KLCC Wins Two NW Excellence In Journalism Awards From SPJ

May 19, 2020

Left: Carl Morgenstern with EWEB was interviewed for McKenzie: A Resilient River. Right: Bruce Yelle was the subject of Oregon Lawmakers Consider Expansion of Death with Dignity Law.
Credit Rachael McDonald, Chris Lehman

The Society for Professional Journalists has recognized two KLCC stories for their 2019 Northwest Excellence in Journalism Awards.

Chris Lehman was awarded for best feature reporting for his story, Oregon Lawmakers Consider Expansion of Oregon’s Death With Dignity Law.

Rachael McDonald was runner-up winner for Environment and Natural Disaster Reporting for her story: The McKenzie, A Resilient River, That story is part of KLCC’s year-long series on Oregon Natural Resources and Resiliency funded by the UO Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics.

KLCC was judged in the audio division for small newsrooms.

There were 1,300 entries in this year’s contest and 250 winners.

The Northwest Excellence in Journalism contest is one of the largest of its kind in the nation and honors journalists across SPJ Region 10, which covers Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon.

It includes entries for audio, video, writing, photo and design, and magazine for large and small newsrooms.