The Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association (ONPA) presented its 2013 Better Newspaper Contest awards to member newspapers during the association’s Summer Publishers and Ad Directors Convention held July 17-19 in Bend.
Reporter Rick Beasley won first place for “Fishermen misunderstood” in the “Best Coverage of Business and Economic Issues” category. He earned first place in the “Best Writing” category for his stories, “Building character first,” “Siletz school honors veterans,” and “Recalling Romney.”
Reporter Larry Coonrod took third place for “Wrangling Siletz steelhead” in the “Best Educational Coverage” category. Coonrod also won third place for “Dog’s best friend” in the “Best Feature Story: General” category. He took third place in the “Best Headline Writing” category for “Faux florists flimflam unsuspecting buyers.” In the “Best Spot News Coverage” Coonrod earned third place for “Scraped, burned and buried.” He took third place in the “Best Writing” category for his stories, “Cormorant hazing,” “Dog’s best friend,” and “Sea to sea to stop child abuse.”
The News-Times also won third place in the “Best Special Section or Issue” category for Travel Newport.
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