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Pacific Northwest Excellence in Journalism Awards
The Seattle Times won 54 awards, including 25 for first place, at the
2004 Pacific Northwest Excellence in Journalism Awards. The Seattle
Times was competing against newspapers with circulation of more than
65,000 from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.
The annual competition is sponsored by the Western Washington chapter
of the Society of Professional Journalists, and was judged by SPJ chapters
from around the country. Of the 54 awards, 40 were for the Times' print
edition and 14 were in the Web-site competition. The Times also received
the Sweepstakes Award for winning the most awards among competitors
its size. In addition, nine Times print entries and two Web-site entries
received honorable-mention recognition.
Seattle Times print awards
- Spot news: Third place - Jake Batsell, Pamela Sitt, Lisa
Heyamoto, for "Sale is a double jolt for java junkies."
- Comprehensive coverage (1 day's issue): First place (tie)
- Times staff, for "Nightmare is over."
- Comprehensive coverage (multiple issues): First place - David
Bowermaster, Dominic Gates, for "Boeing 7E7."
- Investigative reporting: First place - Mike Carter, Steve
Miletich, Justin Mayo, for "Errant gun dealer, wary agents";
second place - Christine Willmsen, Maureen O'Hagan, for "Coaches
- Criminal justice: First place - Craig Welch, for "The
great geoduck caper."
- Government reporting: Third place - J. Martin McOmber, Bob
Young, for "Paul Allen's major makeover."
- Consumer reporting: First place - Duff Wilson, Sheila Farr,
Brian Joseph, for "The art of deception"; third place -
Peter Lewis, for "All the wrong moves."
- Health reporting: Second place - Times staff, for "Obesity
in the extreme."
- Science reporting: Second place - Craig Welch, Hal Bernton,
for "Old-growth battle blooms."
- Environmental reporting: Second place - Craig Welch, for
"Rush of cruise ships to Alaska."
- Education: First place - Cara Solomon, for "College-prep
expectations don't mesh."
- Lifestyles: First place - Young Chang, for "Into jeans";
second place - Marc Ramirez, for "Midway swap meet mirrors area's
- Short feature: First place - Cara Solomon, for "The
man and his homecoming team."
- Feature: Second place - Cara Solomon, for "Growing up
- Arts coverage: Second place - Paul de Barros, for "Jazz
hits a pale note."
- Business reporting: First place - Alwyn Scott, for "WTO
talks shatter amid clash of rich, poor nations."
- Business features: Third place - Alwyn Scott, for "Inside
- Sports news: Third place - Times staff, for "Diary
of a downfall."
- Sports features: First place - Les Carpenter, for "Attaway
- Editorial commentary: First place - Joni Balter.
- Headlines: Third place - Diane Albert.
- Feature page design: First place - Susan Jouflas; third place
- Jeff Paslay.
- Spot news photography: First place - Tom Reese, for "Trouble
in river cities"; second place - Dean Rutz, for "Gas tanker
- General news photography: First place - Alan Berner, for
"Protesters boxed in"; third place - John Lok, for "It
feels good to be home."
- Feature photography: First place - Alan Berner, for "Alien
- Sports photography: First place - Tom Reese, for "Fast
- Pictorial photography: First place - John Lok, for "The
intangible art of James Turrell"; second place - Tom Reese, for
"Rolling in good times"; third place - John Lok, for "Soccer
- Portrait photography: First place - Alan Berner, for "Jack
Slater"; second place - Alan Berner, for "Nude volleyballers."
Seattle Times print awards, open categories
- Arts criticism: Third place - Moira Macdonald, for "Wickedly
- Business columns: Second place - Stephen Dunphy.
- Illustrations: First place - Heather McKinnon.
Seattle Times Web-site awards, by category
- Special report: First place - Times staff, for "Aging
Well"; second place - Times staff, for "Obesity package."
- Regular news feature: Second place - Times staff, for "Lewis
- Spot news report: First place - Ian Ith, for "Nightmare
is over"; second place - Times staff, for "Tacoma police
chief dies"; third place - Sandi Doughton, for "Mad cow."
- Sports reporting: First place - Les Carpenter, for "Attaway
Frosty"; second place - Bob Condotta, for "Pac-10 panel
to hear UW, Neuheisel cases"; third place - Les Carpenter, for
"A storyteller of the old school."
- Arts and entertainment reporting: First place - Kay McFadden.
- Business reporting: First place - Dominic Gates and David
Bowermaster, for Boeing coverage; third place - Alwyn Scott.
- Web-site design: Second place.
- Best overall Web site: First place.