. Caroline Li, Puget Sound Business Journal, "Window Washer" 3. Assunta Ng, Northwest Asian Weekly for "My Extreme Makeover in Hong Kong"

129 Leisure and lifestyle reporting (small dailies) 1. Katie Johannes, The Bellingham Herald, "Answer nature's call in the wild" 2. Hallie Winchell, The World, "Family has four on the way" 3. John Stang, Daily Inter Lake, "Poker aces"

130 Leisure and lifestyle (mid-sized dailies) 1. Mike Bailey, The Columbian, "Warm memories" 2. John Trumbo, Tri-City Herald, "Come on, ride that train" 3. Debra Smith, The Herald, "Feed me: Tantalizing plants … " HM: Keila Szpaller, Great Falls Tribune, "Sweet memories"

131 Lifestyle reporting (large dailies) 1. Paula Bock, The Seattle Times, "Power of the pedal" 2. Marc Ramirez, The Seattle Times, "'Just a clique away'" 3. Erin Hoover Barnett, The Oregonian, "The new face of affluence" HM: Laura Oppenheimer, The Oregonian, "www.helpmefindanewcity"

132 Arts/entertainment/lifestyle, online (original) 1. Isamu Jordan, Ryan Pitts, Spokesmanreview.com, "Spokane 7.com local music coverage" 2. Paul Nyhan, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "Working dad" 3. Gilbert W. Arias, Andy Rogers, Seattle Post- Intelligencer, "Marginal Way skate park"

133 Arts/entertainment/lifestyle, online (adapted) 1. Sheila Farr, Susan Kelleher, Jon Krauss, The Seattle Times, "Chihuly, Inc." 2. Don Shelton, The Seattle Times, "I'm having trouble remembering" 3. D. Parvaz, Paul Fontana, Seattle Post- Intelligencer, "Iran: A rediscovery" HM: D. Parvaz, Joshua Trujillo, Seattle Post- Intelligencer, "Creation festival" HM: Joshua Trujillo, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "Poulsbo quintuplets … "

134 Arts and criticism (magazines) 1. Steve Wiecking, Seattle Metropolitan, "Flight Plan" 2. Scott Driscoll, Horizon Air Magazine, "Art with Heart" 3. Eric McHenry, Columns Magazine, "The Mountain Mover HM: Steve Wiecking, Seattle Metropolitan, "Stagestruck"

135 Arts and criticism (mid-sized dailies) 1. Joe Nickell, Missoulian, "Missoula Symphony artistic director search" 2. Greg Jayne, The Columbian, "Now not showing: Navels" 3. Tricia Jones, The Columbian, "Art honors, mourns" HM: Bill Varble, Mail Tribune, "'Wives' review"

136 Arts and criticism (large dailies) 1. Sheila Farr, Susan Kelleher, The Seattle Times, "Chihuly Inc.: Inside the glass empire" 2. D.K. Row, The Oregonian, "Looking for Portland in the Portland Art Museum" 3. Moira MacDonald, The Seattle Times, "A love affair grows cold"

137 Sports reporting (radio) 1. Katie Bausler, Alaska Public Radio Network, "Diary of a football mom" 2. Sara Lerner, KUOW, "Bicycle pie jousting" 3. Phyllis Fletcher, KUOW, "Bill the Beerman" HM: Tom Banse, Northwest News Network, "Airboarding"

138 Sports reporting (TV) 1. Chris Daniels, Ken Jones, KING, "Seahawk nuns"

139 Sports, online (original) 1. Joshua Trujillo, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "Table tennis" 2. Shannon Fears, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "Superbowl XL" 3. Glenn Nelson, HoopGurlz.com, "Girls' high school basketball" HM: Staff, Spokesmanreview.com, "Spokesmanreview.com prep sports database"

140 Sports, online (adapted) 1. Staff, The Seattle Times, "Superbowl coverage and wrap-up" 2. Mike Lewis, Phuong Cat Le, Seattle Post- Intelligencer, "Nothing but profit" 3. Christine Willmsen, Michael Ko, The Seattle Times, "Chief Sealth recruiting" HM: Casey McNerthney, Seattle Post- Intelligencer, "The greatest game"

141 Sports reporting (magazines) 1. Terry Sheely, Horizon Air Magazine, "Catch Basins" 2. Jim Gullo, Seattle Metropolitan, "Ping Pong Yong" 3. Joel Rogers, Seattle Metropolitan, "The Old Man and the Sweep" HM: Kim Wolfkill, Alaska Airlines Magazine, "In the Fast Lane"

142 Sports reporting (non-dailies) 1. Michael Dashiell, Sequim Gazette, "Sequim's Seahawk Superfan" 2. Tony Dondero, The Enterprise, "Seeing Red" 3. Michael Dashiell, Sequim Gazette, "An Olympic Hero"

143 Sports reporting (alternative newsweeklies) 1. Mike Seely, Seattle Weekly, "The middle-aged man and the sea" 2. Howie Stalwick, The Pacific Northwest Inlander, "The life of O'Reilly"

144 Sports news (small dailies) 1. Rick S. Alvord, The Daily News, "No-quit Columbians" 2. Ben Zimmerman, The Daily News, "Ducks charge past Crusaders" 3. Deena Manning, Jim Moore, Travis Moore, Grants Pass Daily Courier, "Changing the prep landscape" HM: Kevin Hampton, Corvallis Gazette-Times, "An easy decision"

145 Sports news (mid-sized dailies) 1. Eric Williams, Nathan Joyce, Kitsap Sun, "Bremerton H.S. blues" 2. John Sleeper, Scott North, The Herald, "Everett Hawks fumble finances" 3. Mike Cane, The Herald, "A new dream" HM: Brian Hendrickson, The Columbian, "Trey, inspiration to team, school … " HM: Paul Shugar, Yakima Herald-Republic, "Dreams of fields"

146 Sports news (large dailies) 1. Greg Bishop, The Seattle Times, "And the team played on" 2. Jim Brunner, The Seattle Times, "The secretive world of Sonics owners" 3. Ryan White, The Oregonian, "Kim does her stuff to win" HM: Casey McNerthney, Seattle Post- Intelligencer, "One for the ages"

147 Sports feature (large dailies) 1. Norm Maves, The Oregonian, "Gone, and never forgotten" 2. Mindi Rice, The News Tribune, "Showers" 3. Michael McLaughlin, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "Literally, a man among boys" HM: Joe Freeman, The Oregonian, "Most wanted … "

148 Sports column (small dailies) 1. Andrew Hinkelman, Bozeman Daily Chronicle 2. Travis Moore, Grants Pass Daily Courier 3. Jon Mitchell, The News-Review HM: Rick S. Alvord, The Daily News HM: Jeff Welsch, Bozeman Daily Chronicle

149 Sports column (large dailies) 1. John Canzano, The Oregonian 2. Jerry Brewer, The Seattle Times 3. Ted Miller, Seattle Post-Intelligencer HM: John McGrath, The News Tribune

150 Sports photography (magazines) 1. Paul Souders, Alaska Airlines Magazine, "Making Champions"

151 Sports photography (non-dailies) 1. Michael Dashiell, Sequim Gazette, "Fireflight" 2. Jesse Beals, Port Orchard Independent/ Kitsap News Group, "Nine-Ten Year Old All-Stars" 3. Matt Hagen, Puget Sound Business Journal, "Profit by a Nose" HM: Ric Hallock, The Peninsula Gateway, "On to State"

152 Sports photography (small dailies) 1. Nick George, The Chronicle, "Baseball dive" 2. Kevin Launius, Grants Pass Daily Courier, "Smash mouth basketball" 3. Frank Varga, Skagit Valley Herald, "Close encounter" HM: Sean Sperry, Bozeman Daily Chronicle, "One point short"

153 Sports photography (mid-size dailies) 1. David Grubbs, Billings Gazette, "High-kicking fun" 2. Bob Brawdy, Tri-City Herald, "Hydroplane flip" Elizabeth Armstrong, The Herald, "50 swimmers" HM: Steven Lane, The Columbian, "A.J. Allmendinger" HM: Andy Tullis, The Bulletin, "Rough day for cyclists"

154 Sports photography (large dailies) 1. Alan Berner, Ahe Seattle Times, "Splashing to victory" 2. Drew Perine, The News Tribune, "Par for the season" 3. Drew Perine, The News Tribune, "Eyes on the prize" HM: Bruce Ely, The Oregonian, "The wave" HM: Fredrick Joe, The Oregonian, "Wakeboarder"

155 Feature photography (magazines) 1. Charlie Schuck, Seattle Metropolitan, "Best Schools 2. Mary Liz Austin, Horizon Air magazine, "Wonderful Washington" 3. Bootsy Holler, Metropolitan magazine, "World's Fare" HM: Terry Donnelly, Horizon Air Magazine, "Waterfall Wonders"

156 Feature photography (non-dailies) 1. Matt Hagen, Puget Sound Business Journal, "Window Washer" 2. Chris Goodenow, The Enterprise, "Snow and Ice the Community" 3. Lee Giles III, The Peninsula Gateway, "Harbor Hounds" HM: Jesse Beals, Central Kitsap Reporter, "Calm Between the Storms"

157 Feature photography (alternative weeklies) 1. Harley Soltes, Seattle Weekly, "Bright man's burden" 2. Harley Soltes, Seattle Weekly, "Big game hunters"

158 Feature photography (small dailies) 1. Deirdre Eitel, Bozeman Daily Chronicle, "Summer slide" 2. Brian Wallace, Juneau Empire, "Eagle" 3. Jon Austria, The News-Review, "Silhouette shooter" HM: Kathy Quigg, The Daily World, "Best in show"

159 Feature photography (mid-sized dailies) 1. Mike Bonnicksen, The Wenatchee World, "Learning to swim" 2. Paul Erickson, Tri-City Herald, "There she is" 3. Dan Bates, The Herald, "Groundfrog Day" HM: Mike Salsbury, The Columbian, "Marie Trip"

160 Feature photography (large dailies) 1. Jamie Francis, The Oregonian, "Our fallen soldiers" 2. Karen Ducey, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "A swing and a miss" 3. Dan Delong, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "Work jeans" HM: Grant Haller, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "Dry pig … " HM: Mike Siegel, The Seattle Times, "Floating in a fog"

161 Portrait photography (magazines) 1. Dan Lamont, Washington CEO, "John Underwood" 2. Olugbento Ogunsemore, Seattle Business Monthly, "Reptile Man" 3. Nancy LeVine, Seattle Metropolitan, "The War of Lt. Watada"

162 Portrait photography (non-dailies) 1. Matt Hagen, Puget Sound Business Journal, "In Person - Uberuaga" 2. Dan Schlatter, Puget Sound Business Journal, "Bartender at Havana" 3. Chad Coleman, Mercer Island Reporter, "Phil Flash"

163 Portrait photography (small dailies) 1. Mark Ylen, Albany Democrat-Herald, "Terri Thorpe … " 2. Matthew B. Zimmerman, Walla Walla Union- Bulletin, "Until death do us part" 3. Kevin Hong, The Daily World, "Jeff Uitto" HM: Matthew B. Zimmerman, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, "Barn savior"

164 Portrait (large dailies) 1. Rob Finch, The Oregonian, “Our blues family” 2. Andy Rogers, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, “Ariana Kukors rocks” 3. Dan Delong, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, “True-blue fan” 4. HM. Betty Udesen, The Seattle Times, “Redefining beauty”

165 Photo essay (magazines) 1. Sue Boylan and Annie Marie Musselman, Seattle Magazine, "Safe Haven" 2. Charles Peterson, Seattle Metropolitan, "Underworld" 3. Rafael Astorga, Seattle Metropolitan, "Fall Colors" 4. HM: Jon Warren, World Vision, "Dispossessed in Darfur"

166 Photo essay (non-dailies) 1. Chad Coleman, Mercer Island Reporter, "Windstorm" 2. Lee Giles III, The Peninsula Gateway, "Keeping the Bridge Clean and Green" 3. Matt Hagen, Puget Sound Business Journal, "Uber Urban" HM: Dan Schlatter, Puget Sound Business Journal, "40 Under 40"

167 Photography portfolio (magazines) 1. Jon Warren, World Vision 2. Amrita Huja, ColorsNW Magazine 3. Jeff Hobson, Premier Media Group

168 Photography portfolio (non-dailies) 1. David Sandler, The Puyallup Herald 2. Michael Dashiell, The Sequim Gazette 3. Michael Dashiell, The Sequim Gazette

169 Photography portfolio (small dailies) 1. Andy Bronson, The News-Review 2. Deirdre Eitel, Bozeman Daily Chronicle 3. Jeff Horner, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin HM: Matt Wallis, Skagit Valley Herald

170 Photography portfolio (mid-size dailies) 1. Kurt Wilson, Missoulian 2. Don Seabrook, The Wenatchee World 3. Rajah Bose, Tri-City Herald HM: Kevin Nortz, The Herald

171 Photography portfolio (large dailies) 1. Alan Berner, The Seattle Times 2. Brian Davies, The Register-Guard 3. Jamie Francis, The Oregonian

172 Photopage (small dailies) 1. Nick George, The Chronicle, "It's just Eloy" 2. Matthew B. Zimmerman, Walla Walla Union- Bulletin, "Behind the badge"

173 Photopage (mid-sized dailies) 1. Michael Gallacher, Missoulian, "Two lanes into Montana" 2. Kelly Gillin, The Wenatchee World, "Small girl, big life" 3. Kurt Wilson, Missoulian, "Thrill chasers" HM: Tony Overman, The Olympian, "Iraq through a lens"

174 Photopage (large dailies) 1. Thomas James Hurst, The Seattle Times, "Journey to Pakistan" 2. Alan Berner, The Seattle Times, "That dam problem" 3. Drew Perine, The News Tribune, "Trails of autumn"

175 Slideshow/photo (online) 1. Betty Udesen, The Seattle Times, "Redefining beauty" 2. Staff, Seattle PI, "First day of summer" 3. Jeff Mayor, thenewstribune.com, "Sights and sounds of Yellowstone" HM: Alan Berner, Fred Nelson, Kari Shaw, The Seattle Times, "Brother to brother" HM: Staff, Seattle PI, "Photos of the storm"

176 News photojournalism (television) 1. Paul Boehlke, KTVB, "Wild horse release" 2. Katie L. Johnson, KOMO, "Snoqualmie flood cleanup" 3. Doug Schwindt, KVAL, "Truffle hunting"

177 Feature photojournalism (television) 1. Bill Skok, KING, "Katrina kids' big surprise" 2. Katie L. Johnson, KOMO, "Pike Place football preview" 3. Katie Bausler, Skip Gray, Northwest Indian News, "Glacier Bay ancestors"

178 Page design (magazines) 1. Heather Stajgr, Premier Media Group 2. Douglas Gantenbein, Seattle Magazine, "In the Line of Fire" 3. Alicia Nammacher, Seattle Magazine HM: Stewart Williams, Seattle Metropolitan

179 Page design (non-dailies) 1. Laura Stumbaugh, Puget Sound Business Journal, "Missing Pieces," "Hoophead" and "Bamboo To Go"

180 Page/cover design (alternative weeklies) 1. Kaitlin Snyder, Out There Monthly 2. Karen Steichen, Seattle Weekly 3. Chris Bovey, The Pacific Northwest Inlander

181 Cover design (magazines) 1. Stewart Williams/William Quinby, Seattle Metropolitan 2. South Sound Home & Garden Staff, Premier Media Group 3. Linda Maas and Miranda Wumkes for Washington CEO Magazine HM: Robert Winters, WAC Magazine

182 Cover design (non-dailies) 1. Andrew Hosford, David Sandler and Jim Appelgate, The Puyallup Herald, "Falling for Autumn," "My Favorite Joe" and "Bearing Gifts" 2. Jim Appelgate, The Peninsula Gateway, "Open Studio," "Nutcrackers" and "Windstorm" 3. David Embleton and Kristine Svehla Brown, Catholic Northwest Progress for Aug. 24, Sept. 7 and Sept. 21 front pages HM: Jenny O'Brien, Puget Sound Business Journal for cover design.

183 News page design (small dailies) 1. Julie Cozby, The Daily News 2. Greg Fiscus, Skagit Valley Herald 3. Michael Yawitz, Bozeman Daily Chronicle HM: Doug Harvey, The News-Review

184 News page design (mid-sized dailies) 1. James Goossen, Rob McDonald, Billings Gazette 2. Tonya Ricks, Tri-City Herald 3. Pierre LaBossiere, Missoulian HM: Debbie Cockrell, The Olympian

185 News dage design (large dailies) 1. Jeff King, The Seattle Times 2. Joel Odom, The Oregonian 3. Geoff Pinnock, The Spokesman-Review HM: Staff, The News Tribune

186 Feature page design (small dailies) 1. Lacey Hoyer, The News-Review 2. Greg Fiscus, Skagit Valley Herald 3. TIE: Michael Plett, Juneau Empire; Jake TenPas, Corvallis Gazette-Times HM: Chris Kerr, Bozeman Daily Chronicle

187 Feature page design (mid-sized dailies) 1. Renee Fullerton, The Bulletin 2. Marsha Matta, The Columbian 3. Doug Parry, The Herald HM: Andy Zeigert, The Bulletin

188 Feature page design (large dailies) 1. Molly Swisher, The Oregonian 2. Julie Notarianni, The Seattle Times 3. Erin Jang, The Seattle Times HM: Heather McKinnon, The Seattle Times

189 Graphics (daily newspapers all circulation classes) 1. Alan Kenaga, The Olympian 2. Eric Baker, The Oregonian 3. Mark Nowlin, The Seattle Times HM: David Badders, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

190 Illustrations (daily newspapers – all classes) 1. Heather McKinnon, The Seattle Times 2. Andrew Saeger, Seattle Post-Intelligencer 3. Susan Jouflas, Jeff Paslay, The Seattle Times HM: Kristopher Lee, The Seattle Times

191 Illustration (magazines) 1. Katherine Streeter, Seattle Metropolitan, "Seattle's Cancer Mystery" 2. Shawn Wolfe, Seattle Metropolitan, "The Greening of Seattle" 3. Ken Susynski, Washington Law & Politics, "What's the Big Idea?"

192 Illustration (non-dailies) 1. Ann-Marie Stillion, Northwest Asian Weekly, "Year of the Dog" 2. Rita Wang, Puget Sound Business Journal, "Pampering with Perks"

193 Cartoons (magazines) 1. Michael Dougan, Seattle Metropolitan magazine, "My Love Affair with Seattle"

194 Cartoons (non-dailies) 1. Milt Priggee, Puget Sound Business Journal, "Out of My Hat" 2. Milt Priggee, Puget Sound Business Journal, "No Escape"

195 Editorial cartoons, daily newspapers 1. David Horsey, Seattle Post-Intelligencer 2. Eric Devericks, The Seattle Times 3. Jack Ohman, The Oregonian HM: Andrew Wahl, The Wenatchee World

196 Headlines (magazines) 1. Rachel Hart, Virginia Smyth, et al, Seattle Magazine, "Headlines" 2. Beth Taylor, Washington Law & Politics 3. Staff, Seattle Metropolitan HM: Steve Heeb, Inside Track

197 Headlines (non-dailies) 1. Terry McGuire, Catholic Northwest Progress 2. Steve Heeb, IT Weekly 3. Charles Gay, Shelton-Mason County Journal

198 Headlines (mid-sized dailies) 1. Jim Thomsen, Kitsap Sun 2. Allison Stormo, Tri-City Herald 3. Aaron Swaney, The Herald HM: Bob Sisson, The Columbian

199 Headlines (large dailies) 1. Ron Jenkins, The Oregonian 2. David Tishendorf, Seattle Post-Intelligencer 3. Dave Andriesen, Seattle Post-Intelligencer HM: Cole Cosgrove, The News Tribune

200 Columns (magazines) 1. David Volk, Seattle Magazine 2. Naomi Ishisaka, ColorsNW Magazine

201 Columns (non-dailies) HM: Matt Phelps, Mercer Island Reporter

202 Columns (alternative weeklies) 1. Byron Beck, Willamette Week 2. Michael Ames, Idaho Mountain Express

203 General columns (small dailies) 1. Cathy Zimmerman, The Daily News 2. Michael Gallagher, Daily Record 3. Kathy Erickson, The World HM: Karin Ronnow, Bozeman Daily Chronicle

204 General columns (large dailies) 1. David Sarasohn, The Oregonian 2. Bob Welch, The Register-Guard 3. D. Parvaz, Seattle Post-Intelligencer HM: Andy Parker, The Oregonian

205 Humorous writing (magazines) 1. Steve Wiecking, Seattle Metropolitan, "Why I'm Still Single" 2. Seattle Metropolitan staff, "The Nickname Game" 3. Michael Hood and David Volk, Seattle Magazine, "The Worst of 2006"

206 Humorous writing (non-dailies) 1. Charles Gay, Shelton-Mason County Journal, "Hi. Oh, OK. I See" 2. George Le Masurier, The Peninsula Gateway, "Enduring Questions" 3. Heija Nunn, Bellevue Reporter, "It's Time for a Very Elmo Christmas"

207 Humorous writing (alternative newsweeklies) 1. Mike Seely, Seattle Weekly, "Greg Nickels' quiet storm" 2. Casey Grove, Anchorage Press, "Cold urchin seeks sugar rush"

208 Commentary (small dailies) 1. Don Nelson, Skagit Valley Herald 2. Bill Skidmore, Independent Record 3. Dick Clever, Skagit Valley Herald

209 Commentary, analysis and editorial (radio) 1. Ed Schoenfeld, Coast Alaska Radio News, "Phone exchange changes … " 2. Heather Vail, Mark Immel, KLCC, "Wave energy" 3. Nick Morrison, KPLU, "Home grown tomatoes"

210 Editorial (dailies, large circulation) 1. Doug Bates, The Oregonian 2. Joe Copeland, Seattle Post-Intelligencer 3. Susan Nielsen, The Oregonian

211 Editorials (magazines) 1. Chong-suk Han, ColorsNW Magazine, "Oppression in Queer Communities" 2. Naomi Ishisaka, ColorsNW Magazine, "Lt. Ehren Watada" 3. Charles Cross, Seattle Magazine, "Condolences"

212 Editorials (non-dailies) 1. Charles Gay, Shelton-Mason County Journal, "See Dick Run Over" 2. John R. Ruhl, King County Bar Bulletin, "A New Ugly Era for Supreme Court Elections" 3. Carol Vu, Northwest Asian Weekly, "Civilize the Search for Superintendent" HM: Charles Gay, Shelton-Mason County Journal, "Newspaper Weak"

213 Opinion (alternative newsweeklies) 1. Knute Berger, Seattle Weekly 2. Ted McGregor, The Pacific Northwest Inlander

214 Special section (alternative newsweeklies) 1. Byron Beck, Willamette Week, "Restaurant guide" 2. Staff, The Pacific Northwest Inlander, "Peace on earth" 3. Laura Cassidy, Seattle Weekly, "2006 dining guide"

215 General Excellence Awards

216 Magazine 1. Seattle Metropolitan 2. ColorsNW Magazine 3. Seattle Magazine

217 Non-daily 1. Puget Sound Business Journal 2. The Puyallup Herald 3. The Peninsula Gateway

218 Small dailies 1. The Daily News, April 13, May 14, Sept. 20 2. Skagit Valley Herald, March 12, April 13, Sept. 20 3. Bozeman Daily Chronicle, March 12, April 13, Sept. 20

219 Mid-sized dailies 1. The Columbian, April 13, Sept. 29, Nov. 26 2. The Olympian, April 13, Sept. 20, Dec. 17 3. Post Register, April 13, June 4, Sept. 20 HM: Kitsap Sun, April 13, Sept. 20, Oct. 15

220 Large dailies 1. The Seattle Times, April 13, Sept. 20, Oct. 22 2. The Spokesman-Review, April 13, July 14, Sept. 20 3. The Oregonian, April 13, Sept. 20, Oct. 29 HM: Seattle Post-Intelligencer, April 13, May 11, Sept. 20

221 That's all! See you in 2008! -- 30 --


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