The Society of Professional Journalists, Region 10, held its awards ceremony on Saturday and the Indy somehow weaseled its way onto the winners' podium. We placed in five categories while going up against some esteemed alt weeklies from Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska.
Second, Government and Politics: Questioning Conservatism, Alex Sakariassen
First, Environmental Reporting: Alone on the Range, Erika Fredrickson
Second, Environmental Reporting: Dying to Go Green, Skylar Browning and RC Hooker
Third, Health Reporting: The War at Home, Matthew Frank
First, Arts Reporting: Missoula’s Arts Community Could Hold the Key To an Economic Turnaround, Erika Fredrickson
The Missoulian took home four prizes in the daily paper division (circ. 25K - 65K), with honors for Bill Speltz (second, Sports Column), Kurt Wilson (first, Feature Photography; second, Photopage) and Chelsi Moy (third, Education Reporting).
Congrats to all.