Crosscut writers win regional journalism awards
by Joe Copeland
Crosscut writers won four awards in the regional Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) contest, including two first-place awards. The 2011 SPJ Northwest Excellence in Journalism Contest recognized the best work by online, broadcast, and print journalists in a five-state region.
Knute Berger received first place in the online Arts/entertainment/lifestyle category for an article about Paul Allen and his 2011 book, Idea Man. The article was headlined, "Best of 2011: Allen takes a close look at himself and others."
Harris Meyer won first place in online business reporting for a report, "Will Swedish limit choices for women and the dying under Providence deal?", which looks at health care questions created by having secular Swedish Health Services become part of the religious-based Providence Health & Services.
Pete Jackson received a second place in online commentary for "Cantwell's cheaper shoes are pinching," and Laura Kaufman received third-place recognition in the special report/enterprise category for "Struggling newsstand a last bastion of real Pike Place character."
The full list of winners in all categories is here.
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