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The News-Review wins 27 awards at regional contests

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The News-Review earned 27 awards at two regional journalism contests.

The News-Review received 17 awards in the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association’s Better Newspaper Contest after earning 10 awards at the annual Society of Professional Journalists’ annual Northwest Excellence in Journalism last month.

The newspaper earned a third-place finish in the General Excellence Award, an award that is the top newspaper prize in the state. The award is given to the newspaper with the best overall product and based on samples of the newspaper during 2017.

Designers Chelsea Duncan and Michael Henneke were awarded first-place for Best Page One Design after placing an editorial titled “A path forward” about the Umpqua Community College shooting investigation on A1.

Reporters Ian Campbell and April Ehrlich received first-place for their coverage of the Winston mayor’s arrest and resignation.

The newspaper’s Editorial Board earned first-place for Best Editorial Coverage for “Our civic duty,” which was published in response to the mayor’s arrest.

Photographer Michael Sullivan won two first-place awards for Best News Photo and Best Sports Photo.

Ehrlich won second place in Best Enterprise Reporting for “The forgotten children,” an investigation into the area’s skyrocketing foster care rates amid drug addiction in Southern Oregon.

Campbell’s article, “‘I thought I might die,’” earned two second-place awards for Best Writing and Best Feature: General. The story featured an Umpqua Community College shooting survivor’s experience during the 2015 tragedy.

Campbell also earned a second-place award in Best Educational Coverage for “A case for care,” a story on a Roseburg girl’s struggle to convince the local school district to allow her service dog to attend school.

Reporter Aaron Yost earned a second-place award in Best Sports Photo for his photo at a Glide baseball game.

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Third-place awards went to: Ehrlich for Best Enterprise Reporting for “‘Zombie Homes,’” a look into unoccupied homes and how they drag down values and increase crime; Campbell and Senior Reporter Carisa Cegavske for Best Spot News Coverage for their coverage after the release of the UCC shooting investigation; Cegavske for Best Government Coverage for “Home Rule Q&A”; Sullivan for Best News Photo for “Wildfire,” which captured an onlooker gazing across the North Umpqua River at a roaring fire; and The News-Review Staff for Best Special Section for its 2017 Visitors Guide and Best Web Design for its newly redesigned website.

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