2007 SEATTLE TIMES NEWSROOM AWARDS
SPJ Pacific Northwest Excellence in Journalism AwardsThe Seattle Times won 51 awards and 12 honorable mentions in this regional competition, including awards in print and online categories.
SPJ Print Category Winners:
Spot News: 3rd place, Staff, "Spectacular pipe rupture"
Comprehensive Coverage (single day): 2nd place, Staff, "U.S. Supreme Court ruling" and 3rd place, Staff, "Lewis County Floods"
Investigative: 1st place, Michael J. Berens and Christine Willmsen, "Miracle Machines: 21st-century snake oil"; 3rd place, Susan Kelleher and Justin Mayo, "The fleecing of Frances Taylor"; honorable mention, David Heath and Hal Bernton, "The Favor Factory"
Watchdog: Honorable mention, Mike Carter, "Mistakes, some deadly, haunt county jails"
Government: Honorable mention, Alicia Mundy, " 'Revolving door' of D.C. money still paying off for Nethercutt"
Education: Honorable mention, Staff, "Superintendent search"
Health: 1st place, Sandi Doughton and Kristi Heim, "Confronting malaria" and 2nd place, Hal Bernton, "Haunted by memories, a warrior seeks change"
Science and Technology: 1st place, Paula Bock, "From virus to vaccine" and 2nd place, Sandi Doughton, "New weapon against land mines: Rats"
Environment and Energy: 2nd place, Lynda V. Mapes, "Did logging, development set stage for disaster?" and 3rd place, Warren Cornwall, "Maples falling victim to backwoods thieves"
Consumer: 2nd place, Sandi Doughton, "Children and lead ... " and honorable mention, Tan Vinh, "Dating detectives"
Business: 2nd place, Monica Soto Ouchi, "Getting a lesson in retail inside world's busiest Costco"
Business Column: 2nd place, Brier Dudley
Minorities: 1st place, Lornet Turnbull, "A knock on the door, 'life ... came to a stop' "; 2nd place, Lynda V. Mapes, "Tribe works to resuscitate Hood Canal" and 3rd place, Cara Solomon, "Couple nurtures soul of a Latino community"
Social Issues: 1st place, Maureen O'Hagan, "People with disabilities face uncertain path to 'real' jobs"; 2nd place, Jonathan Martin, "Brothers force Scouts to reveal scope of abuse" and honorable mention, Marc Ramirez, "Neighbors work to end bridge's tragic pull"
Personalities: 2nd place, Florangela Davila, "Jean Enersen"
Lifestyles: 1st place, Paula Bock, "Old clothes go global" and honorable mention, Erik Lacitis, "Fit for a prom"
Sports News: 1st place, Greg Bishop and Danny O'Neil, "The giving game"
Sports Feature: 1st place, Sonia Krishnan, "The unsinkable Marin Morrison"
Sports Column: 3rd place, Steve Kelley
General Column: 2nd place, Danny Westneat
News Page Design: Honorable mention: Denise Clifton
Feature Page Design: 1st place, Julie Notarianni; 2nd place, Kristopher Lee, and honorable mention, Jeff Paslay
General News Photography: 1st place, Alan Berner, "Never give up hope" and 3rd place, John Lok, "In agony"
Feature Photography: 2nd place, Erika Schultz, "The edge of opportunity" and 3rd place, Alan Berner, "To the prom"
Sports Photography: 1st place, Rod Mar, "Almost catch"; 2nd place, Rod Mar, "Up the wall" and honorable mention, Jim Bates, "Soccer smash up"
Photopage: 1st place, Tom Reese, "Losing Betsy"; 2nd place, Tom Reese, "Urban oasis"; 3rd place, Alan Berner, "A rare bird" and honorable mention, Steve Ringman, "Confronting malaria"
Photography Portfolio: 1st place (tie), John Lok and Steve Ringman
Portrait: 1st place, Alan Berner, "Harold and Buddy"
Graphics: 2nd place, Gabi Campanario
Illustrations: 1st place, Susan Jouflas and honorable mention, Julie Notarianni
SPJ Online Category Winners:
Special Report / Enterprise (Adaptation): 2nd place, Steve Ringman, Sandi Doughton and Tiffany Campbell, "Confronting malaria"
Arts / Entertainment / Lifestyle (Original): 2nd place, Florangela Davila and Dean Rutz, "Viva El Vez"
Arts / Entertainment / Lifestyle (Adaptation): 2nd place, Robert Hernandez, Jon Krauss and Sheila Farr, "Olympic Sculpture Park"
Business (Adaptation): 1st place, Dominic Gates, Justin Mayo and Mark Deichmiller, "Building the Dreamliner" series
Creative Use of the Medium (Original): 3rd place, Julie Notarianni, Elise Feigel and Holly Henke, "Pike Place Market interactive tour guide"
Best Overall Web Site (Affiliated): 2nd place, Staff, "seattletimes.com"
Best Web Design (Affiliated): 1st place, Staff, "seattletimes.com"
Public Service on the Web: 2nd place, David Heath and Tiffany Campbell, "Favor Factory"
Slideshow/Photo: 1st place, Betty Udesen, "Guitar lessons at the senior center" and 2nd place, Steve Ringman, "A tribute to Gloria"
Missouri Lifestyle Journalism Awards
The Seattle Times features sections received second place for "General Excellence" in the prestigious Missouri Lifestyle Journalism contest. This is the oldest and best-known feature writing and editing competition in American newspapering.
Best of the West
The Seattle Times won 3 first-place, 3 second-place and 5 third-place awards in 8 categories in this contest, which was developed to reward journalistic excellence and promote freedom of information.
Growth/Development reporting: 3rd place, "Did Development, Logging set Stage for Disaster?" by Lynda Mapes and Hal Bernton.
Explanatory reporting: 1st place, "Confronting Malaria" by Sandi Doughton and Kristi Heim. 3rd place, "Building the Dreamliner" by Dominic Gates.
Project reporting: 3rd place, "A Prayer for Gloria" by Jerry Brewer.
Investigative reporting: 2nd place, "Miracle Machines" by Mike Berens and Christine Willmsen.
Feature-writing, short form: 1st place, "Google Twins" by Marc Ramirez.
Blog Writing: 1st place, "Reporter's journal" by Jerry Brewer. 3rd place, "Mariners' blog" by Geoff Baker.
Informational Graphic: 2nd place, "Our 44th President: Picking the Nominees" by Amanda Raymond, David Birdwell and Denise Clifton. 3rd place, "Prop. 1: What you Pay, What you Get" by Gabi Campanario and Whitney Stensrud.Illustration: 2nd place, "Butterfly Wonderland" by Julie Notorianni and Jeff Pasley.
NPPA'S Best of Photojournalism picture editing awards:Pacific Northwest Magazine Art Director Carol Nakagawa has been recognized for her photo editing, winning an impressive 3rd place as Magazine Picture Editor of the Year and 1st place in the category of Illustrative Story/Multiple for her distillation of photographer Tom Reese's book about Seattle's treasure, the Arboretum. The editing team included Fred Nelson, Ben Benschneideer, Alan Berner, Tom Reese and Erika Schultz.
Pictures of the Year Awards
The Seattle Times has won 5 awards in the P.O.Y. contest. Photographer Rod Mar won 2nd place for his Sports Portfolio. For Single Page News Story we took a Third and an Award of Excellence for our A-1 pages/pictures by Mike Siegel of the Boeing 787 roll out and our A-1 flood coverage, which showed I-5, closed down in Chehalis with pictures by Steve Ringman. These two awards deserve recognition across the newsroom because without help from Kris Higginson who worked both of these nights and page designers Rick Lund and Ted Basladynski this wouldn't have happened. Photographer Alan Berner won an Award of Excellence for a set of portraits. Art Director Carol Nakagawa won a 2nd place in the Magazine Feature Spread/Cover category with pictures by Alan Berner.
Society of News Design
The Seattle Times earned 10 Awards of Excellence in this contest which recognizes excellence in visual journalism. Nearly 15,000 entries were submitted from newspapers around the world. Special congratulations to artist Boo Davis and Asst. Art Director Susan Jouflas, whose illustration and design work account for 6 of the awards. Also winning were the "Pike Place at 100" special series, the "Climate Challenge" poster, our redesign of the Sunday Entertainment & Arts section and a selection of covers from our Sunday Bulldog edition.
Malofiej International Graphics Competition
Artist Gabi Campanario has won a coveted Silver Award for his full-page graphic, "Proposition 1: What You Pay, What You Get." Reporter Mike Lindblom provided story material and Asst. Art Director Whitney Stensrud was the graphics editor for this project.
Associated Press Sports Editors
The Seattle Times Sports has been selected a Top 10 daily section in its circulation category (100-250K) for the eighth straight year. The Times Sunday Sports section received Honorable Mention (Top 20).
National Education Writers Association
Reporter Linda Shaw earned a 1st place award in Beat Reporting. Her entries included stories on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling; the "unschooling" and standardized-curriculum movements; and the production of "Dreamgirls" at Rainier Beach High School.